WWU Design students win Gold at the Seattle American Advertising Awards
Pictured: Mac Jiran, Sybil Roberts, and Josh Shinoda
Western Washington University’s Department of Design is excited to announce that Isabel Barni, Mac Jiran, Sybil Roberts, and Josh Shinoda have each won a Student Gold Addy for the American Advertising Awards, Seattle, 2021. All students won in the category: Elements of Advertising, Animation or Special Effects.
Isabel Barni won a Gold Addy for her individual project Our Happy Time, a re-creation of the title sequence for the movie. Mac Jiran, Sybil Roberts, and Josh Shinoda also won a Gold Addy for their group project The Year the Earth Changed, a re-creation of the title sequence for the popular documentary. Each students’ work was showcased in the Seattle Addy awards show and will be featured in the yearly awards book.
Both projects were created in Professor Austin Shaw’s Digital Media Design III class where BFA Design students focus on creative problem-solving for advanced motion design projects. The creative brief tasked students with concept and design development as well as animation production for entertainment brand packaging. Isabel, Mac, Sybil, and Josh utilized effective design techniques to produce compelling visual stories in their respective projects.