September 12, 2011: Portsmouth, RI branding and graphic design firm Roskelly Inc. distinguished itself from the competition by winning 15 logo design awards in this year’s American Graphic Design and Advertising Award. 2011 marks the 27th anniversary of this esteemed competition, which receives tens of thousands of logos every year, then culling them down to a selection of designs which embody the current “best” in American logo design. 

The group of Roskelly-winning designs represents a wide variety of creativite brands and locations: from non-profits and construction companies to sports teams and European fishing organizations.

2011’s American Graphic Design and Advertising Book 27 recognized logos include:

• Body & Spirit Massage - Logo

• Boss Man Burgers - Logo

• Boss Man Burgers T-Shirt - Wearables

• Cooking for Critters - Logo

• Discovery House - Logo

• Fish Market Koper Slovenia - Logo

• Hurd Construction - Logo

• Izadex - Logo

• Newport Gulls Baseball - Logo

• Newport Pediatric Dentistry - Logo

• Portsmouth Pirates Soccer - Logo

• Richard Maraziti Steakout T-Shirt -Wearables

• S.A. Davol Inc. - Logo

• Save Our Shore Logo - Pro Bono Work

• Slovenia Native Fish Society - Logo

One of the award winners, “Save Our Shore,” was a campaign created by several RI-based nonprofit organizations to help promote and pass an important land conservation bill in Rhode Island's 2010 elections. Roskelly created the name and design components, crafting colorful, clear promotional pieces which generated enough buzz and support in the public eye to successfully get the bill passed.

“Tom is one of the heroes of the “Save Our Shore / Vote Yes on 4” campaign to win voter approval of the statewide bond referendum to greatly increase public access to the shores of Narragansett Bay,” says Topher Hamblett, the Director of Policy for RI-based conservation group Save the Bay. “Tom met the challenge of working with four different advocacy groups to develop a strong, compelling message, supported by a logo and promotional materials that carried the day.  He also went above and beyond the call to ensure our message was well-supported via the web.  In the end, Tom was instrumental in the resounding, sixty-five percent voter approval of the referendum. On top of it all, Tom contributed a great, positive attitude and collaborative spirit to the campaign," Hamblett continues.

Says Tom Roskelly, Creative Director for Roskelly Inc.: “We are very proud to consistently win so many awards each year; this is a testimony to our great clients and the consistency of the high-quality level of work that Roskelly continues to deliver year after year. The American Graphic Design and Advertising Awards are an industry standard, and we are honored to be included among the selected group of recipients.”

About the American Graphic Design and Advertising Awards (AGDA)

Logo and graphics expert David E. Carter founded AGDA to recognize branding excellence. The competition is known as the premier showcase of exceptional graphic design and advertising in America, receiving tens of thousands of submissions. Less than 30% of entries receive awards each year. The American Graphic Design & Advertising panel of judges includes a variety of design/marketing/advertising experts, including past AGDA winnerscollege-level instructors, and working professionals who are involved in the business of creativity on a daily basis.

About Roskelly Inc.

Roskelly Inc. Creative Brand Consultants, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is a cooperative team of senior consultants that brings full service branding and marketing to its clients, including award winning logos, naming, graphics design, advertising, copy, public relations programs, marketing materials, and websites. For further information, telephone 401.683.5091 or