CHICAGO (September 16, 2020) – Outstanding collaboration is at the heart of a major creative award win for Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc. (CBD Marketing) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering. CBD Marketing’s designers worked closely with the College of Engineering’s communications team to earn a prestigious Silver in the 2020 Summit International Awards for the school’s RISE magazine.
A new publication, RISE was designed as part of a complete visual communications system that could be applied to a variety of print and digital collateral pieces.
The magazine is issued quarterly and appeals to potential and current students as well as important stakeholders like alumni and donors. Its templated format is clean and contemporary, building on color themes and photographic elements that convey the energy and excitement of attending this world-class program in the heart of Chicago. Stories and special sections highlight current work and research happening at the College through six departments focusing on different engineering disciplines and specialties.
“CBD Marketing created a bright, crisp visual identity that communicates the excellence and professionalism of the College while reflecting the energy of our diverse community,” said Nicole Gesualdo, Director of Communications and Marketing at the College. “The result is a suite of materials that we can be proud of—and that is helping UIC Engineering to garner its deserved share of the spotlight in Chicago and beyond.”
“I am so proud of the collaborative creativity of our designers and their work with Nicole and her team,” noted Mary Olivieri, EVP and Executive Creative Director. “The Summit International Awards this year had more than 4,000 submissions from 27 countries with only 486 winners. So this win is an incredible testament to fulfilling on a strategic design vision completely aligned with the long-term success of this prestigious institution.”
About Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc. (CBD Marketing): CBD Marketing is a Chicago-based integrated marketing and advertising agency that builds strong connections between brands and the hearts and minds of their customers. Founded in 1988, CBD Marketing serves national and global clients in manufacturing, energy, appliances, building products, education, retail, financial services, food, food ingredients and other industries. Companies and organizations count on the agency to Market What’s Meaningful®, building more intimate and profitable relationships in emotional and rational ways.