Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Logos Take Honors at 31st Annual American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards

Anchorage, AK – Eighteen logos created by Mad Dog Graphx were chosen for honors at the 31st annual American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards (AGDA). A logo created by Mad Dog’s Kris Ryan-Clarke for Raven Management Consulting was awarded runner-up to Best of Category (Logos and Trademarks). Each of the firm’s other winning logos received Awards of Distinction.

Logos recognized for honors included work for Thrively Digital, Vitus Energy, Variance Dynamical, The Tatilek Corporation, Osprey Air, Neurological Consultants of Alaska, Kevin G. Smith Photography, InQuisit Software, Denali National Park, Cultural Alaska, Chignik Lagoon Native Corportion, Clearwater Air, Anchorage Park Foundation, Identity, Inc., CenterTix, Carlton Smith Commercial, and Alaska Women’s Cancer Care.

Founded by logo and graphics expert David E. Carter, the AGDA Awards competition has become a mainstay in the recognition of branding excellence. Receiving tens of thousands of submissions and representing as many (or more) creatives, AGDA is known as the premier showcase for the best graphic design and advertising in America. AGDA’s Award of Distinction indicates the honored work exceeds industry standards in both concept and execution. The AGDA competition also awards a Best of Category trophy for work its panel of judges deems superlative. A maximum of one entry per category receives this distinguished recognition.

Michael Ardaiz, Kris Ryan-Clarke, and Aurora Hablett are the creative team behind Mad Dog’s biting edge designs. With offices in Anchorage and Seattle, Mad Dog offers a range of creative and production services, specializing in corporate, retail, and brand identity development, and advertising and marketing design. Mad Dog is currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

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