This week we announced the winners of our European Talent Awards 2017 at our annual talent party. The awards are run with the purpose of celebrating amazing people, producing amazing work in the digital space and our entrants did not disappoint! We had some fantastic submissions and our judges had a difficult time picking our winners.
For those that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us, here are the winners and some examples of their amazing work. You can also see all the work from our finalists and winners, as well as the judges comments here.
WINNER OF THE DESIGN CATEGORY
Laura Den Otter (NL) for her Moon Yoga Club branding and juices.
“I really like the way Laura collaborated with the client to bring their dream to life. Logo design is always hard as you need to ensure that it can stand alone, Laura has created a simple and honest logo that does this. From this simplicity to the branding and packaging she has created a very strong brand which is appropriate for the target market.”
Adrian Whatman, Creative Director, RAPP London
WINNER OF THE CONTENT & COPYWRITING CATEGORY
Aleix Bou Lopez (ES) for his Sanex ‘Touch keeps you alive’ commercial.
“Producing such a brilliant job surely was a big challenge. In my opinion, only Dove had succeeded in establishing a strong disruption in the skincare industry before, thanks to another powerful insight. This campaign could easily win other local & international awards this year. Congratulations Aleix and thank you: it is always a pleasure to discover a new masterpiece.”
Thomas Thelliez, Creative Director, Conceptory
WINNER OF THE UX CATEGORY
Dan Varns (UK) for his work on the recruitment app ‘Gig’.
“I like the way the design has been considered as an end-to-end customer journey including payment for gigs. The app is a ‘one stop shop’ for completing gigs and brings what is often a lot of individual strands of gig together (the job requirements; contact information and communication; payment etc) into a single experience. I think there is massive potential for such a system. Well done Dan on bringing a great design experience to life and covering the whole customer journey!”
Simon Norris, Founder & CEO, Nomensa
WINNER OF THE MOTION DESIGN CATEGORY
Kerry Murphy (NL) for his promotional piece for a coach/consultant focusing on the creative industry.
You can watch the full animation here.
“Kerry’s animation was clever, elegant and I loved the attention to detail. It gave the viewer an incredibly satisfying experience – managing to convey the feeling of being both complex and simple at the same time. Much like the creative industry he was targeting. In this way I think he answered his client’s brief impeccably.”
Steven Aspinall, Creative Director, Formula E
WINNER OF THE ILLUSTRATION CATEGORY
Béatrice Menuel (FR) for her personal project around traditional Japanese print rendering.
“I really liked this illustration series for several reasons. Taking on a traditional japanese style and remixing it with psychedelic colors and compositions brings a new twist to the illustrations. The colors are vibrant and have a nice tonality, the compositions are dynamic through the use of distorted perspectives. Subtle use of dot and line textures add to the complexity and depth of the general feel. Basically there is a nice mix of eastern and western styles giving a fresh look to this series. Well done Béatrice."
Reza Bassiri, Chief Creative Officer, Carré Noir
OVERALL COUNTRY WINNERS
Based on public votes across all categories.
The UK overall winner was Chirag Grover for his work on ‘OWNS’, a London-based contemporary footwear label.
The FR overall winner was Samuel Nakache for his personal project ‘Je Suis’.
The NL overall winner was Jenny Shen for her work on knowledge sharing platform ‘Konnektid’.
Congratulations to all our winners!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Talent Awards or fancy entering in 2018, you can find more details here. We look forward to doing it all again next year!