The 2020 Graphic Arts Today MVP Awards!

Graphic Arts Today brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

 

CATEGORIES

Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Branding

Graphic Arts

Web Design

Other

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 20,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2020 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 20,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.

PROCESS AND TIMING

Submitting content for consideration

Articles must have been published between October 18th, 2019 and October 13th, 2020 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 13th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.

Voting

Finalists will be announced on November 11th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 23rd. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Carrie Cousins

Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Carrie Cousins has more than 15 years of experience in media, design, and content marketing. In her day job, she's the director of communications for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, which serves as a catalyst for bringing investment and talent to the Roanoke Region of Virginia. She’s also a freelance writer and designer, specializing in creating amazing experiences online for small businesses. Her work has been featured in publications such as Design Shack, Webdesigner Depot, and Fast Company. She's an avid runner, which comes in handy with a trio of Australian shepherds at home. To learn more about Carrie's work, visit carriecousins.com.

Jacob Cass

Brand Consultant

Jacob Cass is a prolific brand designer & strategist who runs JUST Creative, an award-winning branding & design firm that doubles as an industry leading blog. Jacob helps brands grow and get results by crafting distinctive logos and brand identities that are backed by strategy. He recently rebranded San Francisco and Puerto Rico, and also branded New York's Digital District. Other clients have included the likes of Disney, Nintendo and Jerry Seinfeld. Jacob has spoken at TEDx, been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and has been awarded LinkedIn’s “Best of” for branding. For him, design is a lifelong journey of continuously honing his craft, as well as educating other fellow designers and business owners to build on theirs, which has allowed him to build a large and loyal following, including his website which has been viewed over 50 million times. Jacob is an avid traveler and has traveled to 88 countries.

Linda Secondari

Creative Director & Principal of Studiolo Secondari

Linda Secondari is the Principal of Studiolo Secondari, a design firm in NYC focusing on Publication Design, Branding, and Design Strategy. Linda is also on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Graphic Artists Guild, where she is the Treasurer and manages special projects including the production of the 16th edition of the Guild’s authoritative “Graphic Artists Guild’s Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines”.

Before establishing Studiolo, Linda was Creative Director at Oxford University Press where she managed a large international design team (New York, Toronto, Oxford, and Delhi) with a yearly title output of 3,000+ titles.

Linda is an award-winning Creative Director and Design Strategist who integrates Design innovation with critical business experience. Linda's work has been recognized by the AIGA, NY Book Show, Stiftung Buchkunst Competition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.