This week we announced the winners of the Talent Awards 2018 at our annual talent party. The awards are run with the purpose of celebrating amazing freelancers, producing amazing work in the creative and digital space and our entrants did not disappoint! We had some fantastic submissions and our judges had a difficult time picking our winners.
For those that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us, here are the winners and some examples of their incredible work.
WINNER OF THE DESIGN CATEGORY
Tina Touli for her 30 Years of Adobe Illustrator poster.
“Inspired by the way in which we flip the pages of a book, representing the past, the present and the future, a three dimensional paper sculpture has been created and used as a guide for the design. I am proud of this piece because I challenged myself to create something new, something that I never tried before. It gave me this opportunity to experiment and challenge my limits and find an effective way to communicate the message from this really broad brief.”
“This piece tells a smart visual story. It’s simple and stops you in your tracks. The use of medium to create the final outcome is inspiring and something we can all learn from.”
Michael Dowell, Creative Director, MSL Group
WINNER OF THE CONTENT & COPYWRITING CATEGORY
Nick Entwistle for his C-word charity campaign.
“We created a film to raise awareness and encourage donations for Isabella, who suffers from Neuroblastoma, and amplified this through social outreach and PR. I’m very proud of the work as it was a piece where I feel the copywriting was key to delivering the emotive impact that the film had on the public.”
“This was a considered, planned copy campaign and the impact is undeniable. Cancer is an area where people are used to hearing sorrowful stories, but Nick still managed to create something that packed a real punch.”
Hannah Bourne, Marketing Director, Penguin Random House
WINNER OF THE MOTION DESIGN CATEGORY
Machol Regev Chumash for her personal project about the relationship between poetry and dance.
“The purpose of the project was to spark an interest amongst the general public about the relationship between poetry and dance, and to show how these two types of art can work in symbiosis and bring something new to the world.”
You can watch the full video here.
“There’s a daring beauty in this construct of words, music and movement where the designer totally achieves her objective of making a connection between poetry and dance. The type in these pieces feels like it is integral to the motion of the dancers and I love the way the glyphs and digital nuts and bolts are used as texture. The typographic inventiveness of this work shows absolutely that the space between words is just as important as the words themselves – as it is in a poem.”
Steven Aspinall, Creative Director, Formula E
WINNER OF THE ILLUSTRATION CATEGORY
Karine Fortier for her series of illustrations, ‘Little Pleasures… Everyday’.
“This is a self initiated project that explores the idea that the most joyful moments in life can be found in everyday little pleasures. I’m particularly fond of this project, a series of illustrations all connected by the idea that we’re all better together, and stronger.”
“There’s just something lovely but very contemporary about her style and theme of the project.”
Nicki Field, Head of Illustration, Jelly London
EUROPEAN TALENT OF THE YEAR WINNER
Based on public votes across all categories.
The winner was Xavier Urity (FR) for his design work on the Dior / Leif Podhajsky project.
“The aim of this project was to develop distinct work which pushes boundaries and communicates engaging ideas. The perfect mix between tidiness and disorder. Creation is not always about having new ideas. It’s about merging new concepts through the reunion of several sensibilities. Getting out of our comfort zone makes magic happen. That’s why I’m proud of this project!”
Congratulations to all our winners!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Talent Awards you can find more details here.