TDK Awards

Oh yes, OUR AWARDS ARE BACK BABY! If you’re finding it hard to get your name out there or your portfolio in front of the right people, this is for you. We have 10 of the top designers from around the world, looking over your portfolios. They will be picking 3 each, making 30 winners going into 2019.

We want to show your work off to all the industry heavyweights and the world, via a full TDK interview with you, social media shouts outs promoting you, winners blog post sent to every single studio we’ve ever met (that’s a lot), plus its FREE to enter (of course!).

We’re looking for portfolios of Graphic Design, typography, illustration and digital/product design.

What you win!

  • Get your work in front of 10 industry heavyweights
  • Full TDK interview
  • Social media shouts outs promoting you
  • Winners blog post sent to all studios (hello job offers)
  • 1 x free 'TDK Pimp Your Career’ course valued at $99


Must have studied design at any point during 2017 or 2018. Current students and graduates globally open to apply. No age or location restrictions.


Jessica Walsh, Sagmeister & Walsh, NYC. @jessicavwalsh

Oliver Siegenthaler, Siegenthaler & Co, Bogota. @siegenco

Jupio Ishiyama, Studio A - Interbrand, Lima. @studioa_peru

Chris Cooper, Studio Band, Adelaide. @studioband

Leta Sobierajski & Wade Jeffree, NYC. @letasobierajski @wadejeffree

Jesper Bange, Bond, Helsinki. @bond_creative

Daniela Garza, Anagrama, Mexico City. @anagramastudio

Jeremy Wortsman, The Jacky Winter Group, Melbourne. @jackywinter

Caroline Bagley and Sohee Kim, COLLINS, SF. @thisiscollins


(please read this carefully)

Please submit ONE landscape pdf, including your resume (up to 2 pages) and your work (up to 5 pages) together as one file. We don’t care how many projects you include over the 5 pages, just pretend you are applying for a job. It MUST be named firstname_surname.pdf so we can match it with your details.

About our Awards Sponsor:

We’re so excited to be working with design studio Shift as our 2018 Awards Sponsor. Shift are a cutting edge design studio, with a focus on digital, strategy and branding based in Singapore and Hong Kong. They also develop software/tools for design studios around the world, some very cool stuff rolling out next year! A small, diverse team of experienced professionals with a strong belief in the power of design. They work as one across the 2 locations – no silos, no disconnect between thinkers and doers, no separation between pitch-team and working-team. In 2019 we’ll be helping them launch a global Internship Program, giving you guys the chance to experience the studio remotely and in person. They’re looking for high-energy interns to be part of real teams working with their super fancy clients. @shiftpartners

About our Awards poster illustrator:

Rocío Egío is a graphic designer + illustrator based in Lausanne. She works in branding and illustration for fashion designers, brands, events and festivals looking for a fun and dynamic touch in their visual universes. @rocioegio

How to apply:

1. Fill out this form HERE

2. Email your PDF portfolio max 10MB to [email protected] (YOU MUST DO BOTH TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN)

Deadline: Jan 6th 2019.

Check out the winners of our previous TDK awards from 2013–2017, and find out more about how you can enter in the TDK awards to get a spot in there yourself!

TDK Awards '17

TDK Awards '16

TDK Awards '15

TDK Awards '14

TDK Awards '13


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