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MFA DT '09, Jennifer Dopazo wins an American Graphic Design Award 2013!

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The editors of Graphic Design USA have recently announced the winners of the prestigious American Graphic Design Awards  2013. One of the recipients of this year’s award is Parsons MFA DT class of 2009 alumnus Jennifer Dopazo of Candelita, a multimedia design studio located in New York City.  Dopazo won for the outstanding book cover design of The Blue Hoursby Lillian Ann Slugocki.

For nearly five decades The American Graphic Design Award has recognized thousands of creative professionals with the competition being open to advertising agencies, graphic design firms, in-house publishing departments, and more.  It honors the outstanding new work of print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics.

Dopazo states: “I am honored to accept this award over the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by this national design competition. This award shows Candelita’s dedication to creating the highest level of design.  Helping to translate my client’s vision has always been my mission. It’s not just about logos. It’s not just your website. It’s everything. It’s about translating your ideas to the design world, finding the potential in every project, and thinking in a more creative way to achieve memorable results.”

Dopazo’s company, Candelita, specializes in brand strategies, web design and development, mobile implementation, and more and works with high-end consulting clients and educational collaborative communities. Clientele consists of The New York Times, Gerson Lehrman Group, BlackRock as well as many artists abroad.  Candelita’s focus is on new media and learning communities in medialabs around the world.  Additionally, Dopazo teaches workshops and has online programs teaching design, technology and branding using Open Source tools.

Dopazo is also a featured guest lecturer and advisor at the Free Culture Forum, Escuela de Arte 10 and Medialab Prado in Spain, Upgrade Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Eyebeam in New York. She is  is originally from Caracas, Venezuela.


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