International Design Awards Winners 2018: Identity

The HOW International Design Awards has been recognizing excellence on a global scale for 25 years now. Explore winners in the Identity category below, and if you want to get your hands on the amazing prizes we’re offering HOW competition winners this year, check out all the open competitions and enter your best work today. We hope to see you at our next trophy ceremony—and in HOW+PRINT’s all-new book (we can’t wait for you to see it)!


Merit Winners in the Identity Design Category

1. Actionable Brand Identity

Design Firm Underline Studio, Toronto; www.underlinestudio.com | Creative Team Claire Dawson, art director; Fidel Pena, art director/designer; Hannah Lee, designer; Tony Leighton, copywriter | Client Actionable


2. Rebranding Shillington

Company/Client Shillington Education, New York City; www.shillingtoneducation.com/us | Creative Team Steve House, Steve Waring, Steph Ransom, Jason Cooper, Sara Mazzoni, Wayne Smith, Leyla Muratovic, Belen Ramos, Shanti Sanggaran, Karin Harvey, Christopher Norman, lead creative team; Standing by Co., web design and development


3. Fado Festival

Design Firm Diogo Montes, New York City; www.diogomontes.com | Creative Team Diogo Montes, art director/designer/illustrator | Client Fado Festival


4. Autism Uncut

Design Firm Don’t Panic Partners, London; www.dontpanicpartners.com | Creative Team Matt Partis, creative director; Carmel Conway, creative; Tom Loader, copywriter | Client National Autistic Society


5. CW’s Gin Joint Business Card

Design Firm Trickey Jennus, Tampa, FL; www.trickeyjennus.com | Creative Team Tom Jennus, creative director; Chris Elmore, art director; Brittani Tramontana, designer/illustrator | Printer Mama’s Sauce | Client CW’s Gin Joint


6. Coppley Brand Identity & Application

Design Firm Riordon Design, Oakville, Ontario; www.riordondesign.com | Creative Team Alan Krpan, art director/designer/illustrator; Shirley Riordon, designer | Client Coppley


7. Pop Ratio Brand Identity

Design Firm Test Monki, The Woodlands, TX; www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, chief creative officer/art director/copywriter; Brad Petak, chief engagement officer; Sofi Cruz, designer; Carla Gomez, copywriter | Client Pop Ratio


8. Continuum Brand Identity

Design Firm Sorenson Media Design Team, Salt Lake City; www.sorenson
media.com |
Creative Team Stacy Beatty, Meg Bell, Andy Shaffer, designers | Client Continuum


9. Donutology Identity System

Design Firm The Sandbox Agency, Kansas City, MO; www.sandboxww.com | Creative Team Steve Spencer, creative director; Luke Lisi, John Duggan, designers/illustrators; Courtney Craig, project  manager | Client Donutology


10. BirchboxMan: A New Identity for a New Offering

Design Firm Siegel+Gale, New York City; www.siegelgale.com | Creative Team Anne Swan, executive creative director; Kate Hilliard, creative director; Jonathan Field, design director | Client BirchboxMan


11. Estúdio BRA

Design Firm Casa Rex, São Paulo, Brazil; www.casarex.com | Creative Team Gustavo Piqueira, art director/designer; Samia Jacintho, Alex Gyurkovicz, Marcela Souza, Marianne Meni | Client Estúdio BRA


12. Happy’s Shaved Ice

Design Firm Caliber Creative, Dallas; www.calibercreative.com | Creative Team Bret Sano, Brandon Murphy, art directors; Silvia Erives, designer/illustrator/copywriter; Steve Grill, production manager; Erin Brachman, account executive | Client Happy’s Shaved Ice


13. Armadillo Palace | Restaurant Brand + Menu Design

Design Firm Principle, Houston; www.designbyprinciple.com | Creative Team Allyson Lack, art director/designer; Rachel Rothberg, designer; Mike Guillory, illustrator; Erin O’Connor, copywriter | Client Goode Company Restaurants


14. Farmhouse Burger

Design Firm Caliber Creative, Dallas; www.calibercreative.com | Creative Team Bret Sano, Brandon Murphy, art directors; Alyssa Hechavarria, designer/illustrator; Karie Scuiller, account director; Erin Brachman, account executive | Client Farmhouse Burger


15. JUL Stationery

Design Firm Julia Balfour, LLC, East Haddam, CT; www.juliabalfour.com | Creative Team Julia Balfour, art director; Logan Galla, Holly Johnson, designers | Client JUL By Julia Balfour


16. Ruka Restobar

Design Firm Proportion, Boston; www.proportion.us | Creative Team Paul V. Reiss, art director/designer; Blake Goodwin, art director; Joel Balbuena, designer; Duncan Mischo, Minjae Lee, illustrators | Client COJE Management Group


17. A Monogram as a Visual Core Element

Design Firm CRENEO, Düsseldorf, Germany; www.creneo.com | Client Handelsagentur Reinbothe Interieur


18. Kahn & Arnold

Design Firm Juergen Hefele, Visual Concepts, Communication Design, Augsburg, Germany | Creative Team Juergen Hefele, art director/designer; Atelier Brückner, exhibition design; Collection Häussler, photography; Karl Borromäus Murr, Elisabeth Kahn, Lisa Kügle, Robert Allmann, copywriters | Printer Druckerei Joh. Walch GmbH & Co KG | Client State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg


19. MOO Business Cards

Company/Client MOO Print Ltd., London; www.moo.com | Creative Team Millie Davies, lead graphic designer; Tara Bouley, lead copywriter; Leona Ford, head of copy; Lisa Campana, head of design; Brendan Stephens, global creative director


20. Local Smile Co. Brand Identity

Design Firm Test Monki, The Woodlands, TX; www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, chief creative officer/art director; Brad Petak, chief engagement officer; Gabby Nguyen, design director/designer; Sarah Wright, designer | Client Local Smile Co. Pediatric Dentistry


21. OKI Burger Bus & Scoop Shop

Design Firm KLP Designs, Apex, NC; www.klpdesigns.com | Creative Team Karen Manganillo, art director/designer | Client OKI Burger Bus & Scoop Shop


22. Vitre

Design Firm REA, New York City; www.realestatearts.com | Creative Team Anthony Del Gigante, art director; Eva Plainer, designer; Ian Baguskas, photographer; Stephanie Campisi, copywriter | Client Wonder Works Development Group


23. Whale

Design Firm REA, New York City; www.realestatearts.com | Creative Team Joseph Antonios, art director/designer/illustrator; Jacob Pritchard, photographer; Alex Kroll, copywriter | Client Madison Realty Capital


24. Park Avenue Tower

Design Firm REA, New York City; www.realestatearts.com | Creative Team Nathan Braceros, art director/designer; Anet Melo, designer | Client Equity Office


25. Bedlam Logotype

Design Firm The Republik, Raleigh, NC; www.therepublik.net | Creative Team Robert Shaw West, executive creative director; Matt Shapiro, art director/designer/illustrator; Brandon Guthrie, art director/designer; Dwayne Fry, executive strategic director; Rachel Wells, strategic director; Neil Hinson, copywriter | Client Graybeard Distillery


26. Bee Real. Bee Everywhere. Public Art Saint Paul

Design Firm This Is Folly, Minneapolis; www.thisisfolly.com | Creative Team Holly Robbins, art director/designer/illustrator; John Moes, designer | Client Public Art Saint Paul


27. The Bindery

Design Firm Gamut, San Francisco; www.gamutsf.com | Creative Team Ian Gordon, Mark Balane, designers | Client The Bindery


28. Heritage Restaurant Branding

Designer Craig Valentino, New Windsor, NY; www.thankgoditsmonday.co | Creative Team Craig Valentino, art director/designer; Dave Coppola Photography | Client Heritage Food + Drink


29. Incanto Apartment Residences

Design Firm Hickok Cole Creative, Washington, DC; www.hickokcolecreative.com | Creative Team Sarah Barr, Jamie Mitchell, art directors/designers; Ava Busler, designer; Holly Harper, copywriter | Client Hoffman-Madison Waterfront


30. From the Ground Up: Building the Brand of the World’s Leading Independent IT Services Provider

Design Firm Siegel+Gale, New York City; www.siegelgale.com | Creative Team Anne Swan, executive creative director; Rafael Medina, associate creative director; Tien-Min Liao, senior designer | Client DXC


31. The Nile Co.

Design Firm Tandem, Cairo, Egypt; www.tandembranding.com | Creative Team Habi Girgis, art director/designer/photographer; Rina Raafat, art director/designer/illustrator; Nayera Abu Steit, designer; Souraya Bahgat, Fawzi Masralli, photographers; Hala Said, copywriter | Client The Nile Co.


32. Irrsinn Bar

Design Firm Swiwi Design, Dunedin, New Zealand; www.swiwi.me | Creative Team Nicole Fehlmann, Joerg Agostini, art directors/designers/photographers/copywriters | Client Irrsinn Bare


33. Amaray

Design Firm Matchstic, Atlanta; www.matchstic.com | Creative Team Blake Howard, art director; Jonathan Lawrence, lead designer; Brit Blankenship, designer/copywriter; Brian Nelson, designer; Jason Hales, photographer; Danielle DePiper, copywriter; Jason Orme, strategist/naming lead | Client Amaray


34. Hewing Hotel

Design Firm Fellow Inc., Minneapolis; www.fellowinc.com | Creative Team Karl Wolf, creative director/art director/designer; Eric Luoma, creative director/copywriter; Will Gunderson, designer; Cody Hartleben, designer/photographer; Stephanie Rau, photographer | Client Fe Equus, Aparium


35. The Dental Market Brand Identity

Title The Dental Market Brand Identity | www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, chief creative officer/art director/copywriter; Brad Petak, chief engagement officer; Gabby Nguyen, design director/designer; Sofi Cruz, designer | Client The Dental Market


36. Humrun

Design Firm Matchstic, Atlanta; www.matchstic.com | Creative Team Blake Howard, art director; Brian Nelson, lead designer/illustrator; Courtney Perets, designer; Danielle DePiper, copywriter/strategist/naming lead; Brittany Blankenship, copywriter | Client Humrun


37. Blå Bär

Design Firm BVD Stockholm AB, Stockholm, Sweden; www.bvd.se | Client Mr. Kazuo Okada


38. The Lynhall

Design Firm Fellow Inc., Minneapolis; www.fellowinc.com | Creative Team Eric Luoma, creative director/copywriter; Cody Hartleben, art director/designer; Matt Lien, Bethany Aleshire, photographers | Client Anne Spaeth


39. Current Hotel Identity

Design Firm SPARK, Tampa, FL; www.spark.us | Creative Team Nate Carter, creative director/designer; Alex Coyle, art director; David Gonzalez, designer; Louis Meschino, photographer; Emily Seitz, copywriter | Client Current Hotel


40. Fenway Hotel Identity

Design Firm SPARK, Tampa, FL; www.spark.us | Creative Team Nate Carter, creative director/designer; Alex Coyle, art director/designer; David Gonzalez, designer; Louis Meschino, photographer; Emily Seitz, copywriter | Client Fenway Hotel