60th GDUSA Annual Showcase


Our 60th GDUSA anniversary showcase reflects graphic design’s shape and service to commerce and culture. Winners run the gamut from traditional to new media; from inspirational assignments to bread and butter projects; from large creative agencies and departments to boutique design studios and freelancers and, of course, student work; from established stars to rising newcomers; and from red states and blue. This annual competition was originally founded as the ‘Desi’ (Design) Awards and is officially the American Graphic Design Awards.™ Publisher Gordon Kaye has some thoughts on those 60 years.


About Billerud

BILLERUD provides paper and packaging materials that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. It is a world leading company in high-performing paper and packaging materials made from virgin fiber; passionately committed to sustainability, quality, and customer value. The company has nine production units in Sweden, USA, and Finland with around 6,100 employees in over 13 countries and customers in over 100 countries. Billerud is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. In the United States, Billerud operates out of a regional head office in Miamisburg OH, two mills in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and numerous distribution centers. A leading supplier of high-quality graphic and label papers, packaging materials, and market pulp, at Billerud “we build brands and business results for our customers.”

To learn more, read MESSAGE FROM THE SPONSOR or contact your Billerud graphic papers sales professional or visit billerud.com


Robert Half Inspires ‘Designing For Good’ Category

ROBERT HALF presents the “Designing For Good” feature category. This category, introduced last year, encompasses graphic communications that advance positive social and environmental action and social justice impact; promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and aim to make communities and the world a better place for people and nature. It has, in two short years, grown to be the single largest category. It is appropriate that Robert Half inspires this initiative. As the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm, the company connects opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. And Robert Half fosters a culture where all people can connect, grow and thrive, and is deeply committed to advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace and the community. For job search resources or support to help you expand your team, visit roberthalf.com.

American Graphic Design Awards Galleries

Annual + Corporate Reports
Announcements + Invitations
Advertising + Ad Campaigns
Branding + Identity Programs
Brochures + Collateral
Designing For Good
Direct Mail + Email Marketing
Integrated Marketing Campaigns

P-O-P + Displays
Publications + Newsletters
Sales Promotion + Self Promotion
Signs + Environmental Graphics
Social Media
Surface + Vehicle Graphics
Website + Online Design
Student Work

American Graphic Design Awards Winners

Click on the name of an organization or firm to see their winning work

1HQ Brand Agency
4Parts Design
5 by 5 Design
7 Layer Studio
80east Design
AARP Brand Creative Services
AARP Publications
Addison Whitney
Adduco Communications
Adler Branding & Marketing
Affinity Creative Group
Alamini Creative Group LLC
Aleksandr Volodkovich
Alight Solutions
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Alloy Digital
American Association for Cancer Research® (AACR)
American Veterinary Medical Association
Andra Design Studio LLC
Angelique Markowski
Auburn University
Aveda In-House Creative
Avila Creative
Babson College
Bank of America/Enterprise Creative Solutions
Barnett Design, Inc.
Bartlett Brands
Baruch College Graphic Communications
Baylor University
Bei Hu
Big Pivot Partners
Bischoff Brand Design
Black Graphics
Blackbird Agency
Blindtiger Design
Blossom Creative
Blue Barn Design Co.
Bonavita Design LLC
Bonavita Design LLC & Jump Marketing
Brand Force 5
Brent Almond Designs
Brim Branding
Bruce Power Creative Strategy
Cabrini University
Cause Communications
Cayuga Centers
CCGD/Craig Calsbeek Graphic Design
Center for New York City Affairs
CF Napa Brand Design
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS)
Cherie Chan
Chloë in Color
Christiansen Creative
City of Castroville
COHO Creative
Copa Design
CSA Studio
CSB, Cornerstone Strategic Branding
c|change Inc.
Dark Horse Design
Decker Design
Dell, Experience Design Group
DJ Case & Associates
DLS Design
Drexel University
EAB, Design Strategies and Solutions
Earth Ink
Eight Moon™
Elissa Von Letkemann Art & Design
Elissa Von Letkemann Art & Design and Jennifer Adler: Survival By Design
Ellen Bruss Design
Ellie LLC
Emily Rich Design, Inc.
Everest Ice and Water Systems
Farm Progress
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Firebrick Design
Freaner Creative - Ariel Freaner
GAF Creative Design
Gabe Diaz Design, Inc
Gandhar Vamburkar
Gary Wong Designs
Gauger + Associates
GCMD : Granular Creative
GDK Design
GED Testing Service
Georgia Pacific
Gilmore Branding and Design, LLC
Gj Attitude LLC
Glick Design LLC
GoldenSnow Agency
Griffin + Skeggs Collaborative
Hatch, Olio
HB Design
Hecht/Horton Partners
Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART)
hixson design
Hoot Design Studio
Hughes BrandMix (HBX)
Hunter College, CUNY
ICM Designs/Isken Cosip
Ideas On Purpose
IM Graphics
Imagine and Belk
Imagine and BODYARMOR
Imagine and General Mills
Imagine and Prestige Beverage Group
Intan Zakri-Raja
Invok Brands
Iron Design Inc.
Jacob DeGeal
Jacqueline Photography & Design
Jacqueline Ward Creative, LLC
Jae Young Kim
Jaqua Realtors
Jeff Oster and Sammy Oster
Jenn Stucker
Jennifer LaBrie, Creative Consulting
Jess Glebe Design
Jimmy Henderson Studio
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
John Kallio Graphic Design
John Nordyke
John Townsend Graphic Design
Joseph Caserto Art Direction + Design
Journey Group
Juan Ye and Kun Fang
Just Love Designing LLC
j.riley creative
KASA Collective
Karen Skunta & Company
Karla Pamanes, LLC
Kate Huff Design/Tugboat Consulting
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University Enrollment Services
Kingsborough Community College, CUNY NY
Kirsten Navin Graphic Design
Knockout Design and Innovation
Knox Design Strategy
Knoxville Graphic House
Komprehensive Design
KUDOS Design Collaboratory
kelley|fortuno marketing design
Labyrinth Training
Lasell University
Leah McDonald Design + Photography, LLC
Lentini Design & Marketing, Inc.
Level Group
Lightner Design
Lingou Li


Liska + Associates
Little Lady Studio
LiveTrends Design Group
LLM Design
Los Angeles Business Journal
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health InHouse Design
Lynco Products
Manual Labor
Maurizio Masi
Maverick Studios
McHale Design
Megan Totah Design
Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)
Meng Lan
Mercer University
MiDESign & Marketing Consultancy
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Mind of Creative Designer
Miskowski Design
Mission Partners
MJMA Architecture & Design
Mother Design
Motif Brands
Mpower Ideation, LLC
Nate Gulledge
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Nelson Schmidt
Newton Design
NIH Medical Arts Branch
Not Entirely Dead
Nuevo Studio
Open Rehearsal
Parivash Babaee
Parsons Core Creative
Perforce Software
Perkins Eastman Communications
Phelan Family Brands
Phillips, Marketing Department
Piedmont Brand Co.
Pixel Parlor
Pratt Munson College of Art and Design
Premier Communications Group
Prevention First
Protiviti Global Brand & Creative
pfw design
Qianzi Chao
Quill Creative
RAS Communications
Ratkaj Designs
Ray Claxton, Bianca Yardley, Thomas Patten
RCN Capital
Renée Windman
Resource Branding
Retail Sports Marketing Inc.
Roland Foods
Rosemary Gerardy Designs
RRDG Randy Richards Design Group
RTI Corporate Communications
Rule29 Creative Inc.
richard zeid design
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Safari Sundays
Salmon Design Co.
Sang Ryu
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
ScreenPal Team
Sequel Studio
Sessions College for Professional Design
Shannon Page
Sharon and Guy
Sheetz Brand Design Studio
SIAXperience + Prologis Inhouse Creative
Signal Theory
So Drama! Entertainment
Southpaw Design Co.
SPOT Creative Agency
Sparq Design, Inc.
Spectrum Brands – Global Pet Care and Home & Garden
Spohn Design
Stan Gellman Graphic Design
Stauber Brand Studio
Steers Studios
Stephen Zhang
Stitzlein Studio
Stony Brook University Office of Marketing and Communications
Stranger & Stranger
Street Level Studio
Studio 165+ | Ball State University
Studio A
Studio C Creative, LLC
Studio Hinrichs
SVP Partners
Symbiotic Solutions
Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts/Communications Design
Tank Design
Tanvi Kumar
Tarrant County College District Graphic Services
Tenderling Design
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Graphic Design Program
Texas State University
The Creative Pack & Altitude Exhibits
The Creative Pack, LLC
The Creative Studio at Morgan Stanley
The Cultured Cup
The Designers
The Hatcher Group
The JVP Group
The Modern College of Design
The Quarto Group
The Republik
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Institutional Affairs
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Strategic Communications
The Village for Families & Children
The Walker Group
The Word & Brown Companies
The Word & Brown Companies (CHOICE Administrators)
The Word & Brown Companies (Word & Brown General Agency)
The Working Assembly
Tiara Agency
Tim Ogline
Topco Associates, DreamWorks, Meyocks, Anne Groben & Associates
Toral Advertising + Design
Towson University Creative Services
TPD/Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
UCO School of Design/University of Central Oklahoma
Uline Creative
University of Massachusetts (UMass) MarCom/Creative
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Strategic Communications
University of the Arts
Vanguard Brand Creative
Ventura Graphic Design
Vermeer Southeast
Vision Creative Group, Inc.
W.S. Badger Company
Wen-Chia Chang
Wendy Yu
Will Mokry Creative
Winter Holben Architecture & Design
WORX Branding | Digital | Marketing
Wolfe Works
Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design
Woz Design / Hartford Design / Ted Stoik
Wynk Design
Xhilarate, Inc.
Xiaodong Ma
Yunsheng Zhou
Zack Group LLC