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Jim's Big Ego Wins NEWD Award!

Friday, January 3, 2003

Boston, Mass (February 16, 2001) - The 11 winners of Aquent's Second AnnualNew England Web Design (NEWD) Awards were announced at a gala celebrationat Avalon in downtown Boston last night. Close to 1,000 creative and Webprofessionals attended the show that recognizes the best interactive designtalent in New England. Unlike other Web awards programs, the NEWD Awards(www.newdawards.com) recognizes cutting-edge creativity of all designers,regardless of whether they work in or outside of the corporate community.
Evening highlights included the team from Tank Design of Cambridge whowalked away with two awards including Best of Show, and two career-relatedsites that won awards for their design teams. Categories and winners were:*    Best E-commerce Experience -www.kitchenetc.com by Robyn Olivares,Rhiann Wynn-Nolet, Emily Low and teams from Kitchen Etc. and BlueNoteTechnology, Exeter, NH*    Best Entertainment Site - www.azn.com (Adventure Zone Network) byMindseye creative team led by Marc Sill, design by Erica Gryniuk, Mindseye,Inc., Boston *    Best Portfolio/Self-Promotion Site (Teams/Agencies) -www.skyworld.com/flash.html by Andrew King, Jim Brockman and Mark Kaeferfrom Skyworld Interactive, Stoneham, MA*    Best Portolio/Self-Promotion Site (Individuals) - www.mwnewmedia.com byMichael Wiekrykas of MW New Media, Brighton, MA*    Best Flash Site (Teams/Agencies) -jobs.fidelity.com/ebusiness/people/people.html "Fidelity eBusiness: RealPeople Explore Real Jobs" by Joerg Havermeier, Matthew Hull, Dean Whitney,Mike Hansen and the team from CSC, Computer Sciences Corporation, Waltham,MA *    Best Flash Site (Individuals) - JIM'S BIG EGO by Jim Infantino,Jim's Big Ego, Somerville, MA*    Best E-zine/content Site - www.factmonster.com, Fact Monster by HollyHartman, Amanda Kudler, Sean Dessureau and their team from InformationPlease, Boston, MA *    Best User Interface - www.tankdesign.com by David Warren, Fred Weaver,Andrew Smiles, Tim Sauder and team from Tank Design, Cambridge, MA* Best Creative That Never Made It www.tfaleoburnett.com/clients/newdawards/osprey Osprey Flash Site by Jon Carpenter from TFA Leo Burnett, Boston, MA*    Best Student Site - www.mindspring.com/~beezlebubb by Steven Lee,Chngaigoire Web Design, Brighton, MA*    Best of Show - www.tankdesign.com, Tank Design, credits: David Warren,Fred Weaver, Andrew Smiles, Tim Sauder and team from Tank Design, Cambridge,MA All winning sites will be available for viewing at the official contestwebsite: www.newdawards.com"Based on the caliber and number of entrants we received and the hugeturnout for the awards party, it's clear the NEWD Awards provide amuch-needed venue for talented web designers to express their creativity,"said David Daganhardt, Area Manager for Aquent and one of the NEWDorganizers. "We are pleased to provide the vehicle to recognize theindividuals that truly drive the interactive design industry to newheights." All entries were reviewed and verified by the NEWD Awards Committee. Thecommittee then selected a list of finalists who were judged by a panel ofjudges including Tim Scully, Chief Creative Officer, BaseSix; Steve Lynch,VP and Creative Director, Digitas; Anthony Butler, Chief Branding Architect,Broadvision Consulting; Jay O'Connell, Creative Director, BroadvisionConsulting; Geoff Miller, Experience Design Director, Zefer; TyrrellDonelan, Creative Director, IBM E-Business Innovation Center; ShervinHawley, Creative Director, IBM E-Business Innovation Center; Laurel Bowman,Chief Experience Officer, Red 98; Ignacio Germade, Creative Director,Sapient and Lauri Stevens, Multimedia and Web Design Department Chair,Massachusetts Communications College.The NEWD awards were presented by Aquent with sponsors including: Adobe,American Graphics Institute, Association of Internet Professionals, BostonUniversity - Corporate Education Center, Dickinson Direct, Digital Industry,IdentityOne, Massachusetts Communications College, The Phoenix, PutnamInvestments and Orbital Software.Aquent (www.aquent.com) is a $200 million specialized talent agencyproviding contract and permanent experts in the areas of creative, web andtechnology. In its 15-year history, Aquent has placed more than 200,000professionals at client companies worldwide. Headquartered in Boston, Aquentleverages both the Internet and a network of 60 offices around the globe toprovide freelance design professionals access to work, professional trainingand the same insurance, retirement, and cash-flow management benefitsenjoyed by traditional W-2 workers. Aquent is the Official Talent Agency ofthe American Institute of Graphics Arts and was recently nominated as one ofMassachusetts' Interactive Companies of the Year.
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