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Neenah Paper Announces The Winners Of The 2005 How Design Conference Contest

Press release from the issuing company

Alpharetta, Ga. (June 14, 2005) – Neenah Paper announces the winners of its 2005 HOW Design Conference Contest, a special contest that recognizes the best overall use of the company’s premium papers.  One grand prize winner was selected, receiving an all expense paid package to the national conference held in Chicago this year, which is expected to draw more than 3,300 designers.  Five runners up, who were selected from a random drawing, received free conference registration.  “The contest has a history of attracting exceptional work,” says Tom Wright, Director of Advertising and Design for Neenah Paper.  “That means selecting only one winner is never an easy task.  But we’re pleased to recognize this year’s grand prize winner for a standout design.” The 2005 winners include: Grand Prize - Craig DesRoberts, Principal/Creative Director of Creative Fusion in Branford, Conn., for a sales kit designed using CLASSIC COLUMNS Papers, Solar White, 120 lb. Double Thick Cover. The winning design, produced for a financial services company, included folders, notecards, brochures and PowerPoint cover sheets.  It was printed using UV inks, silver spot foil and spot laminate. “The whole project far surpassed my expectations,” says DesRoberts. “And the client was very pleased.” Free Registration Winners - Emilie Hagny-Downs of The Design Mine Inc., in Littleton, Colo.  Her entry was a stationery and identity package produced using CLASSIC CREST Papers, Solar White, 70 lb. Smooth Text, and 80 lb. and 100 lb. Smooth Cover Weights.  The clean and simple design was produced for L.A.M.C.O, an asset management corporation, using three spot color. - Robin Garner of Energy Energy Design in Los Gatos, Calif. Garner’s entry was a corporate business system designed for ProTrials, using ENVIRONMENT and CLASSIC CREST Papers.  Printed with three PMS colors, it included presentation folders and business cards (designed using CLASSIC CREST Papers, Recycled Bright White, 130 lb., Super Smooth Cover), letterhead, a masthead and envelopes (designed using ENVIRONMENT Papers, Ultra Bright White, 24 lb.). - Joanna Carina of Group Design in Minneapolis.  Her entry was a logo and stationery system produced using CLASSIC CREST Papers, Solar White, 80 lb. and 70 lb. Text weights and 110 lb. Cover weight.  The system was designed for the Rothchild Capital Partners financial investment firm. - Kara Kotwas of Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and Loren Stephens of Loren Stephens Design in Flagstaff, Ariz.  Their design was a booklet produced using ENVIRONMENT Papers, Mesa White, 80 lb. Text weight.  The 36-page booklet, titled, “Natural Partners: Chicago Wilderness and Asset Based Community Development,” was a saddle stitched, three-color process with overprinting.  The photos were manipulated in multichannel mode.