Kent State Wins Big at the 2014 Akron ADDY Awards

5 Mar

Four creative groups across Kent State University earned 10 awards at the 2014 Akron ADDY Award ceremony, hosted by the American Advertising Federation-Akron (AAF-Akron).

Kent State’s University Communications and Marketing; Glyphix, a student-staffed design studio within the School of Visual Communication Design; Type High Press, a creative studio for experimental-student work in printmaking and graphic design also within the School of Visual Communication Design; and IdeaBase, a student-run integrated marketing communications firm in downtown Kent, all took home awards for their superior work submitted to AAF-Akron.

Kent State’s University Communications and Marketing department won two Gold ADDYs for its work on the Fashion School’s show book and app in the categories of Advertising for the Arts and Sciences and Digital Advertising.

“It is important to me that people understand the level of work we are capable of doing,” said Nick Moore, graphic design coordinator at University Communications and Marketing. “It is really rewarding when we gain a client’s trust and receive an award for the work we have produced for them.”

Glyphix won three Silver ADDYs for its promotional posters for the School of Visual Communication Design, Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and Rough’s promotional postcards.

“It’s very meaningful to have the work of our students recognized, alongside work of professionals, by the AAF-Akron judges,” said Sarah Rutherford, creative director for Glyphix and associate professor in Kent State’s School of Visual Communication Design. “This recognition speaks to the high-caliber talent produced by the School of Visual Communication Design.”

The Kent State Type High Press won Gold and Silver ADDYs for promotional posters, both in the Collateral Material category.

“Anything I can do to publicize Type High Press is gratifying work, and getting awards for my efforts is a bonus,” said Bob Kelemen, instructor in Kent State’s School of Visual Communication Design. “It was fun to share the night with many current and former students whose work was also recognized.”

IdeaBase received Gold and two Silver ADDYs for its work done for the Kent State’s College of Communication and Information. The awards were won in the Collateral Material and Digital Advertising categories.

“This is a huge honor,” said Ian McCullough, creative director of the three awarded works by IdeaBase and graduate student in Kent State’s School of Visual Communication Design. “I think the greatest part is giving students an opportunity to get recognized for the work they produce. Even though IdeaBase is student staffed, the talent that is brought in can obviously compete at a highly professional level.”

The AAF-Akron is the local chapter for the national AAF Trade Association. The association recognizes incredible creativity, writing, design and project management in all forms of advertising across various types of mediums.

Here is a complete list of the 2014 Akron ADDY Award winners from Kent State:

University Communications and Marketing:

Gold in Advertising for the Arts and Sciences Category
FS2 Fashion Show Book
Nick Moore- Graphic Design Coordinator
Dan Karp – Executive Director, Creative Services
Susan Menassa – Senior Editorial Specialist
Elizabeth Henry – Assistant Director, Marketing Strategy and Research
Dennis Roliff – Photographer
Jason Noble – Photographer

Gold in Digital Advertising Category
Fashion School App
Nick Moore – Graphic Design Coordinator
Dan Karp – Executive Director, Creative Services
Susan Menassa – Senior Editorial Specialist
Elizabeth Henry – Assistant Director, Marketing Strategy and Research
Dennis Roliff – Photographer
Jason Noble – Photographer
Bob Christy – Coordinator of Photography
Jon Jivan – Video Production Supervisor
Dustin Lee – Video Production Supervisor

Glyphix:

Silver in Collateral Material Category
School of Visual Communication Design Promotional Posters
Larrie King – Designer
Tyler Federico – Designer
Emily Rabatsky – Designer
Valora Renicker – Creative Director
Oliver Printing Company- Printer

Silver in Public Service Category
Traveling Stanzas Poetry Bus Posters
Brent Carlson – Designer/Illustrator
Megan Bush – Designer/ Illustrator
Anthony Jandrokovic – Designer/ Illustrator
Alison Farone – Designer/Illustrator
Valora Renicker- Creative Director
David Hassler – Editor/Client
Nicole Robinson – Wick Poetry Center Coordinator/Editor
Jessica Jewell – Project Coordinator
Digital Color International- Printer

Silver in Elements of an Advertisement Category
Roughs Promotional Postcards
Alicia Jordan – Illustrator/ Designer
Vanessa Port – Illustrator/Designer
Sarah Rutherford – Creative Director

Type High Press:

Silver in Collateral Material Category
Dead Wood Revival
Bob Kelemen – designer and printer

Gold in Collateral Material Category
Best Use of Paper
Tiny Pieces
Bob Kelemen – writer, designer and printer

IdeaBase:

Silver in Collateral Material Category
College of Communication and Information Undergraduate Brochure
Ian McCullough – Creative Director
Alanah Timbrook – Graphic Designer
Danya Dargham – Graphic Designer
Isaac Versaw – Copywriter/Account Manager

Silver in Digital Advertising Category
School of Communication Studies Website Redesign
Larrie King – Creative Director
Ian McCullough – Creative Director
Shelby Muter – Graphic Designer
Alex Herbers – Graphic Designer
James Lightcap – Graphic Designer
Maren Dickey – Account Manager
Christopher Hallahan – Interactive Designer and Developer
Seth Wehr – Copywriter
Gwendolyn Gill – Copywriter

Gold in Digital Advertising Category
College of Communication and Information Commons Website Redesign
Ian McCullough – Creative Director
Shelby Muter – Graphic Designer
Chris Hallahan – Interactive Developer and Designer
Maren Dickey – Account Manager

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Photo Captions:

Photo of Kent State’s Akron ADDY winners – Glyphix and IdeaBase
Glyphix, a student-staffed design studio within Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design, and IdeaBase, a student-run integrated marketing communications firm in downtown Kent, took home awards for their superior work submitted to Akron ADDY Awards.

Photo of Kent State’s Akron ADDY winners – University Communications and Marketing and the Fashion School
Kent State University’s Communications and Marketing department won two Gold Akron ADDYs for its work on the Fashion School’s show book and app in the categories of Advertising for the Arts and Sciences and Digital Advertising.

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