Wed 20 Aug 2014 — Two SASD graphic design students, sophomore (now junior) Terrell Griffith and senior (now graduated) Jake Cummings, won honors in the third annual Above the Fold Student Web Design Competition. | in new window »
Held annually, AFSWDC honors students whose achievements in designing for the Web go beyond the basics to excellence in the new media of Web and Screen.
The Above the Fold Awards, Student Design Competition originated from the best-selling book on Web design titled Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design by Brian Miller. This one-of-a-kind competition seeks to honor the best Web, motion and interactive designs from students around the world.
“The official 2013 NFL Fantasy Football app was infamous for its bad design. It was annoyingly slow and the app was literally just a browser window for the mobile site. I wanted to keep my mind active during the winter break, so I started designing my own concept for the app. It was my first time designing an app, but, although I still have a lot to learn about the field, I found that it was something I enjoy very much.”
— Terrell Griffith
“I want to create something that would have been very useful on my baseball journey ten years ago, and something that will be useful in the future. One thing that is on my bucket list is to see every Major League ballpark and I know that there are others out there that want to do the same.
“This app can be for any sort of fan, casual or die-hard, it does not matter. The only thing that matters is your memories of the game, which are the ultimate souvenir.”
— Jake Cummings
This year’s jury consisted of:
- Jeffrey Zeldman, Happy Cog
- Patrick McNeil, Author, The Mobile Web Designer’s Idea Book
- Charles Nix, Parsons New School for Design
- Ashley Einspahr, 2013 Above the Fold Best in Show Winner
- Brian Miller, Author, Above the Fold