thousands of you voted (thank you!) and the results are in: we have our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the first-ever . i just wanted to thank all of the talented students who took the time to enter the scholarship contest and share their work with us. it was an honor to talk with you all and see such promising work. and thank you to everyone who donated or bought scholarship goods from the d*s shop- your generosity helped me raise enough money to fund our 1st and 2nd place award. a special thanks to greg at for offering to sponsor our third place award- donated $500 to the scholarship fund and i greatly appreciate their help and support of student designers. so, without further ado, the winners are…
first place: EMILY DOVE GROSS
our gig poster queen took the lead on wednesday night and held it through this morning. her work shows a keen eye for line and composition and i look forward to seeing what emily does with her scholarship award and her work in the future. emily will receive the top prize, a $2,000 scholarship to use as she sees fit for advancing her career in design. congratulations, emily!
second place: NATALIE WRIGHT
natalie wright’s wallpaper designs really resonated with readers and won her the second place spot in our contest. natalie will be receiving a $1,000 scholarship award. i’m extremely excited to see what she does next and hope that i’ll be able to cover her debut wallpaper line in the coming years. congratulations, natalie!
third place: HEIDI CHO
the ladies swept the awards this year and i was thrilled to have heidi among our winners. her furniture, product and textile designs were a big hit with voters and i’m really looking forward to watching her career grow after she graduates. heidi will be receiving a $500 award donated by . we wish you the best of luck, heidi. congratulations!
[thank you to for their generous donation to the d*s scholarship]