TAIPEI–York University/Sheridan College students won big in package design at the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan recently.
Albert Ng, the course director of package design and advanced package design at York University, noted, "We’ve set a record by sweeping all the awards in the package design category of one of the most competitive international design competitions."
That included six semi-finalists, three finalists and a winner from 276 entries in package design from around the world, he added.
Man Wai Wong won for The Tissue Box, "formed from a single sheet of paper without glue, making it reusable, collapsible and easily transportable. A locking mechanism holds the container together at both ends. Also unique are the geometric folds, which provide the package’s strength and infrastructure."
Man Wai Wong’s work was announced the best in Package Design at the ceremony, earning U.S. $3,000, a trophy, a certificate, and a set of Adobe software, said the instructor.
Man Wai was joined at the ceremony by two finalists — Christina Lo, Christia Fung, as well as alumni and faculty members flying in from Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, added Ng.
Ng explained the awards ceremony was held collaboration with ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations). He said the ADAAs received 4,605 submissions overall this year from more than 73 countries.