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ICMAD’S Young Designers Competition

November 2, 2007

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD) recently announced the winners of the ninth annual Young Designers’ Competition at an awards dinner held in New York City.

The Young Designers’ Competition encourages and develops young creative talent that will build the future of the cosmetics industry.

In first place was Elizabeth Zelinski of FIT, second place was awarded to Junghoon Park of Savannah College of Art & Design and Johanna Tysk also of Savannah College of Art & Design received third place recognition.

A panel of cosmetic and personal care packaging design experts judged the competition. Judges included John Collier of Susan M. Rafaj Marketing Services, Santo Fareri of SRF Design Ltd., Laura Lee Miller of Vera Wang, Kenneth Noskin of Ideate, Gregg Lukasiewicz of Lukasiewicz Design, Inc. and Rick Prater of Rick Prater Design. Judging criteria for packaging include uniqueness, ability to be reproduced economically and use and storage accessibility. Participating schools included: American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, NY; Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA; Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL and Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

Jean Hoehn Zimmerman, former Executive Vice President of Chanel, Inc. gave her advice to the students. She said, “Keep doing whatever you’re doing until you get it right. Innovative packaging is always important.”
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