Motion Design students eclipse Rookie of the Year awards year after year

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2023 marked the third out of four consecutive years that a Ringling College of Art and Design Motion Design student has won the prestigious and global title of Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year badge is awarded to the very best entry for each of the contest categories. This is the highest […]

2023 Rookie Awards announced, Ringling students win top awards

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Now in its 13th year, the Rookies Awards are an annual competition hosted by the Rookies community, founded in 2010. They offer an online platform for non-professional digital artists to share their work and help launch their professional careers in the fields of film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design, and other […]

Motion Design’s movers and shakers

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Ringling College of Art and Design’s Motion Design department is no stranger to producing award-winning student and alumni work, but this summer, they’ve been on fire. Read on about their recent awards and accolades.  On June 2, 2023 the 2023 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) National Awards Gala and Dinner took place in St Louis, Mo. […]

Big wins at the 2023 Golden ADDYs Gala

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On Feb. 25, Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and staff brought home 75 awards at the Golden ADDYs 2023 American Advertising Awards in Sarasota, FL.  The ADDYs — or the American Advertising Awards — is the industry’s largest and most widely recognized competition, with nearly 35,000 submissions yearly. The awards are given […]

Industry-leading alumni to speak at FutureProof ’23 Conference

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Twenty-five Ringling College of Art and Design alumni will return to Sarasota this month to speak to current students about their professional success as part of the college’s annual FutureProof conference. FutureProof ’23 will be held on campus Feb. 27 through March 3. The event, which is hosted by the Motion Design department, includes industry […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership

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Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]

FutureProof ’22: The Motion Design Conference at Ringling College

Preparing the next generation of visual communicators through education, inspiration, and connection. Taking place February 28 – March 4, 2022, FutureProof provides Ringling College students with a professional motion design conference experience. This is the 7th year this unique, week-long event will offer a variety of presentations, workshops, and activities all designed to prepare the […]

The Rookie Awards 2021: Student Finalists Turn Winners!

This year’s Rookie Awards boasted plenty of Ringling College students becoming finalists in the categories of both 2D and 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Immersive Media, and Console and PC! Congratulations to everyone who submitted their hard work; you can view the finalists’ entries on The Rookie Awards finalist pages. The Rookies is an online platform […]

Ringling Finalist in 2020 SXSW Title Design Competition

Congratulations to Ringling College of Art and Design Motion Design junior, Rudy Schultz, for their work being recognized as a Finalist for the 2020 SXSW Title Design Competition!  Their project, LUST – History of Motion Design is an abstract title sequence created in Ringling’s sophomore Concept Development course taught by Jared Greenleaf. Among the finalists, […]