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Command X

Live design competition at the 2015 AIGA National Conference, Revival.

 

#CXNOLA FINALIST

Left to right:  Russell Shaw, Sarah Azpeitia, Maria Giudice, Amy Schwartz, Bonnie Siegler, Sean Adams, Aaron Draplin, Robynne Raye, Gail Anderson, and Alan Chochinov . Photo Credit:  Frank L Aymami III  for AIGA, all rights reserved .

Left to right: Russell Shaw, Sarah Azpeitia, Maria Giudice, Amy Schwartz, Bonnie Siegler, Sean Adams, Aaron Draplin, Robynne Raye, Gail Anderson, and Alan Chochinov. Photo Credit: Frank L Aymami III for AIGA, all rights reserved.

ABOUT

In 2015 and just a year before no longer being eligible to participate, I was accepted as a Command X contestant. Command X is a live design competition where eight young designers are given 24-hour challenges which they then present live on stage, they’re judged on their work and eliminated, or voted, into the next round (with an impressive panel of judges and in front of 2,800 mostly designer attendees). It is held throughout the 3 days spanning the AIGA National Conference. You can see the full details on the three videos below.

 
View of our first assignment as seen from the back of the auditorium.

View of our first assignment as seen from the back of the auditorium.

 
 

Day 1: Voodoo Museum

All eight contestants await instructions from MC Sean Adams.

 
 
 

Day 2: Redesign Southern Comfort

Explaining the SoCo rebrand to the panel of judges.

On Changing Our Culture of Gun Violence

 
A somber tone filled the auditorium as the third task was presented to the final participants.

A somber tone filled the auditorium as the third task was presented to the final participants.

 
 

Day 3: Design to Change the Culture of Gun Violence

Russell Shaw, Amy Schwartz, and I wait as the winner is announced.

 

More Images from AIGA Command X5

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Credits: Sean Adams, MC / Bonnie Siegler, Mentor / Maria Giudice, Mentor / Robynne Raye, Judge / Gail Anderson, Judge / Aaron Draplin, Judge / Alan Chochinov, Guest Judge / Nate Pyper, Contestant / Amy Schwartz, Contestant / Jacob Parr, Contestant / Russell Shaw, Contestant / Elliot Salazar, Contestant / Clare Jensen, Contestant

Photography: Frank L Aymami III for AIGA, all rights reserved.

 

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