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Wins National Graphic Design Awards
design by Garson Design Services for Christine & Robert Smith, Owners of Santa Cruz Pizza Company, Scotts Valley, CA.
Santa Cruz Pizza Company needed a logo for their restaurant in Scotts Valley that picked up on the local surfer culture in a surprisingly more sophisticated approach.
The client had said that they had taken the 2 letters "S" & "C" and created caligraphy drafts on their fogged bathroom mirror. That's all it took to get our creative juices flowing. Many hours of finding just the right "surfer dude" image made the imagery almost dreamlike and the look came together. Final logo was put on bz cards and promotional items. We had done another "potential" logo that was bought and used on t-shirts.
Website GDS also designed
Other GDS awards from same 2009 competition:
• 2008 GDS Holiday Card
• Santa Cruz Pizza Company
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Press Release 1.9mb 041810
Design Firm: Garson Design Services, Fairfield CA
Client: Santa Cruz Pizza Company - Christine & Robert Smith
Title: Santa Cruz Pizza Company Logo
Art Director: Steve Garson
Designers: Steve Garson & Megan Dessel
Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence and become eligible for
reproduction in the Graphic Design USA's Awards Annual, seen by over 100,000
colleagues and clients each year. The 2009 Design Annual, with the winning entries,
will come out January 2010.
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
PDF Link 042310
"Very nice. Congratulations Steve and team."
Former Fairfield City Councilman and now owner of:
"Steve, Congratulations sir!"
Dan is one of our esteemed GDS Alumni
"Hey Garson, Dee Dee and crew! Way to go!!"
Colleague from my Academy of Art University days and Design Instructor at Portland State University
"Hey Steve, Wonderful News! Wonderful Work! Well deserved! Congratulations to you and your obviously talented team!"
Best, Joe Rigo
Joe is back from my Ad Agency days - Joe was our go-to guy in our Austin Knight Advertising US HQ in NYC.
"Congratulations Steve & the GDS crew! Glad to see you going strong! Keep it up!"
iPhone Message. David is one of our esteemed
"Congratulations, Steve. Great news....thanks for sharing with me. Keep up the great work. Peace and blessings."
Mark E. Lampkin
CEO, M.E. Lampkin Media Services
"Congratulations, Steve and 'hope you're well"
Randy is an incredible Food Stylist - we worked on a photoshoot with Photographer Chriss Poulsen for Engelhart Gourmet Foods We created their website also.
"Steve, Congratulations. Well Done." Regards,
Accredited Associate of the
Institute for Independent Business
CMT - Senior Mentor • CBC - Certified Behaviors Coach
• OED - Certified Careers Coach. My former esteemed boss at Austin Knight Advertising in Sausalito
Past President of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
"Congratulations on the awards. I think we could do some work together. We are a print shop that speacializes in foil stamping and embossing. We can handle any project with our 30 years in the business. Please check out our website and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our services."
525 Sinclair Frontage Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
"Congrats! Not surprised!"
Owner Solano Signs
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry. Together we created an iconic logo /signage in downtown Vacaville.
"Congratulations Steve! We will get this new in the VOICE ! Next month- this months deadline has past – so watch!"
G. Leslie Fay, IOM
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
1111 Webster St.
Fairfield, California 94533
"Congratulations on your national award! Know how hard you all work. Hope to see you soon...it has been a crazy 2010 for us. Thanks for sending the good news." Love, Sharon and Lee Mack
Lee is the brother of my better half - Dee Dee
"Wow Garson! Great work! Congratulations on the awards."
Former colleague at Austin Knight Advertising in Sausalito.
"Hi Steve and all at Garson Design, Congratulations on your recent awards. You deserve it."
All the Best,
We created her website and logo.
"Hi Steven, Congratulation!!!!!!! The logo is very good. Keep up the good work.
I have company from Japan now. My grand niece came here and will stay till next month. I can tell her the good news of your achievement. Her father is a play-writer for motion pictures and he is very famous also. Tell DD hello for me." Good job, Steven, Miyo Eakins
Miyo is my Dad's brothers wife.