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September 22, 2016

The Anne Arundel Community College Creative Services team earned seven Certificate of Excellence awards in Graphic Design USA’s 2016 American Graphic Design national design competition. 

For more than five decades the competition has been open to design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, freelancers and students. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. Almost 10,000 entries were submitted, and a highly selective 15% were recognized with a Certificate of Excellence. 

Winning designs from AACC include:

  • Redefine Yourself Campaign (AACC Creative Services and Media Services teams)
  • President’s Digital Holiday Card (Allison Baumbusch-Ernst, Assistant Director of Creative Services, Ben Pierce, Graphic Designer, Tim McGowan, Media and Web Services Specialist, Amanda Behrens, Media Production Specialist, and Ed Sparks, Media Production Designer)
  • Summer Noncredit Class Schedule (Robin Ward, Graphic Designer)
  • Corporate Training Group Collateral Materials (Ben Pierce, Graphic Designer)
  • Child Development Center Rack Card (Ben Pierce, Graphic Designer)
  • Jazz Ensemble Poster (Charlie West, Senior Graphic Designer)
  • One of a Kind Poster (Charlie West, Senior Graphic Designer)

Creative Services is 1/3 of the Public Relations and Marketing office at the college. The team won eight awards in the competition last year, seven in 2014 and six in 2013.