The HOW In-House Design Awards recognizes the very best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations.
Outstanding Achievement Winner
Beach Retreat – Silent Sounds Devotional Book
Company/Organization Second Baptist Church, Creative Media, Houston, TX; www.second.org | Creative Team Steven Skadal, Andrew Nix, Janna Spain, Sophia Barrera, Danny Villarreal, Southwest Precision Printers, Seidl’s Bindery Inc.
1. Camouflage: In Plain Sight
Company/Organization Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK; www.anchoragemuseum.org | Creative Team Ben Allee, Alex France | Details The challenges in developing a design for the exhibition lay in creating a different experience for each theme—taking the visitor from a digital camouflage world to a contemporary art exhibition with a giant Andy Warhol painting and more.
2. Intelligence Report Issue 162
Company/Organization Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; www.splcenter.org | Creative Team Russell Estes, Valerie Downes, Shannon Anderson, Michelle Leland, Kristina Turner, Scott Phillips, Sunny Paulk | Details The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report tracks and monitors hate and extremism in the U.S.
3. Teaching Tolerance Issue 54 “Don’t Say Nothing” Spread
Company/Organization Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; www.splcenter.org | Creative Team Russell Estes, Valerie Downes, Shannon Anderson, Michelle Leland, Kristina Turner, Scott Phillips, Sunny Paulk | Details “Don’t Say Nothing” urges educators not to remain silent when discussing race.
4. Journey of a Letter
Company/Organization Unbound, Kansas City, KS; www.unbound.org | Creative Team Jon Lim, Larry Livingston | Details This video short—comprised of hand-drawn illustrations that were filmed and combined with film shot by a communications liaison in the field—encourages sponsors to write handwritten notes by emphasizing the positive impact of letters on sponsored friends.
5. Only At The NAM: NAM 2016 Annual Report
Company/Organization National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC; www.nam.org | Creative Team Samantha Moya, Cameron Alvarez, David Bohrer, Sam Nathews, Chrys Kefalas, Erin Streeter | Details The NAM 2016 Annual Report communicates the NAM’s successes in 2016, particularly legislative victories, and demonstrates how the NAM is the most effective and influential advocate for the manufacturing economy.
6. Haunted Museum
Company/Organization Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles; www.nhm.org | Creative Team Joey Mann, Neil Sadler | Details Haunted Museum is a Halloween-themed event that transforms the Natural History Museum into a spooky scientific treasure hunt. Traditionally this event draws families with young children, but this year the team was specifically charged to appeal to teenagers and young adults as well.
7. Dinosaur Ball 2017
Company/Organization Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles; www.nhm.org | Creative Team Emily Carlson, Neil Sadler | Details On a set of invitations for a fundraising event, the team featured the key image of a flower growing out of an Edison bulb to fit the theme—urban nature speakeasy. Gold and clear foil stamping creates the illusion of the bulb turning on and off as the invitation catches the light.
8. Inbox: The Original Emoji by Shigetaka Kurita Installation
Company/Organization The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; www.momadesignstudio.org | Creative Team Hsien-yin Ingrid Chou, Elle Kim, Kevin Ballon, Paul Danhauser | Details This installation showcased MoMA’s acquisition of the original set of 176 emojis released in 1999 by Japanese telecom NTT DOCOMO. Inspired by the simple but expressive designs, the team created a large-scale display in their lobby, animating select emojis and creating a series of multilingual text message conversations.
9. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive Exhibition Graphic Design
Company/Organization The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; www.momadesignstudio.org | Creative Team Hsien-yin Ingrid Chou, Damien Saatdjian, Danielle Hall | Details To commemorate architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, MoMA invited scholars from a variety of fields to curate individual galleries within an exhibition, each dedicated to an object or cluster of objects of their choosing. For the exhibition identity, the team designed a system rooted in indexes and cataloguing, with each gallery centered around a theme and the object from which that theme was derived.
10. Cafés at MoMA
Company/Organization The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; www.momadesignstudio.org | Creative Team Hsien-yin Ingrid Chou, Derek Flynn, Olya Domoradova, Gina Amorelli | Details The identity illustrates the floor level of the cafés at MoMA, and the graphic bar in the wordmarks hints at the indoor/outdoor distinction of the cafés.
11. 2016 Wolf Trap Ball Invitation
Company/Organization Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA; www.wolftrap.org | Creative Team Sara Shaffer, Hanna Chang | Details The team created this invitation for the 2016 Wolf Trap Ball, which celebrated 100 years of the National Park Service.