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LSU Graphic Design Students Named 2024 American Advertising Award Winners

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LSU School of Art graphic design students won awards at the 2024 AAF-BR American Advertising Awards. Lucy He (BFA senior) won Student Best of Show, while Emma Sanderson (junior) received the Special Judges’ Award. A team project by BFA seniors Sophia Simon, Lucy He, Emma Theodore and Zoe Ashley received a gold award. Safiyeh Niknami (MFA) won a gold award and Olivia Leonard (junior) won a silver award. The Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO) won three gold awards for projects designed by Tommi Bonomo (MFA), Hernan Andy Gonzalez (MFA), Chase Romero (MFA), Safiyeh Niknami (MFA), Lucy He and Mia Bings-Gutierrez (BFA junior).

About the competition: The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. The mission of the competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The AAF Student American Advertising Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work awarded a gold or silver at the local level can advance to the second tier, the AAF District 7 competition. Recipients of gold and silver awards at this level can advance on to the national competition, where winners are presented at the national AAF convention each year.

2024 AAF-BR American Advertising Awards College of Art & Design Student Winners

Student Best of Show & Gold Award Winner:

Lucy He (Senior Graphic Design)
Project: Gotcha! Milk Tea Box
Category: Elements of Advertising – Illustration Campaign
Instructor: Scott Hodgin

Judges’ Award & Student Gold Award Winner:

Emma Sanderson (Junior Graphic Design)
Project: Froot Loops Rebrand
Category: Packaging
Instructor: Courtney Barr

Student Gold Award Winners:

Sophia Simon, Lucy He, Emma Theodore, Zoe Ashley (Senior Graphic Design)
Project: Family & Youth Service Center (Senior Graphic Design Group Project)
Category: Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Instructor: Scott Hodgin

Lucy He (Senior Graphic Design)
Project: BONBON Magazine
Category: Publication Design Series
Instructor: Andrew Shurtz

Safiyeh Niknami (MFA Graphic Design)
Project: BookMate App
Category: Online/Interactive – App Design
Instructor: Courtney Barr

LSU Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO)
Project: LSU COAD Tailgate Postcard
Credits: Hernan Andres Gonzalez (MFA Graphic Design)
Category: Special Event Materials
Instructor: Luisa Restrepo

LSU GDSO
Project: LSU COAD 2023-2024 Lecture Series
Credits: Chase Romero (MFA Graphic Design), Tommi Bonomo (MFA Graphic Design)
Category: Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Instructor: Luisa Restrepo

LSU GDSO
Project: LSU COAD 2022-20234 Annual Report
Credits: Mia Bings-Gutierrez (Junior Graphic Design), Lucy He (Senior Graphic Design)
Category: Printed Annual Report
Instructor: Luisa Restrepo

Student Silver Awards: 

Olivia Leonard (Junior Graphic Design)
Project: Graphic Response Cover and Spreads
Category: Publication Design Series
Instructor: Richard Doubleday