HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. View the winners of the 2016 International Design Awards below, and subscribe today so that you can go behind the scenes with the top winners as soon as the printed issues lands in your mailbox in Spring 2017.
Merit Winners in the Websites Category
Design Firm Hello Design, Culver City, CA; www.hellodesign.com | Creative Team Andrew Leung, Tracy Hung, Jessica Huang, designers; Erika Wilder, copywriter; David Lai, Hiro Niwa, creative directors; Justin Blackwell, director of technology; Scott Moore, director of frontend development; Daniel Hovey, Ramon Fritsch, senior developers; Ashton Hsu, developer; Szu Ann Chen Smith, account director; Brandon Nightingale, senior project lead; Terry Soltani, project lead; David Lai, director; Ryo Shiina, Hajime Himeno, film/edit; Charlotte Peterson, producer | Client ArtCenter College of Design | Details Hello Design’s contextual engine tailors content to user location, time of day and weather.
Design Firm UpShift Creative Group, Chicago; www.upshiftcreative.com | Creative Team Richard Shanks, Nick Staal, art directors; Stephen Taruc, Ted Gerstle, developers | Client Prospect Hotels, LLC | Details The website presents a modern, relaxed and sophisticated brand image that appeals to Millennials and outdoor urban-adventurists.
Design Firm/Client Elegant Seagulls, Marquette, Michigan; www.elegantseagulls.com | Creative Team Ben Johnson, art director; Myles Kedrowski, Tom O’Connell, Chris Larose, Bugsy Sailor, Ryan Labar, Liz Klarecki, Jake Proffer, designers; John Spigarelli, project manager | Details Elegant Seagulls created this site using technologies such as WordPress, Gulp, Beanstalk, Tower, Canvas, SVG animations, and HTML5 Video to commemorate their 10-year anniversary.
Company/Client Fresh Consulting, Bellevue, WA; www.freshconsulting.com | Creative Team Jeff Dance, Isaac Campbell, Dave Reese, Nuriel Mizrahi, designers; Ben Spencer, copywriter | Details The site was designed to have beauty for both a technical audience and a design audience.
Design Firm Duffy, Minneapolis; www.duffy.com | Creative Team Joe Duffy, Alan Leusink, creative directors; Joseph Duffy, design director; Katie DeYoe, designer; Michael Markowitz, Steve Spinosa, Edward Stern, copywriter | Client Good Chemistry | Details Good Chemistry sought the power of design to lift long-held negative perceptions while reaffirming the compassion and science found in cannabis use.
Design Firm Phoenix The Creative Studio, Montreal; www.phoenix.cool | Creative Team Louis Paquet, art director/designer; Fouad Mallouk, account manager | Client Lawrence Boone Selections | Details The client wanted something that would differentiate him from others in his field and needed new communications that would be in line with his vision of the wine world.
7. Life As Dave
Design Firm metajive, Encinitas, CA; www.metajive.com | Creative Team Dave Benton, art director; Dillon Marinez, developer | Client Dave Benton | Details The is the portfolio of creative director, speaker and design author Dave Benton.
DESIGN TIP: “Great interactive design is about balancing the clarity of minimalism with enough visual storytelling to create emotion.” —Dave Benton, interactive creative director
Design Firm OffWhite Co, New York City; www.offwhitedesign.com | Creative Team Joshua White, creative director; Conner Smith, designer; Lori Anzalone, Russ Anzalone, Mike Mulry, photographers; Sara Talcott, Peter Ruane, copywriters; Jorge Polanco, developer; Myna Joseph, video | Client Maple Hill Creamery | Details OffWhite Co wanted to portray Maple Hill’s culture on the outside of each bottle, cup and wrapper.
Design Firm Bluecadet, Philadelphia; www.bluecadet.com | Creative Team Wyatt Glennon, designer; Josh Goldblum, creative director; Troy Lachance, executive creative director; Mark Llobrera, Greg Sarault, developers; Jeff Wiesner, producer | Client Science Friday | Details This website showcases Science Friday’s offerings and reflects the show’s personality.
Design Firm Phoenix The Creative Studio, Montreal; www.phoenix.cool | Creative Team Louis Paquet, Clement Piganeau, art directors; Anthony Morell, designer; John Dutton, copywriter; Deven Caron, front-end developer; Fouad Mallouk, account manager | Client Lavender May | Details The goal was to create an experience inspired by the underground saloons of the ‘20s Prohibition era in order to arouse user imagination.
Design Firm Overdrive Design Limited, Toronto; www.overdrivedesign.com | Creative Team James Wilson, creative director; Antonia V. Goga, art director/designer; Leslie Jennings, project manager; Marc Philippe, principal developer; Ting Chang, developer | Client Structure Corp. | Details Striking photography, bold typography and subtle animations initiate an intuitive user experience.
Design Firm Latitude, Minneapolis; www.latitudeelevates.com | Creative Team Jon Stone, creative director; Jason Strong, executive creative director; Levi Lowell, Emily Dubrovsky, designers; Lisa Hall, copywriter | Client White Crane Design:Build | Details Through easy navigation and inspiring photography, the website adds credibility to White Crane Design:Build’s business.
13. Zulu Website
Design Firm/Client Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto; www.zulualphakilo.com | Creative Team Marcus Alpha, ultra chief creative creative officer; Zak Mroueh, Marcus Alpha, creative directors; Nick Asik, Jon Webber, George Ault, Kaidy Wong, Jon Taylor, Courtney Brown, Jerry Brens, Marcus Alpha, writers; Omar Morson, Ari Elkouby, Jonathan Armstrong, Ryan Booth, Sherry Dubeau, Marcus Alpha, art directors; Jamie Morren, photographer; Robyn Morrissey, accounts; Ola Stodulska, Tara Handley, agency producers; zulubot, production house/video post facility/editing; and others | Details Zulu Alpha Kilo created a parody of what everyone else was doing and received a phenomenal reaction from both potential hires and clients.