Command X

At each AIGA Design Conference since 2007, seven emerging designers have competed for glory, opportunity, and a cash prize. In 2020, we did things a little differently. The competition was run on two consecutive days via a Zoom webinar. Our contestants had one week to complete the first challenge, and one day to complete the second. Each night, the live audience voted for a winner to receive that evening's prizes. Thank you to our contestants, judges, and at-home viewers for joining!

Command X

About Command X

This exciting, live design competition allows up-and-coming designers to face off for the chance to break into the industry in front of design peers, heroes, and potential employers. Plus, the winner receives $1,000 in cash, a prize package, and bragging rights for the year. Command X 2020 is proudly sponsored by Stocksy.

2014 AIGA Medalist Sean Adams, chair of undergraduate and graduate graphic design programs, ArtCenter College of Design, will return to host an all-star team of judges.

2020 Contestants

Tom Bates

Tom Bates

Graphic Designer, Fresh Produce, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD

Elijah Bobo

Elijah Bobo

Assistant Graphic Designer, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Marvin Chang

Marvin Chang

Freelance Graphic Designer, Minneapolis, MN

Audrey Hancock

Audrey Hancock

Freelance Graphic Designer, Provo, UT

Xiaojun Huang

Xiaojun Huang

Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Cooper Weinstein

Cooper Weinstein

Art Director, Capital One, Dallas, TX

2020 Host and Judges

Sean Adams

HOST

Sean Adams

The Office of Sean Adams

Carly Ayres

JUDGE

Carly Ayres

Google Design

Bobby C. Martin, Jr.

JUDGE

Bobby C. Martin, Jr.

Champions Design

Andrew Twigg

JUDGE

Andrew Twigg

School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Miranda Massie

JUDGE

Miranda Massie

Climate Museum

Bonnie Siegler

Producer

Bonnie Siegler

Creator, Command X

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Command X: At Home is available for free on our event platform. Registration required.

Watch the 2019 Command X Competition

Command X 2019

Day 1

Ridan Arellano, Garrett Corcoran, Talia Cotton, Jake Masakayan, Raymund Ramirez, Sidney Rhee, and Ainsley Rose Romero compete during the first challenge: to design a new logo for the Huntington, a library, art museum, and botanical gardens located in Pasadena, California. 

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Command X 2019

Day 2

Ridan Arellano, Garrett Corcoran, Talia Cotton, Jake Masakayan, and Ainsley Rose Romero compete during the second challenge: to design a dating app.

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Command X 2019

Day 3

Garrett Corcoran, Jake Masakayan, and Ainsley Rose Romero compete in the final challenge: to create a campaign entitled "Empathy." A winner is chosen by the viewers.

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