Self Portraits | Mickey Strider Photography Wins Muse Creative Awards

Final Repose: Self-Portraits by Mickey Strider Photography, United States is a Platinum Winner in the 2017 Muse Creative Awards.

Self Portraits | Mickey Strider Photography Wins Muse Creative Awards

Company : Mickey Strider Photography

Client: Self

Project Title : Final Repose: Self-Portraits

Category : PHOTOGRAPHY (5 Photos) | People / Portrait

Country : United States

Artist Statement:

I have always believed that one day I would end my life. It wasn’t a romantic notion or to prove a point. It was just a reality set aside for another, more appropriate time. As someone who has battled depression for most of their life, many times years have passed by without the feeling of knowing what it felt like to truly be happy. Like so many who struggle with this, I have relied on a sense of humor, dark for sure, to keep those near me both entertained and none the wiser of my own brain chemistry’s plot to do me in. This dark humor led me to think about all of the ways in which my life might come to an end. It didn’t matter if it was by my own hand, by someone else’s, or some other accidental occurrence.

I realized it kind of amused me. Thus, I let my mind indulge them all. I found myself wondering what kind of scene someone might stumble upon, what my final image might be. The artist in me finally decided to start depicting these scenarios as self-portraits. Some are considered for a while and some come to me very quickly. Others are driven by location and some are not. Some images are pretty clear what has occurred. For the others, I leave up to the viewer’s interpretation.

Not all are suicides, but they all show me in my state of final repose. The project has helped me to keep some of my darker thoughts of death at bay. It almost become a game. Viewing these for me is seeing myself as an outsider at their final moment. That has given the internal thoughts of my demise a context and reality that I didn’t possess previously. The only thing I don\’t know is what exactly I have planned for me next.

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Biota Aquariums Brand Identity Design Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Bold, Bright & Intriguing

Biota Aquariums brand identity design by Helium Creative, United States wins the Platinum Award in the 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Biota Aquariums Brand Identity Design Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : Helium Creative

Client : Biota Aquariums

Project Title : Biota Aquariums // Brand Identity

Category : Integrated Marketing | Company Branding

Country : United States

Biota Aquariums Brand Identity Design Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Biota Aquariums is the only provider of a complete, sustainable saltwater aquarium ecosystem. The passionate startup company came to helium creative for full brand development prior to product launch to ensure they were putting their best foot forward in a highly competitive landscape. We were excited to work with a passionate company whose underlying purpose is to share a lifelong love + fascination with the ocean and marine life.

Biota Aquariums Brand Identity Design Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

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Unibox Company Branding by Upp B2B Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Platinum Winner: Redefining Brand Postioning

Unibox company branding by Upp B2B, United Kingdom wins the 2017 Muse Creative Awards in the integrated marketing category.

2017 Muse Creative Awards | Unibox Company Branding by Upp B2B

Company : Upp B2B

Client : Unibox

Project Title : Unibox

Category : INTEGRATED MARKETING | Company Branding

Country : United Kingdom

2017 Muse Creative Awards | Unibox Company Branding by Upp B2B

Upp B2B have grown. They used to be manufacturers of in-store retail display systems, frameworks, lighting and graphics. They are very good at this, but over time they have grown to be very good at the the concept and design element of this. Nevertheless,they don’t want to change who they are, though as Up B2B thinks that they have something special”. Over 3 months of market, business and customer research they unearthed that they do have something special, and that special something is helping creative agencies bring life and dynamism to their creative work.

2017 Muse Creative Awards | Unibox Company Branding by Upp B2B

Adding the third dimension to Unibox ideas, they redefined the brand positioning as a result of their insight. Unibox is now – the manufacturer with the agency brain’. This means they have a very new, very different audience. A renewed sense of purpose and a keen eye on the target. The rollout is ongoing. To date, they have redeveloped Unibox website, DM lookbooks, event stands, stationery, product catalogues, RFP and quoting documents, signage as well as hallmarking all of their physical, manufactured display systems.

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Waterloo Vintage 1815 – Packaging Design Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

2017 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner, Porto Ferreira – Waterloo Vintage 1815’ Packaging Design by Omdesign, Portugal.

Omdesign, a Portuguese advertising agency, creates and produces all of the packaging for the famous “Waterloo Vintage”. Waterloo Vintage has around two centuries of history in the Porto Ferreira cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

Company : Omdesign

Client : Porto Ferreira (Sogrape Vinhos)

Project Title : Porto Ferreira ‘Luxury of Time – Waterloo Vintage 1815’

Category : MARKETING BRANDING & DESIGN | Packaging Design

Country : Portugal

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

The packaging design is unique, exclusive and highly luxurious, with silver, exotic wood and natural leather.

Inside this totally handcrafted packaging is a bottle of Porto Ferreira Vintage 1815. Accompanying it is a book and a certificate of authenticity for this rarity.

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

Sotheby’s auctions this special edition in London last May. It is the most expensive Vintage ever auctioned in history. APELA (the Portuguese amyotrophic lateral sclerosis association) receives all of the proceeds. In fact, this auction confirms the solidarity of Sogrape Vinhos. It is the company that owns the Porto Ferreira brand, in line with the values and essence of the brand. Also, it shows deep social and charitable concerns since its origin, causes which the founder, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira always advocates.

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

The “Waterloo Vintage”, thus named by English connoisseurs, is an extraordinary Port and one of the oldest. It was produced in the same year that the 1st Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon’s army at the Battle of Waterloo.

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

Waterloo Vintage 1815 - Packaging Design | Muse Creative Awards

This entire design of this Port is by Omdesign. Marketing the Port under the “Luxury of Time” concept and identity, it reflects the new and exclusive luxury positioning that Porto Ferreira took its inspiration from- having the patience to wait until now to launch it on the market!

Credits

Creative Director : Diogo Gama Rocha

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Grafton Manor Hotel Website Design Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Grafton Manor Hotel Website Design by Silver Agency receives the Centauri Award in the 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Grafton Manor Hotel by Silver Agency, United Kingdom

Company : Silver Agency

Project Title : Grafton Manor Hotel

Client : Grafton Manor Hotel

Category : Website Design | Hotel / Resort and Lodging

Country : United Kingdom

Grafton Manor Hotel Website Design wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Silver helps, Grafton Manor, an 18th-Century, family-owned manor house in achieving a fresh, modern and classy brand to align to their recent refurbishment and notoriously high standards.

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Grafton Manor Hotel by Silver Agency, United Kingdom

From initial brand workshop through to total brand development – mission, vision, brand personality including a bespoke image library and design and delivery of their new website.

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Grafton Manor Hotel by Silver Agency, United Kingdom

About Silver Agency

Silver is an award-winning B2B Creative Services Agency providing integrated Brand, Marketing, Video and Digital solutions.

Their clients include global companies DellEMC, Telefonica and KPMG as well as dynamic start-up brands. Notable awards include Best Website B2B Gold for KPMG Small Business Accounting, Brand Initiative, also for KPMG and Best Nurture Campaign aimed at the public sector for Sophos, the digital security giants.

Results; driven by great creative

Creative Director Graham Dodridge and Team Silver take an immersive approach to brand; challenging business owners to get to the truth, real meaning and purpose of their organisations. This enables Silver to tell stories that truly resonate with employees, customers and share-holders. Furthermore, a theme that has been a constant is ‘making complex propositions simple’.

Leading some of the best brand creators, including; UX, advertising design, video and digital experts in the world for more than 25 years, Dodridge has been instrumental in the evolution of some well known brands. Projects include marketing The World Trade Center for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the launch of Adobe Acrobat as well as work for Apple, Compaq, Sun Microsystems and Oracle, while opening studios across The UK, Europe and the US in the process.

Now with the inter-dependencies between mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, and information / analytics and the Internet of Things, as the World is embracing the ‘third platform’, Dodridge and Silver are here and loving the journey more than ever.

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Black Mama Craft Beer Label Design by Think Bold Studio Wins 2017 Muse Awards

International Packaging Design Awards: Black Mama Craft Beer Label Design by Think Bold Studio wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards.

Packaging Design Awards | Think Bold Studio wins Muse Creative Awards

Company : Think Bold Studio

Client: Original 1920

Project Title : Black Mama Craft Beer

Category : MARKETING BRANDING & DESIGN | Packaging Design Awards

Country : Portugal

Packaging Design Awards | Think Bold Studio wins Muse Creative Awards

Muse Packaging Design Awards Winner – Black Mama Craft Beer Label Design

Black Mama is a special edition black IPA craft beer. As a whole, this product is a representation of a connection between the process of making the beer and the craft of the beer label design itself as a whole.  Its characteristics’ define upon the belief that the parts intimately interconnects and accounts only by reference to the whole. What’s Unique? Most craft beer packaging has no soul, no craft, and a poor image. Overall, this diminishes the tedious process of making the beer. Besides, it does not reflects the pride the brewer has when selling the beer.

A label, it can say a lot- stories and passion. After the crafting of the beer, all these disappears. For that, a good label gives that passion and stories a visual impact.

Black Mama says, yes this beer was crafted with work and thought behind it. People who like craft beer will understand and value it. Cheers to that!

Packaging Design Awards | Think Bold Studio wins Muse Creative Awards

Credits

Account Executive : Hugo Marques

About Think Bold Studio

ThinkBold!™ is a creative studio. The founder, Hugo Marques has a passion for branding and packaging, with a focus on modern vintage design.
ThinkBold!™ believes in craftsmanship and the value of premium design. We are a creative studio specialising in attractive packaging design and unique branding. We work with clients who are looking for quality crafted design, and appreciate the added value of premium appearance. The studio is located in Aveiro, Portugal.

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Outdoor Advertising | Tronvig Group Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Tronvig Group’s outdoor advertising wins Gold Award at 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Outdoor Advertising | Tronvig Group wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : Tronvig Group

Client : National Museum Of Women in the Arts

Project Title : What is Natural?

Category : OUTDOOR ADVERTISING | Outdoor Campaign

Country : United States

Outdoor Advertising | Tronvig Group wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Two different exhibitions at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. needs to be promoted through a single advertising campaign. With no celebrity artist to pull visitors, we drew on a common theme from both exhibitions to engage the “art buff” target: What is Natural? Avoiding conventional art exhibition advertising (which usually features a “representative” artwork from the show) we asserted that the exhibition was about an idea rather than any particular artwork. This required prioritizing the question over the art.

Outdoor Advertising | Tronvig Group wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

It seems that artists acknowledged this intent. In fat all artists gave permission to use their works in this way without edits. The outdoor campaign got particular attention in the context of a generally traditional DC museum advertising landscape. It draws significant attendance despite a very modest media buy. Survey data also showed advertising as an important factor in driving attendance.

Outdoor Advertising | Tronvig Group wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Credits

Creative Director : James Heaton

Production Manager : Kira Brodskaya

Designer : Anne Mieth

Designer : Tanya Kuznetsova

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Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company Branding for VistaBlue Singer Island

Helium creative receives Platinum Awards at 2017 Muse Creative Awards with their branding idea for VistaBlue Singer Island.

Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : helium creative

Client : VistaBlue Singer Island

Project Title : VistaBlue Singer Island // Brand + Brochure + Website

Category : INTEGRATED MARKETING | Company Branding

Country : United States

Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

VistaBlue Singer Island is a boutique luxury real estate project right on the water. It is now already under construction. At the initial stage, the development team receives a referral to Helium creative to tackle their branding needs.  Helium creative’s task at hand was to take the existing marketing collateral and elevate them to match the caliber of their location in the Palm Beaches, Florida.

Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

When evaluating the existing brand, helium creative decides VistaBlue needs a full makeover to truly communicate the uniqueness of the project and all it has to offer. They also designed and developed a website for them- www.vistabluesingerisland.com.

Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Branding | Helium Creative wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

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Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Platinum Winner: Minorities Kitchen by Academy of Art University

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : Academy of Art University

Client : Minorities Kitchen

Project Title : Minorities Kitchen

Category : STUDENT SUBMISSIONS | Student Branding Campaign

Country : United States

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Minorities Kitchen is a concept restaurant will open in New York as a modern fusion cuisine restaurant hidden within Williamburg Brooklyn. Cultural influence of Chinese Han culture and other 55 ethnic groups. Minorities Kitchen’s menu authentically uplifts its inspirations while offering guests the additional delight of family-style dining – food comes continuously throughout the meal and is placed at the center of table for all to share. With every new dishes, diners to the ideal market stall in Guangxi or Sichuan.

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Minorities Kitchen Branding Campaign Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

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People Photography | Silence Wins 2016 Muse Creative Awards

Portraying Youtuber’s in a Different Perspective

In the people photography category, Silent by twentyfourone // motion picture GmbH wins the Platinum Award at the 2016 Muse Creative Awards.

People Photography | Silence Wins 2016 Muse Creative Awards

Company : twentyfourone // motion picture gmbh

Project Title : Silence

Category : People / Portrait

Country : Germany

Photographer Claudio Di Lucia shows YouTuber in a completely different way: SILENT.

Every picture is another impression. It is another style. It is another look. Nevertheless, they all share one similarity- the underlying message of silence.

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Portrait Photography by ACC Wins 2016 Muse Creative Awards

A Journey from Cuba to Myanmar portrait photography by ACC, France is a selection of portraits around the world. This project is a Gold Award recipient at the 2016 Muse Creative Awards. 

Company : ACC

Project Title : A Journey From Cuba To Myanmar

Category : People / Portrait

Country : France

The expression. The action. The colors. When all these elements come together, it forms into a distinctive image. All in all, each portrait in this collection withholds a unique story on its own.

Portrait Photography by ACC Wins 2016 Muse Creative Awards

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Muse Creative Awards | Falling Paris Digital Enhance Photo by DDiArte

History in an Image

Falling Paris is a digital enhance photo about the French revolution, Marie Antoinette. This magnificent masterpiece by DDiArte is a Platinum Winner at the 2016 Muse Creative Awards.

Muse Creative Awards | Falling Paris Digital Enhance Photo by DDiArte

Company : DDiArte

Project Title : Falling Paris

Category : Digital Enhance

Country : Portugal

This image is 180m². It is made for a restaurant celing that is a French palace in centre Lisbon.

About DDiArte

In 1999, DDiArte was a painting workshop. At that time, they brought together the best for the purposes of creation and painting on canvas. In 2003, after several experiences in the field or digital photography, they discovered the ideal means to express their creativity – Digital Photography artistically touched up. Within the context historiography of art, the use of photography, and more specifically, touching up photographs, is nothing new. They do however aim to innovate somewhat, in terms of the themes of their work itself.

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Photography- Portrait | Through The Decades Wins Muse Creative Awards

Beauty Transcends Decades in Photography- Portrait

Through the Decades by Motion Picture GMBH, Germany wins the 2016 Muse Creative Awards in the Photography- Portrait category. Check out the aesthetically beautiful pictures which received the Gold Award.

Photography- Portrait | Through The Decades Wins Muse Creative Awards

Company :  twentyfourone // motion picture gmbh

Project Title : Through The Decades

Category : Photography –  People / Portrait

Country : Germany

Through the Decades is a set of photographs of one woman whose style and look is performed in different decades. It is a beautiful collection by photographer Claudio Di Lucia.

Photography- Portrait | Through The Decades Wins Muse Creative Awards

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Check it Out! Muse Creative Awards Expanding in 2017

Check it Out! Muse Creative Awards Expanding in 2017

International Awards Associates, Inc. (IAA) will expand its Muse Creative Awards competition in 2017. The Muse Awards seeks to find and recognize the inspiring achievements of small and medium-sized design and advertising companies, and the creative professionals who are the foundation of the global marketing communications industry. Deadline for entry is February 28, 2017.

The premier edition of the Muse was a sleek statuette of a crowned woman. The levels of win are represented by a platinum, gold or rose-gold finish on the crown. Each year, in keeping with the fluidity of industry trends, the award was redesigned by a different award-winning artist.

“We’re keeping our promise to the international creative community,” Kenjo CK, President of IAA Awards said. “Last year’s competition received more than 1,200 entries. We recognized and rewarded tremendous creative work from 33 countries on six continents, and 2017 will be even better.

Check it Out! Muse Creative Awards Expanding in 2017

Kenjo noted that the February 2017 deadline offers a special advantage for the ultimate winners of the Muse Award. “Winning so early in the year leaves plenty of time to promote this prestigious award among peers and clients.”

The breadth and depth of entries has inspired expanding the number of categories for entry, from 128 in 2016 to 183 in 2017. In addition, new subcategories for websites, video and mobile apps will help align with the burst of creativity occuring in advanced technology. Entries in all categories will compete for a sleek statuette with Platinum, Gold or Rose Gold finish, depending on the level of win determined by a panel of judges.

The Muse Creative Awards is open to small and medium-sized firms, and freelancers. In addition to the award, small grants may be given to firms who personify social responsibility and community service in their communities.

All marketing and communications professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of marketing and communication collateral are eligible, whether they work in print, visual, online or audio materials. A small fee is required per entry, and is used to produce, administer and judge the competition.

Deadline for entry in the 2017 Muse Creative Awards competition is February 28, 2017.

5 Reasons Why Entering Awards is Good for Business

Why Entering Awards is Good for Business

It’s not just the winning that counts!

No matter what the size of your business you can enter a creative award. There are a huge variety of awards around from local to national.You can find out about awards through your local chamber of commerce, local and business press or simply searching the internet for relevant awards.

Deciding what awards to enter could be challenging. But, it’s important to weigh up the time and effort it would take to enter against the potential gains.

However it’s not just the winning that counts!

With resources often stretched putting yourself forward for creative awards is not always the top of the agenda. Here are five reasons why simply entering an award could be good for your business.

 

1. FREE MARKETING

Business awards can be an overlooked tool in your marketing toolbox. Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Make sure you maximise PR exposure. Update your marketing materials with the award logo including business cards, website, literature, email and sales material. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved. Winning a business award can open doors to getting contracts, finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.

 

2. BENCHMARKING

The application process for entering a business award can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. You’ll need to make sure that you stand out from the competition whether that’s through innovation, diversity, growth, customer service, investment in people and strategic thinking. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement. Besides, it is one of the ways your business could benefit and that could be more valuable than the prize itself.

 

3. INCREASED CREDIBILITY

A business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. A win can give a seal of approval to your activities. A sign of quality for potential customers, it can form as part of your sales pitch. It can also help with relationships with suppliers. Overall, it’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors as it will send out positive signals to customers.

 

4. ATTRACT TALENT

Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees focus on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it. This can be maximised by making sure staff feel they get the recognition they deserve by holding a staff meeting to celebrate your victory. Staff could be invited to a glitzy awards ceremony or dinner which can yield networking opportunities as well as being a great night out.

5. EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION

Business awards validate your hiring stature among new recruits. By pitching yourself as the best you can attract the talent you need to push your business forward. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits.

Honor Your Creative Works Today

Why Entering Awards is Good for Business- Muse Awards Statuette

 

Muse Creative Awards celebrate the year’s very best, most effective, as well as the most innovative and creative marketing campaigns around the world.

From the professional to the personal, if you are creating the best experiences, services or creative content on your artwork, this is the place for your work to distinguish itself among the leaders in the world.

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