The annual ADDY graphic design awards took place a few weeks ago at the University of Saint Francis. I’ve had stuff in the ADDYs since 2007, but was never able to get my hands on the elusive Gold award for some reason. Entering is also somewhat expensive, so I didn’t submit any of my freelance work this year, which are probably the projects I’m most proud of. But several B&Y projects I had worked on came home with some wins, so I can finally say I’ve won a Gold ADDY!
Actually, make that three.
GOLD, CONSUMER WEBSITE: STARCRAFTMARINE.COM
I built the main homepage Flash element for this B&Y-designed site, one of many that I’ve done over the years. Such as the one I did for:
SILVER, CONSUMER WEBSITE: PARKVIEW.COM
I also did this homepage Flash element for Parkview’s site, which won a Silver.
GOLD, PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN: DON’T TEXT & DRIVE
Another Parkview job I worked on while I was at B&Y, the Don’t Text & Drive campaign took home a well-deserved Gold. I designed this microsite and built its Flash campaign viewer, as well as the three web banners that are featured therein.
GOLD, NATIONAL CONSUMER CAMPAIGN: BIOMET SIGNATURE KNEE SYSTEM
The Signature campaign was pretty big, nabbing a Gold as well. Shown here is one of the two Signature microsites I designed and built Flash pieces for, and this will be up in my portfolio soon.
SILVER, WEB BANNER: 3 RIVERS INTERACTIVE QUIZ
I was pretty proud of this one and was bummed that it didn’t grab a Gold — it’s not often that you see a choose-your-own-adventure banner such as this. Ah well. The banner asks you three questions about banks vs. credit unions (guess which it’s in favor of), and tallies your score at the end. You can see it in action in the Web Banner section of my Multimedia page.
Speaking of which, I’ve got a ton of new multimedia work to upload to the ol’ portfolio, which I should be able to get to later this week. So stay tuned for new stuff!