An iPad app for diabetes camp won senior communication design major Brady Jackson international recognition and an inside look at his future career. The app Jackson designed allows users to virtually donate a sugar-free treat to a camp for youth with diabetes. It was one of three finalists from 4,600 submissions in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards' mobile design category. As a result, Jackson was invited to attend the International Design Alliance Congress in October in Taipei, Taiwan, and his work was shown at the Taipei expo. Jackson visited two design studios and saw the IDA Congress in action.
"We gained insight from some of the world's top designers," he says. "It was a great jump out of the classroom and a view into the real world of the design industry."
Printmaking associate professor Lari Gibbons earned an honorable mention in the competition for her work — creating a printing surface from Adobe software and a computer numerically controlled router that can be used in letterpresses. Her innovation allows printmakers to create work if they don't have or can't find specific equipment or tools.