CCAD staff and students win big at the 2018 ADDY Awards

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This year’s Columbus American Advertising Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month at COSI to honor the best work by the region’s advertising industry.

Columbus College of Art & Design took home a number of the evening's prestigious Addy awards (just look at that picture!), and this year several students placed in both the student and professional categories, including Audrey Stemen who took home the top Student Best In Show prize.

Winners were selected from a field of more than 300 entries by a jury of professional judges: Dolly Vu of DigitasLBi; George Geotz of Bonafide Creative; and Pam Longazo Anderson of Purdue University.

The following four students also won at the district level and will advance to the national ADDY award competition: Audrey Stemen for Oakley Sport Glasses for Kids; Brittani Riston for BQIC Identity; and Lillian Dent and Candice Smith Madewell Promotional Campaign. And the CCAD Viewbook and Columbus International Film & Animation Festival went on to win silver in the district competition in the professional categories.

Read more about the awards in Columbus Business First here, and check out all of the Gold and Silver winners from CCAD below.


Advertising & Graphic Design, Collage of images and spreads  from book

Sales and Marketing + Collateral Material / Book Design: CCAD Viewbook

Ashleigh Harvey, Designer

Patrick Crawford, Creative Direction

John Rice, Creative Direction

Taylor Gamble, Photographer

Annie Noelker, Photographer

Kyle Benson, Photographer

Ally Gillie, Photographer

Jill Moorhead, Creative Direction

Jeannie Nuss, Copy Editor

Jenny Wray, Copy Editor

Jamilla Kato, Photographer


Advertising & Graphic Design, branding for Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

Cross Platform + Integrated Brand Identity Campaign: Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

Lily Dent, Designer


Advertising & Graphic Design, Computer displaying Ampersand website with pictures of merch

Advertising & Graphic Design, Screenshot of Ampersand site with merch

Advertising & Graphic Design, Screenshot of Ampersand site with merch

Online/Interactive + Websites/ Microsites:

Alma Kim, Illustrator

Jacob Cartagena, Illustrator

Khaila Carr, Illustrator

Courtney Kuether, Animator & Illustrator

Audrey Stemen, Designer & Illustrator

Grace Oller, Web Editor

Mike Olenick, Creative Director


Advertising & Graphic Design, copies of and spreads from CCAD Survival Guide.

Elements of Advertising +Art Direction / Campaign: CCAD Survival Guide

Alma Kim, Creative Director, Illustration

Abby Dillon, Creative Director, Graphic Design

Kyle Benson, Creative Director, Photography

Courtney Kuether, Creative Director, Animation and Web Assets

Serenity Strull, Creative Director, Video

Ethan Donaldson, Designer

Katelyn Ratajczak, Designer

Jacob Cartagena, Illustrator

Annie Noelker, Photographer

Taylor Gamble, Photographer

Ally Gillie, Photographer

Ashleigh Harvey, Designer


Advertising & Graphic Design, Collage of photos of students from the Student Agency

Film, Video, & Sound + Online Film, Video, & Sound Campaign: CCAD Stories

Josh Smukal, Cinematographer, Lead Editor

Serenity Strull, Motion Graphics

Jessica Howell, Editor (CCAD Stories: Chilin Yu)


Student Best in Show: Oakley Sport Glasses for Kids

Audrey Stemen

Elements of Advertising +Digital Creative Technology: Burpee Gardening Assistant App

Shelby Logan

Elements of Advertising +Still Photography Campaign: Madwell Promotional Campaign

Candace Smith

Lily Dent

Elements of Advertising + Illustration / Campaign: CMA Young Child Studios

Xin Liu

Elements of Advertising + Copywriting: Fund the Buns

Katelyn Ratajczak

Sales and Marketing + Product or Service Sales Promotion / Packaging: Untold Sparkling Wine

Abbey Sutula

Esther Heo

Michael Steinfels

Elements of Advertising +Illustration / Campaign: Greyhound Promotional Patches

Phoebe Davis

Sales and Marketing + Collateral Material / Book Design: San Francisco Travel Guide

Lily Dent

Film, Video, and Sound + Television Advertising / Single: YWCA Cause Campaign

Hana Mendel, Videographer and Director

Morgan Bentley, Graphic Designer

Integrated Campaigns + Integrated Brand Identity Campaign: BQIC Identity

Brittani Riston

Elements of Advertising + Copywriting: Ross County Humane Society

Karah Tillis

Elements of Advertising + Logo Design: Greyhound Logo

Phoebe Davis

Sales & Marketing + Product or Service Sales Promotion / Packaging: Maverick Prosecco

Analee Alford

Hannah Strack

Ziyie Yin

Elements of Advertising + Digital Creative Technology: Sunfriend Sunscreen App

Justin Remotap

Elements of Advertising + Digital Creative Technology: Diaspora App

Katria Judkins

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