Bates Creative is humbled by the award recognition it has received this past fall. The recently accepted awards span across multiple facets of the design spectrum: websites, mobile apps, publications and cross-platform design that Bates offers as part of its creative services. At Bates, trophies and plaques are not meant to just collect dust on shelves, but instead support their drive for pushing the boundaries on innovative design for all clients.

W3 Awards:

The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web for Fortune 500 companies, international agencies, small firms and everyone in between. Bates was recognized with the following awards for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (YMCADC):

2015 Gold Award Winner: YMCADC Annual Report – General Website Categories – Charitable Organizations / Non-Profit

2015 Silver Award Winner: YMCADC Annual Report – General Website Categories – Corporate Communications

This is Bates’ fourth consecutive award-winning annual report for YMCADC. While the 2013 Annual Report Website is driven by the purpose of speaking to persons involved in the charitable, non-profit sector, it doubles as a presentation tool for the organization to dive deeper into the relationship between YMCA and its audience.

Adobe Public Sector Awards:

“Most Engaging Citizen-Facing Campaign”
Adobe’s Public Sector awards recognize design-centric innovation that demonstrates smart strategy for connecting with citizens. Bates Creative’s team was presented with the “Most Engaging Citizen-Facing Campaign” award for its work with the U.S. Capitol Rotunda app at Adobe Max on October 4th in Los Angeles. The U.S. Capitol Rotunda app, designed in Adobe Digital Publishing Solutions by Bates Creative, engages users on an interactive level to shape an experience that serves as the next best thing to touring the Rotunda in person while it’s closed for restoration.

Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards:

Folio:’s cornerstone awards ceremony, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards, celebrates excellence in beautiful design work and uncompromising journalism. The awards show is divided into two different categories: the Eddies (editorial work) and Ozzies (design). Bates Creative was recognized for the following client work:

Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – App/Digital Edition
Business Aviation Insider, NBAA [Ozzie]
Business Aviation Insider, the official magazine of the National Business Aviation Association, contains sky-high business aviation content that fosters a community of members from more than 10,000 companies worldwide. With the redesign of Business Aviation Insider in print and the strategic decision to adopt Adobe DPS as its new platform for its digital edition, NBAA now provides an innovative and engaging reader experience while embodying the value of NBAA to its members.

Consumer – Digital Edition (Replica)
Live Happy, June 2015 Digital Edition [Ozzie]
Live Happy is a consumer magazine that supports the spread of positive psychology across the world. Bates Creative designs the digital edition of Live Happy using Adobe DPS to enhance the reading experience with animated elements, beautiful type treatments and intricate details.

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Redesign – 6 or more Issues
Professional Photographer, PPA [Ozzie]
Professional Photographer, the official magazine of the Professional Photographers of America, boasts cutting edge material in the photographic industry to help readers advance both their careers and artistic skillsets. To mirror the powerful and moving photography that the PPA showcases, Bates Creative selected a bold design approach to amplify the natural beauty of the photographs for a magazine redesign in 2014.

Association / Non-Profit – Use of Typography
Signature, Ads and Editorial, March/April 2015 [Ozzies]
As a sponsor of Associated Media and Publishing, Bates Creative designs each cover and cover story feature design for Signature, AM&P’s bi-monthly member magazine. The celebrated issue showcases an optical illusion-esque design to exemplify the blurred lines between ads and editorial content in the same space. While publishers are challenged with focusing in on a clean distinction between the two, the overall emotion of the design of the magazine is rich with type treatments and content arrangement for a “signature” look.

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