04/08/14 By:

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” —Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)

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There’s an old adage that the Shoemaker’s children always go barefoot. The best description I read was, “a skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. 

Its a common problem in this industry. We create  brands and identities for outstanding companies, concept and design multi-media marketing campaigns, develop cutting-edge websites, and write content for a variety of mediums… like blogs… for our clients every day. 

Its what we do.
Its what we love.
Its what we’re good at.
Its also why we’re barefoot.
(Or at least why its taken over a month to draft a blog post of our own.)

Its a Catch 22 really. You see, we have these clients. Really great clients. And we’re lucky enough to collaborate on some really great projects through the year. And as your parents always told you, hard work pays off. In this case, it paid off in the form of another award-winning season for 427 Design. 

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Thank you to the members of the Akron Ad Federation for organizing such an amazing event, and congratulations to all of the winners of the evening! We are proud to rub elbows with such incredible talent. We feel so honored to be recognized by our peers, and to have been the winningest agency in Akron at the 2014 ADDY Awards.

Bringing home a total of eight Akron ADDY Awards, a Judge’s Choice Award and a Best in Printing Award from the Great Gatsby-themed event hosted at the beautiful Akron Civic Theater turns out to be just the beginning for our team. Three pieces have gone on to win Regional Gold ADDY Awards and will compete at the national level. This is the fourth time 427 Design will have work recognized at the National ADDY competition, something we are incredibly proud of.

Its a testament to the collaboration and trust of our clients, the vision and talent of our team and the collective creativity of the greater community. We are proud to call, sort of sunny, Akron our home. And we are looking forward to what the future brings for 427 Design here. Stay tuned for updates as we make another run for a National ADDY Award! 

2014 Akron ADDY Awards – Gold: 

The Bomb Shelter Poster
Client: The Bomb Shelter

Cloud Nine Cupcakes Logo
Client: Cloud Nine Cupcakes

Padua Franciscan High School Admissions Campaign
Client: Padua Franciscan High School

427 Design Open House VII Campaign
Self-Promotion

2104 Akron ADDYs – Silver

Diversified Disaster Recovery Video
Client: Diversified Digital

Fontoween Poster
Client: Myers School of Art, University of Akron

427 Design Thank You Cards
Self-Promotion

427 Design Open House VII Poster
Self-Promotion

(Click to view the pieces or visit our clients’ websites)

 

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