Four Concordia students won North Dakota ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation and one student won at the regional district competition and will compete at nationals.
The American Advertising Awards is a competition for design professionals and students. Madeline Malat ’18 and Christina Knutson ’19 both won Silver ADDYs at the North Dakota competition while Brianna Borah ’19 and Isaac Novak ’19 both won Gold. Novak also won Best of Show.
Borah’s and Novak’s work went on to the District 8 competition, which includes the best of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Assistant professor of art Lindsey Brammell, who teaches graphic design, says she is pleased with the showing of Concordia students at this year’s award competitions.
“Their level of craftsmanship, thoughtful design solutions, and use of type hierarchy has made their work exceptional,” Brammell says. “Their accomplishments at the ADDY Awards was impressive but not surprising. They worked hard and presented great designs.”
Novak’s design, which included advertising pieces for a film festival, went on to win a Gold ADDY and Best of Show at the district competition. Brammell says Novak’s package design was innovative and tied together well.
“The presentation was well crafted and the amount of detail that went into the creation of the design and presentation was impressive,” Brammell says. “Every aspect of the design was thought through with great precision.”
Novak is now entered in the national student competition for the American Advertising Awards, which takes place in June.