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Still the Best: HSE Art and Design School at the World Brand Design Society

Still the Best: HSE Art and Design School at the World Brand Design Society

World Brand Design Society

HSE Art and Design students, graduates, and curators have been participating in the World Brand Design Society international competition for several years. The winter of 2023/24 was no exception—several projects won in various categories.

Since the launch of the competition, forty of the school’s projects have received awards, and as a result, the HSE Art and Design School topped the Global Design Education Ranking in early 2024.

World Brand Design Society

The World Brand Design Society (WBDS) regularly selects the most impressive projects from the pool of work they receive and post it on their official website. At the end of each year, WBDS determines and awards the leading world universities.

Read on to find out more about all the winning projects by students and graduates of the HSE Art and Design School selected this year by the World Brand Design Society:

Winners of the World Brand Design Society 2023/2024

Golden Award. Alexandra Chulkova

Sborka Modular Furniture Brand Identity Concept

Sborka (Russian for ‘assembly’) is a modular furniture brand. Its visual identity is based on a custom font that turns into modular furniture.

Silver award. Maria Samokhina

Pasta Maker Brand Identity and Packaging Design

Pasta Maker, in its own words, is pasta created for those who want not just to cook, but also to get an experience. It is not just about pasta, but also about the love and passion that goes into making the perfect pasta dish.

Silver award. Vasily Aleev

Student Brand Design Concept for De Stul’s 3D Printing Innovative Furniture

‘De Stul’ is a brand of 3D-printed furniture using innovative wood printing technologies. It is based in Oakland, California. The main idea behind the corporate identity was lines reminiscent of the texture left by a 3D printer when printing. 


Kensho Student Packaging Design Concept

The metaphor of this concept is two suns rising over peaceful landscapes. In order to enhance the gentle nature of the brand, all graphic elements are based on soft, rounded shapes. The enveloping coolness of the mountain river, the gentle touch of fluffy cotton flowers, and the light mountain wind are depicted in the style of a Japanese engraving with its sense of depth, blending, and gradation of colours.

Bronze Award. Alexandra Chulkova

Onside Branding for a Football Academy

The task was to design branding for Onside Football Academy. The challenge lay in creating a novel graphic language that merges the lively and spirited energy of football with the structure and convention of an academy.

You can see the previous winning projects of HSE Art and Design students and graduates here.

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