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HU’s DMA Department takes home 21 awards!

The American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne acknowledged Huntington University’s Digital Media Arts Department with 21 awards at its second annual Fort Wayne Advertising Honors event on Saturday.

The competition recognizes advertising creative excellence from students and area advertising and media professionals. Entries are judged on creativity, originality and creative strategy. Work entered at the local level can become eligible for regional and national judging.

The following HU students, alumni and faculty took home Ad Federation awards, including one judge’s choice honor, 11 gold recognitions and nine silver prizes:

Judge’s Choice

Josiah Clements, a sophomore animation and film production major from Columbus, Ohio, was awarded judge’s choice and gold in the non-traditional advertising category for his project titled “Morning Tea.”

Gold

The Animation I: Traditional Media class, led by Steve Leeper, associate professor of digital media arts, earned gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project “College Life – Interview in Clay/Short Animated Collaboration.”

Bryan “Breadwig” Ballinger, associate professor of digital media arts, won gold in the elements of advertising category for his project titled “Blue Portraits.”

Josiah Clements, a sophomore animation and film production major from Columbus, Ohio; Taylor Phillips, a junior film production major from Longmont, Colorado; Karli Melder, a sophomore animation major from Marietta, Georgia; Rachel Jackson, a sophomore animation major from Pendleton, Indiana; and Scott Griffith, a sophomore animation major from Milford, Indiana, were awarded gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “Aerostatic/Short Animated Piece.”

Abi Freeland, a senior animation major from Andrews, Indiana; Kelsey McCoy, a senior animation major from Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Blake Hughes, a senior computer science and animation major from Rossford, Ohio, earned gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “The Magic is Out There/Animated PSA.”

Tori March, a senior animation major from Elverson, Pennsylvania; Danny Jones, a senior animation major from New Hartford, Connecticut; Evie Clapp, a senior animation major from Westfield, Indiana; Becca Beanblossom, a junior animation major from New Albany, Indiana; Marissa Pruett, a junior animation major from Norman, Oklahoma; Leslie Rios, a junior animation major from Elkhart, Indiana; Kayla Mitchell, a junior animation major from Loveland, Ohio; Kianna Mathews, a senior animation major from Fishers, Indiana; Katy Seymour, a senior animation major from Bishopville, South Carolina; and Garret Welch, a senior animation major from Sheridan, Indiana, took home gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “5 Second Squares/Short Animated Collaboration.”

Kelsey McCoy, a senior animation major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, received gold in the elements of advertising – illustration category for her project titled “Archie.”

Kayla Mitchell, a junior animation major from Loveland, Ohio; Evie Clapp, a senior animation major from Westfield, Indiana; Ryan Woods, a senior animation major from Huntington, Indiana; Katy Seymour, a senior animation major from Bishopville, South Carolina; Garret Welch, a senior animation major from Sheridan, Indiana; Marissa Pruett, a junior animation major from Norman, Oklahoma; and Leslie Rios, a junior animation major from Elkhart, Indiana, were awarded gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “Vaudeville Act-Foam Puppets/Short Animated Collaboration.”

Bridget Muntzing, a senior animation major from Valparaiso, Indiana; Leah Zink, a senior animation major from Alford, Florida; and Emily Thornton, a senior animation major from Lewiston, Michigan, earned gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “Life Outside the Game/Animated PSA.”

Taylor Phillips, a junior film production major from Longmont, Colorado, and Karli Melder, a sophomore animation major from Marietta, Georgia, won gold in the non-traditional advertising category for their project titled “Why Give Yourself Tattoos?”

Taylor Phillips, a junior film production major from Longmont, Colorado, received gold in the non-traditional advertising category for his project titled “Kari Melder.”

Silver

Becca Beanblossom, a junior animation major from New Albany, Indiana; Danny Jones, a senior animation major from New Hartford, Connecticut; Thomas Edwards, a senior animation and computer science major from Lambertville, Michigan; Evie Clapp, a senior animation major from Westfield, Indiana; Garrett Welch, a senior animation major from Sheridan, Indiana; Katy Seymour, a senior animation major from Bishopville, South Carolina; Kayla Mitchell, a junior animation major from Loveland, Ohio; Kianna Matthews, a senior animation major from Fishers, Indiana; Marissa Pruett, a junior animation major from Norman, Oklahoma; and Tori March, a senior animation major from Elverson, Pennsylvania, earned silver in the video-campaign category for their project titled “Huntington University Logo Bumpers.”

Dr. Lance Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communications, was granted silver in the elements of advertising category-cinematography for his project titled “Gift of Hope."

Dawn Ford, associate professor of digital media arts, and Rich Ford, adjunct instructor of digital media arts, received silver for their project "Behind the Scenes@HU" in the self promotion - online video category. 

Kayleigh Hohenthaner, a 2014 animation graduate from Shawnee, Oklahoma, was given silver honors in the self promotion-collateral category for her project titled “Riot of the Wolves Collateral.”

Alex Kane, a sophomore animation major from Findlay, Ohio, took home silver in the self promotion-online video category for his project titled “Nichole.”

Bridget Muntzing, a senior animation major from Valparaiso, Indiana, received silver in the elements of advertising-illustration category for her project titled “Banjo Pig.”  

Matt Nelson, a 2014 animation graduate from Granger, Indiana, was awarded silver in the video-internet commercial category for his project titled “No Pants.”

Emily Thornton, a senior animation major from Lewiston, Michigan, won silver in the elements of advertising-illustration category for her project titled “Chisawoo of the West.”

Haley Wyatt, a sophomore animation and computer science major from Dunnigan, California; Alex Kane, a sophomore animation major from Findlay, Ohio; Marcos Montoya, a sophomore animation major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Karli Melder, a sophomore animation major from Marietta, Georgia; Luke Yurkovich, a senior animation major from Prague, Czech Republic; Lance Terpstra, a sophomore animation major from Janesville, Wisconsin; Josiah Clements, a sophomore animation and film production major from Columbus, Ohio; Rebecca Strong, a junior animation major from Saint Joe, Indiana; Racheal Jaworkski, a sophomore animation and computer science major from Garfield Heights, Ohio; and Rachel Jackson, a sophomore animation major from Pendleton, Indiana, earned silver in the video-campaign category for their project titled “Robots in the Lift.”

To learn more about Huntington University’s Digital Media Arts Department, log on to www.huntington.edu/digital-media