Portsmouth, R.I. September 1, 2009- A nationwide panel of judges in the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards has recognized Thomas Roskelly, creative director at Roskelly, Inc., of Portsmouth, R.I., with 15 awards honoring excellence in communication and graphic design.

"To be recognized for another 15 projects from this prestigious group, is spectacular, and we are very honored. It is a result of our commitment to our clients, for whom we do our best, most professional work every day. These awards continue to affirm that we are creating work that exceeds the national standard," states Roskelly.

Winning designs were selected from more than a remarkable 10,000 national entries, representing the best and brightest talents in the graphic design industry. The American Graphic Design Awards has been recognizing outstanding work for nearly 40 years, and its annual competition is open to advertising agencies; graphic design firms; and corporate, institutional and in-house publishing departments. These awards honor a diverse array of outstanding work from across all media, including print and collateral, advertising and sales promotion, internet and interactive design, packaging and point-of-purchase, broadcast and motion graphics, and corporate identity and logos.

Roskelly, Inc.'s 15 American Graphic Design Award winners were selected from a broad portfolio of work for his clients, showcasing a selection of diverse local and national projects.

The 15 awards are for:

  • Brave River Solutions - logo, Warwick, R.I.
  • Bristol Animal Shelter - T-shirt design, Bristol, R.I.
  • Capital Mercury Apparel - 2009 catalog, New York City
  • DBEBZ Apparel - logo, Fairfield, Conn.
  • Ecologic - logo, Middletown, R.I.
  • Ecotope - business card design, Providence, R.I.
  • Edge Angling - logo, Middletown, R.I.
  • Eric the Barber -logo, Portsmouth, R.I.
  • GECKO - logo, Providence, R.I.
  • GoMotion - 2009 Catalog, Wareham, Mass.
  • Newport Charter Academy - logo, Newport, R.I.
  • MED - Medical Equipment Dynamics - logo, New Bedford, Mass.
  • Medical Equipment Dynamics - advertisement, New Bedford, Mass.
  • Potter League for Animals - 2008 annual report, Middletown, R.I.
  • Red Jacket Resorts - logo, Cape Cod, Mass., and North Conway, N.H.

"Visual branding is key," said Roskelly. "Without it, you don't get the message across. It has to be unique and convey an essence of the organization or business it represents."

M. Christie Smith, director of the Potter League for Animals, says Roskelly's award for its annual report is well-deserved. "With Tom's expert guidance our annual report went from ho-hum to WOW. The design, layout and text all improved dramatically with Tom's help. We now have a very professional and polished annual report.

David Bebon of DBEBZ and CapMerc Apparel has worked with Roskelly for more than five years. "He never ceases to amaze me with his creative and intuitive sense of what my company needs and how I want the market to see our brand and our mission. We are very fortunate to have a creative partner like Roskelly Inc.," said Bebon.

Bob Hunnewell of GoMotion, Inc., went to Roskelly Inc. to build branding when the company was started more than two years ago. "Roskelly has done all levels of branding for us including catalogs and brochures, product ID, Web, ads, trade-show booths and more. Roskelly's consistent high-quality branding has allowed us to market nationally with the big boys," he said.

James McAssey, Vice President, Brave River Solutions "Brave River Solutions has been recommending Roskelly, Inc to our clients who need assistance and guidance on branding and marketing strategies for years. As we at Brave River approach our ten year anniversary, we wanted to review/revamp our logo and overall company branding. Who else would we utilize, but Roskelly! We are in the early stages of this process, and this award wining logo was one of many outstanding concepts that Tom Roskelly presented for our evaluation."

Roskelly Inc., Creative Brand Consultants, located in Portsmouth, R.I., is a cooperative team of senior consultants who bring full-service creative branding and marketing to clients, including award-winning branding, graphics design, advertising, copy, public relations programs, marketing materials, and Web sites. For further information,

telephone 401.683.5091 or go to www.Roskelly.com.