Greg Callaham Graphic Design Wins National Design Awards

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year Greg Callaham Graphic Design has won multiple American Graphic Design awards. Graphic Design USA, a national trade publication, conferred three 2013 awards to Callaham's advertising design work for Kia Chattanooga, Toyota of Cleveland, and McDonald’s of Red Bank.

"This is such a thrill to win these awards," said Mr. Callaham. "It puts those clients in the national spotlight for the extra effort they put into their advertising messages. That’s something they can be very proud of."

Mr. Callaham's award-winning billboard design for Kia Chattanooga features the 2013 Kia Optima in a nontraditional photo along with a 0% APR offer that covers half the ad space. “It sounds simple, but I wanted to make the offer huge because it’s a huge offer,” said Mr. Callaham. “The limited color palette of white, red, and black made for a very high-contrast, impactful billboard.

The billboard design for Toyota of Cleveland consisted of a multi-colored “Frugal” on a pale blue background positioned over a white rectangle containing the advertiser’s name. “The advertiser wanted to promote their web site, gas prices were near their peak, and the manufacturer was touting their fuel mileage pretty heavily,” said Mr. Callaham. “Trying to say that in seven words or less was a challenge, but a fun one.”

The McDonald’s window poster was also challenging. “The client wanted to draw attention to the new full size McWrap, so we used a photo including a hand holding the wrap to give the scale necessary to convey the message that this was a new larger product,” Mr. Callaham said. “And it had to fit in perfectly with the rest of their promotional materials."

For over 40 years the American Graphic Design Awards, through the editors of Graphic Design USA, has honored the outstanding work of creative professionals in the graphic arts community. To win an American Graphic Design Award means the entry is recognized as some of the best and brightest among thousands of entries from graphic design firms, advertising agencies, in-house corporate and institutional designers, publishers and other media across the United States, in 23 categories from print and packaging to internet and interactive design.

Greg Callaham is the owner of Greg Callaham Graphic Design, a Chattanooga design studio delivering creative for outdoor advertising, catalogs and product brochures, logo design and corporate identity packages, and a wide range of other advertising and marketing materials to the global marketplace. 


Attorneys Batts And Taylor Elected To Lead State Drug Court Association

The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals has elected attorneys Kevin Batts and Richard Taylor to leadership positions in the statewide group. Mr. Batts will serve as president and Mr. Taylor will serve as vice president of the association in 2015. Mr. Batts is director of the Drug Court in the 23rd Judicial District, serving five counties of Middle Tennessee. He ... (click for more)

Karen Tindell And Kelly Still Join Southern Community Bank

Robert Stahl, Chattanooga city president of Southern Community Bank, announced Karen Tindell and Kelly Still have joined the Chattanooga branch. “Karen joins the staff as assistant vice president and Kelly joins the staff as a commercial lender,” said Mr. Stahl.  “Together Karen and Kelly collectively have over 50 years’ experience in the financial industry with regional ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)