UA Graphic Design Students and Faculty Sweep Top ADDYs

Four UA students and faculty were recognized again this year for their top-notch design skills in Tuscaloosa’s ADDY awards.

Jonathan Cumberland, Andy Nguyen, Jacey Wieter, and Reese Yarbrough show off their 2024 ADDY awards.

In the student category, Junior Reese Yarbrough (BFA Graphic Design) took home the Gold ADDY and Best in Show for Book Design for “The Virginian.” She also won the Silver ADDY and the Judge’s Choice Award for Editorial Design for “Baldessari Interview.”

Senior Andy Nguyen (BFA Graphic Design) won the Silver ADDY for Book Design for “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface.”

Junior Jacey Wieter (BFA Graphic Design) won the Silver ADDY for Collateral/Brochure design for “Pool: Skill, Strategy, Community.”

In the professional category, Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland won the Silver ADDY for Illustration for his “Brilliance of Fire” for The University of Alabama National Alumni Association.

The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition in the US. It attracts over 40,000 entries yearly in local chapters of the American Advertising Federation competitions. The Tuscaloosa ADDYs are the first step in a three-tier, national competition. These local winners will proceed to the second tier, to compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District winners will then compete in the national finals.

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