Promotion & Marketing Design Awards Judges Revealed

See Promotion & Marketing Design Awards judge Douglas Davis in person at HOW Design Live 2016, where he’ll be delivering a session that demonstrates simple creative tactics that will help you turn research into insights and turn insights into a variety of creative business solutions.

It’s officially that time of year—when the team at HOW gears up to see to all the fantastic promotion and marketing design you’ve been doing lately. The Promotion & Marketing Design Awards 2016, HOW’s longest-running design competition, is the only award that specifically recognizes outstanding promotion design work.

We see the creative and effective promotion work you’re creating—the annual reports for clients, the website that promotes your company, your own student design portfolio. We see your work’s impact. And we want to recognize that.

We’re offering the Best of Show winner a free trip to HOW DESIGN LIVE 2017 (includes: round-trip airfare from the same city, hotel and conference registration for one person), plus an award to be presented at the conference. Plus, all winners of the 2016 Promotion & Marketing Design Awards will see their work in the Fall 2016 issue of HOW magazine. (Check out last year’s online winner’s gallery, and learn about the other prizes here.)

And now, we’re so excited to present to you the esteemed panel of judges who will determine this year’s winners: Douglas Davis, principal of The Davis Group; Laurie Churchman of Designlore; and Scott Maney, chief creative officer at Breakaway.


Your Promotion Design Awards 2016 Judges

Douglas Davis, principal of The Davis Group

DavisDouglas_ResizedNewHeadshot_HOWDesignLive_2016HDL-design-awards-2016Digital Marketer. Freelance art and creative director. Advertising and design educator. Brooklyn-based Davis does it all, and his title on any given day depends on, well, what day it is.

Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed in front of and behind the concept, marketing plan or digital strategy. His approach to creativity combines right-brained creative problem solving with left-brained strategic thinking. Davis founded The Davis Group LLC in 2011, and he continues today to offer strategic solutions to client branding, digital and design problems.

In addition to client work, Davis leverages his experience as a faculty member in the communication design department at New York City College of Technology. He works on the graduate level in the branding and integrated communications (BIC) program at The City College of New York.

HOW is proud to call Davis a HOW Design University course contributor. His well-received HOWU course Creative Strategy and the Business of Design provides value to a mix of creative professionals and is being converted into a book (of the same name) that is scheduled for release in May 2016, just after his presentation at HOW Design Live. (So stay tuned!)

Laurie Churchman of Designlore

churchman-design-awards-2016AIGA fellow Churchman has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and educator. You may remember her Outstanding Award-winning work from the 2008 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards. Or perhaps you share her love for boats and typography and have read her book, The Art of Boat Names, which features over 300 images of vernacular typography for boat names.

Churchman’s areas of expertise include branding, publications, systems design, information design, typography and civic engagement, and her clients hail from sectors including professional services, education, retail, design, arts and culture and architecture. She pairs her extensive experience with an individual approach in order to achieve effective communication solutions.

I believe that every client’s success story derives from intellectual curiosity, solid research, collaboration and creativity, while leveraging all that technology and the market offer. —Laurie Churchman

Churchman, an adjunct professor of graphic design at MICA and Philadelphia University, has also taught at Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey, University of Pennsylvania, and NC State University. She’s a past board member of AIGA National, World Studio Foundation, AIGA/NY and AIGA/Raleigh, and holds a BS from the University of Delaware, an MFA from Yale University, as well as a certificate from AIGA/Harvard Business School Design Leaders program.

Scott Maney, chief creative officer at Breakaway

scott-maney-design-awards-2016HOW Promotion & Marketing Awards judge Maney currently oversees all creative development and design at Breakaway. Before joining the company, he was the founder of Jones, a Chicago advertising and design firm. Maney was also a group creative director of EURO RSCG, creative director at J Walter Thompson and VSA Partners, and a writer for DDB and Katsin Loeb/San Francisco. He’s worked on everything from IBM to Bud Light and every intellectually positioned brand in between.

Maney’s work has been featured in virtually every major award show and industry magazine and has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and Communication Arts magazine. He is a graduate of the Harvard of Onondaga County, Syracuse University.

These judges will be using all their expertise to review your work and select our winners. If you want these talented individuals to see your promotion design work, be sure to enter today. Early-Bird deadline: March 11, 2016.


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