Squarespace x 2017 D&AD New Blood Awards

We had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2017 D&AD New Blood Awards. D&AD (Design and Art Direction) is a UK-based educational charity with the primary mission to promote excellence in design and advertising – and the New Blood Awards are all about inspiring and discovering the next generation of creative talent.
As a sponsor, we partnered with D&AD to develop a brief that challenged participants to create the “Ultimate Portfolio” by designing a website template for designers and creatives to showcase their work.
All submissions to the Squarespace x D&AD New Blood Brief were evaluated based on creativity, execution, and the ability to communicate the contest’s theme by a panel of expert judges, including our own Chief Creative Officer, David Lee, and Creative Director, Nessim Higson.
The judges ultimately selected 11 winners who each received a coveted Pencil award across varied levels of achievement: Yellow, Graphite, and Wood.
To learn more about D&AD and the New Bloods Awards, visit their website. Take a look at our own award-winning templates that inspired the innovative thinking of this young generation ofcreatives here.