Fort Lauderdale Industrial Design Student Wins Toy Design Contest
Filed under: Interior & Product Design
July 12, 2017
Debbie Rose-Myers, Chair of Design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, was approached by JazWings, a toy/new media company, to run a social media contest to source new ideas in toy design. After having directed the company to Instructor Brent Wortham’s Advanced Product Design class, the class was given a presentation by the company, and they began working on ideas. Ultimately, three students from the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design program uploaded their projects to the JazWings website for consideration—Maria Magana, OJ Odeipson, and Hilda Arias.
Once the designs went live, the first idea to reach a 100% reaction/saturation and be approved by the JazWings team won the initial prize of $500.00. Magana’s idea for a set of cartoon character monsters called Bup-Dup won. Additionally, Bup-Dup will be turned into an animated series to launch in mid-2018.
Here is a link to the JazWings site and Magna’s description of Bup-Dup. BUP-DUP is a family of monsters created by mistake after an explosion in a lab. A scientist was experimenting with new elements and created [these] creatures by mistake. BUP-DUP is meant to use in any media, such as video games, cartoons, TV, toys and much more. They intend to bring laughter and adventures to you, as well as educational science topics for kids!
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