The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Young Designers Awards Competition.
Dineh Mohajer and Jeanne Chavez, founders of Hard Candy and Smith & Cult, presented the awards. Packaging was donated by East Hill Industries, Inc.
Winners were selected from among more than 400 college-level students studying graphic and package design from 23 schools. The annual competition, first established in 1999, recognizes the best design students through their creativity and ingenuity in designing an original cosmetic package.
Sanjiv Mehra, chairman, ICMAD, says, “The beauty industry places a high value on the talented designers who use graphic and packaging design to communicate our brands and delight our consumers. ICMAD is pleased to recognize this next generation of designers and provide them an opportunity to showcase their talent."
Chris Hobson, Vice Chairman, ICMAD, adds, “ICMAD’s mission is to support independent cosmetics businesses. Our members achieve extraordinary results and their spirit is the force underlying the Young Designers competition, as we look to encourage creativity and innovation in all aspects of the beauty industry.”
The 2019 Young Designers Competition winners are:
Grand Prize Winner: Kat Brint, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Second Place Winner: Kristine Ragasa, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Third Place Winner: Chris Kalafatis, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
The 2019 Young Designers Competition Honorable Mentions are:
Tamara King, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Brian Fenstermacher, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
A panel of judges, selected for their expertise in packaging, design, and marketing, selected finalists and winners. This year’s judges were Priscilla Ober, Executive Creative Director, Mary Kay, Inc., Iwona Waluk, Senior Art Director, Global Packaging and Brand, Mary Kay, Inc., Anthony Le Minoux, Managing Director, Quadpack America and Chris James, Vice President, East Hill Industries.
The event was made possible by generous sponsors: eos Products, East Hill Industries, COOLA, CIS, C.O. Bigelow, Bentley Labs, Colour Collective, Gordon Labs, Sandra Lee MD (SLMD), and Masterpiece International.
Gift bags contributors included: 2X, Amazing Cosmetics, Bentley Labs, BioElements, COOLA, Curie, évolis Products, Lisa Hoffman, Nyakioi, Patchology, Pūrlisse, P/Y/T Beauty, Sandra Lee MD (SLMD), Soapbox, and Youth to the People.
Finalists also visited two companies, COOLA and Cosmetix West, that invited them to tour their facilities, both located locally in California.
Finally, Quadpack and Mary Kay, Inc. each made a generous offer to our grand prize winner.
Quadpack offered a week in Spain for an educational visit with a beauty packaging design team to learn about all aspects of the industry including a tour of Barcelona’s leading design school ELISAVA. Making the presentation was Chris James, Vice President of East Hill Industries. Mary Kay offered the winner a summer internship discovering design packaging and deco options. Making the presentation was Jonelle Pieterson, Talent Requisition Specialist, Mary Kay, Inc.
L-R Back: Chris James, Jonelle Pieterson, Dineh Mohajer, Jeanne Chavez
L-R Front: Biran Fenstermacher, Tamara King, Kristine Ragasa, Kat Brint, Chris Kalafatis