TU School of Art Students Recognized at the 44th Annual Tulsa ADDY Awards

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

American Advertising Federation Tulsa holds the mission to maintain a thriving advertising industry within the Tulsa community.  AAF promotes the well-being of advertising with programs that educate the industry on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing.  AAF Tulsa celebrates the highest standards of creativity in advertising through local ADDY Awards.  ADDY Award winners in local competition compete in District level and finally in the National ADDY.

Several University of Tulsa School of Art students were awarded at the 44th Annual ADDY Awards on February 19th.

Taylor Smith, graphic design student, received the ADDY Award for his Club 209 website.  He also received Citations of Excellence for his designs of Tulsa PAC Trust Season Teaser card, Visual Thinking Invitation, West Side Story Poster, West Side Story Production Logo, Rocker Horror Show at the Joint Logo, Club 209 Photography Campaign, and Tulsa Downtown for Tulsa Camerata.  The designs were created in Third Floor Design, a unique internship program that offers School of Art graphic design students in their junior and senior years the opportunity to work on professional assignments.

The University’s Ad Program took the ADDY awards for their State Farm “Cool Old Guy” brochure and annual report and Mixed Media Campaign.  TU students working on this project included Hunter Cates, copywriter; Rob Nickels, producer/director; Taylor Smith, lead graphic designer; Amanda Morton, graphic designer; Justin Hobbs, graphic designer; Sarah Smith, production coordinator; and the NSAC Class, copy editors.   Nickels, Hobbs and Morton are recent graduates of the School of Art, while Smith will graduate this spring.


Mary Whitney