The Metal Finishers of Southern California have officially concluded the 2014 West Coast Bright Design Challenge. Since September, students from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena have been working diligently to complete their creative projects.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the 2014 program challenged students to design marketable products that incorporate surface finishing. Students received hands-on experience related to finishing theory, technology and physical processes through classroom instruction and tours at facilities focused on plating, anodizing and other finishing technologies.
Presentations to peers, teachers, industry representatives and judges took place prior to final judging on December 9. Grand price recipient, Ofir Atia, and fellow challenge winners, Judy Chu and David Hansungkim, received scholarships to further their creative surface technology research and design efforts.