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Kendall Student, Grad are Best of Show

Posted February 25, 2013 in StudentAlumni

Kendall Graphic Design grad and northern Michigan creative Erin Waineo was honored with the West Michigan ADDY Award’s highest honor – 2013 Best of Show for her design of the Cat Footwear Autumn/Winter 2013 magazine. Erin was also awarded two Gold ADDYs for the project.  

Waineo, Creative Director at Erin Waineo Design, competed against top agencies from Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Holland and Kalamazoo for the advertising industry’s most comprehensive competition recognizing creative excellence. As a result of the award, Waineo will now compete at the district and national levels.

Erin Waineo with her Best of Show award.

Ken Czop from Cat Footwear of Wolverine World Wide said, “Erin made the project speak volumes. Her keen eye for design detail and tasteful aesthetic helped take our brand magazine to the next level.”

The Cat Footwear Autumn/Winter 2013 magazine is a 160 page, full color print publication used by Wolverine World Wide to promote their upcoming footwear line. Images of the issue can be viewed here.

In addition to numerous other alumni who won awards, Kendall students nearly swept the student category, including five Gold, 14 Silver, two Judge's Choice awards and  Student Best of Show. The Judge's Choice awards went to Andrew Kukawka for his Big Sky Brewing Co. campaign and Harrison Miracle for "Food Fight."  The Student Best of Show award went to Isaac Daniels for "Portlock Smoked Salmon Paté Campaign."

Isaac Daniels, Harrison Miracle and Andrew Kukawka with their awards.

The complete list of West Michigan winners can be seen here.

In the mid-Michigan region, 2011 Graphic Design graduate and Adams Outdoor Advertising Art Director Tracy Keck took home both a Silver ADDY and a Judge's Choice award for his Mayberry Homes billboard campaign.


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