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SSL 2023 Awards

Award Announcement

Signs, Systems, and Letterform Marks (SSL)

UDA Annual Int’l Design Competition 2023



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

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.


Designers
AwardsProject TitleFirst Name Last NameJob TitleCompanyCountry
GrandImprint EnginePatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudioUSA
GoldNatural JamsIris WangDesignerWang DesignChina
GoldAnne M. AppelPatrick FinleyChair and Assistant ProfessorVirginia TechUSA
GoldTPSCPatrick FinleyChair and Assistant ProfessorVirginia TechUSA
SilverEvolve BrandingMeaghan DeeDesignerVirginia TechUSA
SilverThe Hockey Family PodcastMeghan GaulCreative DirectorMeghan Gaul Design + PhotographyUSA
SilverThe Hockey Wealth GroupMeghan GaulCreative DirectorMeghan Gaul Design + PhotographyUSA
SilverDCNE LogoPing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeHappy FoxesIris WangDesignerWang DesignChina
BronzeThe ClassicIris WangDesignerWang DesignChina
BronzeOceanside Quarterly MastheadMeghan GaulCreative DirectorMeghan Gaul Design + PhotographyUSA
BronzeThe Hokie WayPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudioUSA
BronzeTrue Blue CleaningPatrick FinleyDesignerJoba StudioUSA
BronzeICE Mask LogoPing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeStamford Spa – Brand IdentityPing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeStamford Spa – Logo DesignPing XuAssociate ProfessorThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA

Students
AwardsProject TitleFirst Name Last NameInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandGavia AirlinesBen KaynorPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
GoldNine Lives DistilleryBen KaynorPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
GoldLijaDominika VastagFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
GoldCellarKatina TranN/AVirginia TechUSA
GoldClown CandyOrsolya BĂĄrdosFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
SilverToronto Olympics 2032Ben KaynorPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverDoof LogoJose CansdalesPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverToty LogoJose CansdalesPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverGaulois AirlineJulia KindlePatrick Finley, Meaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
SilverBrisbane 2036Katina TranN/AVirginia TechUSA
SilverSamSanTechKatina TranN/AVirginia TechUSA
SilverChunk a chip logoLily SanchezPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverBluefield State University Logo RebrandMaria BehnkeMeaghan Dee & Patrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
BronzeBATAndrea GucsiFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeCat rescueAndrea NĂ©methFerenc KissSzegedi TudomĂĄnyegyetemHungary
BronzeSky AirlinesAnna VargaFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeAzure Airlines LogoCaroline VersawMeaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
BronzeNRV Developers Community LogoCaroline VersawMeaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
BronzeOrzoEmily DinhMeaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
BronzeRivermillEmily DinhMeaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
BronzeThe Siren’s CallHannah Lamotte-DawaghrehLisa GrahamThe University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeCarharttKatina TranN/AVirginia TechUSA
BronzeMeeting of the MindsKatina TranN/AVirginia TechUSA
BronzeLonghorn LoungeKelsey Wellsn/aThe University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeBovis Organic MilkMarcela EstradaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeFionnulas Fish & Chips RebrandMaria BehnkeMeaghan Dee & Patrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
BronzeSamuraibeatMåté SzentpéteriFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeBondingPetra KohutFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeClaxonSonia Cecilia GarzaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeHerraduraSonia Cecilia GarzaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzePingoSonia Cecilia GarzaPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeChoc NoirYamilex CantuPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeCover BearYamilex CantuPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeDog and OwnerZsuzsanna SzebenyiFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
AwardsProject TitleFirst Name Last NameInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandWhy Not WorkshopJulia KindlePatrick Finley, Meaghan DeeVirginia TechUSA
GoldElevate IconsAbby ConradPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
GoldAirline IconsCaroline VersawPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverDesign MuseumAndrea SzonntagFerenc KissSzegedi TudomĂĄnyegyetemHungary
SilverNRV Developers Community IconCaroline VersawPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverKato Coffee BeansJuma RiosPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverIMDKKitti FarkasFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeDesign MuseumAndrea NĂ©methFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeHutari Japanese BistroAngela AlcaydeLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeFlora DentEmese HubertFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeDEMUFarkas AlexandraFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeAirline SystemGrace CheungPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
BronzeMiMichaussonKitti FarkasFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeNekoJinnyKitti FarkasFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeLoco Coco BrosLauren NgoLisa M GrahamUniversity of Texas At ArlingtonUSA
BronzeFƑnix BeautyTícia ZelenákFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeIMDKTĂ­cia ZelenĂĄkFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeFlower BarViråg GyöngyiFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeIMDK logoViråg GyöngyiFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
AwardsProject TitleFirst Name Last NameInstructorSchoolCountry
GrandGlaciair Premium AirlineMaria MartinezPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
GoldCabo Fish TacoAbby ConradPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
GoldMF Bladeworks LogoMaria MartinezPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverBlue Screen Design & Print ServiceAlma MoralesPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
SilverMake CommunicationCaroline McCabePatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverWalkabout OutfitterCaroline VersawPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
SilverZIZZHeidy MendezPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeLocal ColorsAbby ConradPatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
BronzeClove MagazineAlma MoralesPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeHaven StreetwearAlma MoralesPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeSharkAndrea SzonntagFerenc KissSzegedi TudomĂĄnyegyetemHungary
BronzeHutari Japanese BistroAngela AlcaydeLisa GrahamUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA
BronzeClock techDávid OláhFerenc KissSZTE JGYPK RAJZ-MưVÉSZETTÖRTÉNET TANSZÉKHungary
BronzeVergangenheitDominika VastagFerenc KissUniversity of SzegedHungary
BronzeinlineGoyen ChenChen JunhongAsia UniversityTaiwan
BronzeH ProductionHeidy MendezPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeNext Door Bake ShopJulia KindlePatrick FinleyVirginia TechUSA
BronzeChoco PieJuma RiosPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA
BronzeAD 2022Yamilex CantuPing XuThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUSA


Copyright: All matters regarding the copyright of the Entry will be the entrant’s responsibility. 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 and publish, exhibit, or reproduce all designs entered for the competition.