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2017 louie awards

Awards & Recognition

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2017 AIGA Louisville Awards

AIGA “Visionary” Award: Jason Clark
AIGA Design Award: Mayan Street Food Truck Design
AIGA Design Award: Voila! Cookbook

2017 BIAL SMC Awards

President’s Grand Award, Best Overall Marketing Campaign: RJ Thieneman “Home is Rock Springs”

2017 AAF Louie Awards

Judges’ Choice: Mr. Boston Bartender’s Guide, Consumer Website
Culturally Legit: Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Gold: Waterfront Park Brand System, Art Direction
Gold: Mr. Boston Bartender’s Guide, Consumer Website
Silver: FirstBuild Website, Consumer Website
Silver: Mr. Boston Drinks Guide Illustrations, Illustration Series
Silver: Kentucky Refugee Ministries Branding , Art Direction

2016 BIAL SMC Awards

President’s Grand Award, Best Website: RJ Thieneman
President’s Grand Award, Logo Design of the Year: RJ Thieneman

2016 AIGA Louisville Awards

AIGA Motion Design Award: “How to Make a Sazerac Cocktail” Video
AIGA Design Award: Waterfront Park Branding System
AIGA Illustration Award: Waterfront Park Illustrations
AIGA Illustration Award: “You’re Important to the Future”

2016 AAF Louie Awards

Logo Design: Trees Louisville
Ad Campaign: WUOL Classical Radio Ads
Illustration: Computershare Skyline Murals

2015 Horizon Interactive Awards

Gold: You’re Important to the Future (Integrated Campaign)

2015 BIAL SMC Awards

President’s Grand Award, Best Website: Saratoga Springs
President’s Grand Award, Best Overall Marketing: RJ Thieneman “Homes designed for your lifestyle” Campaign

2015 AIGA Louisville Awards

AIGA Award: “You’re Important to the Future”

2015 KY Derby Pegasus Parade

Grand Marshal’s Award | Best of Louisville Parade Float

2015 AAF District 5 Awards

Elements of Advertising, Visual, Illustration, Campaign: Violent Imaginary Animals | Year of the Unicorn

2015 AAF Louie Awards

Direct Marketing/Specialty: Violent Imaginary Animals | Year of the Unicorn Vinyl
Non-Traditional Campaign: Violent Imaginary Animals | Year of the Unicorn Gift
Integrated Campaign: Best of Louisville
Integrated Campaign: Violent Imaginary Animals | Year of the Unicorn
Illustration: Best of Louisville Illustration
Illustration: Violent Imaginary Animals | Year of the Unicorn

2014 AIGA Louisville Awards

Judges Choice Award: Best of Louisville
AIGA Award: Violent Imaginary Animals
AIGA Award: Year of the Unicorn
AIGA Award: VIA Studio Business Cards
AIGA Award: Ridge Park Logo Concept

2014 National MS Society

2014 Hot Shot Award: VIA Studio

2014 American Advertising Federation

5 Star Service Award: Jason Clark


2013 Horizon Interactive Awards

Gold, Branding Campaign: MilkWood Restaurant | Brand Identity
Silver, Self Promotion/Portfolio: VIA Studio | 2014: Year of the Unicorn
Silver, Integrated Campaign: VIA Studio | Gift Coaster Set
Silver, Online Ads: VIA Studio | Process of Invention
Silver, Advocacy, Non-Profit: Collaborative for Teaching and Learning Website
Silver, Responsive, Mobile Design: Collaborative for Teaching and Learning Website
Bronze, Entertainment Industry: Actors Theatre | Sleep Rock Thy Brain
Bronze, E-commerce: Lebowski Fest
Bronze, Responsive Mobile Design: Lebowski Fest
Bronze, Integrated Campaign: VIA Studio Year of the Unicorn

2014 AAF Louie Awards

Elements of Advertising, Logo: MilkWood Logo and Menu
Elements of Advertising, Illustration: VIA Studio | Process of Invention

2013 LDGA 100 Show

Graphic Design: VIA Studio Holiday Coasters

2013 HBAL Sales & Marketing Council Awards

Logo Design of the Year: Prestige Builders, Inc.
Best Print Advertising – Newspaper: Rock Springs
Best Web Site – Realtor: RJ Thieneman
Best Corporate Sales/Print Collateral: Louisville Realty Group

2012 Horizon Interactive Awards

Gold: New2Lou Branding Campaign
Gold: New2Lou Travel & Tourism Website
Silver: New2Lou Mobile Responsive Design
Silver: Spalding University School/University
Silver: Spalding University Mobile Responsive Design
Bronze: Highland Baptist Churche Mobile Responsive Design
Bronze: Paducah Bank Finance Design

2012 LDGA 100 Show

Interactive Design: The Forecastle Festival
Graphic Design: New2Lou Logo/Brand Identity

2011 Horizon Interactive Awards

Bronze: Mayan Cafe in Consumer Information

2011 LDGA 100 Show

Interactive Design: Mayan Cafe
Interactive Design: Floyd Memorial Hospital
Graphic Design: VIA Studio Business Cards

2010 Horizon Interactive Awards

Silver: Jefferson PVA in Government Agency
Bronze: Actors Theatre in Entertainment and Non-Profit

2010 LDGA 100 Show

Interactive Design: Actors Theatre

2009 LDGA 100 Show

2 Awards in the Interactive and Graphic Design categories

2008 LDGA 100 Show

5 Awards in the Interactive and Graphic Design categories

Other Awards

2007 Horizon Interactive Gold Award for B’s Purses in e-commerce
2006-2007 Judge for the Horizon International Interactive Awards
The Louisville Graphic Design Association awarded us the first and only “Best of Show” (up to that point) in 2006.
VIA Studio has won 14 international AXIEM Awards for “Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media”.


Recognition & Speaking Engagements


2018 Level Up Louisville Master Class: Branding & Marketing, Jason Clark, Speaker (October 9, 2018)

October 2018 Connecting Things, Jason Clark, speaker

2018 AIGA Louisville Design Week: “Wireframing with Soul and Purpose“, Ben Wilson & Morgan Plappert, speakers

Destination:Excellence 2018: Marketing & Public Relations Class Day for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (May 18, 2018)

2017 Fund for the Arts, Imagine Greater Louisville 2020: Jason Clark, Steering Committee Member

2016 AIGA Louisville Design Week: “The Pros of Pro Bono Work: How to Make Killer Work with Nonprofit Budgets”, Emilee Dover, Leslie Daly & Kelly Scheurich, Speakers

2017 Level Up Louisville Master Class: Marketing 101 for Small Business, Jason Clark, Speaker

2016 St. Louis Design Week: Here to There Creative Conference, Jason Clark & Kimberly Clark, Speakers

2016 University of Kentucky Design Week:
Jason Clark, guest lecturer

2016 AAF Louisville Professional Development Series: “What to do When a Project Goes South”, Kimberly Clark

2016 AIGA Louisville Design Week, How to Get a Job in Design, Emilee Dover

Business First Louisville: 20 People to Know in Advertising/Marketing, Jason Clark

2012-2016 Board Member, American Advertising Federation, Louisville Chapter: Jason Clark

2016 UofL Communication Art & Design Portfolio Day
Mystery Judge for Best of the Best Award: Jason Clark

2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems: Jason Clark (panelist)

2015 AAF Louisville: Art, Copy, Code: The Agile Edition, Jason Clark (Video)

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2015: Jason Clark

2013-14 AAF Evansville Awards Judge: Jason Clark

2013 AAF Louisville: Art, Copy, Code: Let’s Understand the Process, Jason Clark


2013 Sponsor for Build Guild Louisville‘s 3 Year Anniversary.

2013 Title Sponsor for WordCamp Louisville.

2013 Ignite Louisville Class: Kimberly Clark.

2012 Title Sponsor for WordCamp Louisville. Opening comments by Jason Clark.

2012-2013 AAF Louisville Vice President, Industry Relations: Jason Clark.

2012 Speaker at Small Business Shamen: Jason Clark, 7 Steps to a More Remarkable Career.

2012 Organizer of the Small Business Shamen Conference.

2011 Title Sponsor for WordCamp Louisville.

2011 Speaker at WordCamp Louisville: Jason McCreary.

2011 Speaker for the Lexington Ad Club and Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Association: Jason Clark.

2011 Speaker for the Advertising Federation of Louisville: Jason Clark.

2011 Speaker at the National Arts Marketing Conference: Kimberly Clark.

2011 Speaker at WordCamp Chicago: Jason McCreary.

2011 President of Louisville Graphic Design Association: Amber Glisson.

2010 Speakers at WordCamp Louisville: Jason Clark and Jason McCreary.

2010 President of Louisville Graphic Design Association (now AIGA Louisville): Jason Clark.

2010 Vice-President of Louisville Graphic Design Association: Amber Glisson.

2009 Vice-President of Louisville Graphic Design Association: Jason Clark.

2008 Creativity Awards Judge, Multimedia and Interactive categories: Jason Clark.

We were on the Advisory Board for Sullivan University’s Computer Science program between 2004-2012.


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