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Three students medal for their graphic design work

May 9, 2019

On May 4, three Flagler College students attended the district American Advertising Federation awards, the ADDYs, for their work on various advertising campaigns. The ADDYs is the largest awards competition in the industry and is highly regarded as the most difficult advertising award to earn, recognizing excellence and the highest creative standards in advertising.

Matthew Conner and Natalie Harris on right, win two silvers and gold awards, respectively and hold them up for the camera.


The graphic design students’ work garnered awards in gold for Natalie Harris’ Daily Drip packaging, silver for Kristin Busitzky’s work on the ReelTime app and Matt Conner’s two silver medals for the Yogazoo! app and The Shining animated title sequence.


Department Chair and Associate Professor of Fine Art Sara Pedigo said, “We are deeply proud of our students and thankful for the talented faculty who have creatively and intellectually challenged their growth.”


Harris said, “It was truly surreal to win a gold award in a room surrounded by some of the most talented designers in the state of Florida. To have them clap for me after I have looked up to them for years was simply unreal.”


“One of the first things they told us is a statistic along the lines of only nine percent of entries get an award at regionals… I do feel really proud of our school for getting a lot of student awards,” said Conner.


Harris was recently informed that she’s also been awarded nationally for her work on the Daily Drip. She won’t know in what category she’s placed, silver or gold, until the national ADDYs gala in June.

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