You've still got one day to submit your Earlybird entry to the Core77 Design Awards—but hurry, you have just over 24 hours to take advantage of the 20% discount, which ends tomorrow, January 30, at 5pm EST. In the meantime, we've been getting up to speed with a few familiar faces who may well have been in the position you're in now, wrapping up their entries. They've clearly made the right decision, as several of our past Earlybirds were Notables, Runners Up and, as we see below, even Winners.
Over the past two days, we've talked to as many 2013 program honorees, Plinko Poetry Machine and ROLF Spectacles to see what they've been up to since they were recognized by the Awards back in June. This time, the design team at Springtime tells us about their motorized scooter, JACK, which was the professional winner in the Transportation category last year.Core77: How has JACK grown since you entered it in the Core77 Design Awards? Did it win more awards or have you worked on developing it more?
Springtime Team: The Core77 Award helped us in getting lots of media, customer and client attention and reassuring the audience this is a serious alternative for city car use. We have been developing Jack further over the last months and have been raising the proper funding to launch production. We are now looking at a market launch around June this year.
How has your Professional life advanced in the past year? Any notable new projects?
Springtime is currently working on several mobility products, both in the electric mobility segment as in the juvenile product category. In the consumer electronics and smart products category, we have been able to attract some very interesting new customers last year. In all products, the central them is to make complicated stuff easy and to create a great and complete user experience.
Do you have any words of advice for current entrants? Or for young designers in general?
Core77 is cool, since it has credibility in the design scene. There are awards out there that can be somewhat "bought," but Core77 is the one you deserved. So enter your work here, to get serious recognition from the design field!
Don't procrastinate—Submit your entry to the 2014 Core77 Design Awards by 5pm EST on Thursday, January 30, to take advantage of our 20% discount!