Pontiac, MI - Graphic designers from Oakland County economic development, executive office, health and human services and human resources were honored recently with seven American In-house Design Awards from Graphic Design USA, a New York City-based national design publication.
The 57th annual competition, which had more than 6,000 entries this year, was conceived decades ago to help ensure that inhouse creatives get the recognition they deserve from management, clients and the community for the value they bring to their organizations, products, brands and causes. The top 10 percent were recognized with a certificate of excellence.
“We are fortunate to have such talented designers working for us,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “Their imagination, passion and creativity are evident in their work, which benefits the residents of Oakland County. It’s gratifying to see their work appreciated on a national level. I congratulate them all for this well-deserved recognition.”
The county honorees, who all received awards from Graphic Design USA in 2019, are:
- Lona Bentley, Department of Health & Human Services, was recognized for COVID-19 public health campaign she created for the Health Division. She lives in West Bloomfield and has been employed by the county for five years.
- Danielle Gravelle, Economic Development, was recognized as co-designer of a ReOpen Kit that assisted businesses reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked for the county for seven years and lives in Milford.
- Amy Klovski, Department of Human Resources, was recognized for two projects: designing the OakFit – 12 Months of Wellness campaign and 2019-2020 HR Training Catalog. She is a Lake Orion resident and has been a county employee for six years.
- Pam Tremble, lead graphic designer for Coulter’s office, was recognized for designing Coulter’s State of the County address presentation; the ReOpen Kit, The Telegraph employee newsletter and Oakland Together branding campaign. She lives in Saginaw and has been a county employee for 19 years. Her work was also honored in 2013 and 2016.
Organizations recognized in this year’s contest included entries from AARP, Amazon, Bayer USA, Duke University, Hallmark, Hilton, JC Penney, Mattel, National Institutes of Health, Pella, TIAA, UMASS and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation.