GDC Club Enjoys Fargo Trip

Club members enjoyed a recent trip to Fargo where they experienced an afternoon of touring and accolades. Before the afternoon kicked off, the group enjoyed fantastic wood-fired pizza at Blackbird in Downtown Fargo. They also dropped in on GDC Alum Rob Burke’s business Yarn before heading to Spotlight Media.

Hungry members enjoy conversation as they patiently await their lunch at Blackbird Woodfire on Fargo’s Broadway Avenue.
Club Members watch Spotlight Media’s demo reel in the comfy confines of the seventh floor studio.

That evening the club members attended the gala AAF-ND Awards Show at the Avalon where Kylie Susag walked away with a Gold Addy for her Batter Life Campaign. The GDC Class of 2019 took home a Silver Addy for their totally awesome, 80s-inspired PROOF Magazine. Ty Betts also managed to pull down $75 in prize money for winning two rounds of heads-or-tails.

Club Members looking all fancy at the AAF-ND Awards Show.
Pictured (from left to right): Alyssa Simpron, Nathan Livedalen, Ty Betts (Vice President), Brady Braun, Carlee Gifford, Haylee Jones (President), Kylie Susag (Secretary), Marcus Taken Alive, and Jacob Schwarz (Treasurer).
Kylie Susag’s Ad Campaign, Batter Life, won a Gold Addy at the AAF-ND Awards Show.
The Class of 2019’s edition of PROOF Magazine took a Silver Addy. Ty Betts walked away with a first and second place victory (and some prizes) for his dominance in heads-or-tails.

Students’ outstanding work recognized at AdFed

The American Advertising Federation is the oldest advertising group in the United States. AdFed’s annual awards ceremony is like the Oscars of the design community. The awards are given regionally with Fargo being home base for the region North Dakota is part of.

Bismarck State College was well represented at the Addy Awards Feb. 28 bringing home five Addys including two gold award winners.

Silver awards went to Trey Bruce, Angela Lipp, and Jacob Wetzel. Gold winners were Lindsey Hefta and the Sophomore Class of 2013 for Proof Magazine.

The students from the Graphic Design and Communications Club attended the awards banquet and did a great job representing BSC.

Of the 19 total awards given to students by AdFed, 12 went to students of two-year programs, both Bismarck State College and Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The remaining seven awards were divided between Minot State University, North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.