The Graphic Design program at Montana State University is proud to announce three student projects have been selected as Semifinalist for the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Jaimee Parker a recent MSU graduate from the Seattle area has two ADAA projects honored in the social impact category, that include a smartphone app called “Spindego” that simplifies the decision making of dating options, along with another social media campaign called “#coverthecamera” that spotlights the unexpected effects of taking selfies with wildlife. In addition, Ghassane Moutaoukil an MSU Graphic Design senior and international student from Morocco was selected as a Semifinalist for his stunning artwork titled “Wheat” in the illustration category.


The ADAA is an international student design competition that hosts 14 categories for individuals in all creative disciplines. Projects are evaluated on originality and creative excellence, effectiveness in meeting a communication objective and demonstrating skills in applying Adobe software products towards these goals. The competition has three divisions including fine art, commercial and social impact. With sub-categories in graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, video editing, package design, web, app and game design. From the 5,000 student entries from around the globe, approximately 1,500 semifinalists were selected to move to the next level. The winners in each category of the ADAA will be announced in September 2016. To see all the Adobe Design Achievement Award semifinalists entries visit the website



See the MSU student’s 2016 ADAA semifinalist projects on Behance.


MSU Semifinalists