View Newspapers wins five graphic design awards

LAPEER — Lapeer-based View Newspapers was recently honored by Community Papers of Michigan for its winning entries of its Advertising Excellence 2011 Awards. The graphic designers collectively won five first-place awards.

Community Papers of Michigan was formed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between its member publications and their employees in Michigan. The purpose being to promote the interests of its members and provide opportunities for discussion, investigation of common problems and the education and betterment of those involved in the organization.

CPM is an association of free papers located throughout the state of Michigan. Its members publish more than 98 different editions, and have a circulation of more than 2.1 million households.

The Advertising Excellence Awards at the View Newspapers included:

 1st Place, Division 3, for Best Restaurant Ad, Lapeer Area View (Checkers), Graphic Designer for the winning page was Mary Rouse;

 1st Place, Division 3 for Best Single Ad, Burton View (Company Promo Ad), Graphic Designer Mary Rouse;

 1st Place, Best Special Section, Davison Index (Davison Business Card Directory), Graphic designers Mary Rouse and Liz LaFave;

 1st Place, Division 1, Best Original Artwork (Cover of Special Section), Davison Index, Graphic Designer Mary Rouse;

 1st Place, Division 3, Best Sig Ad, Tri-County Citizen (St. Charles Haunted House), Graphic Designer Michelle Badgley.

Rouse, of Deerfield Township, has been with View Newspapers since 2005. She attended Michigan State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. The Kingston High School graduate is married and his two boys, ages 4 and 1.

LaFave has been with the company for four years. Previously she worked for Michigan Web Press in Davisburg for one year and seven years for Webco in Lapeer. The Arcadia Township resident attended Baker College in Flint.

Badgley, of Lapeer, has been with View Newspapers since October 2008. She attended Baker College in Flint where she earned a degree in business administration with minor in graphic communications. She is married and is expecting a second child.

“I am very proud of the achievements and accomplishments of our graphic designers. We have outstanding talent here, but it’s nice when our work is recognized by experts in the business,” said Donna Ashby, graphic coordinator

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