Congratulations are in order for a handful of local design companies that won big at this year's AIGA South Carolina InShow Awards, which took place earlier this month.
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. The AIGA InShow annual juried showcase competition is created to recognize the finest designer work in South Carolina. The local winners this year included Stitch, Fuzzco, Hook, Chernoff Newman, Jewell & Ginnie, and Obviouslee Marketing.
Stitch was recognized for their work with Hampden Clothing (for packaging and invitation designs), Garden & Gun magazine (for product development), Dulcella and The Gilded Lobster (logos), Rewined Candles (packaging), Mixson Racquet Club (founding member campaign), and many more clients. Their winnings also included one special judges award for their poster work with the film The Garden Summer.
Stitch designer and co-owner Courtney Rowson says, “I think it’s mostly just exciting because we’re judged by peers and colleagues, so it’s nice to have them look at our work, give us feedback, and know that it stands up against people in other markets ... We also enjoy getting recognition for our clients. It’s always nice for them to to know that they are being rewarded for their work.”
Fuzzco also got the nod for their work with Lunch and Recess for branding and web, The Ordinary for logo, Westbrook Brewing Company for packaging, Bon Banh Mi for branding and web, The Kickin’ Chicken for advertisements, Zynga for campaign, Two Boroughs Larder for branding, and Ruell and Ray for branding and denim packaging. They also received the coveted Best in Show for their work with Ruell and Ray Denim and Best in Web for The Ordinary.
Also honored at the awards show were Hook (Big Red Monster, Bristow Gin, Charleston Mix, Icebox), Chernoff Newman (Black Pearl Farms), Jewell & Ginnie (S.C. Aquarium, Back in the Day Bakery), and Obviouslee Marketing (Social Restaurant + Wine Bar).