Pittsburgh Design Firm Ocreations Wins National Marketing Communications Award

Ocreations and Giant Eagle Inc. won Best Overall Annual Report in the 2011 Ragan Employee Communications Awards. Lead designer Jesse Mader’s unique style and creative work illustrated the Giant Eagle brand brilliantly.

Pittsburgh, PA, March 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Ocreations, a cutting-edge design solutions firm, just received a prestigious national award from Ragan Communications, Inc., the leading online trade group, conference center, and publications producer for corporate communications professionals throughout the United States.

Ocreations and Giant Eagle Inc. won Best Overall Annual Report in the 2011 Ragan Employee Communications Awards. The 17-page employee-focused publication competed against 25 other impressive corporations and non-profit organizations including American Airlines and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. There were more than 350 entries in the competitive Ragan Employee Communications Awards contest in dozens of marketing and publications categories. Other well-known competitors included: Johns Hopkins Medicine; Kaiser Permanente; General Electric; and the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Ocreations is an excellent firm with incredibly talented and passionate designers. As the lead designer of Giant Eagle’s 2011 Annual Report, ocreations partner, Jesse Mader’s unique style and creative work not only illustrated the Giant Eagle brand brilliantly, but also helped the reader to better visualize the essence of our team members, and the dynamic culture of our company. Additionally, ocreations’ design complemented the vibrant images of our team members (employees), provided by Michael Ray Photography,” said, Jennifer Greevy, author of the award-wining annual report, and director of executive communications at Giant Eagle.

Ocreations has won several other awards over the past few years, including the 2010 and 2011 Marketer of the Year Award in the Minority and Women Owned Businesses Category from the American Marketing Association (AMA), Pittsburgh chapter for their stellar campaign for the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Also in 2010, ocreations was named Best Overall Agency in Pittsburgh and received a Media All Stars Award from the Media Association of Pittsburgh, after earning the most votes from individuals working in the media, design or marketing/communications industry.

In business since 2006, ocreations provides high-end graphic design and marketing solutions with a large variety of capabilities ranging from business cards to billboards. They have successfully completed branding and logo design, brochures, print advertisements, web design, packaging, video and television spots, trade show and event marketing, and offer full-service printing and mailing solutions. Over the past few years, their client list has grown to also include: Home Depot, eyetique, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Aethon, Regear Life Sciences and other local and regional companies.

Senior partner and founder, Shawn O’Mara has over 18 years experience in the design industry holding notable positions. He also is a full-time instructor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor at Duquesne University. The ocreations core team consists of his partner, Jesse Mader; art director, Jared Dieffenbach; and contractor, Dustin Lawson.

Contact: Shawn O’Mara
Cell: 412-759-3181
Email: somara@ocreations.com
Shawn O'Mara