Adobe #IconContestXD: Meet the winners

by Adobe UK Team

Posted on 03-29-2018

We challenged our creative community members to create an app prototype using one of our three exclusive Adobe XD icon kits designed by legendary creatives Anton & Irene, Büro Destruct, and Lance Wyman the prototypes showcased the best of the world’s creative cities. The prototypes had to showcase those secret inspirational spots that are hidden in cities all over the world, and the results are overwhelmingly impressive, not only for their design and user experience level, but also for the amazing creative spots you will want to visit on your next trip.

The competition is now closed, and the winners are in, but fear not: you can still download the kits for free here.

What a competition it was! Our expert judging panel, which comprised our icon kit designers, as well as Adobe’s own Community Engagement Strategist Michaël Chaize, sifted through hundreds of excellent entries to pick our overall winner, and our top ten designers.

Drumroll! Here’s our winners list.

The grand prize winner: Patricia Reiners, Germany (Berlin)

Patricia has won for this stunning prototype, which encapsulates the Berlin subway stations for the unique designs, colours and inspirational architecture using icons from Büro Destruct.

The top ten

1. Nadja Bogdanowa, Germany (Brunswick) Lost in Brunswick

2. Quentin Fevre & Gianni d’Agnolo, France (Paris) Creaville Paris

3. Emily O, USA (Chicago) Chiconic

4. Emilia Escalante Ariza & Alejandra Fernandez, France (Paris) Un mot pour Paris

5. Florian Malecki, Germany (Dachau) Your Creative Dachau

6. Andrea Marquez, USA (Miami) Explore Miami – Feel the vibe

7. Herzblut & Bock & Malik Alpoguz, Germany (Mainz) Bonup

8. Tejus Nagdev, India (Pune) Clear Min

9. Jazzmyn Howington & Custom Ink Design Team & Sarah Sugarman, USA (Virginia) Roundabout

10. Lara Mendonça & Bella Stefani & Mischief Studio, UK (London) The Cultourist

Here’s what the jury had to say about the grand prize winner

“My favourite is the one about the Metro in Berlin. Great idea, presentation, and new take on a city”. Michaël Chaize

“It beautifully blends colour-inspiration with city exploration by public transport. That concept could be carried on to so many other cities”. Büro Destruct

“Best concept overall, and most unique way to get people to travel through a city out of all the submissions. This is the type of app that not only visitors, but also locals would love. Anton & Irene

There was much to play for in this latest creative challenge. Our winner bags an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for two, where they’ll get the chance to mix with fellow creatives at Adobe Max, the leading creative conference. They’ll also take home a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud with 100 stock images.

Our top ten received a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and 50 stock images.

To see all 100+ entries, search #IconContestXD on Behance and Twitter. Thanks to everyone who took part in the contest we look forward to seeing what you create in the future.

Don’t forget: you can download the icon kits for free here. If you’re looking for inspiration on your next project, why not download the latest version of Adobe XD

Topics: Creativity, UX/UI Design, UK, UK Exclusive, Creative EMEA