Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage Design Studio Receives 7 Honors

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx, an Anchorage design studio, won seven honors in the 2006 Davey Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding graphic design from small firms, according to Michael Ardaiz, who runs Mad Dog with Kris Ryan-Clarke.

Mad Dog won silver awards for logos created for Qayaq Marine, a shipping company in Seattle; the Tatitlek Corp., the village Native corporation of Tatitlek; Anchorage’s Cooperative Services Authority; Osiyo, an American-Indian-owned management consulting firm with offices in Maryland and Texas; and Span Alaska Transportation, one of the oldest and largest freight movers in Alaska.

Mad Dog Graphx also won silvers for its identity package for the Tatitlek Corp. and for The Alaska Community Foundation 2005 Annual Report, he said.

The Davey Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, he said.

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