Awards

2017

Denhart Family Sustainability Prize

Alvin Oei/ Safe Niños: Healing Tree

2017

Core77 Awards

Notable/ Alvin Oei/ Safe Niños: Healing Tree

2017

IDSA/IDEA Award

Gold Award / Mathew Simon (ArtCenter) & Ayuri Tsunoda (Tama Art University) for Future Craft: Japan + Thailand's Sai Flatpack Furniture

2017

HOW International Design Awards

Winner / LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

2016

Sappi, Ideas That Matter Grant

Alvin Oei/ Safe Niños: Healing Tree

2016

STA100

Winner / Connective Tissue: The Arthritis Foundation book

2016

International Interior Design Association Award

Category of Social Relevance
Eri Kamaguchi for Eco Retreat Lab: Costa Rica "Diquis"

2016

2016 Spark Awards

Bronze / Emily Nyburg, Anna Meddaugh, Behnia Rahmati, Ariane Fund, David Hollo, Marie Stargala / Safe Niños: PlayScape

Bronze / Alvin Oei, Dave Kim, Nicholas Jayanty, Lori Nishikawa, Su-Sun Kwak, Belle Lee/ Safe Niños: Healing Tree

Finalist / Behnia Rahmati, Anna Meddaugh / Safe Niños: TeenZone

2015

VentureWell Open Minds Showcase

People’s Choice 1st Prize / Mariana Somma, Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos

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2015

Denhart Family Sustainability Prize

Winner / Sohyun Kim, Tatijana Vasily, Mariko Iwai / The Girl Effect Studio: Flo

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2015

James Dyson Award

Finalist / Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, Tatijana Vasily/ Girl Effect: Flo

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2015

Design Observer/50 Books 50 Covers Competition

Winner / Connective Tissue: The Arthritis Foundation book

2015

Design Observer/50 Books 50 Covers Competition

Winner / LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

2015

Red Dot Design Awards

Red Dot / Devin Procter, Tina Tsung / Vans 2025: Explore

2015

2015 Spark Awards

Spark! Highest Award/ Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, Tatijana Vasily/ Girl Effect: Flo
Finalist/ Daniela Cardona, Marie Nguyen / Girl Effect: Bahu

2015

IDSA/IDEA Awards

Gold + Design for Equality Award / Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, Tatijana Vasily/ Girl Effect: Flo

2014

VentureWell: Sustainable Vision Grant

Safe Agua Development Seminar: Co-Designing Water Innovations with the Base of the Pyramid

2014

CREA Competition

Finalist / Carolina Rodriguez & Isaac Oaks / Safe Agua: Papa
Finalist / Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos

2014

Denhart Family Sustainability Prize

Winner / Carolina Rodriguez / Safe Agua: Papa
Winner / Connie Bakshi & Rudy Rummel / Safe Agua: Tejo Conejo

2014

Red Dot Design Awards

Best of the Best/ Connie Bakshi, Rudy Rummel & Tim Kline/ Safe Agua: Tejo Conejo

2014

SPARK AWARDS

Spark! Highest Award/ Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos
Silver/ Kristina Jesena & Shingo Mamiya / Safe Agua: Balde Movil
Finalist/ Carolina Rodriguez & Isaac Oaks / Safe Agua: Papa

2014

Design for Well-being Award

Merit Award/ Mariana Somma, Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos

2014

A’Design Awards

Silver / Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos

2014

IDSA/IDEA Awards

Winner Gold Prize / Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin & Kevin Chang / Safe Agua: Calientamigos
Finalist / Kristina Jesena & Shingo Mamiya / Safe Agua: Balde Movil
Finalist / Connie Bakshi, Rudy Rummel & Tim Kline / Safe Agua: Tejo Conejo

2013

IDSA/IDEA Awards

Finalist / Kimberly Chow/ Living Home India: Launchpad Study Kit

2013

Spark Award

Spark! Highest Award/Kimberly Chow for Launchpad Study Kit: Living Home India
Bronze/LAUSD “Where’s Daryl?” Educational Toolkit
Finalist/Coaniquem: The Healing Cloud Project

2013

Association of Independent Commercial Producers Awards

Shortlist / Erik Anderson / Hands in the Mist: Safe Agua Peru Documentary Trailer

2013

Design Observer/50 Books 50 Covers Competition

Winner / Ariel Lee / Mark and the Jellybean Monster

2013

Cannes Film Festival Young Director Award

Shortlist / Dabbu V.K. Ramanujam / Living Home India Documentary

2012

Core77 Awards

Runner Up/ Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Notable/ Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua

2012

Cannes Film Festival Young Director Award

Shortlist / Erik Anderson / Hands in the Mist: Safe Agua Peru Documentary

2012

Dell Social Innovation Awards

Outstanding Leadership in Social Innovation Education / Mariana Amatullo
Finalist / Cora Neil & Thomas Kong / VitAmigos: Safe Agua

2012

Design Ignites Change Awards

Category of Implementation for Safe Agua – Ducha Halo

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2012

Sappi, Ideas That Matter Grant

“Where’s Daryl?” Educational Program

2012

VentureWell: E-Team Grant

Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua

2012

Spark Award

Spark! Highest Award/ The UNFPA “We Are Youth” Campaign
Spark! Highest Award, Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You for GiraDora: Safe Agua
Gold, Kimberly Chow for Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Bronze, Cora Neil & Thomas Kong for VitAmigos: Safe Agua
Finalist, Carlos Vides for Soap Buddy: Safe Agua
Finalist, Viirj Kan & Seth Weissman for Caja del Tesoro: Safe Agua
Finalist, Mariana Prieto & Alexandra Yee for Clean + Smart: Safe Agua

2012

Red Dot Design Awards

Best of the Best/ Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Best of the Best/ Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua

2012

The Tech Awards

Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovators Award/Safe Agua Peru

2012

James Dyson Awards

Finalist / Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Finalist / Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua

2012

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Finalist/ Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe Agua
Finalist/ Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua

2012

IDSA/IDEA Awards

Gold / Kimberly Chow/ Balde a Balde: Safe AguaGold / Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You / GiraDora: Safe Agua
Finalist / Carlos Vides / Soap Buddy: Safe Agua
Finalist / Viirj Kan & Seth Weissman / Caja del Tesoro: Safe Agua
Finalist / Mariana Prieto & Alexandra Yee / Clean + Smart: Safe Agua

2011

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

Category of Design Strategy and Management for Safe Agua – Bronze
Finalist, KC Cho & Jackie Black for Safe Agua’s ReLava Kitchen Workstation
Finalist, Jessica Yeh & Narbeh Dereghishian for Safe Agua’s Ducha Halo Portable Shower

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2011

Art Directors Club Award

Gold Cube – Interactive Division, Online Content Category Voices From the Field short film Produced for the PCI 50th Anniversary Campaign
Book Design Category – Merit Award / Safe Agua Chile Book
Motion Design Category – Merit Award / Safe Agua “The Harry Gota Story”

2011

How Self-Promotion Design Awards

Category of Student Promotions – Merit

2011

AIGA 365: Design Effectiveness Award

Category of Digital Motion Design for Safe Agua Chile “The Harry Gota Story”

2011

ICSID World Design Impact Prize

for Safe Agua – Finalist

2011

Core 77 Design Awards

Category of Design for Social Impact for Safe Agua – Professional Notable

2010

ID-Mag.com

Best in Category “Es Tiempo”

2010

Spark Award

Multiple Bronze, Silver, Gold and Spark Awards. Design Team for Safe Agua.

2009

ID Magazine Annual Design Review

Award of Distinction, Student Work Blowing Smoke, PSA Directed by Jonas Mayabb.

2009

Corbis Creativity for Social Justice Award

Images Speak. Publication developed as part of the Mpala project.

2009

Art Directors Club Award

Silver Cube Images Speak. Publication developed as part of the Mpala project
Broadcast Advertising Category, Merit Award Blowing Smoke, PSA directed by Jonas Mayabbl.

2008

Cannes Film Festival Young Director Award

Short-list / Non-European Film School Category The G.G. Meeting, PSA directed by Alice Park

2008

Telly Awards

Bronze / Commercial Category Moving Day, PSA directed by Gregg Casson
Bronze / Commercial Category The G.G. Meeting, PSA directed by Alice Park

2008

Spark Award

Silver Award / World-Changing Category Images Speak. Publication developed as part of the Mpala project

2008

ADDY Award

National Finalist + Gold & Silver /Student Category, Los Angeles City Level The G.G. Meeting, PSA directed by Alice Park
Silver Award / Student Category, Los Angeles City Level Moving Day, PSA directed by Gregg Casson

2008

Southern California World Water Forum College Grant

Agua Pura Solar water purifier designed to provide access to clean water in rural Guatemala

2008

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ College Television Award

First Place, Outstanding Commercials Category Blowing Smoke, PSA directed by Jonas Mayabb

2008

Clio Award

Student Category, Television/Cinema/Digital Blowing Smoke, PSA directed by Jonas Mayabb
Student Category, Television/Cinema/Digital Moving Day, PSA directed by Gregg Casson

2008

IDSA/IDEA Award

Bronze Award / Color Guard Mosquito Net. Developed in GE Healthcare Anywhere studio

2007

Mobius Award

Student Category, Television Moving Day, PSA directed by Gregg Casson

2006

Bronze Telly Awards

Bronze / Video Category My First Experience, PSA directed by Cody Heller

2006

Summit Creative Awards

Gold status / PSA Video Category My First Experience, PSA directed by Cody Heller

2004

Adobe Design Achievement Award

Second Place / Print Collaboration Category Nyumbani Village Concept Cards developed as part of the Nyumbani

2003

Cannes Film Festival

Second Place / Young Directors Award Prelude #2, PSA directed by Hoku Uchiyama