Imaj Associates Wins Three Awards for Branding from International Academy of the Visual Arts

NEW YORK, NY – This week it was announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts that Imaj Associates, whose main office is located in Richmond, RI, took home three Communicator Awards. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.  The winners can be seen at

A Gold Award of Excellence was awarded to Imaj for the branding and logo design of Nervous Lobster, a lobster bake company that serves RI, MA, and CT by creating authentic, New England-style, on-site clambakes.

“We just had to enter this one because we had so much fun creating it,” says Jami Ouellette, president and brand manager at Imaj Associates. “It’s not often we get to work with such a creative name and such a fun group of guys.”

The first of Two Silver Awards was won for the logo design for Integrated Assessment Services (IAS), a Cambridge-based clinic that offers the unique service of fully integrated emotional and cognitive assessments. The logo is designed to represent the integration, care and comfort provided by the long list of psychologists, neuropsychologists and psychoanalysts who staff the clinic. Imaj is also creating their new webpage and direct mailers announcing the new business model.

The second Silver was awarded for the rebranding of The Poverty Institute to The Economic Progress Institute, a name that better reflects the organization’s mission toward a vibrant economy with a skilled workforce and opportunities for upward mobility. Imaj developed a brand strategy, created the identity, and assisted with the launch and associated communications materials. The work can be seen at

“This year’s class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

“We are not only honored by these awards but are thrilled for our clients as well. A lot of work goes into branding on both the client side and the agency side. This is a great example of companies and agencies that have been determined to get their brands right,” adds Katie Schibler, Lead Project Manager and Associate at Imaj.

Imaj Associates is an offshoot of Im-aj Communications & Design, which was formed in 1986. Imaj Associates combines the experience and talents of several high-level strategists and experts to provide extraordinary client service, creativity, strategy, and quality standards at all times and at a faster pace, with support staff on-hand as needed. Imaj offers fully integrated strategic planning, branding, marketing communications, advertising, public relations, web, social, and/or development services, as well as project-based services and internal department and agency support.


About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and

identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit for a full member list and more information.

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