March 13, 2006

Add It Up

So I belatedly found out today that the company I work for won lots of awards from the local American Advertising Federation branch. We turned it lots of work from 2005, much of it websites I made myself, and we got a healthy chunk of bronze & silver "Addy" awards for our efforts. We also got one gold Addy, awarded for the work done on the BBM&D homepage that I built based on Amelia's brand design (which itself uses some photos by Mia) when we re-branded the company after moving from Pierpont to Midtown in Ventura.

Yep, I won a gold first prize best of everyone else bow down to my staggering genius award. I warned everyone at work that I may become insufferably pigheaded for a few days, but my boss says that's ok because winning a first place advertising award after only working for about 2 years in the industry is a big deal. It's funny, though, that the award was for a self-promotion piece. Sure, I'm happy with the site, it's one of the few that I've made that I actually like (and lots of that had to do with everyone elses' contributions), and it was a vast improvement over the older version of the site (which, ugly as it was, still dated from about 1995 or so- an impressive lineage I guess), but it's interesting that we were rewarded the most for our own self-promotion, as oppose to work we actually did for paying clients!

Anyway, I bashed this thing out in about a month at the beginning of this year, and it's cool to have it recognized by people who think it's worthy of whatever kind of praise they choose to give. Since I'm still sort of a newbie in the design world I probably won't get too excited about it, but it was nice to be able to make a site without the constraints of budget or clients clamoring for completion NOW.

Guess I've arrived. Must be all downhill from here. Wrote a song about that once, actually...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, congrats! Go you and your mad designing skillz! Looks like we both have something to celebrate when it comes to the internet. :)


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