November 23, 2016

UCF alum Adam Lehman won the Command X competition at the 2016 AIGA conference. His first-place award include $1,000 cash and a trove of prizes.

Adam, a 2015 graduate of UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, was one of seven young designers selected to participate in the prestigious and rigorous competition.

Adam wrote an article about his experience at AIGA Command X. Examples of his work can be found at

Command X has been described as the “Hunger Games” of the design world. One week before the AIGA conference, the chosen competitors are notified and given a design challenge with 6 days to submit a three-page PDF. On the first day of the conference, the designers get on stage in front of 2000+ attendees and a panel of judges. After the first round of presentations, the audience votes. The remaining five designers have 24 hours to complete a brand new challenge. At the next presentation, two more are cut, before the process is repeated once more to crown a champion.

Command X is hosted annually at AIGA’s conference. This year’s event was held October 17-19 in Las Vegas AIGA is the design industry’s oldest and largest professional organization—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members.

Examples of Adam Lehman's designs created for Command X 2016
Examples of Adam Lehman's designs created for Command X 2016