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MA Erasmus student Dorottya Nagy wins at the Kreatív Design Awards

MA Erasmus Student Dorottya won the RGB Award at the Kreativ Design Awards
<p dir="ltr">MA Visual Communication student Dorottya Nagy, a 23-year-old graphic designer from Budapest, Hungary, who is currently studying at Arts University Plymouth as part of the Erasmus+ scheme, has won the prestigious RGB Award at the <a href="">Kreatív Design Awards</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dorottya is visiting Arts University Plymouth from her MA in Graphic Design at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as part of the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme.<br /></p>
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Dorottya Nagy receiving her RGB Award at the Kreativ Design Awards.

<p>Sharing her excitement about the recognition, Dorottya said:</p>
For the Tandori-Sziver project exploring the intersection of experimental jazz and typography, I actually hoped for some acknowledgement, because this was my first project with designer Márton Köllőd and it really came from our heart and I still find joy in that work. For the book object, I was shocked, because it’s more like a ‘commercial’ graphic competition and this object I think is between graphics and fine art. But of course, I was undoubtedly happy.
<p>The RGB Award, presented annually, encompasses entries from students to established design companies. Participants are required to submit a visual presentation of their work along with a conceptual description. Dorottya's success underscores her commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of graphic design.</p>

Dorottya's "Phonebook" Project

<p dir="ltr">Reflecting on her sources of inspiration, Dorottya credits influential design studios such as Studio Thonik, Hansje van Halem, Studio Feixen, Morag Myerscough, Steve Leard, Spin Studio, and the iconic Paula Scher. She also draws inspiration from Hungarian designers like Ádám Katyi, DE_FORM, Unger and Partners, and Studio NUR. Notably, her father, István Nagy, a practising graphic designer, and Márton Köllőd, who works in design, have played significant roles in shaping her creative journey.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dorottya's winning project for the RGB Award, titled "Phonebook," is a testament to her innovative approach. The project involved designing a book that defies traditional conventions while maintaining a connection to its essence. Dorottya chose a telephone directory as her subject, symbolising 140 years of dialling and the evolution of communication. Using sliced pieces of original telephone directory pages, she created an object that resembles a felled log, connecting to the raw material for paper making. The book encapsulates the history of names, addresses, and telephone numbers over 140 years, marking a poignant exploration of the evolution of communication.<br /></p>

Dorottya's "Phonebook" Project

<p>In addition to her individual success, Dorottya collaborated with Márton Köllőd on the Tandori-Sziveri jazz project. This collaboration involved creating a 50-minute animated visual for a live session, exploring the intersection of experimental jazz and typography. The project emerged from a fortuitous connection with musician Veronika Harcsa after Dorottya attended one of her concerts and expressed her eagerness to collaborate.</p>
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Dorottya & Márton Köllőd collecting award for the "Tandori-Sziveri jazz" project.

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The "Tandori-Sziveri jazz" project.

<p dir="ltr">Dorottya's win reflects her dedication to design, her willingness to explore diverse projects, and her ability to transform concepts into visually compelling realities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Arts University Plymouth students who want to study or work abroad during their degree (and for a year after graduation) have opportunities to do so with financial help towards travel and subsistence through the UK’s Turing Scheme which provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.</p> <p><br />To find out more about postgraduate study at Arts University Plymouth, there will be opportunities to meet existing MA students and Lecturers at the next <a href="">Open Day</a> on Saturday 13 January 2024. Alternatively, email <a href=""></a> to speak directly to an academic at Arts University Plymouth about the full range of postgraduate qualifications on offer.</p>