SSL 2021 Awards

Award Announcement

Signs, Systems, and Letterform Marks (SSL)

UDA Annual Int’l Design Competition 2021



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
GrandCradlr: A Design Project for Refugee ChildrenJing ZhouAssociate ProfessorMonmouth UniversityUSA
GoldB250Taber CalderonCreative DirectorTaber Calderon Graphic DesignUSA
GoldLocal ColorsPatrick FinleyCreative DirectorVirginia TechUSA
SilverRBG SeriesChris CornealAssociate ProfessorMichign State UniversityUSA
SilverAIPOPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudiosUSA
SilverOmnishowPing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverSeattle NoodlePing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeBridgeport Consulting identityKelly Salchow MacArthurGraphic Designerelevate designUSA
BronzeWV Hemp Exhibition and HootenannyMeaghan A. DeeCreative Director, DesignerVirginia TechUSA
BronzePersonally Matched logoMeaghan A. DeeCreative Director, DesignerVirginia TechUSA
BronzeWine LabMeaghan A. DeeDesignerVirginia TechUSA
BronzeArts DeliciousPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudiosUSA
BronzeEnglish MeadowsPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudiosUSA
BronzeNew River DermatologyPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudiosUSA
BronzeRemarkable ShandongXupeng YaoAssistant professorShandong Yingcai UniversityCHINA

Winners: Students
AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandChina Planetary Exploration ProjectZhiYong ZhaoXun LinMacau University of Science and TechnologyChina
GoldVincent AlexanderAlejandro SanchezPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
GoldOrca EncryptionJuan AlonzoPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
GoldWild Flower TeaMichel FloresPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
GoldBoost BlendNoemi GarciaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverClear OpticsAlejandro SanchezPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverClockJulianna MikĂłFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
SilverLa Sierra Mexican RestaurantMichel FloresPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverPaper Crane PublishingMichel FloresPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverRabbitBoxNoemi GarciaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverLuxihe Mung Bean CakesPengze YuAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
SilverGalsunXiaoshu GaoAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
SilverChina Planetary Exploration ProjectZhiYong ZhaoXun LinMacau University of Science and TechnologyChina
BronzePap KatalinBoglĂĄrka MindaFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeLoading StudiosDavid GarciaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeSproutDavid GarciaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeOOPS CAKEDongjing ZhangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeCloudShampooFrida RetanaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeFuegoFrida RetanaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeOOPS CAKEHuiying LiAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeSmile dental clinicJisong GuoXupeng YaoShandong Yingcai UniversityChina
BronzeFlight EnergyJuan AlonzoPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeUrban PhotosJuan AlonzoPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
Bronze9tailedFoxLakatos ZoltĂĄn FerencKiss FerencSZTE JGYPKHungary
BronzeLiquid ShadeLatifah KhuffashPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeMulberrysLatifah KhuffashPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeVegan Vibes VMiranda WallaceLisa GrahamUT ArlingtonUSA
BronzePlantZeroNoemi GarciaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeChina Planet Exploration ProjectPengze YuZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeGreenRuiyang Jang,Yuan Chen,Yijie WangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeSirens RadioSavannah SmithPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeFae  Vivien Incze Kiss FerencUniversity of SzegedRomania
BronzeHeyiWezhe XuXupeng YaoShandong Yingcai UniversityChina
BronzeGalsunXiaoshu GaoAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeLuxihe Mung Bean CakesYang ZhaiAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeLittle goodYijie Wang, Ruiyang Jiang, Yuan ChenAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeGALSUNYuxiang ZhangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeGALSUNYuxiang ZhangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeShapo TouZiwei ChenQin GuoShandong Yingcai UniversityChina
AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandMythical creatures Vivien Incze Kiss FerencSzegedi TudomĂĄnyegyetemRomania
GoldCrescendoKristen Campion, Phoenix Chan, Cameron SoravillaRyan RussellPenn State UniversityUSA
SilverSculptures in the ParkMackenzie Henry, Anna Gumaer, Rebecca LarsonRyan RussellPenn State UniversityUSA
SilverNexusMegan Skosnick, Samantha Chung, Connor Schwenk, Liliana GoldenRyan RussellPenn State UniversityUSA
SilverHearts of WarholMira SzonyiFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeNucleusLucas Sterrett, Elinor Franklin, Alex RuppRyan RussellPenn State UniversityUSA
BronzeHIPHOPMaria Lilla NagyFerenc KissSZTE, JGYPKHungary
BronzeNéctar Da Vida Superfood CaféMeghan ZavitzLisa GrahamThe University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
AwardProjectStudentInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandHip-hopFlora TeodorFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
GoldOOPS CAKEHuiying LiAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
GoldOMDKIstvĂĄn SzamosFerenc KissSzegedi TudomĂĄny EgyetemHungary
SilverWhiskers and Sweets CafeAngel PhamLisa GrahamThe University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
SilverHip HopBĂĄlint CsĂșriFerenc KissSZTE JGYPKHungary
SilverOOPS CAKEDongjing ZhangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
SilverQingPu Community CenterPengze YuZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
Bronze8TimeÁdåm TörökFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeFive Pixel DesignÁdåm TörökFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeYaodianzi Hot PotAijia ZhangYao XupengShandong UniversityChina
BronzeNext WaveBianca PenaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeMĂŒgen SunBoglĂĄrka MindaFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeEyeCsenge GĂĄborFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeOOPS CAKEDongjing ZhangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeEYE ContactEmese Kata HubertFerenc KissSZTE University of SzegedHungary
BronzeZhu BroJingna ShangAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeClockLuca KristoFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeNéctar Da Vida Superfood CaféMeghan ZavitzLisa GrahamThe University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeLuxihe Mung Bean CakesPengze YuAlbert Young ChoiShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeQingPu Community CenterPengze YuZhiyong ZhaoShanghai Normal UniversityChina
BronzeACUPUNCTUREVictor SawickiKelly Salchow MacArthurMichigan State UniversityUSA
BronzeDracanaVivien Incze Ferenc KissSzegedi TudomĂĄnyegyetemRomania
BronzeLogo DesignZita FenyvesiFerenc KissSZTE JGYPKHungary


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