The Future is Bright: 11 Outstanding Student Designs

For nearly 40 years, PRINT’s Regional Design Awards has been the industry’s most respected design competition for professionals, regularly drawing entries from the likes of Paula Scher, Michael Bierut, Stefan Sagmeister and many, many others. It has served as a catalogue of graphic design’s greats—and now, we’re looking for the greats of tomorrow.

For the first time in the history of the competition, the RDA will have an entire section devoted specifically to students, organized by category.

Why should you enter? Here are three big reasons.

  1. PRINT will publish your work and present it to the world. Through both our print publications and our online galleries and newsletters, we give winners unparalleled industry visibility, and we believe deeply in the work we curate and publish, and shout it from the rooftops as fully as we can.
  2. Design awards matter—especially when applying for top-tier co-ops or full-time employment. We’ve long been told that creative directors and art directors peruse our design awards to find emerging talent, and that design awards truly matter when reviewing resumes. When PRINT chooses one’s work as the best in the country, that says something—and it says a lot.
  3. The RDA honors all forms of design. Our categories include brochures/catalogs, book jackets/covers, environmental graphics, illustration, photography, invitations/announcements, letterheads, logos, packaging, posters, ads, editorial and book design, self-promotions, wearables, information graphics, web design and more. No matter what one creates, there’s a place for it in the RDA.

Need some inspiration? Here are some student competition winners from our sister publication, HOW. Enjoy!

 


 

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Circulo Once
Students
Cecilia Alejandra Díaz, Sofía Maltos, Cynthia Fernández, Rocío Delgado, www.udem.edu.mx | Instructor Diana Woolrich | School Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, México | Details We decided to give the brand a mysterious tone in the shopping dynamic and in the restaurant’s interior design; this creates the illusion of an exclusive social circle.

 


 

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Illustrated Edition of Frankenstein 
Student Isaac Potter | Instructor Paul Kepple | School Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia | Details An abridged version of the novel, this illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein includes many chapter pages, sections of body copy and full-page illustrations.

 


 

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Maruni
Student
Jieun Yoon | Instructor Hoshi Ludwig | School School of Visual Arts, New York City | Details maruni is a Japanese wood industry company from 1933; Yoon redesigned their logo with their handmade curve line and created a storytelling website that shows their brand identity.

 


 

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Ink Series
Student
Daniel Frumhoff; with photography by Hayden Molinarolo | Instructors Brian Woolbright, Allen Levin | School Webster University, St. Louis | Details This is a series of sketchbook packages that enhances shop-ability through pattern and color.

 


 

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Design Department of Columbia College Chicago Identity
Students
Pauline Santos, Julio Garcia, Kasi Goshinsky, Janet Chen, with photography by Jay Wolke | Printer M and G Graphics | Instructor Sarah Faust | School Columbia College Chicago | Details Collateral included logo, identity manual, promotional booklet, environmental graphics, program description one sheets, newsletter and Keynote templates.

 


 

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Between the Folds
Student
Katherine King | Instructor Richard Dendy | School Samford University, Birmingham, AL | Details Between the Folds is a film that explores all the ways folding plays a role in our world.

 


 

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SpaceX Rebranding
Student
Yuma Naito | Instructors Gerardo Herrera, Ryan D’Orazi | School ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA


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Quirk Theatre: Shakesqueer 2017
Student
Theodor Swanson | Instructor Eric Karnes | School Drexel University, Philadelphia | Details This is a conceptual identity for Quirk Theatre, a company that produces LGBTQ theatrical works.

 


 

School: School of Visual Arts Phone: 9175430247 Email: hyunsik.h.kim@gmail.com Website: hyunsikkim.com Assignment: What problem do you have and how can you solve with it? Approach: From my personal experience, my mother always worried about I am getting on the plane by myself. Result: The idea was rooted from my personal experience. I came to United States when I was 16 years old. My mother would worry about my security because I had to travel alone, internationally. As a grown-up now, I came up with this airline idea to assure children’s safety to the parents who are worried about their childrens’ international travel.

School: School of Visual Arts Phone: 9175430247 Email: hyunsik.h.kim@gmail.com Website: hyunsikkim.com Assignment: What problem do you have and how can you solve with it? Approach: From my personal experience, my mother always worried about I am getting on the plane by myself. Result: The idea was rooted from my personal experience. I came to United States when I was 16 years old. My mother would worry about my security because I had to travel alone, internationally. As a grown-up now, I came up with this airline idea to assure children’s safety to the parents who are worried about their childrens’ international travel.

School: School of Visual Arts Phone: 9175430247 Email: hyunsik.h.kim@gmail.com Website: hyunsikkim.com Assignment: What problem do you have and how can you solve with it? Approach: From my personal experience, my mother always worried about I am getting on the plane by myself. Result: The idea was rooted from my personal experience. I came to United States when I was 16 years old. My mother would worry about my security because I had to travel alone, internationally. As a grown-up now, I came up with this airline idea to assure children’s safety to the parents who are worried about their childrens’ international travel.

Aegis Airline
Students
Hyunsik Kim; with contributions by Sunjun Lee | Instructors Chelsea Garber, Steve Winchell | School School of Visual Arts, New York City | Details Kim, who came to the U.S. at 16, developed this idea to assure worried parents of their children’s safety during international travel.


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Book Cover Redesign
Student Chiahsin Su | Instructor David Hake | School Academy of Art University, San Francisco | Details For a school project, Su was asked to choose three books to redesign and turn into a series.


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Finding Silhouette of Korea
Student
Mogwon Son | Instructor Chae Byung Rok | School Chung-ang University, Anseong | Details These posters were made to find the silhouette of Korea.

 


The 2017 PRINT RDA is Now Open!

Enter the most respected competition in graphic design—now open to both pros and students—for a chance to have your work published, win a pass to HOW Design Live, and more. 2017 Judges: Aaron Draplin / Jessica Hische / Pum Lefebure / Ellen LuptonEddie OparaPaula Scher. Student work judges: PRINT editorial & creative director Debbie Millman and PRINT editor-in-chief Zachary Petit.

Enter by the Early Bird Deadline of March 1 and save on all entry fees!

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One thought on “The Future is Bright: 11 Outstanding Student Designs

  1. JackPonting

    A brilliant post on outstanding student designs. It is great to know that the RDA is going to have an entire section devoted specifically to students for the very first time in the history of the competition. And I would love to congratulate those students who are taking phd dissertation editing services from the experts at Quality Dissertation and won the competition. And I have to say that very strong reasons to enter in this competition for students.

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