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International Academy of the Visual Arts Awards Five Communicator Awards to Project6 Design

San Francisco Bay Area design and branding firm recognized for outstanding identity, website and brochure design

BERKELEY, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Project6 Design, a San Francisco Bay Area design and branding firm, has been awarded five Communicator Awards (one Gold Communicator Award and four Silver Communicator Awards) from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) for outstanding corporate identity, website, and brochure design over the past year.



Project6 was recognized for a full identity and brochure campaign for AUL Corp and website redesigns for a leading music school, the Musicians Institute; the US-based, globally affiliated non-profit National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD); and the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD), which is a division of the world-renown Lawrence Livermore Berkeley Laboratory and is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy. Project6's strong branding principles and clean, clear designs helped successfully revitalize these brands and enable these organizations to connect more deeply with their constituents.

The EETD, Musicians Institute, NCCD and EETD websites are built with the Drupal content management system (CMS), an enterprise-level, widely supported open source CMS. Drupal is used by the White House and several other high-profile organizations. The CMS allows the Musicians Institute, NCCD, and EETD teams to add, edit, or delete web site content quickly and easily.

"AUL has always demonstrated the commitment to innovation and change," said Luis Nieves, AUL Founder and CEO. "We believe that the new branding better reflects our business approach and culture as we grow our business." "The response from our agents has been overwhelmingly positive," agreed AUL Marketing Manager Jacqueline Swank. "They are excited about the logo and sales materials and believe it is a terrific step forward for AUL."

"Project6 provided a great service to Musicians Institute by directly translating our vision," said Marisa Takenaka, Marketing Manager at the Musicians Institute. "All Project6 team members were patient and responsive with our requests, guiding us into a successful launch."

"Project6 Design is honored to receive these five awards from the IAVA," said Esten Sesto, President. "We work with our clients to understand their brand from the ground up, whether we are engaged to design a new identity or a new website, so that the brand impression is as strong as it can be. We do our best to have our strategic design work make our clients' brands stand out in their industries and meet their customers' needs."

Project6 Design is a San Francisco Bay Area award-winning graphic design company working with high-tech, retail, education, and nonprofit organizations. Our strategic process helps clients express their true brand character, solve complex usability problems, and drive business results. Our design firm's services include branding, print collateral design, and web design and development. Client brands include eBay, Gap, UCSF, CA Technologies, Old Navy, California HealthCare Foundation, and many others. For more information, call (510) 540-8005, Email, or visit our website at

Project6 Design, Inc.
Esten Sesto
(510) 540-8005 ext. 100