Julie Originals earns an ADDY; Latest in Line of Awards for Young Mompreneur and Her Desert Animal Flashcards

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Artist Julie Rustad's idea of creating a more effective learning tool for her preschooler, has evolved to become an award winning set of desert flash cards being recognized by the American Advertising Federation of Tucson.

Julie Originals earned Silver Addy Award for Desert Dwellers Flash Cards by Julie Rustad

Julie Rustad's son loves the Silver ADDY® Award his mom earned for their Desert Dwellers Flash Cards!

I’m thrilled that my creative work is being recognized by professionals in my field!

Graphic designer, artist and small business owner Julie Rustad has won a Silver ADDY® Award for her unique desert-themed flash cards, 'Desert Dwellers: Southwest Animals from A-Z'.

The award was announced last night at the American Advertising Federation Tucson’s annual awards ceremony at Westward Look Resort, in recognition of the best and the brightest talents in Tucson’s advertising industry.

“I know from the feedback I'm getting from kids and their parents that they value the educational opportunities and fun that the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards provide, but I’m thrilled that my creative work is being recognized by professionals in my field. The hard work, artistic animals, and details I put into the cards payed off!” said Julie.

As a Silver ADDY® Award winner, the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards are eligible to compete in the second level of a three-tiered ADDY® Awards competition, the AAF District 12 ADDY® Awards which will be conducted in Denver, Colorado on March 22-23.

The award is the latest in a line of honors for Julie, including three past Addys, an American Package Design Award, and a Lumies Art Awards nomination. As well as selling her flash cards and other gifts through Julie Originals, she has her own graphic design firm, 24-7 Creative Solutions,.

Julie created 'Desert Dwellers: Southwest Animals from A-Z', a set of colorful flash cards with facts and stories to teach her son Syver the alphabet and about desert animals.

Itching to get creative again after time spent bringing up her baby, she set to work painting. From Anna's Hummingbird through to the Zebra-Tailed Lizard, the flash cards, priced at $20 each (with shipping), are a perfect learning tool for anyone interested in the colorful and diverse wildlife that inhabits the Southern Arizona desert.

Customers can order the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards, along with greeting cards and prints, online at http://www.julieoriginals.com.

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