Billy Blue students with 13 wins at the 2024 Indigo Awards

Indigo Awards 2024

The 2024 International Indigo Design Awards were announced recently, with all Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia’s entries securing awards, totalling 3 Golds, 6 Silvers, and 4 Bronzes.

The International Indigo Design Awards showcase provides an opportunity for students to achieve recognition alongside the world’s leading design agencies. To win is to gain invaluable promotion across an international network of the crème de la crème of design professionals.

The prestigious Indigo Awards ‘exist to encourage and promote...creativity,’ as a ‘prism through, innovation, and prodigy shine through.’

“I am immensely proud of the outstanding achievements of our talented students,” said Elicia Simon, Program Director of Communication and Graphic Design. I am confident that our students will continue to thrive as they embark on their journey into the design industry.”

“This international achievement is a testament to the collaborative effort and excellence that defines our program,” said Elicia.

“Another phenomenal result on the global stage for our students,” said Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside, Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology. “I am thrilled they will receive well-deserved recognition and exposure to leading creatives.”



The 2024 Indigo Award winners

  • Antonia Sasvary‘Tastes like Australia’: Gold Winner in Illustration for Graphic Design, also announced as 2024 Shortlist Winner - Discovery of the Year
  • Sameer Alyab‘Pete's Za’: Silver Winner in Packaging Design for Graphic Design, Bronze Winner in Branding for Graphic Design
  • Maria Kelly ‘My Brother Noah Doesn't Talk’: Silver Winner in Book Design for Graphic Design, Bronze Winner in Typography for Graphic Design
  • Noelle Miller‘The Colony’: Gold Winner in Wayfinding for Graphic Design, Bronze Winner in Branding for Graphic Design
  • Noelle Miller - ‘NEVER LEFT BEHIND, NEVER FORGOTTEN’: Silver Winner in Merchandise Design for Social Change
  • Rachel Armstrong‘Uno’: Silver Winner in Branding for Graphic Design, Silver Winner in Packaging Design for Graphic Design
  • Andrei Cabaero‘Konsepto’: Gold Winner in Typography for Graphic Design, Silver Winner in Branding for Graphic Design
  • Daniel Loughton ‘Project 6056 Burger’: Bronze Winner in Branding for Graphic Design

UNO by Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong – ‘Uno’

“So grateful for these achievements. These recognitions inspire me to continue pushing boundaries and creating impactful designs,” said recipient Maria Kelly.

“Obviously I am thrilled to receive these awards— it is a wonderful feeling to be recognised for projects that you put so much work into,” said recipient Noelle Miller.

Billy Blue College of Design students notably excelled in the Branding category, with some entries winning across multiple subcategories including Packaging, Typography, Illustration Wayfinding, Merchandise for Social Change and Book Design.

“Our success across the Branding categories is truly remarkable,” said Elicia. “It speaks volumes about the dedication and creativity of our students, the calibre of our program, and the unwavering support and guidance provided by our team of lecturers.”

Project 6056 Burger by Daniel Loughton

Daniel Loughton – ‘Project 6056 Burger’

A testament to Billy Blue College of Design lecturers

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the lecturers who have played a crucial role in mentoring these students,” said Elicia. “Your dedication and commitment have been invaluable in shaping their success, and I commend you for your exceptional contributions.”

“I echo Elicia’s sentiment,” said Professor Thompson-Whiteside. “Year on year our students excel in front of industry on global platforms, proof that our academics are preparing our graduates for design excellence.”

Students were quick to acknowledge the support and mentorship provided as part of their studies at Billy Blue College of Design, as well as the opportunity to be positioned in front of industry at this stage of their career.

“I have been so fortunate to have supportive educators at Billy Blue who have encouraged and mentored me along the way and given me the confidence to put my work out there for consideration in industry awards. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all my lecturers who have been so generous with their time, expertise, and feedback,” said Noelle Miller.

“Thanks to all my mentors and lecturers at Billy Blue, especially Melanie Maher for her guidance in creating this project,” said Maria Kelly.

Pete's Za by Sameer Alyab

Sameer Alyab – ‘Pete's Za’

The shortlisted finalists will be announced in May 2024

The 7 main shortlisted winners will be announced and presented with trophies at the 7th Indigo Award ceremony in Athens, Greece, 25 May, with the opportunity to network with influential movers and shakers in the design community.

The main winners will compete for Graphic Design of the Year, Digital Design (UX and UI) of the Year, Mobile Design of the Year, Branding of the Year, Design for Social Change of the Year, Freelancer of the Year, and Discovery of the Year. We are thrilled to announce that one of our talented students, Antonia, has been shortlisted for Discovery of the Year.

Previous award ceremonies have taken place in design capitals across the globe including Georgia, Turkey, Spain, and Japan.

Last year at the 2023 Indigo Awards, Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia students secured 3 Gold and 1 Silver.

Konsepto by Andrei Cabaero

Andrei Cabaero – ‘Konsepto’

Hero image by Antonia Sasvary: ‘Tastes like Australia’

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