2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards finalists announced

26 August 2009
San Jose (United States) – After a successful round of judging from 5-7 August 2009 at the Adobe headquarters in San Jose California, the judges of the 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) have identified this year's finalists.
San Jose (United States) – After a successful round of judging from 5-7 August 2009 at the Adobe headquarters in San Jose California, the judges of the 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) have identified this year's finalists.

The finalists

Out of the 3245 entries, completed 50% or more using Adobe Software, submitted in 12 categories by full-time higher education students from around the world, the following have been identified as 2009 ADAA finalists: (Name, Country, Title of Piece, Category)

Video and Motion

David Prosser (UK), Clockwork, Animation
Martin Speidel (Germany), Take This Spell From Me, Animation
Johannes Schiehsl (Germany), ITFS Zoopraxiscope, Animation
Varathit Uthaisri (US), Surface, Live Action
Lawrence Chen (Republic of China), A Journey to the West, Live Action
David Harper (US), Veins of Life, Motion Graphics
Mikey Hester (US), Black Swan, Motion Graphics
Jorge Rolando Canedo Estrada (Canada), Crazy Enough - Title Sequence, Motion Graphics

Interactive Media

Bryan Berger (US), zFlick, Application Development
Jaehyun Keum (Korea), Media prism (expand & focus), Browser-Based Design
Margherita Rubini (Italy), Aleph, Installation Design
Francis Luu, (US), The WANT Store, Installation Design
Marc Oßwald (Germany), Ami | folding the future, Mobile Design
Jared Weinstock (US), Fourmation, Non-Browser-Based Design
Maowei Yu (US), SpeechFighter, Non-Browser-Based Design
Ayaka Ito (US), Sociable Table, Non-Browser-Based Design

Traditional Media

Joerg Block (Germany), Coaching Models, Illustration
Chun-Sheng Tsou (UK), The Gift That Keeps On Giving, Illustration
Aggie Tsz Yan Cheung (US), Book Illustrations, Illustration
Adam Paterson (UK), Sustainable Seed Packaging, Packaging
Jana Durchleuchter (Germany), Alfa, Packaging
Seokhoon Choi (Korea), If you want to kiss your lover, you must stop smoking, Packaging
Barnaby Coote (France), Slinky Girl, Photography
Daniel Bolliger (US), Creatures, Photography
Steven Emmanuel (UK), HB Steadler Pencil & Rotring Rapid Eraser B2, Photography
Jiwon Park (Korea), 8 new fonts on the block; here, there, everywhere, Print Communications
James Kyungmo, Yang (US), Darfur Genocide Campaign, Print Communications
Robin Howie (UK), A Dialogue with public Space, Print Communications

Download the complete list of finalists (PDF - 60KB)

ADAA awards ceremony

The winners of the 2009 ADAA competition will be announced on 26 October 2009 at the ADAA awards ceremony, which will be held as part of the International Conference during the Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing, China.

All finalists will travel to Beijing to attend the awards ceremony where they will be awarded their prizes on stage and honoured in front of a distinguished community of designers.

For detailed information on the finalists, visit ADAA Live.



For more information, please contact:

Diala Lada
Education Projects Officer
Icograda Secretariat
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