September 01, 2017


 A honey of a design

Posted Aug. 16, 2017

design capture Excel Silver Winner

The Oct. 15, 2016, JAVMA News story "Federal directive brings veterinarians and beekeepers together" has won the silver Excel Award in magazine feature article design, circulation 50,001-100,000, for AVMA graphic designer Michele Morin. Association Media & Publishing sponsors the awards to recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. Across all categories, there were 830 entries.

Morin's approach was to unite the photography by JAVMA senior news reporter R. Scott Nolen and title of his story alongside graphic elements characteristic of honeybees in a visually interesting way. Morin has over 20 years of graphic design experience and celebrated her fifth anniversary on the AVMA Creative Services staff Aug. 31. JAVMA News is her primary responsibility among a variety of Associationwide print and digital projects. She received her bachelor's in fine arts and visual communication from Illinois State University.