Six WCC Students Awarded ADDYs
Six WCC students were recognized for their graphic design skills and creativity at the 2012 ADDY Awards, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Ad Club.
The WCC students earned two gold and four silver awards. Gold honorees will compete automatically in the district competition, with the possibility of continuing on to national judging, according to Kristine Willimann, a graphic design instructor. Silver-level winners also qualify for the next level of competition.
“Winning ADDYs indicates that what students learn to do in our courses and program here at Washtenaw is in line with industry expectations—it validates the kind of talent we are turning out,” Willimann said. “In a competition, the work is held to the highest standards, and clearly we are meeting that.
“The quality of work from our students certainly adds to the pool of talent from which employers can choose, which in this field is very competitive due to the number of people attracted to and flooding the market,” she said. “But the level of outstanding work sets them apart from the rest and increases our students’ chances of securing good jobs. Not only the judges, but the professionals as well, associated with the ADDYs were very impressed with the work of our students, and that leaves a lasting impression with potential employers. Word gets around that Washtenaw students are top notch.”
The WCC 2012 ADDY winners are:
- Christine Moran, gold, Burial of the Sardine—Spanish Mardi Gras poster, table tent, thank-you, and name tag
- George O’Donovan, gold, Sasha Farms campaign
- Krystal Burrell, silver, For Love & Grace dust jacket
- Robyn Charles, silver, Orient Express dust jacket
- Darlene A. Hawver, silver, Pasty Infographic—a poster depicting the history of the pasty
- Jennifer Melchi, silver, Island Night poster