DesignHammer Wins Four 2021 Muse Creative Awards

September 08, 2021


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(Durham, North Carolina) DesignHammer has been awarded four MUSE Creative Awards in the 2021 competition, including two Gold Awards and two Silver Awards. DesignHammer’sredesign of the Divers Alert Network website took home a Gold Award in the Nonprofit category and a Silver Award in the Association category, while our TransmetriQ website build for Railinc earned a Gold Award in the Information Technology category and a Silver Award in the Transportation category.

To win these awards, DesignHammer collaborated with DAN to consolidate three of their sites into one user-friendly WordPress website with a custom-designed, mobile-responsive theme to maintain brand identity and more effectively engage their audiences. The TransmetriQ achievement comes after longtime client Railinc commissioned their third project with DesignHammer for a custom website to effectively reflect the rebranded identity for their commercial product line.

The MUSE Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who inspire others to greater heights with their concepts, ideas, or designs. The organization was created by the International Awards Association (IIA), on a mission to honor, promote, and encourage creativity by providing a new standard of excellence for evaluating media design production and distribution.

The IIA conducts five awards competitions, including the MUSE Creative Awards, NYX Marcom Awards, the TITAN Business Awards, the LIT Awards and the Vega Digital Awards. DesignHammer has now earned eleven awards in total from the IIA over the span of four years. Prior to MUSE, our most recognition from the IIA was in the 2021 Vega Digital competition where our Divers Alert Network redesign also earned two awards, including a Canopus Award (platinum), and Centauri Award (gold). This latest achievement for 2021 is important to DesignHammer, because this year is our first time entering the MUSE Awards ever. 

Judges for the MUSE Creative Award competition are chosen from top-tier digital agencies across the United States; creative directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, educators, and some freelancers are all represented within the jury panel. MUSE Award winners must demonstrate outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: content, imagery, audio, interface, design, accessibility, innovative use of technology, appropriate use of technology, and overall appeal. The full 2021 MUSE Creative Award winner list can be found here.

“I am pleased with DesignHammer’s success in our first set of entries in the MUSE Creative Awards.  The competition was tough this year, with likes of industry leaders such as IBM, Getty Images, and Clinique winning Platinum awards." David Minton, DesignHammer Managing Partner


About DesignHammer

As a full-service web strategy, design, and development agency, DesignHammer has been integrating proven practices and delivering tailor-made technology solutions to help companies and organizations achieve their business goals since 2001. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, DesignHammer has been internationally recognized for their award-winning websites and web design & development industry expertise. Using a collaborative development process, DesignHammer’s close-knit team of experienced web strategists, developers, and designers leverage existing software platforms, custom software frameworks, and third-party software integrations to provide client organizations with the best ROI.

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