Jumpstart

Web Design, Development and Branding Services

Jumpstart Celebrates with Award-Winning Entries!

We have been telling people for years that we can help a business with its design and development needs; now we have the awards to back up our claims! (Fist pump)

Back in January, I made a resolution to push myself, personally and professionally, so when I saw the call of entries for the Advertising Club of Connecticut Awards Show I knew it was time to act on it. I was a nervous wreck when I parted with our work submissions at the drop-off location.  I think, like anyone does, doubt begins to flood your head and you think, “Can I measure up to the competition?”  But I kept pushing those thoughts away as I walked myself into the car, shut the door, took a DEEP breath and drove away.  This year’s award show theme focused on the “maternal” thoughts that designers have on their work, and it is so true! (By the way, good job Voornas – you know how you are!)  We all have a sense of closeness to what we do and I always catch myself holding my breath when I have to show a client something…am I alone there?

So you can only imagine how proud of a “mama” I was when we were called up to win our awards at the show!  One award is for the Integrated Digital Marketing Campaign of our client, Nutmeg State Games.  We had created and integrated their online presence with a fully functional website that consisted of displaying rules, schedules, waivers and contacts that are all bucketed into the appropriate sport.  Schedules, results, articles and other dynamic-based information along with an online registration system for sports and events are completely managed in our customized CMS tool for the client.

To round off their online presence, a Facebook page and email blasting system were all designed in the Nutmeg State Games look.  Check it out: http://nutmegstategames.org/ and better yet, if you would like to compete in the “Games” register today!

My second award was my more personal endeavor.  For YEARS, my brother Derek has been trying to get me to go back to my “artist” roots and start illustrating.  I would put it off, saying that I had no time to get into it. So when I had the opportunity to apply my drawing to a music event flyer, I took it!  (Chuckling to myself) I almost didn’t submit this entry.  I was too close to it and again it made me nervous to share it with the public but I thought back to my resolution and went forward with the submission.  This award was the push I needed to really get serious with doing more in the illustration field.  This experience has been wonderful.  The Ad Club of Connecticut is a great organization for creative and digital professionals!  Now, Jumpstart can’t wait until next year!

Help us on our journey for next year’s submissions.  Call on us today so we can help you with your business needs.  Need proof?  We got it now!  (Another fist pump)