New Talent: Platinum-Winner Danner Washburn and Silver-Winner Anya Widyawati Design with Purpose

These talented students were featured in New Talent 2019 for their useful and imaginative designs.

Looking at the results of the New Talent 2019 competition, it is evident that these students worked tirelessly under the direction of their professors to create great designs. One such design was Platinum-winner, “Conversation Table” (ABOVE) by Portfolio Center student Danner Washburn under the direction of Professor Devan Carter. With colorful cords intermeshing under a glass top, Devan related to us that the idea of this table was for it to be “representative of person-to-person communication” with a “visually-shifting form and vibrant colors, serv[ing] to reclaim and reorient meal-time toward conversation and, ultimately, a more wholesome experience of community.” His entry was truly a great design, created with a thoughtful intention.

Another wonderful entry was Silver-winner, “Castello di Amorosa” (ABOVE) by Academy of Art University’s Anya Widyawati. The bottle’s label and its unique packaging stands out and offers elegance for the client’s branding. It is entries like these that assures us that there is an exciting generation of designers in the works!

Pre-order the New Talent Annual 2019 today HERE. All hardcover copies come with a free digital issue!

Submit to the Design Annual 2020 competition by March 13, 2018. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work published on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms!

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