Marywood University graphic design students and a recent graduate, including Alexander Jubinski, senior, Dalton, Pa.; Amanda Focht, 2019 graduate, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Matt Catanzaro, senior, Peckville, Pa., won top awards recently at the NEPA American Advertising Federation (ADDY) 2020 Awards Ceremony. This year, the ADDYs were held at The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Alexander Jubinski won a silver award for his packaging design, Amanda Focht won gold and Best of Show for her mobile or web-based app, and Matt Catanzaro won gold and the Judge’s Choice award for his packaging design. Both Amanda Focht and Matt Catanzaro have advanced to the American Advertising Federation regional and national competitions.
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local American Advertising Federation competitions. The mission of the ADDYs is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
Marywood University’s graphic design program provides students with an environment that supports and encourages both personal and professional development. Students in the program have 24-hour access to two fully-equipped computer labs, loaded with industry-standard software. Cutting-edge darkrooms and photography studios are also available for student use.
For additional information about Marywood University’s graphic design program, please visit marywood.edu/art/index.html, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.
(Left to right): Christine Medley, associate professor of graphic design at Marywood University; Alex Jubinski, senior graphic design student, Dalton, Pa., winner of a silver award; Amanda Focht, graphic design 2019 graduate, Philadelphia, Pa., winner of a gold and Best of Show award; Matt Catanzaro, senior graphic design student, Peckville, Pa., winner of a gold and Judge’s Choice award; and John Meza, associate professor of art at Marywood University