Alaska Journal of Commerce

Mad Dog Graphx Receives Two Addy Awards

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx recently won two design awards in the 2005 District 11 Addy Awards competition from the American Advertising Federation. The District 11 regional competition represents the best in advertising and graphic design from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Mad Dog Graphx won two Silver Addy Awards for logo marks created for the Roger Thompson Co., an Anchorage-based gift wholesaler, and for Variance Dynamical Corp., a company with offices in Alaska and Texas that has developed technology systems that can duplicate the information-processing and decision-making functions of a biological brain. The Addy is the largest – and one of the oldest – advertising and design competitions in the world. Each year, the competition attracts more than 60,000 entries from every state and around the world. Mad Dog Graphx is a two-person design studio based in Anchorage. Founded in 1996, Mad Dog offers a range of creative and production services, and specializes in corporate, retail and brand identity development. Work includes advertising and marketing design, environmental graphics, annual reports, logo development, illustration, copywriting and campaign planning.

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