Profile

How did I get Here?

How can you contact me:
designer@tamianwood.com
t: 305.232.6420

Education and Awards

Back in 1992 I graduated with highest honours from Miami Dade College with a degree in Computer Science. From 1987 through 1992 I earned dean's list recognition and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honour Society. Later in 1992 I was awarded a position on the National Dean's List.

I then attended COMPrehend! Computer Education Centers in Ft. Lauderdale, to hone my skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark and continued with classes in Freehand and Macintosh System troubleshooting.

In 2000 I went back to college to earn a second degree in Graphic Arts Technology, and was awarded the "Outstanding Student in Graphic Design" award in 2003. During the three years I was the layout designer and illustrator for the Miambiance Literary Magazine, published by MDC, Kendall Campus, the magazine won 102 awards.

Of the 39 awards I received personally, I am most proud of the 17th Annual Florida Print Awards, Best of Category in 2004, the Best Design award from FCCAA State Publications, for 2001, 2002 and 2003, and the 2002 Design of the year award from Adobe Systems, Inc./Associated Collegiate Press. The magazine, as a whole, earned the title of first place National and first place in the Southern Region in the Community College Humanities Association Literary Magazine competition and the Silver Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, for the first time in the history of the college.

Keep scrolling for the complete list of awards I received.

ECA-Nonfiction-Aug-2015
ECDA-GoldStar-Feb-2015
FlPrintAward
2002DOYAward
2003DOYAward
2001BestDesign
DesignStudent

2015

First Place Cover Design Award - Non Fiction - On Care for Our Common Home 
Author: Pope Francis.

 

2015

Gold Star Award - Fiction - Pawns of Sion - Author Scott: Rezer

 

2004

- 17th Annual Florida Print Awards
Best of Category

 

2001 Volume XI

- Community College Humanities Association

1st Place National winner
1st Place Southern Region winner

- Columbia Scholastic Press Association

1st Place awards:
General Throughout Use of Typography
Logos & Endmarks

2nd Place awards:
Logos & Endmarks

Circle Merit awards:
Overall design Cover- Two or More Colors
Title and Contents Page

- Florida Community College Activities Association Publications Division

1st Place awards:
General Excellence Best Design

2nd Place awards:
Editing: Staff
Cover Staff
Page Illustration with Text

3rd Place awards:
Contents Page

Inner Circle of Excellence award

2002 Volume XII

- Community College Humanities Association

1st PlaceSouthern Division
1st PlaceNational
Most Improved Magazine

- Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Medalist Certificate: Staff

1st Place awards:
Logos and Endmarks

Circle Merit awards:
Typography: General Use Throughout
Photo Complementing Copy - "Seashell"

- Florida Community College Press Association

1st Place awards:
General Excellence Award: Staff
Best Editing: Staff
Best Design Best Cover

2nd Place awards:
Contents Page
Inner Circle of Excellence award

- Associated Collegiate Press and Adobe Systems
Design of the Year
Second Place: Tamian Wood

- College Media Advisers
Magazine Diversity: Staff

2003 Volume XIII

- Community College Humanities Association

First Place -- National Winner
First Place -- Southern Region

- Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist for critique
Silver Crown Award

1st Place awards:
Overall Design (Color)

2nd Place awards:
Cover Design (Spot Color)
Logos and Endmarks (hand)

3rd Place awards:
Typography - General Use Throughout

Circle Merit awards:
Spread Design (Color) "Journalistic Circumstances"
Typography (On One Page or Spread: Black and White or Black and White with Spot Color) "Full Circle"
Typography (On One Page or Spread: Black and White or Black and White with Spot Color) "Rachas/Crazy Names"
Logos and Endmarks "Miambiance logo"

- Florida Community College Press Association
1st Place Awards:
Best Design
Best Editing
Best Contents Page
Best Staff Page

2nd Place Awards:
General Excellence: Staff
Cover Inner Circle of Excellence award

- Associate Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers
General Excellence

Third Place Award on-site (best of show) competition
Best of Design Honorable Mention: Tamian Wood

- American Scholastic Press Association
First Place with Special Merit Outstanding Overall Art