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The Modern’s Students and Alumni Win Hermes Awards from AAF-Dayton

The American Advertising Federation-Dayton hosted its annual Hermes Awards tonight, and The Modern’s students earned over 20 awards across the …
The American Advertising Federation-Dayton hosted its annual Hermes Awards tonight, and The Modern’s students earned over 20 awards across the student and professional bronze, silver, and gold ADDY categories. Many Modern alumni were honored in each category for exceptional video, animation, illustration, and more.

Two Modern students in the Design Leadership Program won gold student and professional ADDY awards.

Josh Marruffo won the student gold ADDY for his Kikkoman package design. The award is named “The Dan Johnson Award for Creative Achievement,” after Dan Johnson, a respected designer, artist, and mentor who served as an instructor at The Modern for many years.

Aryn Landes won three professional gold ADDYs and a Judge’s Choice Award for her work with JetPack, an alumni-owned web design firm, for a Black Lives Matter poster and the JetPack Activity Book.

The Modern also celebrates the Silver and Bronze Student ADDY Winners:

Silver Student ADDY Winners
Thomas Merica, Depot Coffee Website
Hope Bruggeman, Airbnb Poster Series and The Laundry Basket Branding
Josh Marruffo, Laughing Man Coffee Company and Hobbiton Website
Maddie Brotzge, Boston Stoker Website
Kai Denton, myKoto Website
Logan Fischer, Capital City Scooters Website and Bike Box App
Branson Kurtz, Frame Forge App
Kiana Lopez, Haven App and American Coach Website
Logan Hill, The Brass Ring Branding
Madison Hosier, Bea Branding

Bronze Student ADDY Winners
Josh Marruffo, Laughing Man Coffee Company Website
Madison Hosier, Welly Branding
Maddie Brotzge, Mosaic MSC
Branson Kurtz, JBL Website
Logan Hill, Chroma Branding
Shelby Miller, Palm App

“Tonight’s event recognized the perseverance and creativity these students poured into their work in 2020,” shared Jessica Barry, President of The Modern. “They overcame tremendous challenges over the last year, and I’m thrilled that they received this well-deserved recognition from design-industry leaders.”

The students who won either gold or silver awards will advance to the district level of the ADDYs, competing with other students from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

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