New Talent Annual 2012 Winners

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“CNN Microphones” by Jungho Katie Lee, Platinum Winner in the New Talent Annual 2012

The Graphis New Talent series is an original collection of the year’s best student work. In the New Talent Annual 2012, Graphis had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Anselmo, an accomplished creative director who has received acclaim for his Unconventional Advertising program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As in years past, this book serves as a rare opportunity for students to receive both exposure and recognition. In addition, it functions as an inspirational reference for Design and Advertising firms seeking the best and brightest new professionals. All featured images received a Graphis Gold award, except for a select few, listed below, that earned a coveted Graphis Platinum Award.

Platinum Winners:

Jungho Katie Lee

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Frank Anselmo

Bo Mi Jo

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Frank Anselmo

Dahee Song

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Frank Anselmo

Eleni Georgeou

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Sal DeVito

Casey Espinoza

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Sal DeVito

Bona Jeong

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Jack Mariucci

Jamie Kakleas

School of Visual Arts

Teacher: Jack Mariucci

Paris Wilson

Brigham Young University

Teacher: Adrian Pulfer

Kenji Ishigaki

Brigham Young University

Teacher: Adrian Pulfer

Diana Ascarrunz

Art Institute of Atlanta

Teacher: Phil Bekker

Teachers:

Frank Anselmo: Total of 48 winning projects

Creative Director Frank Anselmo has had a lustrous career. He has worked with high-profile accounts, such as Guinness, FedEx, Ebay, and HBO. Now a teacher at The School of Visual Arts, where he founded the Unconventional Advertising program, his students are consistent winners of advertising awards around the world. For his teaching efforts, Graphis honored Anselmo with the first Platinum Instructor Award. Other awards include being honored as an Art Directors Club Young Gun and winning BBDO’s first ever One Show Gold Pencil award.

Jack Mariucci: Total of 18 winning projects

Over the course of his professional advertising career, Doyle Dane Bernbach’s Executive Creative Director Jack Mariucci has won hundreds of awards, including gold and silver awards from the Art Directors Club and the Stephen E. Kelly Award. Mariucci studied at the San Francisco Academy of Art prior to entering the workforce, where he had the opportunity to work on accounts such as Michelin, Bulova, Hershey’s, Volkswagen, Weight Watchers, IBM, Sony, Nabisco, and Citicorp. Now, as an Advertising and Design Professor at The School of Visual Arts, he’s educating the next generation of prize-winning advertisers.

Phil Bekker: Total of 11 winning projects

Born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Phil Bekker studied photography in South Africa and England prior to moving to the United States, where he achieved his Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts. Now, specializing in both commercial and fine-art photography, Bekker has won multiple national and international awards. Working on both private and corporate collections, some of Bekker’s clients include Coca Cola, Georgia Power, Mercedes Benz, Motorola, and Polaroid. As a photography professor at The Art Institute of Atlanta, he is teaching his students how to perfect their skills in the art.

Adrian Pulfer: Total of 8 winning projects

Both a graduate and a teacher of Brigham Young University, Adrian Pulfer established himself as one of the top designers in America. As a textile designer, Pulfer has created fabrics, rugs, and wallpapers for Knoll International and F. Schumacher, New York. As an art director, he produced advertising for American Express’ award-winning Portraits campaign. Pulfer’s work has been recognized by the Advertising Club of New York, AIGA, Graphis, Print Magazine, Idea Magazine, Type Directors’ Club and Society of Publication Designers. In addition, Pulfer received a Graphis Platinum Award for excellence in teaching.

Sal DeVito: Total of 2 winning projects

Founder of DeVito/Verdi, award-winning, full service advertising agency, Sal DeVito is an expert at his craft. As Creative Director of DeVito/Verdi and teacher at The School of Visual Arts, DeVito has won numerous awards, including the Distinguished Artist-Teacher Award from SVA. With an ability to maintain a unique level of prestige within the advertising industry, DeVito has acquired multiple high-profile clients, including Daffy’s, New York Magazine, HBO, Men’s Wearhouse, TimeOut Magazine, Carvel, and People Magazine. In the New Talent Annual 2012, Graphis recognized some of his students as both Platinum and Gold winners.

To see more of the work featured in the New Talent Annual 2012, click here.

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“Super Absorbent” by Jamie Kakleas, Platinum Winner in the New Talent Annual 2012

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“Alice + Olivia” by Paris Wilson, Platinum Winner in the New Talent Annual 2012

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