Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Wins Three International Awards

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx has won three accolades from the 19th Annual Summit Creative Awards, an international design competition that drew more than 5000 entries from 25 countries this year.

Mad Dog won a gold Summit Creative Award for “These Are The Facts,” its latest annual report for Food Bank of Alaska, and silver honors for both a promotional piece for Pyramid Printing and a logo for Kevin G. Smith Photography.

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings under $30 million. Since 1994, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.

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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