Artitudes Design Inc Wins Stevie® Award in 9th Annual American Business AwardsSM

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Seattle-area design firm recognized for corporate philanthropy efforts. Prestigious Stevie awarded for Artitudes in Action Art Docent Program which provides art classes to Seattle-area K-6 schools. Previous awards for innovative program include 2011 Healthy Community Corporate Champion Award from Puget Sound Business Journal.

Artitudes In Action: Art Docent Campaign

Artitudes staff member Carrie Meredith assisting students with an art project in Theresa Smith’s Woodin Elementary school 6th grade class in Bothell, WA

It is so immensely gratifying to see the joy our program brings to kids”, said Andrea Heuston, Artitudes CEO. “That alone is reward enough. But we are very honored to receive these awards and thank everyone who has helped us along the way.

Artitudes Design Inc, a Seattle-area, full-service graphic design firm has won a prestigious Stevie Award at the 2011 American Business Awards in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (Up to 100 Employees). The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. The award honored the company’s Artitudes in Action Art Docent Program which provides K-6 arts education in Seattle-area schools. This is just one of several recent awards honoring the firm for this innovative program and its commitment to giving back to the community. Less than a month ago the Puget Sound Business Journal named Artitudes the 2011 Award winner in the Education category. The Puget Sound Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Awards honor companies strengthening the Seattle community through philanthropy.
‘It is so immensely gratifying to see the joy our program brings to kids”, said Andrea Heuston, Artitudes CEO & Creative Principal. “That alone is reward enough. But we are very honored to receive these awards and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped us along the way with this program.”
For the Art Docent Program, Artitudes partners with schools and works with them to select classes with the greatest need for art instruction. Employees then create the projects, write the lesson plans, gather the supplies and teach the classes once a month. Since the start of the program Artitudes has reached between 20-25 classrooms totaling more than 550 students.

Artitudes in Action is just one example of the firm’s philanthropy and commitment to giving back to the community. Once a month Artitudes staffers serve lunch at the Matt Talbot Center, a Seattle residential treatment program serving the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. The company also donates $50,000 worth of design services each year to Olive Crest, a nonprofit organization that assists at-risk children and their families. Additionally employees are given 40 hours a year of paid time off to volunteer with an accredited nonprofit organization of their choice.

About Artitudes Design Inc
Located in Issaquah, Washington, Artitudes Design Inc. is a full-service graphic design firm that specializes in executive communications within the high tech, retail and non-profit verticals through customized presentations, marketing, and branding solutions. Clients include: Microsoft (MS Health, MS Games, Internet Explorer 9), Cap Gemini, Cray Inc, Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks.

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