Exhibit A: Design Group honoured with four awards for packaging design in the 2013 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards.

Exhibit A: Design Group, a brand-building agency specializing in strategy, design and storytelling for consumer brands and retail, has received four 2013 American Graphic Design Awards in the packaging category. The awards program organized by GDUSA (Graphic Design USA) recognizes outstanding new work and design excellence in various categories.

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored design competitions that celebrate excellence and foster opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards is the biggest and broadest of these, open to everyone in the community including advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, associations, universities, government, publishers and more. These awards honour outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. For the eighth straight year, more than 8,000 entries were submitted and only a highly selective 15 per cent were recognized with Certificates of Excellence.

“We are always very honoured to receive recognition for our work and especially happy for the added exposure for our clients,” says Cory Ripley, Principal and Creative Director of Exhibit A: Design Group. “A review of the winners in this year’s packaging category—most of which are international leading brands—confirms our expertise and reinforces our goal to successfully position our clients’ brands at a higher level.”

Projects selected for GDUSA Awards Certificate of Excellence:
GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards: Packaging – Salt Spring Coffee ~ images
GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards: Packaging – Left Field Cider Co. ~ images
GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards: Packaging – Sapadilla Soap Co. ~ images
GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards: Packaging – Great Wall Tea Co. ~ images

Since 2002, Exhibit A: Design Group has assisted start-ups in accelerating their presence in new markets, and guided established companies in further creating and building their brands. The studio’s marketing-first approach ensures no aesthetic application is applied if it does not contribute to the overall communication or strategic challenges that have been set.

“We are fortunate to work with great clients who understand our commitment to a strategic approach, which results in optimal positioning for their products in the marketplace,” says Ripley. “All of these product categories are very competitive so it is imperative that we clearly differentiate each of our brands by way of authentic storytelling and visual distinction.”

For information and image requests, contact the studio by email or call 604.873.1583.

About Graphic Design USA (GDUSA)
Since 1963, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, projects, trends, technology, products and services of interest to creative professionals. The brand now includes a 50,000-visitors-a-month website, two monthly enewsletters, an iPad App, and print and online Design Annuals in critical areas of interest to creative professionals. GDUSA celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2013. www.gdusa.com

About Exhibit A: Design Group
Exhibit A: Design Group is a brand-building agency specializing in strategy, development and design for consumer brands and retail. The small, highly focused studio empowers clients to position physical, intellectual and emotional experiences, brands and products by way of solid strategy while achieving design at the highest level. Exhibit A: Design Group’s combination of marketing and creativity results in award-winning name creation, brand and identity design, point-of purchase, packaging design, retail environment design, and web & interactive design. www.exhibitadesigngroup.com

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