Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones competition is one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1986.

2019 Young Ones Brief Jury

Robin Landa

Professor at MGC, Author, co-Chair of Design Incubation

Michael Graves College at Kean University


Robin Landa is a Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College, Kean University. She has written over twenty books about advertising, graphic design, branding, personal branding, creativity, and drawing, including Advertising by Design, 3rd ed., Graphic Design Solutions, 6th ed., and Nimble: Thinking Creatively in The Digital Age. She has won numerous awards for her design, writing and research, including awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters and the National League of Pen Women. She received the 2015 Human Rights Educator award, 2013 Kean Teacher of the Year award, and the Carnegie Foundation lists her among the great teachers of our time.

Crack the Spine has published several short stories by Robin and the editor nominated her short story, “Just Desserts,” for Best of the Net. Sage will publish her essays about advertising and graphic design in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Recently, Robin presented on the subject of personal branding at Columbia University and HOW Design magazine has published many of her articles. Now, Robin is working on a new book with Rich Tu, Vice President of Design at MTV. Robin is a co-chair of Design Incubation, a communication design research organization.




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