Academy of Art University Graphic Design Students and Alumni Sweep AIGA's Cause/Affect Design Competition

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Students and alumni from the Academy of Art University's School of Graphic Design walked away from the second AIGA Cause/Affect Design Competition with ten awards in five different categories, including Best in Show and two Judges Choice awards.

The Cause/Affect competition, created to celebrate the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact society, received 270 entries from six different countries. A total of 33 winners were named, with Academy students and alums taking home 10 of those titles.

"Determining how to apply our skills to social change is one of the most pressing issues facing designers today. This pioneering competition reflects a global need for design while simultaneously demonstrating the possibilities it represents. The fact that so many of our students and alums are leading the charge in the design industry's call to arms is a tremendous source of pride for us as instructors and as citizens" said Phil Hamlett, Graduate Director, School of Graphic Design, Academy of Art University.

Cause/Affect winners from the Academy of Art University, School of Graphic Design

Best In Show
Ed O'Brien, MFA graduate, for Impact Teen Drivers, design firm, Hybrid Design.

Judges Choice
Shawn Hsu, MFA Student, for Rise of a New World.
Katy Liao, MFA Student, for Whole.

Arts
Second Place: Michael Osborne, MFA graduate, for Joey's Corner Wrapping Paper, design firm, Joey's Corner.

Health & Welfare
First Place: Ed O'Brien, MFA graduate, for Impact Teen Drivers, design firm, Hybrid Design.
Third Place: Carl Bender and Michael Jeter, MFA graduates, for Quake Quiz, design firm, I Shot Him Because I Loved Him Damn Him.

Student
First Place: Shawn Hsu, MFA Student, for Rise of a New World.
Second Place: Katy Liao, MFA Student, for Whole.
Third Place: (tie) The End Paper, R3 lab, designer: Richard Perez under the guidance of instructor Tom Sieu.
Third Place: (tie) Lifecycle Book, R3 lab, designers: Erik Carnes, Jup Chommanon, Lauren Forbes, Shani Lyons, Antonio Mah, Rodrigo Zapata under the guidance of instructor Tom Sieu.

The School of Graphic Design recognizes design as a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. Under the aegis of Mary Scott, Chair, and Phil Hamlett, Graduate Director, the School of Graphic Design is noted for its real world approach to teaching the art of graphic design, and ardently preparing its students for presenting themselves into the profession of graphic design. Graduates from the School of Graphic Design work in many of the industry's most prestigious firms.

About the Academy of Art University, San Francisco
With over 13,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, MA, M.Arch and MFA programs in 14 different majors, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, new media, computer animation, sculpture, graphic design, cinematography, industrial design, digital photography and car design. Multimedia Communications is the school's newest major, offering BA and MA degrees. Students can also enroll in a flexible online degree program in art and design.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH).

For more information, visit http://www.academyart.edu or call 1-800-544-2787.

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