Recognized as a Winner in The American Web Awards by Graphic Design USA!

Graphic Design USA, the news magazine for creative professionals since 1963, announced as a winner in the College & Universities sub-category of its 2011 American Web Design Awards!

GDUSA received more than 1,000 entries in this year’s The American Web Design Awards, “an annual celebration of the power of well-designed websites and online communications to attract audiences, disseminate ideas and information, generate response, and promote products and services.” was selected as one of the 100 winners in this year’s competition, and will be featured in the September issue of GDUSA.

GDUSA Editor Gordon Kaye states: “Online design is now the most dynamic area of professional graphic design, and it takes a rare combination of traditional design talent and technological knowledge to do it well. The American Web Design Awards brings front and center a few select professionals who understand what it takes to excel in this deeply challenging and ever-changing discipline.” was designed by Petrol Advertising, a full service design agency. is featured in the 2011 American Web Design Awards Gallery at this link.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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