Updated: February 29, 2016

At the 51st annual American Advertising Awards® Show and Gala, Designsensory had a historic year. For the first time ever, DS took home Best of Show and wracked up numerous Gold ADDYs.

On Saturday, February 27th, a handful of DSers took a trip to the Crowne Plaza downtown for a night of celebrating the wonderful creative work that comes out of Knoxville. The professional organization nailed the theme of the evening, The ADDYs Strike Back, an homage to the Star Wars series with multiple cosplayers, a stellar opening video and a fantastic themed presentation to name just a few.


Heres a complete list of how Designsensory placed:

We’re also proud of Graphic Designers Brayan Zavala and Sam Bendriem who won the Best of Show student award for their work prior to graduation in May and December 2015, respectively. The two were able to snag multiple gold and silver student awards between them.

The Knoxville ADDY Awards is the first tier of the three-tiered National ADDY Awards, the advertising industry’s largest recognition of creative excellence. Founded in 1959, the American Advertising Federation of Knoxville is a professional organization that promotes excellence and awareness of advertising in the greater Knoxville area.