Alaska Journal of Commerce

Mad Dog Graphx Wins International Awards

Anchorage, AK – Anchorage-based Mad Dog Graphx has won seven honors in the 2006 Davey Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding graphic design from small firms.

Mad Dog Graphx won silver awards for logos created for Qayaq Marine, a shipping company based in Seattle; the Tatitlek Corp., the village Native corporation of Tatitlek; the Cooperative Services Authority, a division of the municipality of Anchorage; Osiyo, an American Indian-owned management consulting firm with offices in Maryland and Texas; and Span Alaska Transportation, one of the oldest and largest freight movers in Alaska.

In addition, Mad Dog Graphx won silver awards for its identity package for the Tatitlek Corp., and for The Alaska Community Foundation 2005 annual report.

The Davey Awards is an annual competition focused on recognizing creative work from small graphic design firms, advertising agencies and in-house creative teams worldwide. The awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

Mad Dog also announced that it won first place in the American Design Awards for the 2005 annual report it produced for The Alaska Community Foundation. Mad Dog received a third place award for the corporate identity package created for the Anchorage Community Land Trust.

The American Design Awards is an international design competition. Founded in 2000, the mission of the ADA is educating graphic artists worldwide on the importance of upholding and practicing ethical design guidelines.

In addition, Mad Dog Graphx won five Creativity Annual Awards. Winning designs included logos for Great Circle Flight Services, a fixed-base operation serving corporate aircraft at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, and Simplify, a technical communication consulting firm in Anchorage.

A series of self-promotional pieces designed for Alaska Stock Images in Anchorage won two awards, for campaign and single promo. The 2005 ACF annual report was also a Creativity Award winner. Founded in 1970, the Creativity Awards is one of the most recognized design competitions.

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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