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"Mantastic" photo by Jesenia Avila-Ugalde. Winner of one of three Judges' Choice Awards in 2018 ADDY competition.


CAT Students win 20 ADDY awards at gala event


This past Friday night was yet another colossal night in the Advertising world for the Communication Arts Technology Program.

  Ten of our CAT students won 20 ADDY Awards (formerly named "The Louie’s") at the 1st Annual ADDY Awards Gala at The Henry Clay building in Louisville.

  JCTC's CAT students walked away with the most hardware of any school in the competition for the seventh straight year in a row.

  Two of our students, Jesenia Avila-Ugalde and Stephen Koller garnered two of the top four awards handed out in the student category with a Gold Judges' Choice Award given to each of them.

  Stephen also won a Silver ADDY along with the Gold Judges' Choice Award for his i-Luminati, Point of Purchase (P.O.P.) Display. He also won a Gold ADDY for his i-Luminati Packaging design for a total of three ADDYs on the night.

  Jesenia won her Gold Judges’ Choice award for her outstanding photograph, Mantastic, which was fantastic. She also won a Silver ADDY for her Hen House Restaurant Brand Manual and a Silver ADDY for her stirring photograph of Grandma’s Bourbon.

  Frida Gonzalez was awarded two Gold ADDYs and three Silver ADDYs. She won a Gold ADDY for her Forrest & Hale Bourbon Logo and a Gold ADDY for her Forrest & Hale Bourbon Stationery. Frida won Silver ADDYs for her Forrest & Hale Bourbon Ad Campaign, her Dia de Los Muertos photograph and her awe-inspiring Dia de Los Muertos Halloween Poster.

  Leslie Mosher and Nico Botones each won a Gold ADDY, Leslie for her beautiful photograph, Blue Angel and Nico for his fabulous Self-Promotion Brochure. Nico also won a Silver ADDY for his Avida Industries Brand Guide.

  Alicia Vessels won a Silver ADDY for her Good Girl Moonshine Package design.

  DJ Stickler won a Silver ADDY for his outstanding Stonefly Designs Branding Guide.

  Angelica Eichelhardt won two Silver ADDYs, one for Rolling Pin Bakery Logo and one for her Rolling Pin Bakery Branding Guide.

  Hailey Stanford and Sara Klapheke each won a Silver ADDY during the presentation, Hailey for her impressive self-portrait illustration, Drawn to Life, and Sara for her amazing Maker’s Mark Whiskey photograph.

  All these students should be congratulated for this remarkable achievement if and when you see them. They've all made us very proud and continue the rich tradition of our award winning students making great designs and photographs in the Communication Arts Technology program.

  Well done CAT students. Very well done. You can see all the winning work here.

Did you know about the FREE tutoring on Fridays from 9-12?


It's true. You can get FREE tutoring for any CAT class on Friday's. In room 321B and somtimes in 302 and 310, we offer absolutely free tutoring, on any class. 9 am-12 pm every Friday unless posted otherwise.

  Need help with Illustrator? Come on in. Need extra instruction with InDesign? We can help. We can also help you with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Animate (Flash), Word, Excel, Premiere, Illustration, drawing,and some After Effects.

  Look for flyers announcing special seminars on Friday's with special topics such as Tips and Tricks in InDesign and Illustrator, Illustration techniques, After Effects tutorials, video drones, and more.

  The CAT Tutoring classes are part of the college's Learning Commons.

  Come to 321B if you are in need of extra help. We'll be there for you.



Trying to figure out what to shoot in photography?


It doesn't matter what you do, if you don't have your eyes open you won't be able to see any possibilities. If you're a photographer, you should watch this short video. Maybe it will help you figure out what to shoot next.



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