MINT College is no stranger to design and advertising competitions. With its pool of talented young artists, the school is fervent in developing their skills to be at par with industry practitioners. Last May 10, for three straight years, we bagged another three awards at the adobo Design Awards Asia (aDAA) at Samsung Hall, SM Aura.

MINT started its aDAA marathon in 2017 by sweeping five major awards: two Bronze by Vicky Tumacder and Kevin Matsuyama, two Silvers by Ricah Icmat and Chantal Arboleda, and Claudine Quintela for Gold.  The streak continued in 2018 with Natalie Ampil winning Bronze for her senior project.

The aDAA is a prestigious competition for professionals and students passionate about creative communications and design. For this year, MINT garnered eight nominations in the Open Category for Students. Three of our Multimedia Arts students from both college and senior high school won two Bronze and a Silver.  

Multimedia Arts sophomore Nikki Albert won Bronze for her work, “Pattern of Inclusivity”, which is a project for her Pattern Design class. Her design was inspired by the LGBTQ+ community, and body positivity.

For Grade 12 Arts and Design student Andrea Dimagmaliw, her winning work, “Alamat Book Series” is a book cover design project aimed to relive the chilhood past time of reading local folklore in print. Her Bronze-awarded book covers featured illustrations of chosen alamat (or myth) that is embossed in gold for a vintage vibe and a classic, elegant look.

Recent MMA graduate and currently a freelance graphic illustrator, Gaby Salgado, won Silver for her character designs for the board game project, “Engkanto: Philippine Mythology Game,” for her Game Development class. Her idea is to reintroduce to younger Filipinos the mythological characters of Philippine folklore.

Watch this video to get to know this year’s aDAA winners.W


Video by: RM Cristobal

Interview by: Chai Lugares

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