Indigo Design Award Announces 2019 Design Winners 

Malaga, Spain | 16 Apr 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Indigo Awards is set to announce this year’s main category winners on May 23rd at the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain. Indigo Awards presents winners in such categories as:

- Graphic Design of the Year
- Digital Design of the Year
- Mobile Design of the Year
- Games Design of the Year
- Design for Social Change of the Year
- Discovery of the Year

The “Design for Social Change of the Year” Award is a new category for this year’s awards ceremony. The judges were so overwhelmed by the entries in this category that they decided to create an entirely new category to award the efforts of these designers. Creating designs for social change is so important and this is why Indigo Awards has decided to reward the efforts of these important designers.

There were many quality submissions to consider for awards this year, which has made it difficult for the jury to choose winners in the various categories. However, after careful consideration of all the entries, the jury members have decided who should receive the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention this year.

Nearly 50 countries are represented with the entrants this year and the jury has worked hard to identify the best and brightest and award their skill and talent. The submissions are judged on design, creativity, innovation, functionality, quality, and adherence to the topic. Those chosen for the main award in each category have provided the perfect mix of these characteristics.

Each year, Indigo Design Award hosts an award ceremony in some of the most cutting-edge and fascinating cities in the world. A handpicked jury of innovative contributors to the digital design field judges the submissions and chooses winners in several categories. The idea is to help promote and inspire creative and innovative designers for their talent and share the passion for digital design.

Indigo Design looks for raw talent and innovative creators that take designing an application, website, and other forms of digital design to the next level. They look for those that are pushing the envelope when it comes to composition and layout and who take chances on new and innovative ways of expression in the digital realm.
Winners of this prestigious award are recognized on a global platform, which can help to boost awareness for their work, along with allowing them to add recognition to their repertoire. It is a great marketing tool, along with providing the designer with exclusive bragging rights. Who wouldn’t want to be a top digital designer or mobile designer?

Main winners for the 2019 Indigo Design Awards will be announced at the reception on May 23rd at the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain.

Shortlisted Winners Competing for the Main Category Award:

In Digital Design:
- Digital Meal Website – Digital Meal
- A Story About Trusts – Yoyo
- Parisian Website Design for the LIDO Cabaret – Puppets
- Digital Design – Human NYC
- IBM Immersive Data – IBM
- – BMG Media
- MIT School of Science – Upstatement

In Mobile Design:
- Play3d Augmented Reality App – Signature Creative Inc.
- Pedigree: A Dog’s Story – Aaron Turk
- Hello, Sun – Sun Tracking and Shadow Simulation AR app – Small Multiples
- GROHE Ondus App – Grohe AG
- Sculptform Website – Avenue
- Airbus IFLY A380 app – Milkinside
- The ultimate burrow – Triplesense Reply

In Games Design:
- Covens: The Ember Days – Raincrow Studios Inc.
- Penny the Penguin – Watermark Creative
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Obsidian Entertainment
- Creed: Rise to Glory: Art Institute of California – Orange County
- The Great C – Secret Location
- Electronauts – Loyola Marymount University/ New York University

In Graphic Design:
- Lineweight – Cipher Prime Studios, Inc.
- YAP brand identity – Jekyll & hyde
- Reach – We Walk With You – Watermark Creative
- DIMDIMSUM – TU Design Office
- Boxha Coffee House – Eme Design Studio
- SAIB – SAIB & Co.
- L’Atlante dell’Appennino – The Visual Agency

In Design for Social Change (NEW CATEGORY):
- Changing the World One Wish at a Time – SimplePlan Media
- LessRefugees – Granyon
- The Industry- Mapping the Dutch Drug Economy – Submarine Channel
- El Patito Feo – Atlantic University College
- Best Friends Home – Next
- Make-A-Wish Branding – Rule29
- Eji Museum - Domestic Slave Trade Narrative – Orchid Creation
- Cancer never rests, so neither do we – SomeOne

In Discovery of the Year:
- Enduring Soul – Jane Campion Film Festival – Academy of Art University
- {t} telegraphe café – Pratt Institute
- Zafrane Spice & Tea – Capilano University
- Gallon, the gallery that exists to expire. – Seton Hill University
- Blue Whale Café – Savannah College of Art and Design
- PayPal People First – Savannah College of Art and Design
- MAM -Thai Curry Packaging – Pratt Institute
- In the Mood of Love – School of Visual Arts

The 32 person jury includes product designers, engineers, creative directors, type designers, art designers, professors, and other key players in the design realm.

Davide Colla took the Website of the Year Award last year. Those who attend this year’s event will have the pleasure of hearing from him. When asked about his experiences from the previous year’s awards ceremony, he said:

"The whole team and I personally were thrilled to receive the gold prize for Best Website of the year at the 2018 Indigo Awards in Tokyo. The Real Time Vertical Platform was a challenging project that included all the expertise of 150UP.

Bringing home the first award in a prestigious international competition was an honor that inspired us to look beyond and start a new journey – made of bigger ideas, major inspirations, and outstanding works. Always raising the bar to create our own personal approach and spread it all over the globe.

For a small firm like 150UP, it was amazing to be in the company of such a respected group of honorees. Winning the gold prize at 2018 Indigo Awards has proved to be an amazing opportunity to highlight our in-house talents while enlarging our network. It also brought us the chance to visit Tokyo and meet other creatives designers.

We all felt, in the moment as well as in the following months, that this recognition gave us a chance to shine, attracting new clients and enhancing our competitiveness, increasing growth, driving innovation. Looking forward to many more recognitions and celebrations with this amazing team!"

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