Design Firm SW Creatives Garners Two 2009 Marketing And Design Awards


SILVER SPRING, MD -- April 29, 2009 -- SW Creatives LLC, a Washington, DC area design firm, recently announced the recognition of two projects by the Hermes Creative Awards 2009. The project that received the Gold Award in the publications/brochure category is the Playa Grande Brochure developed for real estate advisors RCLCO. In the website category, SW Creatives garnished Honorable Mention for its design of for the professional services company Daston Corporation.

“Earning accolades such as this benefits us and our clients as well,” says Shala W. Graham, principal/creative director at SW Creatives. “Our goal has always been to simply deliver the best product to our clients, but we are especially pleased to know that our industry peers view our work as impressive and is worth recognition.”

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The Awards competition recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. Judges from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) evaluate submissions and determine who is awarded.

The AMCP judges “are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry,” according to a statement by Hermes Creative Awards.  There were about 3,700 entries from throughout the United States and several other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2009 competition.

The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Approximately l8 percent of the entries won this award. SW Creatives will receive an intricately detailed Hermes gold statuette. The name Hermes (Greek messenger) and the idea for the statuette were chosen to represent design firms’ roles as the messengers and creators of marketing and communication materials and programs.

Honorable Mention certificates are granted to those entries that meet the expectations of the judges.

About Hermes Creative Awards

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals ( The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and awards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

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About SW Creatives, LLC

SW Creatives is a total solutions marketing service provider that offers a broad range of Web, print and communications solutions for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2005 and based in the Washington, DC area, SW Creatives is a minority- and woman-owned business. Through smart strategy, original ideas and spirited collaboration, SW Creatives’ team of experts helps clients develop communications solutions that produce measurable results. SW Creatives services include communications, public relations and branding, along with developing designs for print publications, websites/interactive media, campaigns and corporate identity.

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