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TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards.
IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show and two Professional Gold awards for his artwork, "Southern Eagle - Bud Light Pro Bull Riding & BBQ Fest" and "Wild Game Dinner for Battle Axe Armory;" and a student gold award for "Bike Night," a digitally enhanced photo.
Mr. Toom is presently employed as the graphic design manager at Southern Eagle Distributing in Fort Pierce, and he will be awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media in May.
Other IRSC students receiving first-place gold awards were: Lance Camp of Fort Pierce for "3D Train" in 3D rendering; Doug Chilton of Stuart for "Fort Pierce Authentic Tours" in e-book; Nichole Dash of Fort Pierce for "Chicago Blues Festival" in poster; Lesley Driver of Palm City for "Longhorn" in rendering and for "Type Book" in e-book; Daisy Gonzales of Fort Pierce for "Dunkin Donuts Christmas" in ad; Christie Lee of Port St. Lucie for "Creative Design Landscaping" in logo; Ron Lopez of Port St. Lucie for "Viagra" in ad; Brittany Pelchat of Stuart for "Bitter Sweet Bakery" in logo; and Brandy & Alyson Perez of Vero Beach for "Jungle & Ocean" in typography.
Receiving second-place silver awards were: Karina Araya in poster and type poster; Lesley Driver in package design; Shavier Fernandez in poster; Shanna Furphy in timeline; Susan Klein, Ashley Marvich, & Magda Leyva in campaign; Jerry Labouef in poster; Patrick LeJeune in illustration and logo; James Lemire in color wheel illustration; Jessica Mullin in 3D rendering; and Vickie Racine in covers.
In addition, IRSC Associate Professor Walt Hines received a Professional Silver award in logo.
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