For Our Nonprofit Clients….
One of the things we love most about working at Trent is the work we do with our many nonprofit clients throughout the Detroit region. From the beginning, one of our core values has been to make giving back to the communities that we live, work, and play in a top priority.
Over the years we’ve been privileged to work with a variety of nonprofits from small start-ups like the Detroit Food Policy Council to those that are well known and well established such as the Detroit Historical Society and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Big or small, we can honestly we love them all!
That is why we take special pride when the national awards we win feature the creative work we did for such deserving clients. This year we are excited to announce that we have won TWO American Graphic Design Awards for the work we did with Mercy Education Project and the Detroit Food Policy Council; both awards were for branding and collateral.
We work hard to make sure that the logos and graphics that we create are not just beautiful, but that they clearly communicate the essence of the organization that they represent. The results speak for themselves:
Detroit Food Policy Council logos, website, and collateral
Mercy Education Project website and collateral
For Our Manufacturing Clients….
What are two middle-aged women, one copywriter, two young, hip designers, and three web geeks doing winning awards for the manufacturing industry? Well, we like to think its because the collective breadth and depth of age, passion, knowledge, and creativity means that we can win awards for ANY client in ANY industry. We must be honest tho… we do love the manufacturing industry (it is Michigan) and we have created a niche that we are very proud of.
We are very excited to share that the Eaton Steel Bar website we designed and developed won the 2013 Manufacturing Site WebAward from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The WMA’s Web Award competition is the premier award recognition program for web developers and marketers across the globe. The website challenge was presenting a steel distributor as a high-technology, high-customer value supplier. The site features full-screen video backgrounds for the text, integration with Eaton Steel’s technology backbone and the capability of regular updates. We love it, the client loves it, and the WMA loves it… can’t ask for much more than that!
And Last But Not Least, for Trent Design Itself…..
Having won a 2012 American Graphic Design Award for our 2011 Holiday Card, we knew we would need to really step it up if we were to extend our winning ways. So, for 2012 the design team created a cross-media project that ran rings around many a ho-hum holiday greeting cards. We not only designed three new clever and cool coasters, but expanded on that idea by also creating a companion website and Facebook page to add a little interactive fun. And, it worked …our 2012 Holiday Campaign won a 2013 Hermes Creative Awards & Davey Award!
Perhaps the top achievement of the year though belongs to Trent’s owner and chief creative director, Marilyn Trent, for winning the Sunrise Pinnacle Award for Business Woman of the Year. Every year the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts the Sunrise Pinnacle awards, honoring members who have made a significant difference in their community either by service, business, philanthropy or the like. This year, Marilyn was chosen to be the recipient of the Business Woman of the Year award, the highest honor the chamber gives to the woman whom they believe to have a substantial presence in her field and one who has proven to show exemplary skills in running her business. We are so proud of her achievements!
As We Head into 2014…
We have a marvelous record of award-winning work, there is no doubt about it. And, we expect to win more awards in 2014.
But while we love winning awards, what we really care about is deep strategic thinking, brilliant creative execution, and most of all, our client’s success. We consistently help our clients achieve this good fortune because of our focus on flexibility and resourcefulness; and always being curious, tenacious and completely down to earth. The results have been the same for more than 20 – years: big, positive, and inspired change for the better… not to mention award-winning work!
Ask anyone here what we really care about and they’ll say: our unabridged approach results in solutions that will make sure our clients are first – in their market, in their category, or in whatever they are striving for.
If you’re looking for that kind of passion, strategic thinking, and brilliant creative execution for your business or organization, give us a call. We’d love to help you succeed beyond your expectations, and maybe even win you some awards along the way.