News: One Design Receives Three Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts Magazine

On the left, the cover of the 62nd Communication Arts Design Annual. On the right, snapshots of the identity work for Wilder Fields, AIGA Chicago's Mentorship Program, and Confluence Chicago.

CHICAGO, AUGUST 30, 2021 — One Design is honored to announce that three recent projects have received Awards of Excellence by Communication Arts magazine, a celebrated professional journal for everyone involved in visual communications. The prestigious awards were given as part of the publication’s 62nd annual Design competition.


Our work for Wilder Fields, the AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program, and Confluence Chicago™ was recognized among 130 winning selections from a pool of 3,570 entries. Check out the complete list of selections by browsing the winners gallery online.

One Design's work for Confluence Chicago featured on the left-hand side of a spread in Communication Arts’ 62nd Design Annual magazine.
Confluence Chicago™, as featured in Communication Arts’ 62nd annual Design competition.

Confluence Chicago

Collaborating with Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart, BIFMA, and SixtySix we developed a positioning strategy and brand system for Confluence Chicago,™ a new programming track for NeoCon focused on bringing together creative practitioners from across multiple modes of design.

A bespoke, modular typeface lies at the heart of the design system—expressing the concept of unification across multiple modes of creative practice to create surprising, unexpected results.

Learn more via our case study or visit the Confluence website.

One Design's work for Wilder Fields featured on a full spread in Communication Arts’ 62nd Design Annual magazine.
Wilder Fields, as featured in Communication Arts’ 62nd annual Design competition.

Wilder Fields

Formerly known as Backyard Fresh Farms, the technology-enabled food company Wilder Fields produces extraordinarily flavorful, fresh and sustainably grown food for communities across the country. We developed a new name, positioning strategy, messaging plan, identity program, and packaging system for Wilder Fields to express a more resonant and emotional narrative.

Learn more via our case study.

One Design's work for the AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program featured on the top left-hand side of a spread in Communication Arts’ 62nd Design Annual magazine.
The AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program, as featured in Communication Arts’ 62nd annual Design competition.

AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program

The AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program gives creatives across disciplines a place to gather and share insights, experiences, and resources. We created a bold, flexible typographic identity for the 2020 season—taking conceptual cues from the rich diversity of mentorship program participants.

Learn more via our case study.


Of the 3,570 entries submitted to the 62nd annual design competition, only 130 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals—representing the work of designers, art directors, design firms, agencies, publishers, and in-house creative departments.

Now in its 63rd year, CA continues to showcase the current best—whether it’s from industry veterans or tomorrow’s stars—in design, advertising, photography, illustration, interactive, and typography.

Grab a copy of the September/October 2021 edition of Communication Arts magazine on newsstands now, check out the digital edition here, or browse the winners gallery.

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