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News Bites: Student competition spotlights new “words to images” app

Posted September 25, 2014 in News Bites

Thanks to a little friendly competition, students in KCAD Critical Transitions classes recently had the opportunity to test drive a new app called Wimage, which gives users the ability to see their words, thoughts, and ideas become instant images and designs through voice or textual input.

The “Wimage to Inspire” competition challenged the KCAD students to use the Wimage app to create an image that represented recent community service projects the students completed for class. Director of Student Engagement Nicole DeKraker, Medical Illustration Professor David Gianfredi, and alum Robert Coombs (’13, Photography) judged the entries.

Congratulations to winner Jill Warsco, who received an iPad, and also to runners-up Caroline Martin, Justin Beitzel, Lauren Swano, and Kalea Ray.

Wimage competition winnersWinners, judges, and Wimage creators at the competition's award ceremony

The app was developed through the collaborative efforts of Fashion Has Heart, a organization that connects wounded American veterans to artist and designers – including KCAD students – in creative action, and local design firm Visual Hero.

Visit wimagevisual.com to see the KCAD student entries.