SOURCE: HATCHfest - Audiovisual Festival

October 11, 2006 18:44 ET

HATCHfest Bestows Its First INNOVATION Graphic Design Award to Sean Faris and Colter Lease of Montana State

Distinguished Industry Leaders Select the Winner and Lead Mentoring Panels for the Next Generation

BOZEMAN, MT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- HATCHfest 2006, the third annual Hatch Audiovisual Arts Festival, presented its first INNOVATION Graphic Design Award to Sean Faris and Colter Lease of Montana State University for their presentation on the life and career of Buckminster Fuller. The award was presented as part of HATCHfest's Awards Ceremony, Saturday, October 7.

INNOVATION is HATCHfest's annual graphic and motion graphic design competition, where the challenge is to graphically tell the story of Innovation in yesterday's or today's evolutionary landscape. This year there were over 50 submissions and jury members included Brian Fox (BD Fox & Friends), Guy Seese (Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners), Russ Stoddard (Oliver Russell Agency), and Jen Cox (Lead designer at Classic Ink). Call for entries for next year's competition will be announced soon on

As noted in a prior announcement, Dallas Huard was chosen as the HATCHSpace Outstanding Architect for his design for helping to rebuild Katrina's impact through innovative, modular solutions. He was awarded the opportunity to design HATCHSpace 2007.

HATCHfest 2006 also debuted the Innovators Lounge. Designed by CTA Architects and Engineers, the Lounge was a uniquely designed gathering place for festival guests and hosted standing room only mentoring panels on Graphic Design, Architecture and other creative disciplines.

The GRAPHIC DESIGN panel, "Concept to Creation," was sponsored by The University of Montana and moderated by HATCH Founder, Yarrow Kraner. Kraner is also the founder of Superdudes and Chisel Industries. Panelists included Guy Seese, Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; Brian Fox President / CEO, B.D. Fox & Friends, Inc. ("E.T.," "Batman," "The Matrix") and Rick Hughes, Chairman of Media Arts, University of Montana.

The panel, ARCHITECTURE "Form, Function, and the Next Generation," was sponsored by LOCATI & CTA ARCHITECTS and was moderated by Sam Grawe, Executive Editor, Dwell Magazine. Panelists included Montana State University Professors of Architecture John Brittingham and Bill Rea, Mike Tuss, Principal, CTA Architects and Engineers, Bill Massie, Head of the Architecture Department, Cranbrook University, and Dan Harding, Principal, Intrinsik Architecture.

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