On May 27th, LAdobe held the finals of  its’ fourth annual Photoshop Idol competition at the offices of the Phelps Group in Santa Monica. This year, we did a twist in that we turned it into a logo design competition to come up with the official logo for Mini MAX X on Wednesday, October 27th. We had three excellent finalists, Elvia Hernandex, Olia Vradiy, and Ed Ward. In the end, our first vote was so close, we had to do a first and only eliminate one finalist (Ed Ward) and then it was down to the final two, Elvia and Olia. And in the end, Olia’s entry was judged the best. Olia, only a resident in the LA area for just a year, was ecstatic with her victory. Her prizes includes a series of brand new CS5 books from Peachpit, a DVD from Photoshop Cafe and guest judge Colin Smith, a plugin from Alien Skin and of course, the big prize, one of the first copies of CS5 in Southern California!

Of course, her logo will be used throughout all MiniMAX promotion we do and she will be credited throughout as the logo designer. We at LAdobe congratulates Olia on her win and hopefully a jump-start on her design career as it blossoms all over the Los Angeles area!

You can view videos of the event at our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Photos courtesy of Adam Bell and David Yoon.