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ICMAD Celebrates Design Talent

October 16, 2012

Hosts 14th annual Young Designers Dinner.

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) celebrated another successful Young Designers Competition, which took place at Twenty Four Fifth in New York City on Oct. 10. The evening’s guests included association members, industry executives and featured keynote speaker Ben Bennett of HATCHBEAUTY.


The annual competition showcases the talents of students studying package design and inspires future creative talent in the beauty industry. Judged by a prestigious panel of cosmetic and personal care packaging design experts, each student received a 30ml bottle, which was donated by East Hill Industries based in Dallas. The criterion was to create the overall packaging concept and brand identity. The winning students were flown to New York City to attend the award dinner and participate in an educational tour of three companies which truly encompass the business of beauty, packaging and design ~ C.O. Bigelow, The Color Association and RPG.


ICMAD congratulated the 2012 Young Designers Winners:
1st Place: Tara Meyer, Design Student from Miami International University of Art/Design
2nd Place: Samantha Galvez, Design Student from Miami International University of Art/Design
3rd Place: Matt Zonona, Design Student from Fashion Institute
of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) of Los Angeles

“Congratulations to the winners, we are honored to offer such a valuable opportunity to future budding designers. We look forward to the Young Designers program continuing to evolve and becoming the catalyst to many others success,” said Pam Busiek, president and CEO, ICMAD.

The awards were presented by Busiek; Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow and Chairman of the Board, ICMAD and Ben Bennett, founder and creative director of HATCHBEAUTY.

2012 Corporate Sponsors included:
(PLATINUM) – East Hill Industries, HBA Global Expo and TSG Consumer. (GOLD) – Cosmetic Insurance Services / Frankel. (SILVER) – Brand Growth Management, Cosmetic Essence, Clarisonic, Consumer Product Testing, Happi / Beauty Packaging, Partnership and Susan Rafaj Marketing. (BRONZE) – AlphaGraphics, CBI Laboratories, Cosmetic Index, Jack Black Masterpiece International, and Temptu.

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