Honor Roll: CLIO Awards

June 8, 2010

Recent graduates from the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department picked up eight of the 20 awards given out in the student category at the CLIO Awards, which recently held its annual ceremony. The CLIOs recognize innovation and excellence in advertising, design and communications.

With projects ranging from anti-fur animal stickers to a poster campaign of professional athletes playing their respective sports with Nintendo Wii controllers, the gold winners are Jang Cho (BFA 2010 Advertising),  Hez Kim (BFA 2010 Advertising), Sara Roderick (BFA 2009 Advertising) and Jyn Yi (BFA 2009 Advertising); the silver winners are Mariana Castellanos (BFA 2010 Advertising), Marianna D’Annunzio (BFA 2010 Advertising), Hez Kim (BFA 2010 Advertising), Michael Oh (BFA 2010 Advertising) and Stella Wang (BFA 2009 Advertising); and the bronze winners are Kenji Akiyama (BFA 2009 Advertising) and Evert John Vonk, an exchange student in the department during the spring 2009 semester. Click here to view images of the winning projects.

Many of the winners were students of faculty member Frank Anselmo, who teaches the program’s popular Unconventional Advertising course. Of the accolades the student projects received throughout the ceremony from industry luminaries such as Creative Director Gerry Graf of Saatchi & Saatchi, Anselmo said, “I never expected to get that many plugs, but we did. Just amazing. I’m most proud.”

Image: Sara Roderick and Jyn Yi, Caterpillar – Crane; gold winner in the Billboard category.

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