The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) celebrated another successful Young Designers Competition, which took place at Twenty Four Fifth in New York on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The evening's guests included association members, industry executives and featured keynote speaker Ben Bennett of HatchBeauty.
The annual competition showcases the talents of students studying package design and inspires future creative talent in the beauty industry. Judged by a panel of beauty packaging design experts, each student received a 30 ml bottle, which was donated by East Hill Industries. The criterion was to create the overall packaging concept and brand identity, and the winning students were flown to New York to attend the award dinner and participate in an educational tour of three companies which truly encompass the business of beauty, packaging and design—C.O. Bigelow, The Color Association and RPG.
ICMAD congratulates the 2012 Young Designers winners:
- 1st place: Tara Meyer, design student from Miami International University of Art/Design
- 2nd place: Samantha Galvez, design student from Miami International University of Art/Design
- 3rd place: Matt Zonona, design student from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) of Los Angeles
"Congratulations to the winners, we are honored to offer such a valuable opportunity to future budding designers. We look forward to the Young Designers program continuing to evolve and becoming the catalyst to many others success," said Pam Busiek, president and CEO, ICMAD.
The awards were presented by Busiek, Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow and chairman of the ICMAD board, and Bennett, founder and creative director of HatchBeauty. Recognized throughout the beauty industry for his ability to anticipate and set trends, Bennett touched on his career and how HatchBeauty has become a successful full-service beauty incubator. Inspiration and passion is what fuels creativity, which was the message throughout his insightful speech.