CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Design firm Hudson Valley Graphic Design, based in Croton-on-Hudson, was recently recognized with a 2016 American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for its work on a logo for WillYum Spice Co. in Ossining.
Hudson Valley Graphic Design was one of almost 10,000 entries submitted for this annual award and was selected by a professional panel of judges. The top 15 percent are chosen, officials said.
The competition is open to design firms, ad agencies, corporations, nonprofits, freelancers, students and more.
Hudson Valley Graphic Design officials said they've designed hundreds of logos over the past 20 years. They decided to submit the WillYum Spice Co. logo partly because of the interesting story behind the brand.
Hudson Valley Graphic Design created the company's logo with a heart in the center of the W to symbolize the newlywed couple's love of cooking and each other. Warren and Brandalyn Williams of WillYum Spice started mixing their own natural spice combinations as gifts to their wedding guests and soon turned their unique idea into a business, officials said.
“The team at Hudson Valley Graphic Design enjoyed working with this young couple and was inspired by their great story that led to this unique brand," said Janeen Violante, owner and lead designer. “Receiving this distinction is quite an honor."