2012 American Graphic Design Awards


In 2012 Odgis + Co. won American Graphic Design Awards for the Akerman Senterfitt Annual Review ‘Moving Business Fast Forward’. It is quite an honor to be recognized by our peers for excellence in design, for the sixth consecutive year. 

Sometimes design tells a story that words can't. Akerman, a prestigious law firm, asked Odgis + Co. to create a firm-wide capabilities brochure. After a thorough series of interviews, we designed a provocative and aspirational publication Moving Business, Fast Forward. Through our strategic design, we were able to shift the perception of Akerman from a U.S.-based firm to one with global clients and ambitions.

I am so pleased with the Annual Review. It is everything that I was looking to achieve, and we're getting great comments from all over, including the head of the Network of Trial Lawyers. Many, many thanks for producing such a wonderful piece for our firm.” — Andrew Smulian, Chairman and CEO

September 6, 2012: New York NY

For nearly five decades, GDUSA has sponsored national competitions, which spotlight the fastest-growing and most valuable areas of design for business and society. The American Graphic Design Awards is the original and the flagship competition, and is open to everyone in the graphic arts community – graphic design firms, advertising agencies, in-house corporate and institutional designers, publishers and other media. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media:  print and collateral, corporate and annual reports, advertising and sales promotion, branding and logos, internet and interactive design, packaging and p-o-p, broadcast and motion graphics.

For the fifth straight year, GDUSA's American Graphic Design Awards saw more than 9,000+ entries; of these, a highly selective 15 percent are recognized with an Awards Certificate of Excellence. The competition culminates in a Graphic Design USA Awards Annual in print, on the web, and on a new iPad App — seen by an estimated 100,000 colleagues and clients.