Leading software developer Adobe has just announced the winners of this years’ Adobe Achievement Awards, and there are two recent graduates among the first-place winners: Keng-Ming Liu (MFA 2006 Computer Art) took home the top prize in the Animation category for his 2D animation thesis project Travel Diary, which combines collage, video, photography, stop motion, compositing and traditional illustration; and Amy Wang (MFA 2006 Design) won in the Environmental and Packaging category for her thesis project Ametrica!, an awareness campaign to help convert the United States to the metric system. Liu and Wang competed with more than 1,800 students from 24 countries, each winning a $5,000 prize and a selection of Adobe products. The winners were honored at a special event held on Thursday, July 20, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. The winning entries can be viewed at www.adobe.com/education/adaa/winners.
Also, Kimberly Merchant (BFA Interior Design Department senior) is one of 15 recipients of a $30,000 scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation. Since 2002, the NYC-based foundation has awarded scholarships to students entering their senior year in undergraduate interior design programs. Merchant was selected by a jury of six judges from such high-profile interior design organizations as Ronald Bricke & Associates and Interior Design magazine.
Image: Keng-Ming Liu, still from Travel Diary, 2006.