One SVA student and one alumnus have advanced to the finals of the 13th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards competition, which showcases projects created with Adobe software and honors innovators who bridge the gap between art and technology. In all, 37 SVA students and alumni made it to the semifinals, with three receiving honorable mentions.
The finalists are Shelly Au (MPS 2013 Digital Photography), in the Photography category, and MFA Design student Tomas de Carcer, in the Game Art and Development category. Au’s entry, “Two Beautiful Daughters: Anger and Courage,” is a series that meditates on the anger, pain and powerlessness experienced by members of a quickly advancing society, and the hope required to overcome the decimation of the past. Carcer’s entry, The Infinite Adventures of Candide, offers a mixed-media platform for users to participate in an interactive scavenger hunt.
Moonsub Shin (MFA Illustration as Visual Essay) received an honorable mention in the Illustration category with “Geoffrey’s Mask,” a series of etchings that visually narrate “Mr. Nobody at All,” a short story by Ann Beattie. Hyejin June Hong (BFA 2013 Design) and Min Kyung Kang (BFA Design) received honorable mentions in the Motion Graphics and Animation categories, respectively. Hong’s film Stanley Kubrick: A Filmography utilizes expository imagery and typography to document the director’s expansive career catalog; Kang’s film History of Shakespeare covers popular Shakespearean theater in less than 40 seconds.
Adobe will announce its winners at an awards ceremony to be held on November 19. For more information, visit the ADAA website.