PANTONE Color of the Year Has Been Announced…


“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”  Is PANTONE’s description.

Purple has always been a fun color, often used as a symbol of counterculture. Think Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix.

So what does this mean for you and your company?

Local Design Firm, NJ Designs, Wins National Graphic Design Award for Non-Profit Washoe County Medical Society Newsletter Design

NJ Designs Wins National Graphic Design Award for Washoe County Medical Society Bi-Monthly Newsletter WCMS Coomunicator

(SPARKS, NV). September 1, 2017 --- Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has awarded NJ Designs’ Founder and Creative Director Natalie Ede with an award for her outstanding design work on the Washoe County Medical Society’s bi-monthly publication the WCMS Communicator and will be featuring her award-winning design in their latest publication GDUSA.

“I am honored to receive such high praise for my work,” said Natalie Ede. “My goal as a designer is and has always been to make sure my clients are happy. To also receive national recognition for my work for the fourth time in my career is truly icing on the cake.”

“We have a much more engaging newsletter with this new design,” said Mary Ann McCauley, WCMS  executive director. “This national recognition is a great testimony to Natalie’s talent.”

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has published the winners of its 2017 Health + Wellness Design Awards™. These awards honor designers in the critical areas of our economy including: traditional medicine and healthcare, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, and public health messaging.

For more than five decades, GDUSA has sponsored design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The Health + Wellness Design Awards are open to everyone in the graphic arts community — including graphic design firms, advertising agencies, in-house corporate and institutional designers, publishers and other media. This year there were over 1,000 entries; a highly selective 15 percent were selected for recognition.

“Graphic design is among the fastest growing professions in this country,” said GDUSA Editor Gordon Kaye. “Its importance is increasingly recognized in commerce and culture.”

According to Kaye, the winners of the Health + Wellness Design Awards are among the most talented and effective designers working today. “They are the best and brightest the creative community has to offer,” said Kaye.


NJ Designs is a local Sparks, Nevada company operated by Natalie Ede. Natalie Ede studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. Prior to starting NJ Designs she worked for the local design firm Studio G. Natalie has successfully run NJ Designs for over seven years, earning multiple awards and recommendations. Mrs. Ede has over 15 years of experience in the Graphic Design industry. Mrs. Ede stands out from her competition with her unique one-on-one attention and her constant concern for her clients’ happiness.

“Whatever I design whether it be a website, a business card or anything in-between my client is the one that will use it over and over again; and it is important to me that I design something they are proud of,” Ede noted when asked about her design style.

Real Estate Postcard Design

Here is a cute postcard design by NJ Designs advertising an Ice Cream social put on by Ferrari-Lund Realtor, Thuy Tran


Marvin E. Davis Website Design

NJ Designs created the design for Marvin E. Davis & Associates, Inc. NJ Designs also did an onsite and on location photo shoot.

Storefront Sign Design by NJ Designs

Here is a store front or road sign by NJ Designs for Confessions Salon in Reno. In addition to the sign artwork the logo was also created.