UConn Digital Media & Design Work Honored with Creative Awards
DMD student work won CT Art Directors Club awards and the international Telly Awards
STAMFORD, Connecticut, October 22
– The UConn Digital Media & Design Department is proud to announce that several of our students and professors were recognized over the summer for their talent in the creative sphere. The 44th annual Connecticut Art Directors Club Awards
took place on June 27th. All three DMD teams that submitted work were honored with awards.
DMD Stamford’s Beachball firm wins CADC Gold and Silver Awards
DMD Stamford’s student-led design firm, Beachball, won two awards for their client work in the Student Online Interactive Category. The team’s Fresh Nation New Vendor Campaign, aimed at educating potential new vendors about the services the Fresh Nation client provides, received a Gold Award. This campaign combines messaging and motion design.
The Fresh Nation New Vendor Campaign was created exclusively by DMD students. Daria Yaseva was the lead designer and project manager. Other team members include Kaila Baker, Doreen Maclellan, and Bryan Santiago. These students worked together to build a collection of marketing materials for their client. Fresh Nation uses the animated GIFs created for the campaign on social media and in email marketing messages. These clean, colorful, and fun animations will serve as valuable assets the client can utilize to convey their message.
The Beachball firm was also awarded a Silver Award in the Student Online Interactive Category for Kelp the Planet
, an integrated campaign created for the client, Sea Greens Farms
. This campaign promotes kelp as a viable food product and positions the plant as a “center-plate” item for restaurants.
The multifaceted team that created the Kelp the Planet
campaign includes motion designers, Lucas Lazarre and Kristina Frattaroli, and programmers, Nina Drozdenko and Jasneet Chawla. Drozdenko also worked as a video editor alongside Juwan Dumas. Daniella Mossa and Juliana Velez held additional creative roles. Together, this team created a landing page, recipe videos, social media posts, and an explanatory animation
DMD Stamford’s Beachball project wins CADC Gold Award as well as Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, Silver W3 Awards
DMD Stamford also won Telly Awards in 2018
The UConn Digital Media & Design Department is thrilled to be able to share this news about its students’ accomplishments. Each team worked tirelessly to create a product that succeeded in impressing their clients, the Department, and most importantly themselves.
UConn Digital Media & Design provides an innovative and transformative experience to educate students in animation, gaming, web design & development, digital media business strategies, film/video production, and the digital humanities. Learn more about DMD at dmd.uconn.edu.
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