College of Visual and Performing Arts

Keeslar Wins Record Number of Awards

Current and recently graduated VCD students took home 31 of the student awards presented at the annual American Advertising Federation (AdFed) of Fort Wayne Advertising Honors on February 24, 2018.  Ad Fed, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the advertising industry, fostering higher standards of practice in advertising, expanding recognition of advertising, and cultivating a better understanding of the economic and social values of advertising to all people. Their award ceremony is designed to support that mission. Our students won 16 gold awards and 15 silver honors.

Gold

Photography:
  Amanda Rigelman (Meadows): Marie

Illustration:
  Kaylie Dunn: Entomology Studies
  Rebecca Blissett: Firion: Final Fantasy

Online Advertising – UX/UI:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene App

Online Advertising – Responsive Design:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Parallaxing Ad Website

Online Advertising – Websites, B to C:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Parallaxing Ad Website

Display Design:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene
  Cassandra Harter: Bucket Party Trade Show Display

Outdoor Board:
  Rachel Edwards: Fun in the Fort

Specialty Advertising:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Business Card
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Merchandise/Handouts

Publication Design:
  Ashley Eppinger: Passport to the Riverfront Fort Wayne

Annual Report:
  Jennifer Neill: Fiat Annual Report

Cross Media Campaign:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene Campaign
  Cassandra Harter: Bucket Party

Packaging:
  Sabrina Medert: Do It

Silver

Photography: 
  Amanda Rigelman (Meadows): Ezrah G.
  Erin Bowser: Morning
  Molly Schenkel: Woman of Gold
  Molly Schenkel: Alley Eyes

Cinematography:
  Caleb Fairres: 2017 Demo Reel

Logo/Icon Design:
  Jennifer Neill: Weatherhead Bank Logo
  Caleb Fairres: FortLUG Logo Design
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene

Illustration:
  Kaleena Skembos: Mad Hatter

Non-Profit Advertising-Print:
  Bethany Strasburg: Adopt-a-Bow Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog

Internet Commercial:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene

Special Event Material:
  Dustin Keeslar: Groupie – Your Local Music Scene

Publication Design:
  Rachel Edwards: Camp Life
  Ashley Eppinger, Kaylie Dunn: Seeking Solace Article for NEUEVIEW

Packaging:
  Sabrina Medert: Paleo Bars