Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Wins in Creativity and GDUSA Competitions

Will appear in the Creativity 45 annual

Anchorage, AK – Four projects designed by Mad Dog Graphx have been honored in the 45th Annual Creativity International Design Awards. A logo for Seattle-based InQuisit Software, a wall installation for Partusch Plumbing and Heating, a Christmas poster for Benchmark Construction, and packaging labels for GreenChar of Kenya were all selected as winners and will appear in the Creativity 45 annual, now published electronically and available through Apple‘s App Store by the end of the year.

Mad Dog also won four Graphic Design USA awards. Annual reports for OTZ Telephone Cooperative of Kotzebue and for Food Bank of Alaska were honored, along with a poster series for the 2014–15 concert season of Alaska Youth Orchestras, and a logo for 1+1 Alaska, an initiative of One Anchorage, One Economy and Live. Work. Play. (supported by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, and sponsored by Identity, Inc. and Pride Foundation). The winning projects will appear in the GDUSA Awards Annual in December.

The Creativity International Design Awards have celebrated the world‘s best graphic designers and advertisers since 1970. It is one of the longest running, independent advertising and graphic design competitions in the world. Entries this year came from 42 countries, four Canadian provinces, and 31 U.S. states.

Graphic Design USA is one of the oldest news magazines about graphic design in the United States, and winners in this year’s competition were selected from a field of nearly 10,000 entries.

Michael Ardaiz, Kris Ryan-Clarke, and Aurora Hablett are the creative team behind Mad Dog’s biting edge designs. Founded in 1996 – 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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