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Fraser design firm wins two international Davey Awards

Hank Shell
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For years, the International Academy for the Visual Arts' Davey Awards have recognized some of the best advertising agencies in the world for outstanding creativity and design.

Now, a Fraser firm is counting itself among those whose work was recognized this year.

O2 Creative won not one but two Silver Davey Awards this year.

"It's just nice to be recognized as a small design firm that can provide big ideas for clients and do just as good a job as a big ad agency," said Eric Vandernail, co-owner of 02 Creative.

The Davey Awards are meant to honor the "Davids" of creativity, recognizing small firms, agencies and companies from across the world, according to a press release from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

"This year's Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small firms with big ideas," said Linda Day, the awards' executive director, in a press release. "The work entered into this year's competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small agencies worldwide."

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The firm won the first of its two Daveys for print and digital marketing, recognizing its work for Winter Park Lodging Company.

The entry included an overall branding package, which included everything from post cards to website redesign.

The firm received its second award for its work with the Headwaters Trails Alliance and the Town of Winter Park.

O2 Creative helped develop signage for the Fraser River and Fraser to Granby trails.

"It actually took a year because it took a lot of work and a lot of detail," Vandernail said of the project.

This isn't the first year that O2 Creative has earned a nod from the Davey Awards. The firm won an award in 2013 for its integrated campaign for The Foundry in Fraser, Vandernail said.

For more information about O2 Creative, visit http://www.O2creativedesign.com.

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