PGH365: AIGA Pittsburgh’s Annual Design Competition and Exhibition

A celebration of the designer’s struggle and success in finding solutions that are effective, meaningful, and beautiful.

AIGA Pittsburgh’s PGH365 2015 event was held on March 27 at SmartSolutions Technologies on the North Side and showcased 313 entries of design work submitted by regional professionals and students. Entries included print campaigns, publications, posters, websites and multimedia; all of which demonstrated the designer’s role, the creative process and the value of design to the community.

PGH365 2015 had a great turnout. Attendees had the opportunity to view the design entries and were entertained throughout the night thanks to the many sponsors: Portfolio Creative, SmartSolutions Technologies, Commonwealth Press, The Printing Post, Lindenmeyr Munroe, Penn Brewery, Imagebox, DJ 7UP, and Photographer Matt Dayak.

The judges, Kate Bingaman-Burt (Illustrator, and Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Portland State University), Helen Rice (Creative Director, Fuzzco) and Jonnie Hallman (Designer, Developer, Cushion App) chose 99 selected pieces of work from the 313 entries.

Of those 99 selected pieces, the following 15 selections were chosen for distinction:

Best In Show
Brett Yasko
The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook / exhibition & gallery guides

Student Best In Show
Nikki Johnson, La Roche College
Collected Strides: Leading Beyond the Track

Helen Rice’s Judges Choice
Brett Yasko
63 Objects Taken From My Son’s Mouth / book

Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Judges Choice
Brett Yasko
Conflict Kitchen: Palenstine

Jonnie Hallman’s Judges Choice
May Kim, 4moms
4moms app

Design Excellence

Dave Vissat, Brunner
Surf Pittsburgh POS

Amanda Clegg, Edinboro University
Turkish Airlines Annual Report

Jim Hargreaves, Hampton Hargreaves
Lanikai Brewing Company Logo & Packaging

Greg Gibilisco, MAYA Design Inc.

Nick Murphy, Edinboro University
Levi’s Commuter Fall 2015 Lookbook

Paul Schifino, Schifino Design
The 10th annual Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio tour poster

Doug Dean, Wall-to-Wall Studios
School of Drama, Season

Doug Dean, Wall-to-Wall Studios
Pittsburgh Dance Council, Integrated Campaign

Doug Dean, Wall-to-Wall Studios
Sienna Mercato Integrated Branding

Brett Yasko
Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals / catalogue

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