The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Friday, October 31, 2014
SmartState Center Report Wins Prestige National Award
The SmartState Center’s report on the Bluffton branding project has won a 2014 American Graphic Design Award. Of the roughly 9,000 entries, just a handful of designs were selected as winners. The Center outsourced the design to Two Monkeys Graphic Design, a Columbia-based company run by Sherry Simmons. Sherry said: "I really appreciated this tremendous opportunity that the Center gave me to create something special for promoting Bluffton, SC. It is truly a great honor, to be chosen to design something for such a great area of South Carolina, while working with the SmartState Center.”
Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) said the report “is, in a nutshell, exceptional.” The five decade-old competition is presented by GDUSA, the business-to-business magazine for creative professionals. The awards program honors the power of design to shape commerce, culture and communications across all media. Other winners this year included Adobe, Amazon, Duracell, General Motors, Kodak, Mattel and Nike. So the SmartState Center and Two Monkeys are among great company!
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