Communication Arts Announces Winners of 61st Annual Design Competition

Communication Arts magazine, a professional journal for those involved in creativity in visual communications, has published the results of its 61st Annual Design competition, the most exclusive major design competition in the world. Of the 2,947 entries submitted to the competition, only 126 winners were selected by a jury of ten respected creative professionals, representing the work of designers, art directors, design firms, agencies, publishers, and in-house creative departments.

Lisa Gorham Creative was among the 126 entries selected for inclusion, winning in the category of Trademark Design for Clean Green Simple, a respected online resource for people interested in eating healthy and clean, and minimizing their impact on the plant.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a broader range of entries from smaller, more independent studios. It was also great to see the representation of smaller clients with smaller budgets where creativity really has the opportunity to shine.

SARAH MOFFAT  |  TURNER DUCKWORTH CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER & CA DESIGN ANNUAL JUROR

The selected projects are handsomely reproduced in Design Annual 61, the September/October 2020 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and digital editions, and online at commarts.com. With the largest international circulation of any trade journal on visual communications, having work selected is considered a significant professional milestone to the creators and publishers of these award-winning projects.

Communication Arts journals are an essential part of any designer’s studio and their Design Annual is considered to be one of the most exclusive major design competition in the world. It’s incredibly humbling to have this work recognized in the Trademark category, and a huge honor to be featured alongside such extraordinary creative talent.

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


Communication Arts is a professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, agencies, illustrators, photographers and everyone involved in visual communications. Through its editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors, CA provides new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.

Now in its 61st year, CA continues to showcase the current best—whether it’s from industry veterans or tomorrow’s stars—in design, advertising, photography, illustration, interactive and typography. Everything is reproduced with quality printing and attention to detail unmatched by any trade publication anywhere.

 

The 2020 Communication Arts Design Annual Jury
Cara Ang, Design Director, Asylum, Singapore
Tad Carpenter, Partner/Creative Director, Carpenter Collective, Kansas City, MO
Vince Frost, Executive Creative Director, Frost*collective, Sydney, Australia
Renata Graw, Design Director, Normal, Chicago, IL
Gareth Howat, Founding Partner, hat-trick design, London, United Kingdom
Samia Jacintho, Creative Director, CASA REX, São Paulo, Brazil
Arutza Rico Onzaga, Creative Director, Arutza Design Studio, Bogota, Colombia
Sarah Moffat, Chief Creative Officer, Turner Duckworth, San Francisco, CA
Kevin Shaw, Founder, Stranger & Stranger, New York, NY
Dylan Staniul, Principal/Creative Director, Burnkit, Vancouver, Canada


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


2020 International MUSE Creative Awards Honor Lisa Gorham Creative

The 2020 International MUSE Creative Awards saw another incredible year of prolific work. Out of 3,820 submissions from 50 countries around the globe, Lisa Gorham Creative has been honored with five MUSE Awards. The winning work was created for Clean Green Simple, JR Capital Build, and Mesquite Road Consulting in the category of Brand Identity Design; and ACNB Corporation in the category of Annual Report Design. The winning Brand Identity Design work done for Team Hope was proudly created in collaboration with Tribe Design & Branding.

The MUSE Creative Awards is a global competition which seeks to commemorate the exemplary professionals in various creative and design industries. These individuals truly embody the spirit of innovation. It is a privilege to award Lisa Gorham Creative for their monumental work! It is always a humbling experience to witness what these creatives are capable of.

KENJO ONG  |  MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS CEO

The 2020 Grand Jury Panel
The esteemed panel consisted of 48 multidisciplinary professionals from 19 countries worldwide. These jurors represent leading creative and digital companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Grayling, Tiago do Vale Architects, Neil Poulton Industrial Design, Icona Design, Eleven Inc., Cutwater, Coley Porter Bell, among others.

Entries were judged according to industry-best standards and strict requirements set by the International Awards Associates. During blind judging, jurors evaluated submissions based on concept, creativity, quality, and effectiveness, selecting winners who best met all criteria.

International Brands Represented
It’s an honor to be recognized among the known brand and international franchises that were represented in this year’s awards. Entries submitted by agencies for companies and brands such as Pan Pacific Hotels Group, IKEA, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Rolls-Royce, Penghu Tourism Bureau, BMW, World Vision International, The Coca-Cola Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tommy Hilfiger, AIA Singapore, Maybelline New York, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, W Hotel, BONIA, Good Year, Cisco, Reebok, Rossiya Airlines, AARP, BBC Studios Events, Resorts World Genting, Leroy & Rose, and Omdesign, are among some of the winners from this year’s awards.

It's been an incredible year of creative opportunity. I'm humbled and honored to be recognized at the 2020 International MUSE Creative Awards and to share this distinction with my amazing clients. My gratitude goes out to them for allowing me to flex my creative muscle and to the talented creatives and partners who I collaborated with on this year’s winning work. Recognition on the international stage is a testament of our dedication, hard work, and craftsmanship.

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


The MUSE Creative Awards is an international competition for creative and design professionals from all disciplines, who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. The MUSE Creative Awards is administered and judged by the International Awards Associates (IAA), and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both their MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards competitions.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


Lisa Gorham Creative Honored at 2020 American Advertising Awards

This year the American Advertising Federation-Greater Frederick celebrates its 30th anniversary and along with it, their American Advertising Awards gala, held Saturday, February 22, in historic downtown Frederick. As always, the ADDY Awards is one of my favorite events of the year, spent with some pretty amazing industry friends, celebrating creative excellence in advertising. No doubt, this year’s gala was one wiiiild and crazy night!

I’m thrilled to share that Lisa Gorham Creative received two Gold ADDY Awards for Clean Green Simple in the categories of Integrated Brand Identity Campaign and Logo Design.

Clean Green Simple—a lifestyle website designed for people looking to eat clean, live green, and keep life simple—was a particularly fun rebranding project. Plus, I got to learn a ton about Google AMP and online publishing app requirements. It was a WIN, WIN!

It was a true honor to receive this recognition on behalf of an amazing client. Congratulations to Clean Green Simple on an incredible year, to all the 2020 ADDY winners, and a big thank you to this year’s judging panel.

In 2019, Clean Green Simple welcomed new ownership and along with it, an evaluation of its brand, content, audience, and online presence. During the discovery phase, Clean Green Simple outlined their rebranding goals and the need to comply with Google AMP logo guidelines and online publishing app requirements. Built upon the brand assessment and Google specifications, a strategic plan and new brand identity was developed.

Not only is the new logo clean, green, and simple, it’s complies with all of Google’s standards. And by specifically developing a wordmark as the logo, online optimization is further maximized. The refined design allows for optimum clarity at small sizes—a key online publishing detail, particularly for the brandmark, due to Google’s increase of displaying search results exclusively with a favicon. Beyond all the technical details, the new iconic G brandmark is a symbol for the clean eating, healthy lifestyle, and sustainable living that Clean Green Simple’s readership desires.

Inspired by Mother Nature herself, a new bold and bright color palette was developed. From leafy greens and vibrant vegetables to garden soil, the brand colors were carefully selected for their industry influences—food and health; gardening and agriculture; and of course, the environment.

See the full brand identity project.


The American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. The AAF-Greater Frederick’s American Advertising Awards was the first step in the three-tiered competition. Winning entries move on to compete at the Regional level—competing against New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC agencies, firms, and studios.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


Lisa Gorham Honored at the 2019 International MUSE Awards

Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 42 countries, Lisa Gorham Creative has won nine Silver MUSES at the 2019 International MUSE Creative Awards. The winning work was created for LGC clients: Kentucky Hug, Warthen Team of Real Estate Teams, JR Capital Build, Pursuing Pinot, Free State Health & Wellness, and Winks Lash Lounge.

We recognize the breakthrough achievements of these true innovators, who live by the words, ‘make the world a better place for all.’ They have earned this recognition.

KENJO ONG  |  MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS CEO

Grand Jury Panel
This year’s Jury Panel includes 42 renowned, experienced, and brand-new judges from 22 countries worldwide. Judges hail from leading companies in the creative and digital industry from all corners of the globe, and include professionals from such power brands as Grayling, DMG, McCann Worldgroup, Stewards of Wildlife, United Nations Children’s Fund, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, etc.

Entries in all categories were ranked according to industry-best standards. During blind judging, panelists evaluated the effectiveness of creative and design concepts, selecting winners from a deep pool of international submissions.

The 2019 competition included entries from United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Yemen.

 

Participation of International Brands
Numerous entries from international brands and top agencies from around the world were received for this year’s award program. The amount of time and passion dedicated to producing such astonishing works is truly admirable. Entries submitted by agencies for companies and brands such as Netflix, FOX Networks Group Spain, Walt Disney, Disney Channel, Warner Brothers, Audi, Ford, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Dell EMC and McLaren, Bank of America, Dell Technologies, Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Longines, AIA Singapore, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Nu Skin, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Morris Animal Foundation, and French American Chamber of Commerce are among some of the winners from this year’s award.

 

Lisa Gorham Creative Winning Work
Kentucky Hug  |  Brand Identity, Logo Design & Direct Mail Advertising
Warthen Team of Real Estate Teams  |  Logo Design
The Spires/JR Capital Build   | Brand Identity & Marketing Promotional Viewbook
Pursuing Pinot  |  Logo Design
Free State Health & Wellness  |  Logo Design
Winks Lash Lounge  |  Logo Design

Recognition in the 2019 International MUSE Creative Awards is a tremendous honor. I'm excited and proud to share this distinction with my amazing clients and the talented creatives and partners who collaborated on this year’s winning entries. This is a true testament of our hard work, craftsmanship, and dedication.

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


The MUSE Creative Awards is an international competition for creative and design professionals from all disciplines, who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. The MUSE Creative Awards is administered and judged by the International Awards Associates (IAA), and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both their MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards competitions.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


Lisa Gorham Receives Three ADDYs at the 2019 American Advertising Awards

The annual American Advertising Federation-Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards gala was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and, oooohhh, what an incredible night!! It’s always such a treat to spend the evening with so many creative friends and celebrate the blood, sweat, and tears that we pour into the diverse display of work that’s entered each year.

This year was no exception. I was incredibly proud and honored to receive three ADDY Awards for creative work done for Kentucky Hug. One each for Direct Mail Advertising, Logo Design, and Integrated Brand Identity Campaign. A heart-felt thank you goes out to our copywriter, printers, and apparel screen printers for collaborating on these projects and bringing your absolute best to the table.

It was truly an honor to receive this recognition on behalf of such a fantastic client. Cheers to to all of this year’s winners, to Kentucky Hug, and a big thank you to this year’s judges.


The American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. The AAF-Greater Frederick’s American Advertising Awards was the first step in the three-tiered competition. Winning entries move on to compete at the Regional level—competing against New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC agencies, firms, and studios.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.