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Miami Ad School students make strong showing

Three students from three Miami Art School locations and one from RMIT University in Australia won in the 2015 Mobius Awards advertising competition. Their school projects ranged from development of an app that helps visually-impaired persons navigate subways to a rebuild of Minecraft that encouraged relief efforts after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


Eugene Gao, a native of Singapore and a graduate of Miami Ad School, San Francisco, won for "Lantern," an application that uses Bluetooth and smartphones to help visually impaired people navigate subway stations. Gao is now a New York-based copywriter. Others on the project, done for a class in mobile advertising, were student Carlo Clerici and instructor Craig Elimeliah.


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Soham Chatterjee, a graduate of Miami Ad School New York, Astoria, and currently a copywriter with Leo Burnett, Chicago, won for "NFL International Tackle the Spectacle," designed to promote NFL 2015 matchups in London. Using subway and train entrances, the project displayed how American football is played.  Art director was Joaquin Alvarez Limon, a mechanical engineer-ad creative who is now with Saatchi & Saatchi in New York.


Rati Ghosh, Miami Ad School Mumbai, India, was art director for winning work "Minecraft Rebuild," which was designed to mobilize the gaming community to aid relief efforts in Nepal. It was done for the copywriting and art direction portfolio programs at the school with Hayden Scott as mentor. Dhanush Paramesh, Upaasana Rajaram and Joseph Thomas were copywriters on the project. Ghosh is currently a creative intern at BBH New York. Paramesh is a creative intern at Ogilvy & Mather in New York; Thomas is a junior copywriter at Fisheye Creative Solutions in Bangalore.


Jack Elliott, with the help of fellow RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, students James Bennett and Lochie Newham, created an award-winning self-promotion, "The Trojan Award" to try to get agencies to take a look at their abilities as creatives. Elliott is now a junior copywriter at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Melbourne where Newham is junior art director. Bennett is brand detective at Cummins & Partners, Melbourne.


All receive Student Award Certificates.

The Mobius Awards