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MSU graphic design students selected as semifinalists in Adobe design awards

August 3, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU graphic design student Jaimee Parker was recognized as a finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for her app design MSU graphic design student Jaimee Parker was recognized as a finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for her campaign design #coverthecameras, seen here. Submitted image.MSU graphic design student Ghassane Moutaoukil was recognized as a finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for his design "Wheat," seen here. Submitted image.

MSU graphic design student Jaimee Parker was recognized as a finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for her app design "Spindego," seen here. Submitted image.

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BOZEMAN -- Two Montana State University graphic design students have been selected as semifinalists in the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

Jaimee Parker, a recent MSU graduate from the Seattle area, has two ADAA projects honored in the social impact category. Her smartphone app called “Spindego,” which simplifies the decision-making process of deciding on dating options, was announced as a semifinalist in the early selection round in May. Adobe recently announced that another social media campaign Parker designed, “#coverthecameras,” which spotlights the unexpected effects of taking selfies with wildlife, was selected as a semifinalist in the competition.

Ghassane Moutaoukil, a senior in graphic design from Morocco, was recently selected as a semifinalist in the illustration category for his artwork, “Wheat.”

"The ADAA is an international competition with submissions from around the world,” said Jeffrey Conger, professor of graphic design at MSU. The graphic design program is in the School of Art in the MSU College of Arts and Architecture.

“Being selected as a semifinalist is a true honor and reflects the quality of creativity that MSU undergraduates are capable of producing. The graphic design program and the School of Art could not be more proud of their accomplishments.”

The ADAA is an international student design competition that hosts 14 categories for individuals in all creative disciplines. Projects are evaluated on originality and creative excellence, effectiveness in meeting a communication objective and demonstrating skills in applying Adobe software products towards the goals.

The competition has three divisions including fine art, commercial and social impact, with sub-categories in graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, video editing, package design, web, app and game design.

From the 5,000 student entries from around the globe, approximately 1,500 semifinalists were selected to move to the next level. The winners in each category of the ADAA will be announced in September. What do the winners receive?

To see all the Adobe Design Achievement Award semifinalists entries visit the website http://www.adobeawards.com/us.

See the MSU students’ 2016 ADAA semifinalist creative projects on Bēhance:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/35261977/App-Design-Spindego

https://www.behance.net/gallery/35969311/coverthecameras

https://www.behance.net/gallery/38797139/Wheat    

Contact: Jeffrey Conger, MSU School of Art, (406) 994-2292 or jconger@montana.edu