Anchorage Daily News

Mad Dog Graphx Gets Kudos

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx, an Anchorage design firm, said the new logo for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, designed by their firm, has been honored by three international design publications since its adoption last year. The logo appeared this summer in “Business Graphics: 500 Designs that Link Graphic Aesthetic and Business Savvy,” a new book from Rockport Publishers that studies the relationship between design and business success.

The logo was also chosen by Print magazine for its 2007 Regional Design Annual, and appears in the current November/December issue. Selected from more than 20,000 entries, the State Chamber logo was awarded a Certificate of Design Excellence.

Michael Ardaiz and Kris Ryan-Clarke are the creative team behind Mad Dog’s award-winning designs. Founded in 1996, Mad Dog offers a range of creative and production services, specializing in corporate, retail and brand identity development, and advertising and marketing design.

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