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Featured Student Work From Russia!

I love featuring student work from around the world! It shows me that creativity is not dead and that design is still a huge part of the world.

Design student Marina Volodina who attends Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry has designed a beautifully simple concept for LED lightbulbs. Her concept can be found on the website called Packaging of the World. You can see more of her work by clicking here.

Marina explains her concept "The range consists of E14 and E27 screw bases and 5 bulb shapes which are clearly visible through the transparent packaging that helps immediately understand what type of a LED bulb you need. The packages are coded with 3 colours depending on color temperature in Kelvin: white packaging colour is for natural light, yellow colour is for warm light and the blue one is for cold light. Also the typography on the front side of the packaging supports the idea of transparancy and includes the short main information about the LED bulbs: a LED type, color temperature, a screw base and watts. On the reverse side all the technical characteristics are written in detail."

 John Miziolek, President of Reset Branding says "This concept is a wonderful use of materials that really adds some visual interest to a commoditized category. It simplifies consumer choice and provides clarity for sku differentiation."

John is also the host and Executive Producer of Design Masters Canada, an iTunes featured podcast that focuses on the best design and branding talent across North America. John regularly features student work on his design website dedicated to the practice of design, called The Next Gen Designers.

John Miziolek from Reset Branding Organizes Student Design Competition

After almost 6 months of planning and 10 weeks in the classroom, the Humber Student Design Competition finally concluded on Friday, November 28th, 2014. The event was a huge success and the quality of work presented by the students was outstanding. Special thanks to our judges from Kraft, PepsiCo and Reckitt Benckiser for graciously donating their time and providing great feedback to the finalists.

The event was organized and sponsored by John Miziolek and Franca DiNardo. They believe strongly in giving back to the design community and mentoring the next group of talented young designers. Both John and Franca are part-time instructors at Humber College in the Package and Graphic Design Program. Over the course of the project John recorded a weekly video to keep the judges up to date, and the students excited (and awake).

To learn more about the competition please click here.

John Miziolek Designs Custom Awards for Student Design Competition

Custom designed and hand-crafted awards for the Humber Student Design Competition

Custom designed and hand-crafted awards for the Humber Student Design Competition

John Miziolek recently developed and organized the 2014 Humber Student Design Competition. The final judging event took place at the Lakeshore Campus of Humber College on Friday, November 28th, 2014. To honor the judges who graciously volunteered their time to be part of this great event, John designed and hand-crafted commemorative awards. The judges represented a cross section of companies from the consumer packaged goods industry. PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Canada were all represented and the judges did an amazing job providing feedback to the next generation of designers.

These awards utilize solid alternating blocks of Walnut and Wenge wood. Wenge is a beautiful hardwood found in the African Congo and Walnut is a stunning hardwood from North America and Europe. The awards were designed to convey strength and stability and were customized with each of the judges names. The awards were finished with a satin varnish to accentuate the grain in each of the woods. 

The awards were presented to the judges at the end of the event.

John Miziolek Joins Entrepreneurs International Foundation To Contribute $10K To Global Learning XPRIZE

Entrepreneurs International Foundation and John Miziolek donate to Global Learning XPRIZE as a “Village Sponsor”, helping to bring literacy to an entire village of children. 

Oakville, ON Canada – November 10, 2014 Due to the generosity of Entrepreneurs International Foundation, CelebrityPress® Publishing, and a group of Best-Selling authors including John Miziolek, co-author of the best-selling book, Breaking Through, the foundation was proud to contribute as a “Village Sponsor” to the Global Learning XPRIZE Initiative. These authors collectively raised and donated $10,000 to the cause, sponsoring a village to help provide solar generators, equipment, transport, materials, and infrastructure to real kids in real villages.

The Global Learning XPRIZE is a $15 million global competition to empower children to take control of their own learning. The Global Learning XPRIZE challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic, empowering them to take control of their own learning and ultimately their future. Their goal is an empowered generation that will positively impact their communities, countries and the world.

“I’m really excited and proud to have contributed to such a great organization and even happier to see the money used for things that have helped a critical cause”, remarked John Miziolek, co-author of the best-selling book, Breaking Through.

Learn more about the Global Learning XPRIZE at http://learning.xprize.org/