Students, faculty, staff bring home ADDY awards

BGSU students in Amy Fidler’s three-dimensional design class do amazing things. In fact, “Do Amazing Things” is the name of a mural they created that earned them top advertising awards at the local and district levels.

The students planned, developed and implemented the mural for the Toledo Arts Commission’s Artomatic419 last April. The team won a gold ADDY award at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Toledo’s awards ceremony and a Gold ADDY at the district competition, which qualifies the project for the national competition.

Team members include Fidler, a lecturer in graphic design, who served as project manager, with the creative talents of students Alyssa Batch, Michelle Carandang, Tristan Saffron-Cottrell, Rachel Court, Caroline Ellingboe, Chris Hatfield, Alaina Nogar, Trevor Rice, Rebecca Schroeder, Katelin Warner and Abigail Zbasnik.

Also representing BGSU as award winners at the Toledo awards ceremony were Nogar and Hatfield, graphic design faculty member Jenn Stucker, and the Office of Marketing and Communications, which took a silver ADDY for the “Falcon Proud!” promotional booklet.

Nogar won a Bronze ADDY award for her poster design for “Raw: 8th Annual AIGA Toledo / BGSUGD Portfolio Review Day.” She designed and silkscreened 125 posters, as well as created additional branding items such as way-finding signage, conference name badges, notebooks and postcards. Her work was part of an independent study in graphic design with Stucker last spring. 

Hatfield won a Silver ADDY award for his “Hearth Healthcare Concept Promo Video.” The video was created as an idea for improving patient care that connected doctors, case workers, nurses and necessary office personnel by developing a hypothetical interface to provide unified patient care understanding. Hatfield’s project was done for an assignment in the System Based Design class that is specifically aimed at patient care systems.

Stucker won a Silver ADDY for a brochure design for The Arts Commission. She created the design, layout and 11 handmade collages for “Toledo Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture,” a 64-page brochure. Other elements included a postcard, 12-page executive summary and an interactive PDF.

View some of the award-winning work