SSL 2020 Awards

Award Announcement

Signs, Systems, and Letterform Marks (SSL)

UDA Annual Int’l Design Competition 2020



Signs communicate ideas through visual elements. Systems integrate many ideas into one family. Letterform Marks combine type to present a specific concept. A graphic designer manipulates and perfects the visual form to ensure a clear understanding of the user.

These signs, systems, and letterform marks visually convey our behaviors, beliefs, and institutions. They warn us of danger, guide us through space, inform us of choices, and portray organizational attributes. While we vary religiously, politically, socially, and culturally, universal signs, systems, and letterform marks can unify humanity through communication. Design students and professionals continuously revise old ones and create new ones. They establish a language we can all understand.


Winners: Designers
AwardProjectDesignerJob TitleCompanyCountry
GrandPivot Data Design identityKelly Salchow MacArthurCreative Directorelevate designUSA
GoldIchon RestaurantAlbert Young ChoiCreative DirectorYoungGammKorea
SilverPine Grove Hall WordmarkEmily BurnsCreative DirectorDrawstring Design CoUSA
Bronze2020 Women’s VoteKelly Salchow MacArthur
Nancy Skolos
Creative Directorselevate design + Skolos-WedellUSA

Winners: Students

SIGNS

AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandReel Catch RestaurantMelissa VidalesLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
GoldRoll Around PictographAna ChavezLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
GoldAnimal IconAnsley OrrKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA
SilverCollective EffortKenny VuongLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverChickenVanesssa JeffersonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverBaihe TownWan YepingZhao ZhiyongShanghai normal UniversityChina
BronzeBaihe TownCao SiQiZhao ZhiyongShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeTurtle TowerDan PhamLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas in ArlingtonUSA
BronzeVigil SecurityJayne EzembaLisa GrahamUniversity Of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeBaihe TownJiang Yue  Zhao ZhiyongShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeRestaurant BrandingMarisa ZapataLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeOMDKMáté LukácsFerenc KissSZTE JGYPKHungary
BronzeCMEPQianQian NiZhiYong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeAnimal IconWyatt StonhouseKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA

SYSTEMS

AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandArt SpaceBoning ZhangZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
GoldReduce Paper RecycleErica BoldenLisa GrahamUniverstiy of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverWholesome Juice CompanyDan PhamLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas in ArlingtonUSA
SilverYolk SetVanesssa JeffersonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeRoll AroundAna ChavezLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeBehind the GlassCourtney ThompsonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeMelting PointCourtney ThompsonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeAndong cityYejin HwangZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina

LETTERFORM MARKS

AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandTaqueria VillamosaJavier FrancoLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
GoldVeghausAdrian BenitezLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
GoldYolk ClubVanesssa JeffersonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverPaper CompanyAdrian BenitezLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverRasta Me PastaBriana JacksonLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverCollective Effort Paper Co.Kenny VuongLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeGracious VineAbigail MeredithLisa Graham University of Texas in ArlingtonUSA
BronzeRoll Around LogoAna ChavezLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeWordmarkAnsley OrrKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA
BronzeLogoChantelle TrujilloLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas in ArlingtonUSA
BronzeEyeEniko GalatFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeJust The BeginningJordan BrooksKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA
BronzeReel Catch RestaurantMelissa VidalesLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeGlamour PhotographyReka KorcsikFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeChina Mars Exploration ProjectWei WeiZhaoZhiYongShanghai Normal University China
BronzeCity logo of Andong, KoreaYejin HwangZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeijtZach AlbrightKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA


Copyright: All matters regarding the copyright of the Entry will be the responsibility of the entrant. All designs will become the Collection of United Designs Alliance. The United Designs Alliance reserves the right to use all information provided by the entrants, as well as the right to publish, exhibit or reproduce all designs entered for the competition