The second annual Rising Star international graphic design contest is over and we have a winner who is about to fly to London and join Techstars!
With so many entries from all around the world, public voting saw 20 competitors go into the 2nd round. The "adrenalin round" contestants had only one week to submit on time and on brief. Their work is below but the winner is...

Ondřej David

From Prague, Czech Republic. See his Behance portfolio here

Probably the best understanding of the brief combined with excellent visual delivery. Very catchy and funny logo, great work with colors. The brand definitely works as a whole system as Ondřej shows on provided touchpoints. Extra points for the video presentation!

3 Special Mentions

All of the competitors did amazing work – and we’re truly delighted with the results. The Judging team would also like to recognize 3 works that they agreed stand out for different reasons. In no particular order here are 3 standouts followed by all the contestants.

Dustin Cordeiro

From Toronto, Canada. See his Behance portfolio here

Interesting graphic, unexpected, creepy in a good way. Very good understanding of the brief.

James Allan

From Perth, Australia. See his Behance portfolio here

Probably the only person to offer something completely different and unexpected, with a strong concept. Very good understanding of the brief, however the Judges did not consider that the meerkat would work on it's own. Still a great job, James!

Bryant Rojas

From Los Angeles, CA, USA. See his Behance portfolio here

We loved the colors and the icon. The very thorough process was highly marked!

Three cheers for all of you who have done amazing work!

David Nuff, Montreal, Canada, lighthouse symbol
Balázs Barta, Heves, Hungary, heart logo
Manuel Gallardo, Cádiz, Spain, loudspeaker motif
Marion Rouayroux, London, UK, clear and simple icons
Philipp Brunsteiner, Graz, Austria, shield + quotation mark
Ana Martsvaladze, Tbilisi, Georgia, peaceful slippers, we hope to see you next time again! :)
Nanuca Ediberidze, Tbilisi, Georgia, puzzle icon
Isabel Hernandez, Mexico, hope dove
Nat Caesar, Mauritius, umbrella logo
Nina Megrelidze, Tbilisi, Georgia, colorful ear symbol
Mohit Goswami, Rajasthan, India, two projects: a shield and a green button logos
Alaura Jane, Perth, Australia, clear padlock logo, great work with pictures
Rahul Bhosale, Pune, India, positive and clear logo

Team of judges

Greg Rogers & Jess Williamson from Techstars, Jourik Migom of AKQA, Brett Macfarlane of ustwo, Matt Cooper-Wright from IDEO, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration and Mirek Burkon of OpenBrand.

RisingStar 2016

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