Design students garner laurels at University College Designers Association competition

two college students stand in front of a brick wall.

Western Washington University’s Department of Design is proud to announce that 2022 graduates, Isabel Barni, Jacqueline Karis, Sybil Roberts, Joshua Shinoda, Charlie Sperry, Mavis Yao, and current seniors, Charlotte Offin and Daniel Geiszler, have won awards for projects developed in their classes last year.

The judges of the annual UCDA Design Awards have evaluated 775 print and digital entries, awarding 13 Gold Awards, 27 Silver Awards, and 111 Awards of Excellence. The selected work will be exhibited as part of the UCDA Design Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. It will be available for viewing starting October 16, 2022. Winners will be recognized during the conference with certificates being mailed after the conference. The following projects are being honored:

Projects developed in Professor Kacey Morrow’s Senior Seminar class

  • Joshua Shinoda won an Excellence Award for Blackity Black, a lifestyle brand and deck of cards celebrating black excellence.
  • Joshua Shinoda and Charlie Sperry won an Excellence Award for POV, a hypothetical conference bra presented by Google bringing awareness to screen time.
  • Isabel Barni, Sybil Roberts, and Mavis Yao won an Excellence Award for Unfazed, an inclusive sex education campaign and subscription service.

Projects developed in Associate Professor Paula Airth’s Graphic Design 2 class:

  • Charlotte Offin won a Silver Award for Handwerk Brand Identity and an Honorable Mention Award for Remedy Cocktail Club Brand Identity and Packaging.
  • Daniel Geiszler won an Excellence Award for Picnic Mercantile Branding and Packaging.
  • Jacqueline Karis won an Honorable Mention Award for Avenue Bread Blueberry Muffin Packaging.

Pictured above: Charlotte Offin and Daniel Geiszler

Below: Project examples by Charlotte Offin and Daniel Geiszler

identity marketing for a company called Handwerk has yarns and a red and shite checkerboard pattern
packaging for a company called Picnic features wine bottles, pastry bags, coffee bags on brown paper with twine
Picnic Mercantile identity marketing piece shows the name of the company and two line drawings of rabbits leaning on shovels in a garden
a logo for a company called Picnic Mercantile has an oval illustration of a rabbit jumping over a spoon
exterior storefront signage for a company called Picnic Mercantile
corporate identity design for a cocktail company called Remedy
bottle of cocktail mixers
advertisement for Remedy lemonade tonic shows a bottle with small flowers arranged behind it
packaging and bottles of cocktail mixers for a company called Remedy

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Oct 5, 2022 12:46pm