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2015 Folio Awards

1 Top Award, 2 Honorable Mentions and Smiles All Around


Middle Market Growth magazine took the top award at last week’s Folio Eddie and Ozzie awards for best Digital Edition, accompanied by honorable mentions in two other categories for App and Media Kit. This is the second consecutive win for Middle Market Growth. We are thrilled to share the highlights and to celebrate the key contributors of these three projects.


Ozzie Digital: Digital Edition/Digital Magazine Design (Stand alone 6 issues or more)

Middle Market Growth magazine, published by Association for Corporate Growth

Congrats to the Network design team: Heather Winkel, Stuart Greenwell, Laura Walter and our partners at ACG: Kristin Gomez, Deb Cohen and Kathryn Mulligan.

Honorable Mention:

Ozzie Digital: App (Magazine Replica)

TD magazine app, published by Association for Talent Development

Congrats to the Network design team: Jen Smith, Jeremy Haag, Kelsy Stone, and our partners at ATD: Paula Ketter and Vanessa St. Gerard.

Honorable Mention:

Ozzie: Media Kit


Congrats to the Network team: Jenni Sweitzer, Jeff Selway, Shannon Reid

Recognizing the best in “eye-catching design and uncompromising journalism” in all sectors of the industry, the awards celebrate the best in class.  “It is rewarding to see our clients succeed and our design team continue to grow and adjust to meet the needs of the industry” commented Carrie Hartin, Chief Operating Officer.

You can see more of the design work from Network in our portfolio.

Leave a Comment November 4, 2015

Network Celebrates Four Excel Wins

Network Media Partners celebrated four Excel award wins with Association Media & Publishing Monday evening.


Network’s Design and Marketing teams were honored with silver and bronze Excel awards:

  • Mobile AppTD tablet app Sept 2014 issue — Bronze award
  • General Excellence: AYP magazine April, June, August 2014 issues — Silver award
  • Design Excellence: AYP magazine August, October, December 2014 issues – Bronze award
  • Media Kit: 2015 AHIMA media kit – Silver award

Congrats to our association clients and Network teams on these honors!

Leave a Comment June 17, 2015

Top Takeaways from our CreativeMorning Field Trip

A group of designers from the Network design team recently headed to the The Walters Art Museum for CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

Mary Mashburn, a letterpress printer, instructor and graphic designer, talked about the move of the Globe Poster collection to MICA, where she is working to integrate the tools and methods of a previous generation of printers into today’s culture.

Globe Poster Printing Corporation began printing showcards for vaudeville acts, movie theaters and carnivals in 1929, and became known for its bright and iconic posters for R&B, soul and jazz performers. When Globe closed its doors in 2010, MICA acquired more than 75 percent of the Globe collection of letterpress wood type, printing cuts and images, sketches, mockups and original posters.

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Here’s what the designers had to say about the experience:

I loved how Mary Mashburn guided us through her talk with life lessons. She really interacted with the audience and made us feel like part of the Globe Posters history of moving to MICA as she told it. My favorite: “Lesson #1: Find good people and trust them.” If you can’t trust your people and believe in them, what’s the point?
–Jenni Sweitzer

One of the biggest things that stuck out in my mind from the CreativeMornings talk was the fact that Globe posters, back in the day, were the modern way to spread news about shows, fairs, circuses and events, up and down the East Coast. Mary Mashburn equated the Globe Posters to Twitter and Bandcamp – an interesting idea considering that now we have that information at our fingertips! What I also found interesting was the essence of the Baltimore creative community, and the history behind Globe which MICA is keeping alive. Their letterpress cut and type wood block collections are huge, amounting to 16 full truck loads, bringing a lot of opportunity to MICA students to re-purpose. Seeing how students interpret the Globe style and process alongside integrating contemporary methods will be really interesting!
–Laura Walter

I really liked when they talked about the fact that the brothers didn’t take themselves as “artists’, that they were just doing what they loved to do. And with that, how they are completely humble about what they accomplished. Pretty amazing how something that was the norm for them has become such an iconic way of design.
–Jeremy Haag

Having grown up near Washington DC during part of Globe poster’s heyday it was common to see telephone poles and street lights shouting the music scene’s latest happenings in their familiar dayglo colors. CreativeMorning’s discussion of Globe Poster gave me the opportunity to walk down memory lane, as well as learn something I didn’t know about the company.
–Stuart Greenwell

I loved seeing pictures of old posters and getting to touch—and smell the ink on—some of the wood type and illustration cuts as they were passed around. It’s always great to get out from in front of the computer and be inspired by other creatives.
—Heather Winkel

Sound interesting? Head over to CreativeMornings to watch a recording of the talk!


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