Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Wins Eight in 2016 Communicator Awards

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx won Gold and Silver in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals.

Mad Dog won Gold for their 2014–2015 concert season poster series for Alaska Youth Orchestras. They won Silver for four annual reports – for The Alaska Community Foundation, Anchorage Project Access, OTZ Telephone Cooperative, and Food Bank of Alaska.

They also won Silver for a logo created for Carlton Smith Commercial in Juneau. And Mad Dog won two Silver awards for The Salmon Project – for their holiday ornament cards and for their Alaska Wild Salmon Day posters.

Founded more than two decades ago, the annual Communicator Awards honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, interactive, and audio. This year, they received more than 6000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

“The work entered in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards serves as a benchmark in gauging the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year, our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts, which oversees the awards. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we want to congratulate this year’s Communicator Award entrants and winners for their passion and dedication. We are honored to be given the opportunity to recognize such outstanding work.”

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.

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