The Cherries Atop Our Sundae: Awards in 2011
All of us at Hot feel fortunate for the breadth of design and technical challenges we get to tackle every day. Our clients’ happiness and success are our top priority. But it’s also nice to have our efforts recognized and celebrated by objective experts in the field. 2011 was a banner year for us on this front as we racked up awards for everything from websites to iPad apps.
Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest cherries atop our collective sundae:
HOW “Your Best Work” Merit Award Winner—HOW magazine’s “Your Best Work” Design Award judges how a design firm consistently delivers leading-edge work to clients. Only twelve agencies were selected to appear in HOW’s May 2012 “Creativity” print issue–and Hot is one of them. Our winning entry included the following five projects:
Interactive Media Awards: (5) awards including Best-in-Class and Outstanding Achievement—The Interactive Media Council recognized a number of Hot’s 2011 projects as “Best-in-Class” or for “Outstanding Achievement.” Best-in-Class is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards, and the Outstanding Achievement award recognizes that a website has met and surpassed web standards of excellence.
IMA judges span the breadth of the disciplines in the interactive field, and they work at the likes of American Express, Verizon, AKQA, Time Warner Inc., and Food Network, to name a few. Their decisions were based on criteria including design, usability, innovation in technical features, and content. Here’s what they awarded to Hot Studio:
- Gilt Groupe's Park & Bond website - Lifestyle category
- Evri iPad app - Science / Technology category
Outstanding Achievement Winners
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) website redesign - Museum category
- PopTech iPad app - Nonprofit category
- Kiva.org website redesign - Nonprofit & Financial Services categories
Thanks to you!
We wouldn’t have received even one of these awards without the trust and collaboration of the clients with whom we co-created these experiences. We’re looking forward to working with all of you again.