The awards, which focus on honoring creative work from the best small agencies and firms worldwide, are just the latest distinction in Project6's illustrious history. San Francisco Bay Area website design and development company Project6 is pleased to announce that it has been distinguished as a world-class design firm yet again. The 2018 Davey Awards, which received over 3,000 submissions from around the globe and are overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), aims to select the most exciting creative work produced by small shops, firms, and companies each year. Project6 was recognized this year again, receiving a coveted Gold Davey for its work on CareerGirls.org.
"The Davey Awards' mission of highlighting small but hugely creative companies strikes close to home for us—P6 has never let itself be limited by its stature, and indeed we pride ourselves on being more nimble, versatile, and innovative than companies twice our size," explains Project6 Founder and President Esten Sesto. "It's a particular honor to be recognized by the AIVA, which represents such a diverse cross-section of the industry's most inventive companies." The AIVA's current invite-only membership includes frontrunners of media, advertising, and marketing including Code and Theory, Condé Nast, Disney, GE, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Microsoft, Tinder, MTV, Push., Publicis, Sesame Workshops, The Marketing Store, Worktank, Yahoo!, and many others.
Entries to the Davey Awards are judged on their merits based on a standard of excellence set forth by the AIVA for each category. Categories may have multiple Gold and Silver winners, or they may have none—regardless, no more than 10% of entries are awarded a Gold Davey (i.e. a rating of over 90 on a 100-point scale determined by the judges). Project6 was presented with a Gold Davey for its work on CareerGirls.org, a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at helping young girls explore careers in STEM fields and get matched with educational resources and mentors who can help further their goals for years to come.
"Because of our phenomenal growth, we understood our new website would present many challenges for a design team to overcome," said Linda Calhoun, Founder and Executive Producer of Career Girls. "Not only would our site need to provide access to over 10,000 videos that feature 500 women role models and 150 careers, a downloadable curriculum and an interactive career quiz, but we had to tailor our content for multiple audiences, including students, teachers, group leaders, parents and mentors. Project6 was able to take our complex goals and content, and present it to the public in a way that feels simple, organic, and beautiful."
"This season of the Daveys has once again put the outstanding work that comes from small shops across the globe on display. We are proud to showcase those who utilize flawless execution, groundbreaking technology, and a fresh approach to the thought process to generate amazing content,” noted Derek Howard, Executive Director of the AIVA. Project6's honors this year reaffirm its status as a world-class design and development firm that delivers thoughtful, pioneering work for its diverse roster of clients. Project6's 2018 awards join the firm's already-impressive list of honors, including 18 prior Davey Awards. In addition, during its 17 years in business, Project6 has been honored with 79 awards of distinction (and counting).
About the Davey Awards
The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small shops worldwide. The 14th Annual Davey Awards received 3,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms. David defeated the mighty Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. That is the sort of thing small agencies do every day. The Davey Awards honors the achievement of the "Creative Davids" where strength comes from ideas, intelligence and out-of-the-box thinking, not a "Giant's" bankroll. Great work is about fresh ideas and exceptional execution, not the biggest budgets. The Davey levels the playing field so entrants compete with only their peers and can win the recognition they deserve.
About Project6 Design, Inc.
Project6 is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area graphic design firm working with tech, retail, education, and nonprofit organizations. Services include branding, print collateral design, and web design and development for a diverse roster of clients such as eBay, Gap, Stanford University, Old Navy, The Siebel Foundation, and many others.