CCAD Advertising & Graphic Design students see gold in district Addys

Advertising and Graphic Design, layout of student Lucas Himes ClifBar ads and packaging featuring line work illustrations

Lucas Himes' work redesigning Clif Bars' packaging — a classroom exercise — was among those works that placed first in the AAF District 5 competition


Three cheers to four Columbus College of Art & Design students who will go on to the American Advertising Awards national competition later this spring after securing silver and gold wins against peers from Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky in the AAF District 5 competition.

CCAD Advertising & Graphic Design students qualified for the district level after bringing home an impressive 15 first- and second-place awards at the local level.

The first-place winners from the district competition are Julia Andres – Super Eight Brand Identity Campaign, Integrated Brand Identity Campaign; Lucas Himes, Clif Bar – Elements of Advertising, Illustration – Campaign packaging, Clif Bar – Packaging; and Marissa Mullen – National Eating Disorders, Magazine Advertising, Single (Full page or Less).

Andres also took home a second-place award for Super Eight Brand Identity Campaign – Stationery Package Elements of Advertising, Digital Creative; Callie Whiteman also earned second-place recognition for A Plant’s Eye View – Technology.

The students' works were created as classroom assignments asking them to rework a brand's existing branding or advertising.

National judging will be conducted in late April and early May. Winners will be notified, and awards presented at the American Advertising Awards Show in New Orleans on Saturday, June 10, during the 2017 AAF conference, ADMERICA.

Check out Columbus Business First coverage of the students' triumph at the Addys here.


Learn more about CCAD's Advertising & Graphic Design program or apply here.