When it comes to design, working on a deadline is always stressful. Now just imagine you only had 20 minutes to complete the project you just got. And you have to do it with a roomful of people yelling at you while you work. If you’ve been following our Pixels of Fury design competition with AIGA, you already know that’s exactly how it goes down — but trust us when we say it’s a lot more fun than your typical deadline-driven anxiety attack.

The latest showdown took place in Seattle last week, and saw six unflappable designers step up to compete for the Furious Pixel trophy while a jury of their peers (and some actual jurors) ate, drank, cheered, and kept the pressure on. As always, the contestants took their given themes in some compelling directions, using their skills, wits, and images from Shutterstock Instant to create striking poster designs on the spot.

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Posters designed during the Pixels of Fury Seattle competition. Click any image for a larger version.

In the end, it was Turnstyle‘s Michelle Yang who ousted the competition to claim the title for the night — but all of the contestants turned in phenomenal work. And, as always, a furious time was had by all. Read on to see the winning design and check out a gallery of photos from the festivities.

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Michelle Yang’s winning design.

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Pixels of Fury Seattle winner Michelle Yang. Photo by Erik Simkins

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Following the battle in Seattle, Pixels of Fury is headed next for a rescheduled date in St. Louis on November 29. After that, it’s back west for another furious competition in Los Angeles on December 12. Stay tuned for all the details on the upcoming events!