CADC 44th Annual Awards Show

Excellence Awards

Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy Direct Mail Series

  • Excellence
  • category: Consumer Direct Mail
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Regis University
  • creative director: Kieran McCabe
  • art director: Kathryn McKean
  • copywriter: Alec Lawson
  • other credits: Account Manager: Allison Minutillo, Project Manager: Bethany Beers

Direct mail series to promote and communicate the unique aspects of the Regis University doctor of Pharmacy program.

Newtown Savings Bank Print Ads

  • Excellence
  • category: Business-to-Business Ads
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Newtown Savings Bank
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla
  • art director: Kathryn McKean
  • designer: Matt Sullivan
  • copywriter: Alec Lawson
  • photographer: Richard Frieda
  • other credits: Account director: Tracy Forbes Project Manager: Drew Pasler

Promote the Newton Savings Bank offering for small business, through the lenses of their real customers, featured in the ads. Original photography and a new brand positioning and look-and-feel were also applied to the ads.

The Hartford Digital B2B Ad

  • Excellence
  • category: Business-to-Business Ads
  • firm: The Hartford Creative Services
  • client: The Hartford
  • creative director: James Klim
  • art director: Holly Fiss
  • designer: Holly Fiss
  • copywriter: Kristen Gomez

Ad for The Hartford’s digital capabilities, pointing out to insurance agents that the company’s online solutions create efficiency and give them more time to focus on providing personalized service to their customers.

The Hartford Capital City PrideFest Ad

  • Excellence
  • category: Institutional / Non-Profit/Public Service Ads
  • firm: The Hartford Creative Services
  • client: The Hartford
  • creative director: James Klim
  • art director: Holly Fiss
  • designer: Joy Warren
  • copywriter: Georgia Peterson

Ad promoting The Hartford’s support for Hartford Capital City PrideFest.

Holiday Market Save the Date

  • Excellence
  • category: Institutional / Non-Profit/Public Service Ads
  • firm: Julia Balfour, LLC
  • client: High Hopes
  • creative director: Julia Balfour
  • designer: Emilie Rose Willoughby

The goal of this design was to create a new and refreshing look for the High Hopes annual Holiday Market. The design encourages holiday shopping while also featuring an illustration of High Hopes’ signature holiday horse: Buddy.

The Hartford Phoenix Light Rail Billboard Series

  • Excellence
  • category: Outdoor / Transit Ads
  • firm: The Hartford Creative Services
  • client: The Hartford
  • creative director: Holly Fiss
  • designer: William Cruz
  • copywriter: Kristen Gomez

Various ad message billboards were placed at Light Rail stations in the Phoenix area to encourage potential employees to apply to The Hartford’s career website.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Excellence
  • category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
  • firm: Clementi Design LLC
  • client: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • creative director: Valerie Clementi
  • designer: Valerie Clementi
  • printer: GMP, Port Chester, NY
  • paper stock: Sterling Ultra
  • other credits: Sharon Mahoney, Creative Manager at LLS

Three brochures, event booth and table tents included.

Middlesex Health “It All Adds Up” Service Line Commercials

  • Excellence
  • category: Television Series
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Middlesex Health
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla, Kevin Middendorf
  • art director: Erin Kelly, Nick Manning
  • designer: Eric Juliano
  • copywriter: Kevin Middendorf
  • photographer: Quinton Brogan

Our #1 goal was to inform people of the many services offered at Middlesex outside the hospital—so, we planned and filmed our 30 second spot in a way that efficiently let us produce 8 separate service-line-focused 15-second spots at the same time.

2018 NSS Mailer

  • Excellence
  • category: Self-Promotion
  • firm: Friendly Fire Paper
  • client: Friendly Fire Paper
  • creative director: Denise Laborde
  • copywriter: Mariana Picans
  • illustrator: Denise Laborde
  • paper stock: Crane’s Lettra

Mailer for the 2018 National Stationery Show in NYC promoting new products and show information.

Miranda Creative Self Promotion

  • Excellence
  • category: Self-Promotion
  • firm: Miranda Creative
  • client: Miranda Creative
  • creative director: Maria Miranda
  • art director: Carissa Decelles and Tomasz Kazmierczak

Celebrating its 30th year in business this past summer, Miranda Creative refreshed its own brand utilizing a series of vibrant new colors and a sophisticated, timeless new font family.

seCTer Annual Report

  • Excellence
  • category: Annual Report
  • firm: Miranda Creative
  • client: seCTer
  • creative director: Maria Miranda
  • art director: Carissa Decelles

This year's annual theme for the seCTer organization was "Strengths and Opportunities." The design of the annual report reflected that theme from cover to cover, both visually and typographically.

Long River Review Journal 2018

  • Excellence
  • category: Books
  • firm: Design Center Studio
  • client: Creative Writing Program
  • creative director: Edvin Yegir
  • art director: Edvin Yegir
  • designer: Various
  • copywriter: various
  • illustrator: various
  • printer: GHP Media
  • paper stock: Cover: GPA Matte Text: finch Fine

LRR is a literary journal of art & literature produced and designed annually by UConn undergraduate students. The publication is a collaboration between the Creative Writing Program & the Graphic Design Program at UConn.

UConn Magazine Summer 2018

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate / Institutional/Public Service Periodicals
  • firm: University Communications, University of Connecticut
  • client: University of Connecticut
  • art director: Christa Yung
  • designer: Christa Yung
  • illustrator: Michelle Kondrich, Andrew Colin Beck, Jess Carrero
  • printer: Allied Printing Services Inc

UConn Magazine, sent to over 200,000 alumni, aims to promote UConn pride, institutional research, campus history, accomplished alums, and much more.

University of New Haven Magazine

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate / Institutional/Public Service Periodicals
  • firm: Taylor Design
  • client: University of New Haven
  • creative director: Daniel Taylor
  • art director: Hannah Fichandler, Daniel Taylor
  • designer: Bria Caso, Hannah Fichandler
  • copywriter: Christopher Hann, Shannon Mullen, Elizabeth Rodgers, John T. Ward
  • illustrator: Brianna Ashby, Chris Gash, Joel Kimmel
  • photographer: Clarus Studios Inc., Defining Studios, Will Figg, Don Hamerman, Jorg Meyer, UNH Athletics Communications
  • printer: Allied Printing
  • other credits: Editors: Elizabeth Rodgers, Sue Pranulus, Lyn Chamberlain

University of New Haven is the alumni publication for the university.

Mount Sinai Science & Medicine

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate / Institutional/Public Service Periodicals
  • firm: Taylor Design
  • client: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • creative director: Daniel Taylor
  • art director: Daniel Taylor, Steve Habersang
  • designer: Steve Habersang
  • copywriter: Ellen Stark, Alison Dalton, Deborah Schupack, Sheena K. Fallon, Sima Rabinowitz, Travis Adkins
  • photographer: Don Hamerman, Various
  • other credits: Editors: Elizabeth Chute

Mount Sinai Science & Medicine is the thought leadership publication serving faculty and alumni of the Ichan School of Medicine as well as the scientific community and donors.

LOGOS | “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” —Albert Einstein

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate / Institutional/Public Service Periodicals
  • firm: GO
  • client: Northwest Catholic High School

Honoring the scholars, movers, shakers and educators alike. This issue of Logos, the NWC school magazine, playfully showcases cultural and educational icons wearing modern NWC swag. A nod at the schools rich history & focus on progressive learning.

State of Urban Connecticut Report

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate / Institutional/Public Service Periodicals
  • firm: Quinnipiac University
  • client: Urban League of Southern Connecticut
  • creative director: Courtney Marchese

To design a comprehensive report examining the socioeconomic issues that impact the quality of people’s lives in Connecticut, particularly minority groups. Diverse scholars and experts provided content that was brought to life through photos and data

Maple Lane Farms Packaging

  • Excellence
  • category: Packaging
  • firm: Miranda Creative
  • client: Maple Lane Farms
  • creative director: Maria Miranda
  • art director: Carissa Decelles

Packaging design for Maple Lane Farms, a hydroponic farm, took into consideration the many types of product needing to be easily discerned while on shelves. The design of the logo was influenced by a water droplet and the structure of a greenhouse.

Funk of the Canyon

  • Excellence
  • category: Packaging
  • firm: John Nordyke
  • client: Bob Nordyke
  • creative director: John Nordyke
  • designer: John Nordyke
  • printer: Uprinting.com
  • paper stock: 75 lb Label Matte

Create a label for 375 ml bottles of small batch amaro steeped in many (Pluribus) ingredients gathered in Topanga Canyon. Opinions of flavor vary, but are similar: like old Americana, the Gold Rush or a founding father’s attic.

Guava Gose

  • Excellence
  • category: Packaging
  • firm: Don Carter
  • client: Collective Arts Brewing
  • creative director: Bob Russell
  • art director: Ryan Thibault
  • illustrator: Edgar Allan Slothman

The first release of this beer featured my blue arctic tern on a magenta background. For this year's followup, four artists were commissioned to match that same color palette in their own unique style.

Saperean Capital : Logo Design

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Borman Richardson, Kate
  • client: Saperean Capital
  • creative director: Kate Borman Richardson

Logo designed as stylized "eye" as concept is "to see" and symbolize word "saper" meaning "to know" made up of "S" and "C" lettering

The Bagel Festival Logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Kevin Hall Design
  • client: Monticello Chamber of Commerce
  • creative director: Kevin Hall
  • art director: Kevin Hall
  • designer: Kevin Hall, Barbee Joy Hall

This widely popular festival takes place in a Catskill mountain town in upstate New York. The bagel is the predominant element in this logo because most activities that day center around bagels.

NextGen Logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Web Solutions, Inc.
  • client: NextGen Software, Inc.
  • creative director: Jon Fenwick
  • designer: Todd Busha

NextGen’s logo was modernized and refined with a new type treatment and simplified color palette; the forward arrow was carried into the text to maintain the idea of progress. The fresh new logo better represents the company’s software solutions.

James Hack Tuke logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • client: Ireland's Great Hunger Institute @ Quinnipiac University
  • creative director: Tad Sterling
  • designer: Tad Sterling

Create a logo that around the man that emigrated thousands of Irish from Ireland to the U.S. and Canada to flee the Potato Famine. The mark is the silhouette of type of ship used and celtic art signifying the Irish turmoil.

Middlesex Health Logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Middlesex Health
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla, Kevin Middendorf
  • art director: Erin Kelly
  • designer: Neil Jamieson

The new Middlesex Health logo—and the plus sign it contains—was inspired by the unique combinations that make Middlesex great: talent + technology, health + care, science + support. Everything that adds up to make Middlesex more than a hospital.

Maple Lane Farms Logo Brand

  • Excellence
  • category: Trademark / Logo / Identity
  • firm: Miranda Creative
  • client: Maple Lane Farms
  • creative director: Maria Miranda
  • art director: Carissa Decelles

Maple Lane Farms, a hydroponic produce farm, desired a logo that was reflective of its purpose. The design of the logo was influenced by a water droplet and the structure of a greenhouse.

Que Whiskey Kitchen | Restaurant Identity

  • Excellence
  • category: Logo System
  • firm: GO
  • client: Hartford Restaurant Group

The QUE serves authentic barbecue and quality whiskey in a rustic yet refined atmosphere. The brand & interior design borrow elements from each other for a seamless experience, right down to the brand colors - Carolina Mustard & Kentucky Blue Grass.

Quinnipiac Campus Cross Talk logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Logo System
  • firm: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • client: Quinnipiac University
  • creative director: Tad Sterling
  • designer: Tad Sterling

This logo was created for a variety of talks, from different departments, taking place at Quinnipiac University. Collaboration and open dialogue to solve problems like the Opiod crises is the focus.

Midd-Town Apartments Logo

  • Excellence
  • category: Logo System
  • firm: Elements®
  • client: Midd-Town Apartments (Hajjar Management)
  • creative director: Amy Graver
  • designer: Kathryn Erb

New identity created for Midd-Town Apartments (owned by property management and development company, Hajjar Management). Midd-Town Apartments is a newly constructed, luxury apartment complex located in downtown Middletown, CT.

Plunkett, PLLC : Stationery Set

  • Excellence
  • category: Stationery
  • firm: Borman Richardson, Kate
  • client: Plunkett, PLLC

branding set

SiriusDecisions Summit 2019

  • Excellence
  • category: Architectural Graphics / Signage
  • firm: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
  • client: SiriusDecisions
  • creative director: Rachel Rowan
  • art director: Donna Martines
  • copywriter: Ashlyn Westling and Rachel Rowan
  • photographer: Brooke Bryand
  • printer: Freeman

The architectural graphics + signage designed for the SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit visually represented the theme of TOGETHER. The event identity system included a logo treatment, iconography, custom photography (not stock), corporate colors and copy.

Trinity College Viewbook

  • Excellence
  • category: Brochures / Folders
  • firm: CO:LAB
  • client: Trinity College
  • copywriter: Nan Price
  • photographer: Various
  • printer: Allied Printihg

Admissions piece for a small urban college. Our goal was to connect the college to the city more directly., to move away from historical roots and align with what's relevant now. To draw students interested in systems change in the heart of the city.

Bellxcel Vision 2020

  • Excellence
  • category: Brochures / Folders
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Bellxcel
  • creative director: Kieran McCabe
  • art director: Dan Sullivan
  • copywriter: Alec Lawson
  • other credits: Project Manager: Jessica Burdick Account Director: Andy Berling

Create a marketing brochure to promote the vision from Bell (renamed Bellxcel) on how to eliminate the achievement gap for students in public schools across the USA. Targeted at donors, it outlined also the new vision for the company.

New Hampton School Wonder + Well-Being Admissions Book

  • Excellence
  • category: Catalogs
  • firm: Taylor Design
  • client: New Hampton School
  • creative director: Daniel Taylor
  • art director: Daniel Taylor, Steve Habersang
  • designer: Steve Habersang
  • copywriter: Stacey Resnikoff
  • photographer: Kaleb Hart, Various
  • printer: Flagship Press

Wonder+Well-Being is a new viewbook for New Hampton School, which is a private boarding and day school in New Hampshire.

PRESSED Catalog

  • Excellence
  • category: Catalogs
  • firm: object|resonance
  • client: Joseloff Gallery Hartford Art School
  • creative director: Mark G. Snyder
  • designer: Mark G. Snyder
  • copywriter: Rico Reyes, Fred Wessel, Jesele Paragon, Alexandra Onuf
  • photographer: Various
  • printer: Allied Printing
  • paper stock: Chorus Art Silk

Create a document of the first 40 years of the Hartford Art School Print Workshop as a catalog to accompany and exhibition and Fundraising Auction of the output of the workshop and its artists.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society: The Mikado

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: Reality Interactive
  • client: Gilbert and Sullivan Society
  • creative director: Jeremy Brazeal
  • art director: Matthew Pietkevich, Brian Korteweg
  • designer: Kristen Riello

The collateral for 'The Mikado' was created to be an abstract representation of the show and including imagery from Japanese culture. Collateral was used in a poster, newspapers, mailers, postcards, social media, emails, and websites.

CIVIQ BELL Canada Kiosk

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: Reality Interactive
  • client: CIVIQ Smartscapes
  • creative director: Jeremy Brazeal
  • art director: Matthew Pietkevich, Brian Korteweg
  • designer: Kristen Riello

We set out to build better connected communities and more engaging spaces with CIVIQ. Our design effort is the CIVIQ platform where we designed custom software and apps like digital postcards, city news, events, entertainment and points of interest.

2018 National Portfolio Day Poster

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: object|resonance
  • client: Hartford Art School Admissions
  • creative director: Mark G. Snyder
  • designer: Mark G. Snyder
  • copywriter: Robert Calafiore
  • illustrator: object| resonance
  • photographer: Zack Carroll
  • printer: A & M Litho
  • paper stock: Finch

Create a poster to be sent to 1500 regional High School Art Classrooms and interested students and parents promoting our regional portfolio review event

Lean Green Launch Poster

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: Ostro Design
  • client: Affinion Group
  • creative director: Michael Ostro
  • art director: Michael Ostro
  • designer: Michael Ostro
  • copywriter: Michael Ostro
  • illustrator: Michael Ostro

Launch Poster for a Mindfulness Program to promote Earth-friendly behaviors in the workplace. Catch this! When each of us make even small Earth-friendly choices – Collectively we create a leaner & greener workplace. Let’s Lean Green and pass it on!

Snooze Tools Poster

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: Ostro Design
  • client: Affinion Group
  • creative director: Michael Ostro
  • art director: Michael Ostro
  • designer: Michael Ostro
  • copywriter: Michael Ostro
  • other credits: Image Composite: Michael Ostro, Stock elements

HR Mindfulness Program to help employees resolve sleep-related issues and become healthier, happier, and more productive. Employees had access to lots of tools, resources, tips, and competitive online challenges to meet their goals.

BFA EXHIBITION 2018

  • Excellence
  • category: Poster
  • firm: Design Center Studio
  • client: Art & Art History Department / UConn
  • creative director: Edvin Yegir
  • art director: Edvin Yegir
  • designer: Various
  • copywriter: None
  • illustrator: Various
  • printer: Various
  • paper stock: Various

The poster series in this entry represents but one component of the multi-platform design system [print, digital, motion] that was conceived for the 2018 BFA exhibition announcing and promoting this yearly exhibition.

The Hartford General Holiday Print Card

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: The Hartford Creative Services
  • client: The Hartford
  • creative director: James Klim
  • art director: Holly Fiss
  • designer: Robin Priest
  • copywriter: James Klim

Each year, The Hartford supplies a print holiday card for general use by sales and other employees to send greetings to their clients and friends.

High Hopes How Sweet It Is Invitation

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: Julia Balfour, LLC
  • client: High Hopes
  • creative director: Julia Balfour
  • designer: Emilie Rose Willoughby
  • printer: Cannelli Printing

Inspired by old fashioned candy wrappers, this invitation for High Hopes' annual gala was nothing short of sweet. The turnout raised over $260,000 towards supporting their therapeutic, equine-assisted programs.

Headstrong : NYC Gala 2018

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: KBCDCO: Kate Borman Creative Design Co.
  • client: Headstrong
  • creative director: Kate Borman Richardson

Gala Event Materials. Program Book designed to walk viewer through highlighted sections, telling of HS's story, its mission, and paying tribute to those who help support the cause with vellum inserts containing quotes from veterans in the program

The Bushnell Annual Card

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: Firebrick Design
  • client: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
  • creative director: Pamela Howard
  • art director: Pamela Howard
  • printer: Cannelli Printing Co.
  • paper stock: Accent Opaque

Die-cut, blind embossed & spinning, this card IS the message. The stars & swirls are an updated take on original 1920s imagery and the contemporary message invites the recipient to create the magic, the community, the story & the joy — together!

Yale Cancer Center Pediatric Survivors Day Picnic Invitation

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: Ingenuity Design
  • client: Yale Cancer Center
  • creative director: Greg Stewart
  • designer: Scott Dziura
  • printer: GHP Media
  • paper stock: 130.0 lb Chorus Art Digital Silk Cover

We helped young cancer survivors blast off to the Survivors Day Picnic with a rocket-themed invite.

Wiktor Osiatynski Conference Poster

  • Excellence
  • category: Announcements / Invitations / Greeting Cards
  • firm: CO:LAB
  • client: Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
  • paper stock: GHP Printers

Design for a dinner and honorary event in memory of Solidarity activist, Wiktor Osiatynski

Quinnipiac University President's Inauguration print collateral

  • Excellence
  • category: Miscellaneous
  • firm: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • client: Quinnipiac University, Office of the President
  • art director: Christine Smith, Tad Sterling
  • designer: Simone Gutkin, Lauren Kersten & Tad Sterling
  • copywriter: President's Office, Donna Pintek & Janet Waldman

Collateral was created for the 9th Presidential Inauguration, for Quinnipiac University's first female president. Tactile, interactive and brand-heavy invites and programs were created along with keepsake inauguration buttons.

Going to the Suds Laundry Bag

  • Excellence
  • category: Miscellaneous
  • firm: Christa Yung
  • client: Going to the Suds Laundry
  • designer: Christa Yung

Custom logo created and printed on laundry bags for a small town pick-up laundry service specifically targeted to young adults working in West Glacier, Montana as river guides & ski bums.

Graver Brilliant Adventure 2018

  • Excellence
  • category: Miscellaneous
  • firm: Elements®
  • client: Elements®
  • creative director: Amy Graver
  • illustrator: Don Carter

When a Creative Director takes her family on a vacation, she turns it into a branded experience complete with cruise swag including luggage tags, towels, beach bags and a daily activity journal.

Stratum

  • Excellence
  • category: Miscellaneous
  • firm: Design Center Studio
  • client: UConn Graphic Design
  • creative director: Edvin Yegir
  • art director: Edvin Yegir
  • designer: Various
  • copywriter: various
  • illustrator: various
  • printer: Laserjet
  • paper stock: Various

Stratum is a limited edition zine that was was conceived, designed & produced as an outcome of a 2 week charrette. Stratum is designed & produced annually to promote and disseminate writings about graphic design.

Philo Ridge Farm Identity Program

  • Excellence
  • category: Integrated Branding Program
  • firm: Alexander Isley Inc.
  • client: Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte VT
  • creative director: Alexander Isley
  • designer: Matt Kaskel

Comprehensive identity, communication packaging, and signage program for a working farm and educational facility in Charlotte, VT. The logo incorporates the farm's distinctive belted galloway cattle (and incorporates a map of Vermont).

Middlesex Health Brand Identity

  • Excellence
  • category: Integrated Branding Program
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Middlesex Health
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla, Kevin Middendorf
  • art director: Erin Kelly
  • designer: Neil Jamieson

Because the new branding was so important in announcing Middlesex’s arrival as a health system, it needed to capture their personality, and also be impactful, memorable and easily extendible across signage, advertising, promotional pieces and more.

Greater Together, no 2 Event

  • Excellence
  • category: Integrated Branding Program
  • firm: CO:LAB
  • client: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • illustrator: Veo Veo Design, Constanza Segovia
  • printer: Allied Printihg
  • other credits: Musical performance: Students at Greater Hartford Academy of Arts

Material for an annual donor/grantee event for a community foundation following a year of listening tours in 29 towns in the region (all live doodled!). A community fund of $100K/town was announced that night.

Colourful Minds

  • Excellence
  • category: Integrated Branding Program
  • firm: Pamanes, Karla
  • client: Colourful Minds
  • designer: Karla Pamanes

Colourful Minds offers art and craft workshops for people of all ages in Bristol, UK.

Bloomberg Cities 2019 Mayors Infographic

  • Excellence
  • category: Infographics
  • firm: Ingenuity Design
  • client: Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • creative director: Greg Stewart
  • designer: Amy Glaser
  • copywriter: Tom Corbett
  • other credits: Freedman Consulting

Bringing statistics about 2019's new mayors to life through visual storytelling.

Thimble Island Brewery Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Informational Websites
  • firm: Zero Gravity Marketing
  • client: Thimble Island Brewery
  • creative director: Josh Comen
  • designer: Josh Comen
  • illustrator: Josh Comen & Stock
  • programmer: Jon Waldstein

Thimble Island Brewery needed an update to their website. Our goal was to integrate a design that represented the Thimble Islands in Branford, CT along with showcasing their great beer and tap room.

Vyne Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Business & Corporate Websites
  • firm: Web Solutions, Inc.
  • client: Vyne Restaurant
  • creative director: Jon Fenwick
  • art director: Diane Lepkowski

Fine dining restaurant Vyne opened to rave reviews in summer 2018. Their new website appeals to both the eye and the taste buds with a gallery of professional food photography and downloadable menus featuring their classic yet inventive dishes.

ZenSource Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Business & Corporate Websites
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: ZenSource
  • creative director: Neil Jamieson
  • designer: Neil Jamieson
  • copywriter: Alec Lawson
  • illustrator: Erin Marynowski
  • other credits: Project Manager: Jon Stewart

Promote the launch of a new brand, ZenSource, a CMS platform built on Drupal, to website managers looking for peace-of-mind, flexibility and easiness of deployment. The new brand look-and-feel, positioning and website were all built from scratch.

Ubiquitygs.com

  • Excellence
  • category: Business & Corporate Websites
  • firm: Reality Interactive
  • client: Ubiquity Global Services
  • creative director: Jeremy Brazeal
  • art director: Matthew Pietkevich, Brian Korteweg
  • designer: Kristen Riello

Creation of messaging and website to communicate Ubiquity's brand promise and differentiating factors in the overcrowded, outsourcing marketplace.

Suffolk University Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Cultural & Educational Websites
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Suffolk University
  • creative director: Kieran McCabe
  • art director: Joanne Kellert
  • designer: Joanne Kellert
  • copywriter: Sallie Allen
  • photographer: Michael Clarke
  • programmer: Evan Diamond , Jacob Bell
  • other credits: UX / IA – Meaghan Shanley,

Completely rearchitect and redesign Suffolk University’s online presence. We took 5 sites and combined them into one University site.

Pequot Library Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Non-profit Websites
  • firm: Julia Balfour, LLC
  • client: Pequot Library
  • creative director: Julia Balfour
  • designer: Logan Galla
  • programmer: Jennifer Sullivan, Hou-Tai Wong

Not your average library — Pequot Library is a cultural beacon. The goal of this website was to showcase this historic landmark and provide user-friendly library resources.

Bellxcel Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Non-profit Websites
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Bellxcel
  • creative director: Neil Jamieson
  • art director: Randy Giarnella
  • copywriter: Alec Lawson
  • other credits: U/X Designers: Kurt Gannon, Lilian Rousseau Creative Technologist : Karyn Fogg Account Director: Andy Berling Project Manager: Jessica Burdick

Create a marketing website for a non-profit educational organization, whose focus is to eliminate the achievement gap of students in different parts of the country, targeting educators and school administrators.

Middlesex Health Website Redesign

  • Excellence
  • category: Non-profit Websites
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Middlesex Health
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla, Kevin Middendorf
  • art director: Erin Kelly
  • designer: Erin Marynowski, Franklin Canales
  • copywriter: Kevin Middendorf
  • programmer: Evan Diamond, Scott Roberson, Tyrone Mitchell, Karyn Fogg
  • other credits: User Experience: Brent Pruner, Jon Stewart, Q/A: David Givens, Garret Mulder, Analytics: Alex Fraser, Chris Rogers, Search Lead: Liam Walsh, Project Manager: Erica Williams

The new site was designed to showcase the new Middlesex Health brand, helping inform visitors about all of the many system-wide services they offer, while using timely “smart tips” to help guide people to make smarter, more informed health choices.

Justin Abdelkader Website

  • Excellence
  • category: Miscellaneous Websites
  • firm: Scout Collective
  • client: Justin Abdelkader
  • creative director: Troy Monroe
  • art director: Joe Cunningham
  • designer: Brianna Jewell
  • photographer: Dan Mannes
  • programmer: Brianna Jewell

Every child who loves sports has the dream — to play for the hometown team. Justin had it, too. What he didn't have was a website that connected fans to his story, which happens to be something he shares in the children's book available in his shop.

Arvinas Mechanism of Action Animation

  • Excellence
  • category: Motion Graphics
  • firm: Wyant Simboli and Xvivo
  • client: Arvinas, Inc.
  • creative director: Julia Wyant and Michael Astrachan
  • art director: Gareth Mitchell, Marc Prescott, Michael Astrachan
  • designer: Wyant Simboli and Xvivo
  • copywriter: Wyant Simboli
  • illustrator: Xvivo
  • programmer: Xvivo

Depict the Mechanism of Action for a new class of drugs that engage the body’s own natural protein disposal system to treat cancers and other difficult-to-treat diseases. Utilize custom 3-d rendering, high quality production.

Quinnipiac Spring Instagram social post

  • Excellence
  • category: Motion Graphics
  • firm: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • client: Quinnipiac University, Social Media Channels
  • art director: Christine Smith
  • designer: Simone Gutkin

Create a branded spring motion graphic to post on Instagram. Fun and inspirational.

Coworker Headshots Illustrations

  • Excellence
  • category: Personal
  • firm: Blakemore, Christina
  • client: Christina Blakemore
  • illustrator: Christina Blakemore

#coworkerheadshots is an ongoing personal project that started as a humorous diversion during the process of updating employee resumes.

Pep Talk GIF

  • Excellence
  • category: Personal
  • firm: Karla Pamanes, LLC
  • client: Karla Pamanes
  • designer: Karla Pamanes

Personal project combining my love for positive affirmations and animated GIFs. This project exists to lift me up when I need it. I hope it does the same to you!

Middlesex Health Campaign

  • Excellence
  • category: Online Campaign
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Middlesex Health
  • creative director: Lino Ribolla, Kevin Middendorf
  • art director: Erin Kelly, Nick Manning
  • designer: Matt Sullivan, Franklin Canales, Eric Juliano
  • copywriter: Kevin Middendorf
  • photographer: Quinton Brogan

Inspired by the plus sign in the Middlesex Health logo, we created banners, pre-roll video, social ads, OOH ads and more—saturating the market with messaging about all the pieces that add up to make Middlesex much more than just a hospital.

HCSI Booth Design

  • Excellence
  • category: Environmental / Experiential
  • firm: Julia Balfour, LLC
  • client: Julia Balfour
  • creative director: Julia Balfour
  • designer: Holly Johnson

This unique and inviting booth was designed to bring the essence of our agency’s signature formal gardens all the way to Salt Lake City. The booth stood out amongst all others and was a welcoming space to gather.

How to be #Social Presented by Jonathan XIV

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate/Institutional/Public Service Video
  • firm: University Communications University of Connecticut
  • client: University of Connecticut
  • creative director: Angelina Reyes
  • copywriter: Emily Zangari, Tom Breen
  • photographer: Angelina Reyes

No one knows better than Jonathan XIV that dogs are social media gold. Here are Jonathan’s best tips for how to be as successful as he is with your social media brand. This video was used to open a daylong social media conference.

The Hartford Inside Sales Video

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate/Institutional/Public Service Video
  • firm: The Hartford Creative Services
  • client: The Hartford
  • creative director: James Klim
  • art director: David Tow
  • designer: David Tow
  • copywriter: Kristen Gomez
  • other credits: Producer: Flat Iron Works

This video was produced to promote The Hartford’s Inside Sales Team on their web page. They take smaller premium leads and turn them into revenue for agencies that sell The Hartford insurance. 34,000 new policies were written by the Team in 2018.

Sawyer at home

  • Excellence
  • category: Corporate/Institutional/Public Service Video
  • firm: CO:LAB
  • client: Coalition to End Homelessness / Behomeful Project

Behomeful is a youth-led fund development and awareness project drawing attention to the possibility of ending family homelessness in the State of Connecticut. This marks the launch of a media blitz aimed at eradicating this form of homelessness.

Celebrity Edge Eden Webisode: Awaken Your Every Sense

  • Excellence
  • category: Video - Miscellaneous
  • firm: Overabove
  • client: Celebrity Cruises

Eden is a unique, multi-sensory experience onboard Celebrity Edge that fuses iconic design, culinary and entertainment. Spanning three decks with almost 7,000 sq. ft. of windows, everything about Eden was designed to excite the senses.

Mariner sports deck flash tour: Take a Tour of the Mariner of the Seas Sports Deck

  • Excellence
  • category: Video - Miscellaneous
  • firm: Overabove
  • client: Royal Caribbean

From rock climbing to waterslides and even a virtual reality bungee trampoline, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas has an activity for every member of the family. Take a tour of the ship's newly amped up sports deck and all it has to offer.

Tour of Symphony of the Seas

  • Excellence
  • category: Video - Miscellaneous
  • firm: Overabove
  • client: Royal Caribbean

This hyperlapse video takes the viewer on an action-packed tour of Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas.

Ingredients for a Great Lowcountry Boil: Embracing a Nassau County Tradition

  • Excellence
  • category: Video - Miscellaneous
  • firm: Overabove
  • client: Wildlight

There’s no better way to experience the Wildlight lifestyle than with a Lowcountry Boil. This traditional gathering combines fresh local food, good company and a welcoming atmosphere, embodying the spirit of Wildlight’s Lowcountry living.

thinkBYK.com Login Sequence

  • Excellence
  • category: Illustration
  • firm: Scout Collective
  • client: BYK USA Inc.
  • creative director: Troy Monroe
  • designer: Nate Solberg

When you spend your days pouring over scientific calculations and chemical formulations an invitation to an offsite seminar is a welcome change to the daily routine. BYK USA used these friendly illustrations to introduce viewers to thinkBYK.com.

Sports Illustrated / FanSided NFL Preview

  • Excellence
  • category: Illustration
  • firm: MKTG Inc.
  • client: Sports Illustrated / FanSided
  • creative director: Elliot Gerard
  • art director: Elliot Gerard
  • illustrator: Elliot Gerard
  • other credits: Matt Verderame - Writer/Editor

Created a series of 32 illustrations for FanSided and Sports Illustrated's 2018 NFL Preview. The 32 NFL team illustrations helped create a special mini-site for FanSided, used on social, and were also printed in Sports Illustrated Kids' magazine.

The NBA Collab Series

  • Excellence
  • category: Illustration
  • firm: MKTG Inc.
  • client: Sports Illustrated / FanSided
  • creative director: Elliot Gerard
  • art director: Elliot Gerard
  • designer: Addison Foote, William McArdle, Avery Owens, Kwasi Amankwah, Chris Bastian,
  • illustrator: John Boyce, Joe Till, Lee Olsen, Jack Perkins, Yu-Ming Huang, Michael Walchalk, M. Brian Bowens, Mattia Iurlano, Olivier A. Ganthier, Nick Jacoy, Bobby Bernethy, Nathan Lee, Ryan Simpson, Austin Gilmore, Dan Abrams, Zachary Alan Rorick, Stephanie Lagakis, Pat D’Angelo, Kat Cooper, John Luongo, Jeremy Rathjen, Teddy News, Peter Richter
  • other credits: Ian Levy - Writer/Editor

Created a series for FanSided where our Creative Director collaborated with a different artist for all 30 NBA teams, worked with artists all over the world. Series was featured as an editorial series on FanSided's site and on all their social feeds.

Playing with Fire

  • Excellence
  • category: Illustration
  • firm: Gagliardi, Magge
  • client: Front Porch Brewing, Wallingford, CT
  • creative director: Tiffany Ulrich
  • illustrator: Magge J Gagliardi
  • other credits: Ranked in the top 80 beer labels in the of the year in the US by Thirstybastards.com

"Playing with Fire" is a digital illustration created in Adobe Photoshop as label art for Front Porch Brewing's celebratory, 1-year anniversary, limited edition Imperial Stout beer bottle release.

Ovations 2019 Sugar Sugar

  • Excellence
  • category: Special Effects/Specialty Printing
  • firm: Cannelli Printing Company
  • client: Firebrick Design
  • creative director: Pam Howard
  • printer: Cannelli Printing Company
  • paper stock: 80# Accent Opaque Cover

Showcasing specialty processes of foil stamping & die cutting

Primacy Holiday Card

  • Excellence
  • category: Special Effects/Specialty Printing
  • firm: Primacy
  • client: Primacy
  • creative director: Neil Jamieson
  • art director: Franklin Canales
  • copywriter: Kevin Middendorf
  • printer: Cannelli Printing

Create a print-based unique Holiday Card to create awareness for a full-service agency, better known for its digital work.

Buy Bloomfield

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Print / Published
  • firm: hartford art school
  • client: Town of Bloomfield
  • art director: Dani Battaglia
  • designer: Dani Battaglia
  • illustrator: Dani Battaglia

To create a series of posters to promote local merchants

Holiday Music Poster

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Print / Unpublished
  • firm: Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
  • client: University of Bridgeport_UB Music
  • creative director: Emily Larned
  • art director: Baifan Feng
  • designer: Qianying Niu
  • copywriter: Qianying Niu
  • illustrator: Qianying Niu

I am trying to incorporate the rhythm of music into colors and forms.

Mind the Hive

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Print / Unpublished
  • firm: The Hartford Art School
  • client: Hartford Art School
  • creative director: Andy Wollner
  • designer: Belinda Garrido
  • illustrator: Belinda Garrido
  • photographer: Belinda Garrido

A public service announcement dedicated to saving the honey bees.

Birkerland Stamp

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Lynn Tran
  • programmer: Lynn Tran

Deconstruct and animate a postage stamp

Europa Stamp

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Jonathan Barley

Deconstruct a postage stamp and create a narrative to animate its elements

Nederland Stamp

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Ed Ho

Deconstruct a postage stamp and create a narrative to animate its elements

Symbol

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Olivia Crosby

ART 3132 Motion Graphics animation using a found symbol to construct an animated abstract narrative

Miss-Hit

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Jonathan Bartley

ART 3132 Motion Graphics animation. Create a transition between two words by Jonathan Bartley

Colombia Stamp

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Online & Interactive / Unpublished
  • firm: University of Connecticut Graphic Design
  • client: ART3132 Motion Graphics
  • creative director: Mark Zurolo
  • designer: Chin Rochester

ART3132 Motion Graphics animation. Deconstruct a postage stamp and create an animated narrative using its elements by Chin Rochester

The Lion King

  • Excellence
  • category: Student Illustration
  • firm: Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
  • client: Student Project
  • creative director: Corinne Alleyne
  • art director: Corinne Alleyne
  • designer: Corinne Alleyne
  • illustrator: Corinne Alleyne

The project was to design a movie poster of your choosing. Using a scene of the movie to depict what the character will become.