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Monday December 24th, 2012

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2012 D*S Scholarship Winners

It makes me endlessly happy to finish up this year’s posting schedule by announcing our 2012 D*S Scholarship winners. Every year, it’s the highlight of my work season to look through applicants and get inspired all over again by the amazing wealth of talent in our community. From budding high school artists to more seasoned…

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Thursday December 20th, 2012

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2012 D*S Scholarship: Grad Student Voting!

Since the very first Design*Sponge Scholarship back in 2007, I have been honored to look through some incredible applications and beautiful artwork. But no group has stood out to me as much as this year’s graduate student applicants. From incredible textiles and woodworking to beautiful painting and installation work, this year’s finalists truly took my…

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Wednesday December 19th, 2012

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2012 D*S Scholarship: Undergraduate Voting!

This year’s undergraduate students represented a wide range of work and I was so excited to narrow the selections down from hundreds of talented artists to these amazing top 10. I hope you’ll enjoy viewing their work and choosing your favorite artists and designers for the award! Thanks to everyone who took the time to…

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Tuesday December 18th, 2012

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Tuesday November 6th, 2012

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The 2012 D*S Scholarship: Applications!

Amid the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the political tension that’s floating around, I feel incredibly fortunate- and excited- to have a bright spot to focus on today: The 2012 Design*Sponge Scholarship is here! Since 2007 I’ve been organizing this scholarship as a way to celebrate and support the next generation of up and coming…

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Wednesday October 10th, 2012

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2012 d*s scholarship: sponsor needed

One of the most important things to me and my work/life here at Design*Sponge is giving back. Whether we’re donating time, supplies or financial awards, I try to make sure our focus never wavers from supporting the artists and designers we love so much. Since 2007, I’ve been organizing and hosting a Design*Sponge Scholarship to…

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Friday December 23rd, 2011

Tuesday December 20th, 2011

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2011 d*s scholarship: grad finalists + voting!

The undergraduate scholarship voting is already off to a great start, and it’s been so fun to read people’s comments and see how excited they’re getting about the next generation of young designers. Today I’m equally thrilled to announce our second and final group of top 10 contenders: our graduate student finalists! These artists and…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

Tuesday November 1st, 2011

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2011 design*sponge scholarship!

*Illustration by Julia Rothman Today I am thrilled to announce the 2011 D*S Scholarship is live! Since the beginning, it has been one of my biggest priorities to celebrate and support the next generation of great artists and designers. Not only because they need our help, but because these are the people were are going…

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Thursday December 23rd, 2010

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2010 d*s scholarship winners!

After weeks of entries, selecting finalists and voting, we have our 2010 D*S Scholarship winners! This was an exceptionally talented group of students, and I’m so grateful for all of the amazing young designers who took the time to enter. It gives me such hope for the next generation of great artists — I can’t…

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Wednesday December 22nd, 2010

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reminder: last day of scholarship voting!

Good morning! I wanted to kick today off with a quick reminder that today is the last day to cast your vote in the 2010 D*S Scholarship! Voting will close at 10pm EST, so if you haven’t voted yet, follow the links below to vote for both our Top 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Student finalists!…

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Friday December 17th, 2010

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2010 scholarship voting: part 1 (undergrads)

The time has finally come to vote for the 2010 Design*Sponge Scholarship finalists! Today we’ll be voting twice, once for undergraduate finalists and once for graduate student finalists*. Today we’re starting with 10 undergraduates first- in total, they are 20 of the most talented students I’ve seen in a while! These top 20 10 undergraduates…

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Thursday December 16th, 2010

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d*s scholarship UPDATE: voting begins friday

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry for the additional delay but after narrowing the applicants from 650 down to 60 I had to request some additional information from the applicants to help in my editing. Because some of the students are across the world, they needed a bit of extra time to gather images and information….

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Wednesday December 15th, 2010

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d*s scholarship: UPDATE (finalists thursday)

Hi everyone! I just wanted to post a quick update for the D*S Scholarship. I was delightfully overwhelmed by this year’s applicants (over 600 talented students applied this year) and will need an extra day to narrow down the list to our finalists. So rather than today, the finalists will be announced tomorrow. The finalists…

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Wednesday December 8th, 2010

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d*s scholarship reminder

Hi everyone! I wanted to post a reminder about the 2010 D*S Scholarship! Today is the final day to turn in applications, which are due tonight at 11:59pm EST. This year, there are $10,000 in awards being given to both undergraduate and graduate students (international students are welcome). To read the full details and apply,…

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