Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Peter Hill Design Receives 10 America Graphic Design Awards From GD USA for Design, Web & Branding Work

Minneapolis, Minn. – Peter Hill Design has been named a winner of multiple 2013 American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) Magazine for various graphic design, branding, logo, and web design projects. GDUSA recognizes a selective, top 15 percent with a certificate of excellence. This national competition receives over 8,000 entries each year from members of the design and advertising community.

Peter Hill Design’s winning client entries included a rebranding and website for a Minneapolis law firm’s rebrand; logo, naming, branding and website for a retail consultant; branding and website for a Los Angeles furniture designer; a book cover design for an upcoming fiction author; branding and campaign development for an emerging art organization touting an outdoor opera; a wedding invitation design for an exclusive, Colorado mountain wedding; and a retro, 50-year class reunion invitation for a Wisconsin high school.

Other award-winning projects included two agency self-promotion pieces. The first was last year’s holiday gift, which was mailed to over 100 clients. It included handcrafted high-end, chocolate and marshmallows on stir sticks in custom-designed coffee mug that said ‘Sip’. The second was a ‘fresh’ brochure featuring high-quality food photography and creative writing to introduce the agency to new prospects.

Megan Junius, President & Creative Director of Peter Hill Design said, “It’s an honor to have our work nationally recognized in our industry. We are very excited to have collaborated with all these great client and strong brands.”

The detailed list of awards is as follows:
  • Henson & Efron, P.A.; rebrand
  • Retail Insights Group; branding, website and logo
  • Kim Salmela; 1-logo, 1-website
  • No Such Thing As Evil By Andrew Hunkins; book cover 
  • Mill City Summer Opera; 2013 Barber of Seville playbill 
  • Kristen & Michael Nuptials; wedding invitations 
  • Newman High School Class Reunion; invitations 
  • Peter Hill Design; “Sip” 2012 Holiday Gift Self-Promotion 
  • Peter Hill Design; “Fresh” Self-Promotion Brochure 

“Peter Hill Design is tremendously talented and I enjoyed working with them on my brand development and website,” said client Robert George, President of Retail Insights Group. “They were able to bring my vision of the company to life. Their strategic insight was key in starting my own consulting group after 25 years of industry experience. The results I’ve had since my brand launch has exceeded my expectations.”

“Peter Hill Design’s graphic design work inspired the entire Mill City team to put on the best show possible,” said Karen Brooks, founder and board director, Mill City Summer Opera. “Their work was so striking, it created tremendous buzz for our company as we launched the 2013 season. I am proud to have them as a partner in our success.”

Peter Hill Design is led by Megan Junius, who has been president and creative director of the agency since 2011 when she purchased the business from Peter Hill. Megan is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minn.  She has over 12 years of agency experience and has designed award winning promotions and packaging earning recognition from GDUSA and AIGA. Her collaborative leadership style helps produce strong, creative results for clients of all sizes. The firm’s services include a wide range of marketing and design services. Other team members on the award-winning projects include Allison Krogstad, Whitney Dierks, and Katie Provenzano.

About Graphic Design USA
Since 1963, GDUSA has been the monthly news magazine for the professional design community including graphic designers and other creative professionals. The American Graphic Design Awards is a national, four-decade old flagship competition and is open to everyone in the graphic arts community.

About Peter Hill Design
Peter Hill Design, established 1994, is a design, marketing and advertising firm specializing in targeted brand development, digital marketing, and web design. Since its founding, the agency has grown to include a wide variety of consumer and B2B clients on a national scale with clients such as Disney Garden, Newman’s Own Organics, Career Quest Learning Centers and Hotel Maison. Locally, the firm works with a number of professional service firms including Wellington Management, JBL Companies, Larson • King, LLP, and Burke & Thomas, PLLP. Recent projects include a national consumer product launch, online promotional videos, and digital and print advertising campaigns.

For more information regarding Peter Hill Design, please contact 612.925.1927 or and visit

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Impact of Online Videos

Online video is making a statement like never before. Brands across multiple industries are seeing more customers respond to their online videos. Video advertising is establishing a place for itself in the world, it is educational as well as entertaining and inspiring.

Online Video Benefits

Easy to Share

On a variety of social media platforms and mobile devices.

Bring Success Stories to Life

Record client testimonials for
future customers.

Increase Visibility

Videos increase your likelihood of
showing up on Google searches.

See Our Recent Video Work

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Is Your Company LinkedIn?

From American Express to Social Media Examiner to Eventbrite, more than 3 million companies have created company pages to connect with over 225 million professionals on LinkedIn.


Why Add a Company Page?

  • Increase online searchability and web traffic
  • Build upon company brand and web presence
  • Generate new leads and attract talent by making more connections 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Getting Hitched

Summer is here and wedding season is in full bloom. Did you know that June is the most popular month for weddings? $72 billion per year is spent on weddings and the average wedding budget is $20,000. How much of that budget is spent on invitations and printing?

Some experts say that between 5-10% of the overall wedding budget is to be spent on invitations and related stationary expenses. The Bridal Association of America estimates that couples on average spend$659 on wedding invitations and reply cards for the big day. Of course many bride and grooms spend much more and also many spend less.