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Outstanding Achievement Winner in the Annual Reports/Brochures Category
Hello Ortho Playbook
Design Firm Test Monki, The Woodlands, TX; www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, Gabby Nguyen, art directors; Gabby Nguyen, designer; iStock, photography | Client Hello Ortho
Merit Winners in the Annual Reports/Brochures Category
1. Admissions Brochures
Design Firm Lightner Design, Beaverton, OR | Creative Team Connie Lightner, art director/designer; Rachel Barry-Arquit, creative director (University of Portland); Jody Haagenson, Melissa Thongtan, project managers (University of Portland); Adam Guggenheim, Jeff Kennel, Carlos Leon, Bob Kerns, Steve Hambuchen and others, photographers; Linda Eliasen, illustrator; Michael Patrick Partners, Menlo Park, CA, typography design | Printer Bridgetown Printing Company | Client University of Portland | Details The University of Portland Admissions brochures introduce prospective students to life, academics, programs and financial aid options.
2. AltCap Annual Report 2015
Design Firm Design Ranch, Kansas City, MO; www.design-ranch.com | Creative Team Michelle Sonderegger, Ingred Sidie, art directors; Rachel Roth, designer; Michael Forrester, photographer; Claire Gude, copywriter | Printer James Printing | Client AltCap | Details AltCap’s innovative financial products allow it to serve as a catalyst for investment in underserved areas.
3. Alzheimer’s Donor Booklet
Design Firm Karsh Hagan, Denver; www.karshhagan.com | Creative Team Camille King, art director/designer; Lindsey Mills, designer; Megan Cohen, copywriter; Mary Dean, vice president strategy and insights | Client CU Anschutz Office of Advancement | Details The goal of this printed piece was to showcase how one’s donation can help with CU Anschutz Medical Campus’ groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s Disease.
4. Connected by Pattern
Company Paperless Post, New York City; www.paperlesspost.com | Creative Team Luke Williams, creative director/art director; Laura Berglund, senior designer; Patternity, illustration; Stephanie Shih, copywriter; Ivy Liu, project manager | Client Paperless Post | Details This take-home zine for the 2015 London Design Festival allowed visitors a first-hand look at the literal and figurative connections made when patterns merge.
5. CWS Capital Partners 2015 Annual Report
Design Firm Ramp, Los Angeles; www.rampcreative.com | Creative Team Michael Stinson, Rachel Elnar, creative directors; Julie Manthey-Nguyen, designer | Printer Dual Graphics | Client CWS Capital Partners | Details The cover reads “Perspective,” and this word sums up the concept of the annual report: “Our perspective has changed, but our vision hasn’t.”
6. Design, Logic & Intuition
Design Firm ThoughtMatter, New York City; www.thoughtmatter.com | Creative Team Trenton Kenagy, art director/copywriter; Mark DeRose, designer; Katia Santibañez, illustrator; Johan Vipper, photographer; Tom Jaffe, Tesse Postek, copywriters | Printer Quad Graphics | Client ThoughtMatter | Details The set of books spells out ThoughtMatter’s perspective and invites the receiver into the process.
7. Duke University Admissions Materials
Design Firm 160over90, Philadelphia; www.160over90.com | Creative Team Brendan Quinn, group creative director/principal; Tim Gough, senior designer; Emily Kelly, Nate Harris, designers; Chara Odhner, senior copywriter | Client Duke University | Details Duke’s pioneering approach to education was brought to life in admissions materials that are just that in form, function and design.
8. Fornasetti Index
Design Firm Pomo s.rl., Milano, Italy; www.thepomo.com | Creative Team Marco Cendron, art director; Ilaria Marengo, Simone Bastianelli, Ariel Mojetta, designers; Alessio D’Ellena, type designer; Livio Basoli, copywriter; Irene Cervasio, Giada Cattaneo, managers | Printer Tipografia 25×35, Edizioni Perpetua | Client Fornasetti | Details This brand book is a peculiar collection of unique elements that enhances the brand’s history and eclectic identity through deep research into form and content.
9. Hall Family Foundation 2015
Design Firm Design Ranch, Kansas City, MO; www.design-ranch.com | Creative Team Michelle Sonderegger, Ingred Sidie, creative directors; Morgan Stephens, designer; Claire G. Harrison, copywriter | Client Hall Family Foundation | Details Inspired by the youth-centric work set into motion by the organizations that Hall Family Foundation supports, Design Ranch used whimsical, child-like illustrations to tell the Foundation’s story.
10. KCAI View Book
Design Firm Design Ranch, Kansas City, MO; www.design-ranch.com | Creative Team Michelle Sonderegger, Ingred Sidie, Nathaniel Cooper, art directors; Morgan Stephens, designers; Claire Gude, Kansas City Art Institute, copywriters | Printer MPress | Client Kansas City Art Institute | Details This recruitment brochure had to appeal to the creativity of potential students as well as the practicality of a parent.
11.Make Your Mark on Cougar
Design Firm Squires & Company, Dallas; www.squirescompany.com | Creative Team Geoff German, creative director/designer; Michael Beukema, art director/designer; Wayne Geyer, copywriter | Printer Blue Ridge Printing | Client Domtar Paper | Details From the small business artisan, to the legacy company handed down from generation to generation, Make Your Mark provides tips for creating meaningful branded materials along with a variety of practical examples that show how to get the most out of your printed piece.
12. McDavid 2016 Catalog Series
Design Firm Sussner Design Company, Minneapolis; www.sussner.com | Creative Team Derek Sussner, art director; Ben Alpert, designer; Bob Pearl, photographer; Jeff Mueller, copywriter; Steve Kemmerling, retoucher | Printer Franklin Press | Client McDavid, Inc | Details These catalogs showcase sporting goods company McDavid’s glossed-up, ready-to-sell 2016 product offerings.
13. McDavid 2016 First Look Book
Design Firm Sussner Design Company, Minneapolis; www.sussner.com | Creative Team Derek Sussner, art director; Ben Alpert, designer; Bob Pearl, photographer; Jeff Mueller, copywriter; Steve Kemmerling, retoucher | Printer Franklin Press | Client McDavid, Inc | Details The goal of this short run of books was to generate excitement through a tactile, process-focused, behind-the-scenes preview of sporting goods company McDavid’s 2016 catalogs.
14. Mid-America Urban Brochure
Design Firm UpShift Creative Group, Chicago; www.upshiftcreative.com | Creative Team Richard Shanks, Nick Staal, art directors; Kathy Vanderjack, designer | Client Mid-America Real Estate
Group | Details The goal of this elegant yet unique tabloid-sized brochure was to help a real estate management company stand out amongst a sea of competitors.
15. Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue 09
Design Firm Hybrid Design, San Francisco; www.hybrid-design.com | Creative Team Dora Drimalas, executive creative director/cofounder; Caleb Kozlowski, creative director; Mike Anderson, Brett Newman, designers/illustrators; Kim Yokers, project manager | Printer Sandy Alexander | Client Mohawk Fine Papers | Details Eight issues and over two years in, Hybrid Design reinvented the Quarterly format. The result is more unexpected and responsive to the theme and content, opening up new possibilities for the future of the publication.
16. Team RWB Annual Report
Design Firm Rule29, Geneva, IL; www.rule29.com | Creative Team Justin Ahrens, art director; Edwin Carter, designer | Client Team RWB | Details Rule29 was engaged to create a 2015 Annual Report that showcased recent research on how Team RWB’s efforts measurably improve the lives of their veteran members.
17. TED 2016 “DREAM.” Program Guide
Design Firm Hybrid Design, San Francisco; www.hybrid-design.com | Creative Team Dora Drimalas, executive creative director/cofounder; Caleb Kozlowski, creative director; Brett Newman, designers/illustrator; Kim Yokers, project manager | Printer Metropolitan Fine Printers Inc | Client TED Conferences | Details The concept of the TED 2016 Conference (“Dream.”) was all about moving away from the stigma people associate with dreams—that they are unrealistic with no place in serious endeavors—and embracing their potential for impact.
18. The Missing Novella
Design Firm Underline Studio, Toronto; www.underlinestudio.com | Creative Team Fidel Peña, Claire Dawson, art directors; Cameron McKague, designer | Printer Flash Reproductions | Clients Derek Sullivan and Oakville Galleries | Details The slightly askew layout and finishing aims to support the tone of Derek Sullivan’s show at Oakville Galleries. Both play with the viewer’s expectations.
19. The Second City Training Center 2017 Course Catalog
Company/Client The Second City, Chicago; www.secondcity.com | Creative Team Bob Knuth, art director; Matt Roeder, designer/illustrator; Kirsten Miccoli, photographer; Dana Angelo, Sheena Laird, copywriter | Printer Gemini Graphics | Details The 2017 catalog for The Second City Training Center in Chicago has two covers to help the reader differentiate adult courses from those directed toward kids and teens.
20. The Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna)
Design Firm BVD Stockholm AB, Stockholm; www.bvd.se | Client The Swedish Forest Industries Federation | Details To present the forest in a new and unconventional way, and to give innovative and sustainable materials from the forest a futuristic look, the firm brought the forest indoors, into the photo lab.
21. University of Delaware Catalog
Design Firm GDLOFT, Philadelphia; www.gdloft.com | Creative Team Allan Espiritu, art director/designer/copywriter; Chelsea Majuri, designer/copywriter; Kevin Kernan, designer; Halkin Mason Photography; Danielle Burrows, copywriter | Printer Intelligencer Printing | Client University of Delaware | Details By not including a cover and by providing details about the programs on the very first page, the catalog immediately exposes the information about the university.
22. Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind 2015 Annual Report
Design Firm Fifth Letter, Winston-Salem, NC; www.fifth-letter.com | Creative Team Elliot Strunk, art director; Valecia Hopper, Jan Badger, Dingling Zhong, designers; John Walsh, John David Pittman, photographers; Laura Burrows, copywriter | Printers Geographics Inc, Keiger Graphic Communications | Client Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind | Details The goal was to show how employment changes lives and how investing in Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind translates into jobs.