Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Wins 10 Awards

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx won multiple honors in two recent international design competitions, including the 20th Annual Communicator Awards and the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards.

Mad Dog Graphx won five honors in the Communicator Awards, the leading international creative awards program honoring excellence in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for communications professionals. Mad Dog won three Gold Awards for a holiday poster for Benchmark Construction, a brochure for the Anchorage Park Foundation (APF), and a logo for Chignik Lagoon Native Corporation. Mad Dog also won two Silver Awards for their “Animals” ad campaign for Span Alaska Transportation, and for their 2012 annual report for The Alaska Community Foundation.

Mad Dog won five honors from the Hermes Creative Awards, which recognize outstanding work by creative professionals while promoting the philanthropic nature of the communications industry. The logo Mad Dog created for Chignik Lagoon Native Corporation won a Platinum Award. A new logo for Anchorage Park Foundation won Gold, as did a holiday poster for Benchmark Construction. Mad Dog’s annual report for The Alaska Community Foundation and brochure for APF both received Honorable Mentions.

Michael Ardaiz and Kris Ryan-Clarke are the creative team behind Mad Dog’s biting edge 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.

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