Huntersville, NC – Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has selected the winners of its 55th annual American Graphic Design Awards™.

These awards honor the best graphic design work of the year in categories including print and collateral, branding and packaging, advertising and sales promotion, direct mail and direct response, magazines and books, broadcast and video, internet and interactive, infographics and social media. This year, there were over 10,000 entries and a very selective 10 percent were chosen as winners. Among them was Cherished Keepsakes for their Digital Portrait product. An awards showcase will be published later this month in print and digital editions, and on the web formatted for desktop, tablet and phone.

For more than five decades, GDUSA has sponsored design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Graphic Design Awards is the flagship competition, and is open to everyone in the graphic arts community.


“Graphic design is among the fastest growing professions in this country,” said GDUSA Editor Gordon Kaye, “with its importance increasingly recognized in commerce, culture and causes. The winners of the 2018 American Graphic Design Awards are among the most talented and effective designers working today. They are the best and brightest the creative community has to offer.”


For 55 years, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now also includes a 50,000 visitor-a-month website, a monthly enewsletter, a digital version of the magazine for desktop, tablet and mobile, and several Design Annuals covering the best in Graphic Design, Inhouse Design, Web Design, Package Design and Healthcare Design. Other initiatives include annual recognition of leading Designers to Watch, rising Students to Watch, and benchmark reader surveys on the state of print, paper, technology, education, and the use of stock imagery in design. Contact:

Located in Boston and Charlotte Cherished Keepsakes provides memorial keepsakes such as prayer cards, funeral programs, buttons, photo collages and more for funeral homes and families to honor their loved ones in an amazing way.

Founder, George Paul III, said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized by GDUSA for the work we created. We strive to produce elegant designs that honor loved ones in behalf of the families we serve. It’s a privilege to have part in preserving their memory and we will continue to create designs that pay tribute to loved ones in an amazing way.”