Juillan advanced to this final regional round of the IDSA Student Merit Awards as the top nominee from the UIC School of Design. She was selected from ten faculty nominees by a panel of four invited professional jurors. The UIC Design runners up were Mark Weiser and Yu-Cheng Yang.
The 2014 IDSA Midwest District Conference concluded Saturday evening with the the Student Merit Awards presentations. Jillian Tackaberry, candidate for the 2014 Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design was named the top awardee.
Last year Jillian was a finalist in the international Electrolux Design Lab 2013 competition. From 1700 submissions worldwide, her project "Air Drop" was the only North American entry in the final round. She is currently working as an intern with MNML, the award-winning design firm located in Chicago's West Loop led by Scott Wilson.