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University of North Texas Senior Named Finalist in International Adobe Competition

University of North Texas (UNT) senior Brady Jackson has been named a finalist in the mobile design category in the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which had more than 4,600 submissions and is billed as “the world’s premier design, film, and interactive media competition for higher education students and faculty.”

Jackson’s project is one of three entries chosen as finalists in the mobile design category. As a finalist, Jackson has earned a free trip to the awards ceremony at the 2011 International Design Alliance Congress Oct. 24 – 26 in Taipei to find out if he’s a winner.

Jackson designed a concept for an iPad app that would allow people to donate sugar-free confectionery to diabetic camps for kids. The project was inspired by his communication design classes with Karen Dorff and Michele Wong Kung Fong at UNT.  The app is not functional – at least not yet – but Jackson created a video that shows how the app would work.

“You go on there and you can make your own profile. You select however much you want to donate, and once you have donated a certain amount, the company will send you however much you qualify for back, so you get a little bit of reward,” he said.

Earning a coveted spot as a competition finalist “validates that I’m doing what I should be doing,” Jackson said.

Jackson worked as an intern designing T-shirts this summer at Nautica in New York, where he designed shirts for New York and Malibu triathlons.

Jackson came from Amarillo to UNT in his freshman year to pursue a degree in communication design from the College of Visual Arts and Design.

“I learned a good work ethic — just being very efficient and getting things done quickly and being able to communicate and elaborate on whatever ideas I have,” he said.

Visit to view Jackson’s project and add comments to Jackson’s profile.

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One response to “University of North Texas Senior Named Finalist in International Adobe Competition”

  1. kevin beck says:

    It’s great to see a university student be recognized for his great work to help others, in this case, diabetic children. Let’s hope that Mr. Jacksons work will inspire others to help those who suffer from diabetes and other diseases. Diabetics are forced to endure daily blood sugar tests, insulin injections and dietary restrictions as part of their difficult disease. For those interested in learning more about cure related research concerning juvenile diabetes please see JDRF, FAUSTMANLAB.ORG or AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION.

    Kevin Beck
    Henderson, Nevada
    Diabetic since age 8