"Why Michigan Matters" Wins Global CASE Awards

“Why Michigan Matters,” the spring/summer 2012 issue of Findings magazine, won a gold award for Special Issues and a bronze award for Periodicals Design in the 2013 Circle of Excellence competition, a global awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). A panel of experts selected Findings from among 40 Special Issues entries and 46 Periodicals Design entries from university, college, and professional school magazines.


Politics, Policy, and Public Health

All medical fields are impacted by government policies, but none moreso than public health, the goals of which are almost impossible to achieve without some level of government involvement. That involvement can either help or hinder the development and implementation of public health initiatives, and inevitably politics is part of that equation. The just-published fall issue of Findings magazine examines the intersection of politics and public health, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the passage of the Affordable Care Act written by Jonathan Cohn, one of the senior editors for The New Republic.

The work of two Ann Arbor illustrators is featured in the issue. Cathy Gendron created a richly-textured, humorous take on the Cohn article (left above), and Michael McGowan created 17 compelling spot icons (one of which is at right) for an article on the major hot-button issues facing public health today.


Findings Garners National CASE Recognition

The Spring and Fall 2011 issues of Findings magazine published by the UM School of Public Health and designed by Hammond Design received the 2012 CASE National Gold Award for Special Constituency Magazines. The award is based on both editorial content and overall art direction and design.

CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) is the professional association serving educational institutions, and the yearly CASE awards program focuses exclusively on print and digital communications for those institutions. The competition is rigorous, with work submitted by leading university editorial departments and eminent design and publication firms from across the nation. The award is a testament to the talents and vision of longtime Findings editor Leslie Stainton, and to the wonderful working relationship I've enjoyed with her as the art director and designer of the magazine for over 10 years.


Michigan and the UM School of Public Health

The Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Findings magazine that I art directed and designed has just been published by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. It's a special issue that addresses the ways in which Michigan is representative of the challenges and opportunities facing public health today.

The main feature article focuses on the long history of SPH faculty and student service to the state and its citizens, in the context of the natural environment, Native Americans, immigration, Detroit, state public health policies, industrial issues, and the 21st century.

The gorgeous photo of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the cover was taken by Richard Thompson, and the magazine also features photography by Peter Smith, Mike Savitski, and Steve Beck, and illustration by John Dykes, Michael McGowan, David Steinberg, and Dan Page.


A Good Night at the Addys Gets Better

The annual Addy Award Gala sponsored by the Ann Arbor Ad Club was held last night at Bab's Underground in downtown Ann Arbor, and it was good night for both Hammond Design and Savitski Design.

The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Findings magazine, the publication I design for the UM School of Public Health, won a Gold award and the Fall/Winter 2011 issue won a Silver. In addition, The Inn on Ferry Street, a gorgeously-designed book from the very talented brain and hand of Mike Savitski that incorporated a number of my architectural photos, won both a Gold and a Judge's Choice Award. Savitski Design also won another Gold and a Silver for two other projects that I assisted Mike with—a brochure for the UM Institute for the Humanities, and a recruiting brochure for the UM Ford School of Public Policy.

Kudos also goes to University Lithoprinters, who printed every one of these pieces. Thanks, Marilyn!