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Awards & Honors

Discover MIAD students, faculty, staff and alumni being recognized for their innovation, creativity, success and positive contributions to the world around us.

Designship logo nets award from Milwaukee Adworkers

The Designship logo received a merit award in the logo design category of the 2018 Adworkers Milwaukee 99 Show.

Designship is a MIAD apprenticeship/training program for MIAD design graduates in Southeastern Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee 99 Show is the annual awards show for the SE Wisconsin advertising community, presented by the United Adworkers.

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Ariana Vaeth wins $15,000 fellowship

Ariana Vaeth ’17 (Integrated Studio Arts) is one of three recipients of a new $15,000 fellowship (and studio space) from the Fellowship.art program. There were 140 applicants. More information.

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MIAD students win Association of Rotational Molders design competition

Three MIAD Industrial Design seniors are the winners of the 2018 Design Competition of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM).

• Miyu Takisawa, 1st place, $2,000 prize
• Laurel McKernan, 2nd place, $1,000 prize
• Trever Krueger, 3rd place, $500 prize

Miyu, Laurel and Trever entered this competition during their Materials & Manufacturing 3 course.

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Emily Siira ’17 wins second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

Emily Siira ’17 (Industrial Design) who is currently employed at GE Healthcare, won second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition for a design she created while at student at MIAD. The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition “recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.” Emily’s design, the Cinch Hamper, has wheels and a lifting system within the bin, and “employs mechanical advantage to do the lifting and transport of clothing for the user while also providing a simplified system for clothes hanging.”

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Jade Akim ’19 wins second place in global GrabCad Extreme Design Competition

Jade Akim ’19 (Industrial Design) won second place in the 2018 GrabCad Extreme Design Competition for her sleek and modern table lamp design. Her design won in the contest’s Art, Design, Architecture, Jewelry category. The 14th annual competition “calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing.”

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Industrial Design student’s Delta Faucet design now patent-pending

Industrial Design student’s Delta Faucet design now patent-pending

Logan Gage ’18 (Industrial Design) won first place in the 2017 Delta Faucet Design Contest, a collaboration between MIAD and Delta Faucet. His design is now patent-pending. He also recently received an honorable mention at the 2018 International Housewares Association’s 25th Annual Student Design Competition for his twist jar opener design.

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