This week we announced the winners of our European Talent Awards for 2016. The Awards were created with the simple purpose of celebrating and rewarding amazing digital talent, and we did just that with an award ceremony and party!
For those that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us, here are the winners of the awards as well as a few photo highlights.
WINNER OF THE DESIGN CATEGORY
Tiziano Summo for his TABU Identity and Magazine Design.
“Tiziano’s work on Tabu has created a very singular and engaging visual world that I thought really brought home the notion of what a taboo means and what it means to break these taboos. The horizontal lines also brought home the idea of something that was banned or forbidden and the typeface with these lines created a vibrating effect that carried the notion of forbidden yet still allowed readability. A very cool effect. The magazine design was also a factor in my choice. It felt really cool and cutting edge.”
- Kurt Novack, Executive Creative Director at Publicis in Paris.
WINNER OF THE ILLUSTRATION CATEGORY
Richard Keeling for his Shadow Shapes Poster Project.
“The style feels familiar yet fresh, with leanings into the world of fine art and the likes of Michael Craig Martin and the Russian Constructivists as much as contemporary illustration. Each piece intrigues with its shapes and bold colours, leading the eye into something exciting each time.”
- Emily Gosling, online editor at It’s Nice That
WINNER OF THE UX CATEGORY
Oriol Camacho for his Racing Tablet App.
“The reason I selected this as the winner in the UX category is due to the beautifully presented and detailed case study from Oriol, here he clearly explained his concept to develop an easy to use tablet app to help sports racing drivers analyse and improve their performance. In the detailed case study he presented the whole design process from concept with research spanning from competitor analysis to persona development, paper sketches through to a high fidelity interactive prototype. Including style guides from photo imagery to data visualisation. In this project Oriol effectively demonstrates his deep understanding of UI and UX and skill of combining these together in this tablet app.”
- Julie Kennedy, Head of User Experience at the Daily Mail
WINNER OF THE MOTION DESIGN CATEGORY
“I really loved the charming yet confident animation style which, I felt, combined brilliantly with the fluid and pleasing Design aesthetic. Some of the transitions were very sophisticated and worked perfectly and effortlessly to tell the story.”
- Steven Aspinall, UK Design Manager at Discovery Networks International
WINNER OF THE UK CONTENT & COPYWRITING CATEGORY
Tim Braithwaite for his Be* Broadband Manifesto.
“There was a lot of great entries this year and they had to be judged on their varying merits and the challenge was looking at the quality and effectiveness of an article vs an ad. In the end I felt there was an entry which was stand out: The B* Broadband manifesto. The copy was excellent. Great tone, chatty and inclusive without being too knowing. The copy was pithy and had cut through in what is frankly a noisy and oversubscribed market.”
- Matt Haslum, Consumer Marketing Director at Faber & Faber
WINNER OF THE NL CONTENT & COPYWRITING CATEGORY
Koen James Woldringh for his Heinz Ketchup Advert.
“It’s a simple idea based on a brilliant insight. I love the delicious truth of it. Brilliant. A worthy winner.”
- John Richardson, Copywriter
WINNER OF THE FR CONTENT & COPYWRITING CATEGORY
Fabrice Bonnet for Toilette Intime Blog.
“He has a solid general culture, a sharp pen, squeaky, a lively style and outlook on life of its own. He showed a lot of humor, self-deprecating, his blog is dense, fresh, fluid, structured while barred. In short, I love it. Not to mention his Twitter account where the constraint of 140 characters has been able to start anything creative impulses of his craziness. Moreover, his approach is imbued with a certain humility, the quality of the greats.”
- Thomas Thelliez, Copywriter
OVERALL COUNTRY WINNERS
Based on public votes across all categories.
The UK overall winner was Tiziano Summo.
The NL overall winner was Silje Lian.
The France overall winner was Adrien Vilarem.
Congratulations to all our winners!
It was a great night and we look forward to continuing the awards bigger and better for next year!