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The Review

PHOTO CREDIT: Big thanks to the talented and wonderful James Dimagiba for spending the entire day shooting. Enjoy the slideshow.

2017 Review Recap:

The Review 2017 was a total success as local creative professionals and students gathered together for a fun and educational Saturday at SPACES in downtown Denver. The event was divide into two sessions – the morning session focused on Freshman/Sophomore/Junior level students and the afternoon session focused on Advanced Juniors, Seniors, and recent Graduates. Students of design and advertising received invaluable feedback on their portfolios from up to  five creative professionals, and competed for scholarships and prizes!

ADCD and AIGA would like to thank all the Creative Professions that took time out on a Colorado Saturday (despite the dreary weather) to foster young talent and prepare them for a successful career – we certainly couldn’t have done it without you. A super thank you to all the students who participated this year, and subjected themselves to the rigors of critique – we know how tough and rewarding that experience can be. Lastly we have a special thank you to SPACES Ballpark for hosting the event this year – certainly the prefect location, plenty of space, and very impressive decor. We are looking forward to next year and hope to see you all again.

As you know, The Review wasn’t all fun and feedback – this was also a competition! During the morning and afternoon sessions Reviewers were able to nominate students they felt had outstanding portfolios in design, creativity, and presentation. All nominated portfolios were reviewed by selected board members of ADCD and AIGA, and top winners for each session were awarded the following prizes:
FIRST: $1k scholarship, ADCD membership
SECOND: Adobe subscription, ADCD membership
THIRD: Communication Arts subscription, ADCD membership

2017 Winners:

SESSION ONE: Freshman/Sophomore/Junior
1st Place – Seth Dawson McClain (UNC) PORTFOLIO >
2nd Place – Olivia Orr (RMCAD) PORTFOLIO >
3rd Place – Alyssa Quispe (Arapahoe CC) PORTFOLIO >

SESSION TWO: Advanced Junior, Senior, and Grad Student
1st Place – Jesus Almader (CMU)  PORTFOLIO >
2nd Place – Nadienka Cisteros (MSU Denver) PORTFOLIO >
3rd Place – Josh Felix (CMU) PORTFOLIO >

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2016 Winners:

1st Place – Heather Clausen, Arapahoe Community College, 2nd Year
2nd Place – Rachel Gotberg, Community College Denver, 2nd Year
3rd Place – Yvette Serrano, Metro State University. Junior

1st Place – Nadia Pedroza, University of Northern Colorado, Senior
2nd Place – Kyle O’Neill, Metro State University, Senior 
3rd Place – 
B. Ann Masterson, Metro State University, Senior

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