Anchorage Daily News

Mad Dog Graphx Wins for Design

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx recently won six honors from the 16th Annual Communicator Awards, a leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. In addition, Mad Dog won four honors from the 2010 Davey Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding graphic design from small firms.

Mad Dog Graphx won gold honors from the Communicator Awards for two annual reports created for Food Bank of Alaska and The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), for a promotional piece designed for Alaska Stock Images, and for a letterhead package for ACF. Additionally, a logo for Alaska Primary Care Association won a silver award, and the Alaska Stock piece also won silver in the direct mail category.

Mad Dog Graphx won Davey Awards for recent logo designs for Vitus Marine, a marine fueling company serving Western Alaska; Core Pilates, a new Anchorage fitness studio; and Alaskan Built, a program recognizing local talent in construction. In addition, Mad Dog won for an annual report produced for ACF.

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.

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