December 03, 2009
Blue Clover wins Four Awards at 54th Annual Art Directors Club of Houston Award Show
Blue Clover--an award-winning On and Off-Line Branding™ firm based in San Antonio—has added more accolades to its ever-growing collection of design and business recognitions after winning four honors at the 54th Annual Art Directors Club of Houston award show held on Friday, November 13, 2009.
The packaging for Physicians Health Choice’s DVD giveaway, designed by Blue Clover’s Creative Director Juan Barrera, was honored with the highest award: one of only five Judges’ Picks. Physicians Health Choice offers Medicare Advantage plans across the southern United States, including Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Blue Clover’s logo design for Raising Mom brought home the Bronze Award for Graphic Design for Blue Clover’s Senior Art Director Rikky Möller as designer and illustrator. Raising Mom is a New York-based company that hires experts in the field of post natal services to help women and their families build a happy and healthy family. Awards of Merit also went to the Pasión Salsa logo and the Physicians Health Choice Documercial.
“Our work is a reflection of our talented team, and we’ve always been very proud of the quality of our work,” says Barrera, partner and co-founder of Blue Clover. “It feels great to receive recognition from our peers.”
The Art Directors Club of Houston is a non-profit organization for those involved in all aspects of advertising and graphic design. The Art Directors Club of Houston was founded in 1955, and its members include art directors, graphic designers, production artists, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, media producers, and others in related fields. www.adch.org.
BLUE CLOVER: San Antonio-based Blue Clover was established in 2003 by marketing experts and partners Sena, Juan Barrera (Executive Creative Director), and Chris Gilbert (Finance Director). The growing staff now includes a fourth partner, Carl Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and 14 full-time creative, technology and management professionals with extensive traditional and multicultural marketing, public relations, media buys, strategic planning, and web-based communication experience from throughout the world. Within the past two years, the firm has opened offices in Mississippi and Dallas, TX.
This innovative talent and relentless drive has distinguished Blue Clover as an award-winning firm, including a place in PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual (the most comprehensive competition annual in the design profession), San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, San Antonio Business Journal’s Fast Track list for two years in a row; the Emerging Business Award from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the San Antonio Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award for Sena; and 2008 and 2009 Association for Women in Communications Proliner Awards for national Public Relations campaigns.
Blue Clover’s past and present client list boasts more than 120 local and national clients, including Physicians Health Choice (a physician-owned company, PHC is a Medicare Advantage organization contracted by Medicare and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas); Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) (an Alaska Native company with $637 million in assets with ventures in real estate, oil field support, government contracting and Alaska tourism to name a few); Hotels & Preference (a network of privately owned properties with more than 120 four- and five-star hotels and resorts throughout the world); a website and online marketing strategy for IBC Bank (Laredo-based bank with $12.1 billion in assets); a website design for San Antonio Spurs (four-time National Basketball Association champions); Time Warner Cable (second-largest cable operator in the U.S.); a website design project for Clear Channel Radio (owns and operates more than 1,200 radio stations in the United States); Bank of San Antonio (locally owned bank with $142 million in assets and services that include commercial banking, private client services, real estate financing, treasury management and personal banking); MISYS (an application software and services company that provides innovative, integrated solutions and services for the banking, treasury and capital markets and health care industries); Furr’s (there are more than 54 Furr's Family Dining and Furr's Fresh Buffet locations, in a half-dozen western and southern states); Terramark (leading Houston-based commercial and residential real estate development and home building, including Espada community in south San Antonio); San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; TBG Partners (largest landscape architects and planning firm in Texas); Arquitectonica (international architecture, interior design and planning firm); Yantis Company ($100 million construction company; listed as one of the “Top 50 Private Companies” in San Antonio); Cross & Company (San Antonio-based commercial real estate company with more than 45 properties totaling approximately 4.2 million sq. ft.); Waggoner Engineering, Inc. (serves public agencies and private corporations across the southeastern U.S. discovering innovative infrastructure solutions); JH & H Architects (Mississippi architecture, planning, and interior design firm with more than four decades of service and history); and USAA (largest private insurance and banking company in the nation).
More information on Blue Clover is available at (210) 223-5409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.