Split & Twisted 2013 Winners Announced

Split & Twisted 2013 Winners Announced

November 18, 2013

Senior Johnny Whitman (pictured at left) collected four awards, including Best of Show; junior Holly Carden and senior Tyler Zenk each scored with two winning entries.

All Watkins Graphic Design majors were eligible to submit projects (created since September 2012) in ten categories: Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design.

Jurors for Split & Twisted 2013 were Watkins alumna Lindsey Armstrong, graphics goddess at redpepper; Kevin Tucker, design director at Anode, and alumnus Jim Valosik, senior art director at Lewis Communications.

Split & Twisted 2013 received support from Anderson Design Studio and Plaza Artist Materials.

Watkins Graphic Design students and alumni are consistently among the most honored in the country through their submissions to regional, national and international advertising design competitions, particularly in the student and professional categories of the ADDY Awards (hosted by the American Advertising Federation). At the 2013 Nashville Student ADDYs, Watkins won more top-level awards than any other school competing (just as they did in 2012), claiming 12 Golds, 9 Silvers and a Judge’s Choice Award.

Watkins students continue to blanket Nashville and the region with their intelligence, visual wit and creativity through unique opportunities with several beloved Nashville community events. In the past few years, their talents have been chosen to promote signature happenings such as the American Artisan Festival, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville Sister Cities Program, Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera performances, and Murfreesboro’s JazzFest, as well as the Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville” cover art.

Split & Twisted 2013 Awards

Best of Show: “Worlds Apart” exhibition by Johnny Whitman

Advertising: Hasbro ad series by Matthew Erwin

Books & Jackets: H. P. Lovecraft series by Kelsey Goessman

Identity: Olly & Otto logo by Tyler Zenk

Poster Design: “Worlds Apart” exhibition by Johnny Whitman

Publication Design:  Levi’s annual report by Ily Phelps

Illustration Flannery O’Connor by Barbara Ball 

Miscellaneous: Intern’s sketchbook by Holly Carden

Multimedia: Zinc web design by Tyler Zenk

Package Design: Thieve Cat Burglar Outfitters by Johnny Whitman

Faculty Choice:
Those Darlins (Jessi Darlin) illustrated portrait by Eric Andre

Faculty Choice:
Intern’s sketchbook by Holly Carden

Faculty Choice:
Portfolio website by Johnny Whitman