McGowan Advertising wins 2000 American Graphic Design award

“McGowan Advertising, Inc., located in Lakewood, was recently selected as a winner in the national 2000 American Graphic Design Awards competition for their work on a corporate brochure project done for Jesse Engineering, located in the Port of Tacoma.Creative director on the project, Jennifer Adams, used illustrations and photography to explain the heavy steel fabrication and machining projects Jesse Engineering provides for the international community.We were surprised and pleased to be recognized for our expertise in communicating Jesse Engineering’s story, Adams said.The Jesse Engineering, established in 1894, is known for its steel bridges, marine structures, tunnel boring machines, container cranes and seismic restrainers.They recently designed and fabricated a steel gangway for Seattle’s Pier 66, for cruise ship passenger boarding and departing, that will raise and lower with the variability of the tides.The 2000 American Graphic Design Awards competition, in its 24th year, is one of the most prestigious and democratic of graphic communication contests. McGowan Advertising’s work for the Jesse Engineering was chosen by a nationwide panel of judges from among 10,000 advertising agency entries.McGowan Advertising, which has served the marketing and advertising needs of South Sound businesses for 35 years, has received a number of awards for their work in the last two years. They include: the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Spotlight! On Business Award 2000; Summit Creative Award 2000, silver; Communicator Award 2000, two crystal awards of distinction; Woman’s Day Magazine, first place, Advertising Merit Awards, 1999; Summit Creative Award 1999, bronze; and the Washington Press Association’s 1999 awards: three first places, two second places; one third place, and third place in the top communicator award category.Among McGowan’s many past and present accounts are: Gottschalks Department Stores, Inc.; American Cancer Society, Advanced Escrow and Title Systems, BMW Northwest, Inc.; Budget Car and Truck Rental, and First Security Bank.McGowan Advertising, Inc., can be contacted at 253/584-2498 for further information. “