Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Winners Announced!

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) 2014 category winners are announced! Watch the online awards video to see the winning work selected from 4,419 submissions.

During the 2014 school year, student hopefuls living in seventy countries attending 1,500 universities and colleges, submitted their best work for a chance at recognition.

Hjalti Karlsson and Alia Hassan selecting the #ADAA14 winning entries.

Hjalti Karlsson and Alia Hassan selecting the #ADAA14 winning entries.

“Submitting work to such a respected competition can be intimidating. When I was a student, I considered participating, but felt that making the cut would be such a long shot, that I didn’t allow myself the opportunity to do so. In hindsight, my advice is that that regardless of the outcome– what’s more important, is to take steps that demonstrate a belief in your work and yourself, which can lead to more self-confidence and career opportunities,” encouraged Alia Hassan, Director of Design, Blue State Digital and ADAA judge.


In August, nine official judges were invited to the Adobe offices in New York, to select the ADAA winners from over 1,100 semifinalist entries. The judges chose 10 winning entries and 25 finalist entries. The category winners represent 5 countries, with a total of 17 countries from among all 2014 honorees.


ADAA 2014 Winners by Category:

  • Web and App Design: Donica Ida, School of Visual Arts, United States
  • Game Art and Design: Warre Buysse and Jonathan Meurrens, Howest Hogeschool West Vlaanderen / Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Digital Publishing: Bing Zhang, California State University Long Beach, United States
  • Animation: Nicolas Ménard, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom and Canada
  • Editing and Post Production: Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander Bernard, Ringling College of Art & Design, United States
  • Motion Graphics: A group led by Yeojin Shin, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States
  • Illustration: Nicolas Ménard, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom and Canada
  • Package Design: Cecilia Uhr, York University / Sheridan College, Canada
  • Photography: Jingjing Shen, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom and China
  • Print Communications: Albert Junghwan Son, Parsons The New School for Design, United States

Individual category winners receive prizes which include $2000US and access to AdobeMAX. On October 5th, three media segment Grand Prize winners will be announced at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony and reception, to be held at the USC School of Cinematic Arts prior to the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. Grand Prize winners will each receive an additional $3,000US.



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