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International Design Awards contest 2015: Honorable Mention


Apr 9, 2015

Press Release from the International Design Awards

LOS ANGELES, Selena Hautamaki of United States was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Print Editorial Competition fro the Superiorland Magazine Project.

IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design creativity, usability and innovation. Judging was a rigorous process, with winners receiving publication of their work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs. The coveted IDA Trophy will be awarded to all Designer of the Year title winners at the official biennial International Design Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.

This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on a global level.

Members of the Jury Included:

  • Kahi Lee - Host, HGTV's "Design on a Dime", Style Network's "My Celebrity Home"

  • Melissa Sterry - Interdisciplinary Design Scientist, Founder, Societas

  • Josh Rubin - Editor-in-chief, Founder, and Publisher, Cool Hunting

  • Martain Vensky - Stalling, Senior Advisor, CMU STeP

  • Jeffrey Nemeroff - Co-Founder, Creative Director, Entra Magazine

  • Jordan Landes - Brenman CEO, Haute House PR & Marketing

  • William Menking - Founder, Editor-in-chief, The Architects' Newspaper

  • Nicole Lloyd - Senior Art Buyer, Deutsch, Inc.

  • Rebecca Epstein Kong - Co-founder, Artware Editions

  • Aaron Kenedi - Editor-in-chief, Print

  • Geraldine Grisey - Editor, Punky B Fashion Diary

  • Alice Blackwood - Editor, Design Quarterly

  • Raj Nandan - Managing Director, Indesign Group

Selena Hautamaki of the United States, was Awarded: Honorable Mention Prize in Print Editorial Competition for the Superiorland Magazine Project.

Project Description:

The Superiorland Magazine is printed annually by The Mining Journal Newspaper in Marquette, Michigan. This year's theme was "The Great Outdoors" featuring articles about the Upper Peninsula. The cover theme was produced using several photos used inside of the magazine and wildlife elements from the "Superiorland" area. Elements inside also illustrate and "outdoor" theme.

About Selena Hautamaki:

I have always had a fascination with art and design. When I was a young child, I remember school assignments which called for a report accompanied by an illustration. I would spend about twenty minutes on the written portion and four hours on the accompanied illustration. Thirty years later, my passion for design has only grown. I constantly strive to expand my creative horizons, with inspirations ranging from colorful Swiss Style to Art Deco. I try to keep up with current trends, as well as studying past artistic movements, in order to maintain a creative toolbox that keeps me prepared for any project. Incorporating various artistic elements, such as hand-drawn and digital illustration and painting allows me to push the boundaries of typical design and let my vision shine. The challenge of finding exactly the right approach to bring each unique project to life is what drives me as an artist.

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