June 1, 2010

I'm a winner!

Pardon me for a smidge of bragging. Some of my design work was recognized by the American Library Association. They have annual competitions for various marketing pieces. You compete in separate categories based on your library's annual budget. We happen to fall at the bottom of our category which means we compete with big cities like Chicago (87 branches!) and L.A. So it's really exciting that we've been recognized.

Our book cards took best of show in the Bibliography and Book List category. We've created little two-sided cards promoting titles recommended by staff. The front of the card shows the cover. The back of the card has more detail. I use a close-up from the cover as the image on the back. The color of the card is derived from the cover art as well. It was a fun project and a real team effort. I was very pleased to win.

We also were given honorable mention for our Big Read materials in the Adult Reading Program Category. The title we did for the Big Read was the classic mystery The Maltese Falcon. I drew a very bold falcon silhouette that was used on all the materials. They were graphically striking. I do have to admit that I didn't love the book though!


  1. How excitiing sister!! =) Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations!! How impressive!

  3. Thank you, thank you (imagine a dramatic bow).