scholarshipweekly wrap up

weekly wrap up + 2011 d*s scholarship winners!

by Stephanie

Nothing makes me happier than dedicating my final post of 2011 to the next generation of great design talent. Today I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the 2011 D*S Scholarship! I am so appreciative that so many amazing students took the time to enter- thank you for sharing your work with us, it was an honor to look through it all. Thank you again to this year’s sponsors Congratulations to:


1st place ($2500): Alyssa McNamara
2nd place ($1500): Nick Missel
3rd place ($750): Carly Ayres
4th place ($250): Leah Goren


1st place ($2500): Marta Dlugolecka
2nd place ($1500): Bethany Ng
3rd place ($750): Ashley Peifer
4th place ($250): Elise Deringer

Thank you again to this year’s scholarship sponsors who made these no-strings-attached financial awards possible. West Elm, Perigee Books (a division of Penguin) and Artstream.

It has been such an honor to talk about and celebrate great design with all of you this year. 2011 saw a major redesign at D*S, our first printed newspaper, our first book, a 30-city book tour, the Portland Bazaar, our first ever office and our first full-time employee. If 2012 is even a fraction of what 2011 was, I will be the luckiest girl alive. Thank you so much to all of you for joining us here every day and being a part of this amazing community of people who truly embrace living a creative life. I am so inspired by all of you and can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for all of us. We’re closing up our laptops and will return after the New Year on Tuesday, January 3rd. Until then I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and from all of us here at D*S, best wishes for a wonderful new year. xo, grace

*Image above via Hope and Joy Studios

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