Olin designer honored with 2 creative arts awards

  • April 29, 2019
  • By WashU Olin Business School
  • 2 minute read

A big #OlinKudos goes to Creative Director Katie Wools from Olin Marketing & Communications, who took platinum and gold honors from the Hermes Creative Awards for her work on two projects for the school. It was the third year running she’d nabbed a gold award from the organization.

Katie Wools
Katie Wools

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals recognized Wools with the Hermes Creative Platinum Award for her animated video message welcoming the new year, sent to students, faculty, staff and alumni from Dean Mark Taylor. Wools taught herself how to use After Effects, a digital motion-graphics tool, in order to produce the video.

Wools also received the Hermes gold award for the third consecutive year for her work on the poster for this year’s Shakespeare at Olin festival.

From the organization’s news release about the awards:

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

The international Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and free-lance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and awards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Hermes entrants are not charged to enter work they produced pro bono. Over the past few years, AMCP’s Advisory Board has given out over $250,000 in grants to support philanthropic endeavors.

Being a Platinum or Gold Winner is a tremendous achievement that is symbolized by the intricately detailed Hermes Platinum and Gold awards. Entries receiving scores of 90-100 are Platinum Winners. Scores of 80-89 are Gold Winners and 70-79 are Honorable Mention Winners. The name Hermes (Greek messenger) and the idea for the award were chosen to represent our roles as the messengers and creators of marketing and communication materials and programs.

Happy New Year 2019


Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2019 from all of us at Olin Business School.

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