Meet the winners of the 2016 Vizrt Design Competition

The winning submissions are being showcased on a dedicated screen on the Vizrt booth at IBC 2016.

Vizrt has announced the three winners of the Viz Artist Design Storytelling Animation competition. The call for stimulating storytelling design in Viz Artist received a large number of entries from all over the world. Our panel of judges had a difficult decision choosing the best of all the great work submitted. After multiple rounds, the first, second and third-place winners have been chosen.

First Place: A Guy’s Story

Ali Qaiser Hussain, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and a love for cricket, is originally from Pakistan. Being a traveler at heart, Ali moved to Erbil, Iraq where he, for the last 14 months, has been working for Kurdistan 24 Tv as a Broadcast Designer.

Ali has been working with Viz Artist for over 13 years and has found it to be an interesting and user friendly experience from the very beginning.

"Viz Artist is just perfect for me", Ali admits.



Second Place: Ocean’s Health

Taylor Stuart lives in London, England and has been working as a Visual Effects Designer at Sky for the last 5 years.

Studying for his BTEC Level 3 Art and Design at Richmond Upon Thames College, Taylor did an internship at Sky and continued to train there for 3 years while in education.

He started using Viz when he was 16 and now has been working with Viz Artist for 7 years. "It was the first design software I had ever used!", says Taylor.



Third Place: Mt Everest

Bernard Ionescu is a Vizrt Certified Professional, holding both a Certified Pro Viz Artist and Viz Trio Certification.

Bernard is a freelance broadcast designer living in Montreal, Canada and is dedicated to real time graphics, working around the world providing concept design and integration to many customers using Vizrt globally.

His artistic background reflects in his work, he holds a BA in sculpture, history of art and aesthetics.


Even Nordmann, Vizrt Creative Director, stated “It was a pleasure to receive the material from designers from all over the world. There is so much creativity going on and so many ways to use graphics in Viz Artist. The competition was such a success that we will repeat it again next year.”

Vizrt put together a showreel promoting the inspiring details of what Viz Artists around the globe are creating. These designs will be used to inspire the future project competition.

The mandate of the competition was to submit a Viz Artist animation that featured stimulating storytelling design. The competition opened July 04, 2016, and deadline for final submission was August 4, 2016.  The submissions received were of extremely high quality in terms of both uniqueness of the project ideas as well as the execution of the animation design.

The first place winner will receive an Apple watch. The top three winners will have their work promoted on, social media channels and during IBC 2016. Each will receive a Vizrt goodies bag and Best Design diploma, along with the opportunity to become a Vizrt Certified Professional with free access to write the Certified Pro Viz Artist Designer exam, and a Vizrt Training License for 1 year.

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A person having passed the Certified Pro Viz Artist Designer exam confirms that the candidate can take a project from creation of an idea to a set of graphics ready to be controlled by either Viz Trio and/or Viz Pilot and understand how solutions can be executed in a larger team together with designers, IT personnel or programmers.