MDG Wins Two 2015 Davey Awards

Annual reports Mad Dog created for The Alaska Community Foundation and Food Bank of Alaska both won Silver in the 2015 Davey Awards!

With nearly 4,000 entries this year from across the U.S. and around the world, the Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small agencies, firms, and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small design firms do each year. The annual awards honor the achievements of “creative Davids” around the world, who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. “Small” design firms must fall below a revenue line of $15 million annually; “small” agencies are those with billings of less than $25 million a year.

“On behalf of the Davey Awards, we applaud this year’s entrants and winners for their dedication and commitment to perfection. We offer our congratulations once again for a job well done.” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Davey Awards. She added, “This year’s Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small agencies with big ideas. The work entered into this year’s competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small companies worldwide.”


MDG Wins Four from 2015 Creativity International Awards

Four projects designed by Mad Dog Graphx have been honored in the 45th Annual Creativity International Design Awards!  MORE


Mad Dog Graphx Wins Four from GDUSA Awards

Mad Dog just won four honors in the 53rd Annual Graphic Design USA Awards! Two recent annual reports were selected, for OTZ Telephone Cooperative and for Food Bank of Alaska. Our poster series for the 2014–15 concert season of Alaska Youth Orchestras also won, along with our logo for 1+1 Alaska, an initiative of One Anchorage, One Economy and Live. Work. Play. (supported by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, and sponsored by Identity, Inc. and Pride Foundation).

The winning pieces will appear in GDUSA’s 2015 year-end graphic design annual.

Graphic Design USA is one of the oldest news magazines about graphic design in the United States, and winners in this year’s competition were selected from a field of nearly 10,000 entries.


Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska legislature is considering a bill that would designate August 10 “Alaska Wild Salmon Day,” celebrating Alaskans’ love of this vital sustainable resource and recognizing its deep connection to Alaska’s people and culture.  MORE


Taking Pride in Alaska

Anchorage, AK – Identity, Inc. asked Mad Dog Graphx to help them create a visual identity for Alaska PrideFest 2015. The final mark builds an outline of the state of Alaska from a series of words and symbols that represent this year’s theme, “Building Equality.”  MORE


MDG Wins Four from 2015 Summit Creative Awards

Mad Dog Graphx was just chosen for four honors in the 2015 Summit Creative Awards!  MORE


Cleaner Cooking Fuel for Kenyan Homes

Seattle, WA – GreenChar is a for-profit social enterprise in Kenya producing and distributing healthier, eco-friendly charcoal briquettes made from recycled sugarcane agricultural waste. Their Makaa Poa briquettes are affordable, nearly smokeless, higher energy, and longer lasting than conventional wood charcoal and firewood. GreenChar worked with Mad Dog Seattle to create new packaging for Makaa Poa’s 2- and 5-kilogram consumer bags, and fabric tags for a 25-kilogram commercial bag.  MORE


MDG Wins Platinum and Gold in 2015 Hermes Awards

Mad Dog Graphx recently won Platinum and Gold honors from the Hermes Creative Awards.  MORE


Food Bank of Alaska Brand Refresh

Anchorage, AK – Food Bank of Alaska recently tasked Mad Dog Graphx with updating FBA’s logo and brand standards.  MORE


MDG Wins Seven in 2015 Communicator Awards

Mad Dog Graphx won Gold and Silver in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards!  MORE

Growing a Startup

Delaney Thiele, founder and designer at Cloudberry, is partly of Yup’ik and Athabaskan descent, and takes inspiration from her Alaska Native heritage when choosing the materials and patterns for her line of handcrafted beaded earrings.   MORE