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POSTED ON Nov 30 2016

AIGA Alaska Hosts The BIG One 2016

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx joined dozens of Alaska’s finest graphic designers last weekend at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate The BIG One, AIGA Alaska’s seventh annual statewide design competition.

This year, the competition accepted entries in six categories: Application and Web Design, Communications, Environment and Experience, Logo and Identity Systems, Promotional Design and Advertising, and Poster Design.

Aurora Hablett of Mad Dog North designed the winning logo for Cultural Alaska.

Mad Dog brought home a Silver Award for our logo design for Cultural Alaska. Cultural Alaska is a small firm working to preserve traditional resources and customary practices by partnering with tribes, communities, organizations, businesses, and the public to ensure they have a greater voice in federal and state regulatory processes. Aurora Hablett created the winning logo, which has also collected honors in this year’s Creativity 44 Annual, Hermes Creative Awards, American Graphic Design Awards, and Davey Awards.

Judges this year included some of the nation’s most respected talent: Debbie Millman – chair of the MPS Branding Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York, chief marketing officer at Sterling Brands, editorial and creative director for Print magazine, radio show host of “Design Matters with Debbie Millman,” and president emeritus of AIGA; Ashleigh Axios – creative director for the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House for the Obama administration, editorial board member for Design Observer magazine, and president of AIGA DC; and Aaron Draplin – design lecturer, author, and founder of Draplin Design Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional association for design. AIGA works nationally through local chapters to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. Mad Dog is proud to be a founding member of AIGA Alaska.

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