Creative Center Students Win in American Advertising Awards

Omaha, Neb. (March 26, 2019) The Creative Center (CC) would like to congratulate all 13 students who won a total of 20 awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards at the state level and two awards at the district level.
CC students won a total of 20 awards at this year’s American Advertising Awards (affectionately called the ADDYs), sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Students entered original creative projects into competitive categories which were judged by professionals in the field. The competition is tiered, with state winners advancing to one of 15 district competitions, and district winners advancing to the national level.

“Our student competition really mirrors the professional competition,” said former American Advertising Federation President and CEO James Edmund Datri. “Other major competitions have a stripped-down version, or limit the students to a predetermined case. The American Advertising Awards offers students much more opportunity.”

The Creative Center is a college of art and design in Omaha, Nebraska offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Graphic Design. Students attend class Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 3:30 and learn multiple aspects of graphic design. Every student receives a Mac laptop computer and software (to keep!) as a part of the tuition and fees, and gets plenty of chances to use it exploring as many of the computerized visual realms as possible, from branding to web design, from package design to multimedia, and from advertising to illustration.

“As an advertising agency, it is in our best interest to hire personnel who not only fit into our corporate culture, but those that are up to date in current technology and advertising trends. We recently hired a graduate from the Creative Center who has fulfilled all these demands for our design position, and has impressed us with a strong work ethic and all around capability in multiple design arenas. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”

Andrew Sleight, CEO / Creative Director, Sleight Advertising, Omaha, NE

“I have two daughters who decided to pursue graphic design at different colleges. I can’t believe the quality, additional projects, and variety that my daughter at the Creative Center experienced in only three years as opposed to my daughter who chose to attend a large university, which took much longer.”

Michael Sexton, Father of Henna Sexton, BFA ‘12

For more information on the Creative Center, visit our website at www.creativecenter.edu or call us toll free at 888-898-1789 or locally at 402-898-1000. See complete list of award winners below along with the high school from which they graduated.

2019 Nebraska ADDY Winners (20)

Blake Bloomquist – Wausa Public HS (NE); 4 Silver

Madison Broesder – Sioux Falls New Technology HS (SD); 1 Silver

Katlyn Dimmitt – Creighton Public HS (NE); 1 Silver

Monique Foupht – Omaha Concordia HS (NE); 1 Silver

Darby Geist – Kearney Senior HS (NE); 1 Silver

Jadyn Gilbert – Harrisonville Senior HS (MO); 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Erin Herrmann – Sabetha HS (KS); 1 Silver

Kyle Koster – Carroll HS (IA); 1 Silver

Aubrieanna Krueger – Syracuse HS (NE); 3 Silver

Rose Landaverde – Terre Haute North Vigo HS (IN); 1 Silver

Josie Naberhaus – Indianola HS (IA); 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Kirsten Peterson – Lakeview HS (NE); 1 Silver

Sara Rundquist – Elmwood-Murdock Jr Sr HS (NE); 1 Gold


2019 District 9 ADDY Winners (2)

Blake Bloomquist – Wausa Public HS (NE); 1 Silver

Jadyn Gilbert – Harrisonville Senior HS (MO); 1 Silver



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