UNT senior Brady Jackson, a communication design major, has been named a finalist in the mobile design category in the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which had more than 4,600 submissions and is billed as "the world's premier design, film and interactive media competition for higher education students and faculty."
Jackson's project is one of three entries chosen as finalists in the mobile design category. As a finalist, Jackson earned a free trip to the awards ceremony at the 2011 International Design Alliance Congress in October in Taipei.
Jackson designed a concept for an iPad app that would allow people to donate sugar-free confectionery to diabetic camps for kids. The project was inspired by his communication design classes with Karen Dorff, senior lecturer of communication design, and Michele Wong Kung Fong, assistant professor of communication design, at UNT. The app is not functional -- at least not yet -- but Jackson created a video that shows how the app would work.
"You go on there and you can make your own profile. You select however much you want to donate, and once you have donated a certain amount, the company will send you however much you qualify for back, so you get a little bit of reward," Jackson says.
Earning a coveted spot as a competition finalist "validates that I'm doing what I should be doing," Jackson says.
Jackson worked as an intern designing T-shirts this summer at Nautica in New York, where he designed shirts for New York and Malibu triathlons.
Jackson is pursuing a degree in communication design from UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design.
"I learned a good work ethic -- just being very efficient and getting things done quickly and being able to communicate and elaborate on whatever ideas I have," he says.
View Jackson's project and add comments to Jackson's profile.
Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at Ellen.Rossetti@unt.edu.