HOUSTON — (June 8, 2016) — GSE Environmental, the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, announced today that corporate graphic designer, Bob Melan, has won three prestigious awards for his creative work on the GSE Oil & Gas brochure and the GSE Mining Solutions brochure.
Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 21 countries, Bob Melan of GSE Environmental was named a Gold Winner in the 2016 Summit Creative Awards® for his redesign of GSE Oil and Gas Containment Systems Brochure. Only one gold is awarded per category. Bob was also awarded Bronze, for the same submission in the B2B Marketing Print category, by finishing in the top 8 percent of entrants.
The Summit Creative Award (SCA) recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising and design agencies, as well as small in-house design teams worldwide with annual billings or budgets under $30 million. Celebrating its 22nd year, the SCA has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted honor.
Entries in 20 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging (entering company names withheld) the Board of Judges search for and identify innovative and creative concepts, strong executions, user/reader experience, and the ability to visually communicate and persuade. Winners were selected in a wide-range of categories from print and broadcast to online advertising and social media.
This year's panel of international judges included some of the top creative directors, vice presidents, principles and chief creative officers in the creative and marketing field. To be a juror in the Summit, one must be nominated and vetted by his or her peers.
In addition to the SCA, Graphic Design USA presented the American Inhouse Design Award to Bob for his creative work on the GSE Mining Solutions brochure. The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers, marketing and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and government agencies. It recognizes their creativity, the special challenges they face, and their contributions. In 2016, over 6,000 entries were submitted; a highly-selective 15 percent are recognized with a certificate of excellence and will be featured in Graphic Design USA's InHouse Design Annual. Past recent winners have included inhouse creatives from Pepsi, Pfizer, Mitsubishi, Dell, GoPro, Lego, The National Hockey League, GEICO, UPS, Walmart.
Vice President Marketing