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Graphic Design USA Selects ColtStrategies as a Winner in Annual Design Competition

Editors Recognize the “Best and Brightest” in National Design Competition

Graphic Design USA Selects ColtStrategies as a Winner in Annual Design Competition
Seattle, WA, September 23, 2009 --( ColtStrategies, a Seattle award-winning full-service marketing communications agency announced its selection as “Winner” in the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards competition. The American Graphic Design Awards is Graphic Design USA’s flagship competition open to the graphic arts community. Running for its fourth decade, the competition received over 8,000 entries filling 23 categories from print and packaging to Internet and interactive design from advertising agencies, corporate and institutional designers, design firms and other media outlets throughout the country.

ColtStrategies was selected as a winner in the Brochure and Collateral category from some of the best creative professionals in the country. They were awarded this title for their creative design of an event prospectus for eco-Festivals Incorporated. The prospectus was designed to save paper by being a downloadable PDF which could be set-up and printed two-sided.

“It was our intention to have ColtStrategies design our prospectus as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said Robert Jacobs, executive director of eco-Festivals. “We needed to provide event information to our potential vendors, sponsors, media, and attendees, but we did not want to use the traditional and wasteful mass printing for distribution. ColtStrategies helped us achieve this goal by showing us we didn’t have to sacrifice on our design to publish an eco-friendly prospectus.”

“We went head-to-head against some of the most creative minds in the industry and are excited to be recognized over the thousands of other entries by Graphic Design USA,” said Robin Murphy, president and founder of ColtStrategies. “It’s been a rewarding experience to be praised by such a respected and established publication and a great pleasure to assist eco-Festivals. We worked hard to develop eco-Festivals brand, logo, website, print ads, event posters and electronic collateral in an environmentally sustainable way.”

About ColtStrategies
ColtStrategies is an award-winning full-service marketing communications agency specalizing in strategic thinking, creative design and implementation of face-to-face programs. We challenges conventional thinking and initiate strategies that position new brands, reposition weak brands and/or preserve existing brands. We work hard to gain an intimate understanding of our clients internal and external market conditions, including the identification of attractive market opportunities and in-depth perceptions of target audiences, market drivers, and competitive forces resulting in successful and powerful strategies that ultimately generate measurable results. ColtStrategies is woman-owned and based in Seattle, WA with a satellite office in Silicon Valley. For more information visit us at

About eco-Festivals Incorporated
Eco-Festivals, Incorporated. is a non-profit organization seeking 501(c)(3)) status that aims to educate everyday people on how to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices into every day life and live a green lifestyle. Eco-Festival events are designed to engage consumers of all ages through interactive entertainment and exhibitions that make learning how to minimize harm to our environment fun. For more information,

About Graphic Design USA
Graphic Design USA is a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community including graphic design firms, corporate and publishing in-house departments, advertising agencies, institutions and non-profits, and other creative businesses and organizations. For more information,

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Robin Murphy
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Filename: EcoProspectusFINAL.pdf

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