UCF alum Adam Lehman won the Command X competition at the 2016 AIGA conference. His first-place award include $1,000 cash and a trove of prizes.
Adam, a 2015 graduate of UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, was one of seven young designers selected to participate in the prestigious and rigorous competition.
Command X has been described as the “Hunger Games” of the design world. One week before the AIGA conference, the chosen competitors are notified and given a design challenge with 6 days to submit a three-page PDF. On the first day of the conference, the designers get on stage in front of 2000+ attendees and a panel of judges. After the first round of presentations, the audience votes. The remaining five designers have 24 hours to complete a brand new challenge. At the next presentation, two more are cut, before the process is repeated once more to crown a champion.
Command X is hosted annually at AIGA’s conference. This year’s event was held October 17-19 in Las Vegas AIGA is the design industry’s oldest and largest professional organization—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members.