60 YEARS OF FURTHERING THE EXPLORATION OF DESIGN
59th Annual ADAI Design Exhibition
April 21 2017
1957 was definitely a year of firsts. The first satellite was launched into orbit, the first dog was sent to outer space, and the Art Directors Association of Iowa was formed to unite professional and talented artists across the state. Fast-forward six decades, and ADAI is pleased to announce the “lift off” of the 59th ADAI Design Exhibition: Design Discovered.
Our selected judges will be tasked with curating a design exhibition of celestial heights. Accolades will be awarded to the most superior Iowa-based design work of the year. Please join us when we unveil the best of the best to the public at this year’s 59th Annual Design Exhibition on April 21, 2017.
PLEASE SEE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES BELOW
01 Advertising Design
Printed single piece
02 Advertising Design Campaign1
Print and/or online design campaign (multiple applications)
03 Announcements + Invitations
Published announcement or invitation
04 Book Design
Complete bound book unit
Brochure, booklet, folder or catalog
06 Company Literature
Annual report, internal and corporate pieces, newsletters
07 Editorial Design
Print or e-magazine
08 Environmental Graphics
Billboard, interior/exterior building signage, exhibits or vehicle graphics, trade show booth
09 Identity Mark
Symbol, logotype and/or trademark
10 Identity System
Application of a logo used in business cards, letterhead, envelope, etc.
Hand lettering, pictograms or digital illustration (for graphic design application)
12 Mobile Apps1
Mobile apps for phone and tablet
13 Social Media Campaign
Graphics created for any social media platform
14 Video Spot1
Any length video spot used for advertising
Photography for advertising, editorial or institutional use
16 Poster Design
Single or series
17 Sales Promotion
Package design, point-of-purchase or direct mail
Self promotional materials
19 Website Design1
Sites must currently be online
Published work that doesn’t fit into one of the categories
Unpublished work created with a graphic application in mind
1 For all online categories, please type the URL in the upper left hand corner of the image. Please upload videos online and submit the URL in the upper left hand corner of the your submission page showing screenshots.
2 Professional submissions only. Unpublished work is not eligible for the Best of Show Award.
All work entered must have been created after May 1, 2016 and created within the great state of Iowa. Credits and awards will be compiled from information submitted exactly as listed on the online entry form. Information must be complete and accurate. ADAI is not responsible for incorrect information. All submissions must be paid through Paypal per entry.
Title each JPEG entry exactly as follows:
For example: 16_NASA_IowaPoster.jpg
Entries named incorrectly will not be eligible. Please submit ONE JPEG file per project entry. You may include an overall and detail shot in your image file if you wish. Your submissions will be used to create a slideshow presentation for judging and each entry will get only one slide. Winners will be notified via email prior to the show. Non-winners will not be notified.
Suggestions for successful entries:
Multiple pages/items: Combine into one organized layout. For books, editorial layouts, and collateral, you may want to include a closeup of typographic detail. It is not necessary to include every page or spread. For visual reference, please view our previous year’s 2016 exhibition winners.
Image width // 2100 pixels // 14”
Image height // 1575 pixels // 10.5”
Resolution // 150 pixels per inch
Color // RGB
Max file size // 10 MB
File format // Uncompressed JPEG
Awards of Excellence will be given to every entry accepted into the exhibition. One entry per category may be recognized with the Best of Category Award. One Best of Show Award will be given to one entry selected from the Best of Category Award winners. The Best of Show Award will only be awarded to published work. ADAI provides one award to each “Best of” selection. Duplicate awards may be available for an additional fee.
ENTRIES DUE MARCH 27 2017
THIS FORM HAS CLOSED
ENTRIES DUE MARCH 27 2017
THIS FORM HAS CLOSED
Creative Director and Partner at Agent
At the tender age of nine, John designed his first billboard for McDonald's in his parents' basement after visiting a local outdoor company on a school field trip. At the time, he didn't know it would lead to anything resembling a career. Since then, he has put his mark on major brands like AMC Theatres, Disney, Beechcraft and Bass Pro Shops. John’s multidisciplinary expertise spans graphic design and art direction, experiential branding, brand naming and positioning, earning multiple honors along the way from Communication Arts, Graphis, the Type Directors Club and the National Addys.
He was even featured in Print Mag!
Creative Director at Braley Design
Michael Braley, Creative Director of Braley Design has over 20 years of experience in identity, brand, print, visual systems, book and packaging design. His work has been recognized internationally and is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The Denver Art Museum and the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany. Clients have included Aéropostale, Alliance for American Manufacturing, AIGA, Cornell University, Effen Vodka, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Future Partners, Pando Populus, The People's Music School, and Skadden.
His work has appeared in publications and exhibitions including: British Design and Art Direction, Cannes Design Lions, The Clio Awards, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, I.D., Graphis, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, London International Awards, The Art Directors Club of New York, The One Show, The AR100 Show, AIGA, HOW and Print.
In 2016, Braley received the Iowa State University, College of Design, Design Achievement Award recognizing outstanding creative and professional achievements of alumni. Prior to moving to Lexington, Braley worked in San Francisco and New York. Braley lectures and leads design workshops at universities and professional organizations around the nation.
Principal at Swink
Swink was established in 2004 as a boutique alternative to big box agencies, and has delivered top-tier results for national clients like MasterCraft Boat Company, Wilson Sporting Goods, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, and CUNA Mutual, as well as local giants like the Majestic Theater, Murfie.com, and more. Swink’s work has been recognized in Communication Arts, HOW, Print, Fingerprint 2, Studio on Fire: Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty, the IDSA IDEA Awards, Grain Edit, and Core77.
Shanan is from a family of artists, who all warned him to pursue anything but art. He studied English, started bands, and even did a (painful) stint as a technical writer. But ultimately, he came back to the joy of turning abstract ideas into something that moves and that you can touch. He has spent the past two decades working both in-house and in-agency, giving him a rare perspective on what it takes to guide a good idea out from the sketchbook, through the boardroom, and into the world.
Principal Partner at Red Dot
West Des Moines, IA
Creative Director, Two Rivers Marketing
Des Moines, IA
Jeff has been a creative in this market for over 20 years. His career has included healthy stints at a handful of jobs, including The Des Moines Register, The Integer Group and currently Two Rivers Marketing where he oversees a team working on Danfoss Power Solutions, Volvo Construction and Principal, among others. Jeff lives in Des Moines with his wife and three kids. His favorite PMS color is PANTONE Black.
Senior Designer at Juicebox Interactive
Des Moines, IA
Jaclyn Nail is the Senior Designer at Juicebox Interactive. Since graduating from Iowa State's College of Design, she has been the creative force in countless website designs. In addition to interactive work, she has been involved in numerous branding, environmental, and print projects. When she's not glued to a computer screen, you can find her biking, playing the ukulele, and spending time with her husband and two overweight cats.