Day: March 5, 2019

UCO Department of Design Wins Big at Oklahoma ADDYs

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Design continued their winning streak at the local 2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) this February, capturing several top awards and solidifying a decade-long string of victories for this annual competition. In celebration of their success, the department will host an opening reception for a showcase of UCO students’ gold award-winning designs from 4-5 p.m. March 14 in the Donna Nigh Gallery, located on the third and fourth floors of the Nigh University Center on Central’s campus.

At the ADDYs Gala on Feb. 16 at The Criterion in Bricktown, OKC, UCO design students collectively won 23 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze awards, with Amanda Dely chosen as Best of University for her campaign “Neon Cactus.” UCO student Jarrod Lovick secured the Special Judges Award for his illustration “Summer’s Last Scoop,” and the top award of the evening, Best of Show, went to UCO student Shuning Liu for “Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water.”

In the professional category, UCO Department of Design staff member and alumna Monique Ortman and current student William Muschinske together earned gold for “UCO CFAD Recruiting/Brand Campaign.” In addition, Ortman earned one gold, one silver and three bronze awards for her work.

“I am so proud of our student’s willingness to take a chance and see how they stack up locally, regionally and nationally,” said Amy Johnson, M.F.A., chair of the UCO Department of Design.

“Their willingness to take the risk, to see what will happen is a direct result of their faculty, the program and their own drive for excellence. I am thrilled by the outcome and I proudly congratulate our UCO Design students!”

The ADDYs is the advertising industry’s largest competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year. Winners of the Oklahoma ADDYs are invited to compete in the second tier of the competition at the district level. District winners are then eligible to compete in the national ADDYs.

The work of UCO design students advancing to the next stage of the competition will be featured in the exhibit opening March 14 and the showcase will remain on display through May 3.

“The unprecedented success of our design students at the ADDYs and in many other national competitions results from intentionally prioritizing student excellence,” said Steven Hansen, M.F.A., dean of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.

“The design faculty and academic leadership determined that we would support, encourage and mentor students toward best-in-nation distinction. The transformative learning experiences we offer our design students at UCO are arguably the best value of any design degree in America. Our students have responded by internalizing the importance of craft, pursuing exceptionalism and achieving the highest levels of professional creative excellence. I am so proud of them.”

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UCO Department of Design ADDY Winners:

Best of Show:

Shuning Liu, Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water


Special Judges Award:

Jarrod Lovick, Summer’s Last Scoop


Best of University:

Amanda Dely for Neon Cactus


Professional Winners:

Gold ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, In Command

William Muschinske and Monique Ortman, UCO CFAD Recruiting/Brand Campaign


Silver ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, Breakthrough!


Bronze ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, I <3 Design

Monique Ortman, 2018 ADDY Winners


Student Winners:

Gold ADDY Winners:

Adam Coe, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Amanda Dely, Maestro: Top Shelf Tequila Box Set

Amanda Dely, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Amanda Dely, Neon Cactus

Amanda Dely, The Pop-Up Shop by UCO Design

Amanda Dely, UCO Design Ad Campaign, proposed

Brenda Chavez, Oasis Home Improvement Supplies

Hayden Magar, Off Beat Bakewear

Hayla Perrone, 4Tune Teller

Holly Low, Jux Skate Shop

Jarrod Lovick, Summer’s Last Scoop

Jarrod Lovick, Things Unseen

Julia Weaver, Crunch Crunch Yum Cereal

Khang Nguyen, Crash site M2K

Mallory Rankin, Earthly Living Organics

Mallory Rankin, Catskill Distillery Whitelightening

Marissa Thelen, Pizza House

Mia, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Rachel Kear, Astro Ramen

Shuning Liu, Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Zone First Aid Supplies

Tam Tran, Aurea Perfume

William Muschinske, Serial Killers by the Numbers


Silver ADDY Winners:

Alex Sun, The Catharsis Collection

Amanda Dely, Paper Jam, the people

Amanda Dely, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Brenda Chavez, Nantli Cacao Chocolate

Hayden Magar, James and the Giant Peach

Hayden Magar, Sticks for the Zombies

Hayla Perrone, Personal Brand

Holly Low, In Cold Blood

Jarrod Lovick, Office Buzz

Jarrod Lovick, Paper Jam, Biker

Jarrod Lovick, The Great Bambino

Jason Rowlett, Minja, Mega Minis

Jason Rowlett, Spirit Halloween Car Wrap

Mandy Rochat, Hårtles

Marissa Thelen, Aspen Coffee rebrand

Marissa Thelen, Conspiratea

Marissa Thelen, Pellow Outreach

Marissa Thelen, Finite Eau de Parfum

Megan Sadeghy, Reptilot

My Le, Insective Candy

Nik Long, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Oanh Le, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Shannon Perrin, Snow White

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Defy Eau de Parfum

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Sconed

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Secret Garden, book cover

Tam Tran, Uomo


Bronze ADDY Winners:

Alex Sun, The Butterfly Effect Invitation

Alyssa Holcomb, Wile E. Coyote

Amanda Dely, Out Cold: Hot Cocoa for Insomnia

Amanda Dely, Pellow Outreach

Amanda Dely, Rift

Brenda Chavez, Alarm Juice

Colton Danker, Ultra Music Festival

Hayden Magar, Revved Up Performance Oil Filters

Holly Low, Hideous Beast Brewing

Holly Low, Queens of the Golden Age

Jason Rowlett, Beacon Cologne Spray

Jason Rowlett, Book Experience: The Foxman

Josh Schultz, Pokémon Go

Luke Wickberg, Xtinction

Marissa Thelen, Boujee Bites for Dogs

Shuning Liu, Chinese Love Story

Sydni Levis-Nasada, OK Needs Her

William Muschinske, Brooks Nguyen and Davis