Wins National Design Award; Celebrates Fifth Anniversary - Wins National Design Award; Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Design & Marketing has received an American Graphic Design Award for Creative Sparks, a humorous promotional piece showcasing the firm’s creative process, copywriting, and print design capabilities.

American Graphic Design Awards recognize excellence in design as part of a national competition sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine. The winning work was selected from among 10,000 submissions.

Creative Sparks was created by principal Cairril Mills, edited by Cathy Moore, and printed by Spectrum Press, all Bloomington-area talents. The award-winning design will be included in a magazine-format design annual in December. Businesses may request a free sample of Creative Sparks by submitting a contact name and address at

In addition, Design & Marketing recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Begun as a graphic design studio, the firm now specializes in brand-building for small and medium-size businesses. Based in Bloomington, it has grown to serve a nationwide client base in commercial, government, academic, and non-profit sectors and has garnered a number of awards.