Local Design Firm, NJ Designs, Wins Four National Graphic Design Awards for the Third Time!

(SPARKS, Nv). January 20, 2017 --- Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has awarded NJ Designs’ Founder and Creative Director Natalie Ede with four awards for outstanding design work and featured two of her award-winning designs in their latest publication GDUSA.  Ede’s American Graphic Design Awards included:

 “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 third time in my career is truly icing on the cake.” 

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has published the winners of its 53rd annual American Graphic Design Awards™. These awards honor the best graphic design work of the year in categories including print and collateral, identity and branding, packaging and point-of-purchase, advertising and sales promotion, direct mail and catalogs, magazines and books, broadcast and video, social media and infographics, and internet and interactive design.

For more than five decades, GDUSA has sponsored design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Graphic Design Awards is the flagship competition and is 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 10,000 entries; a very 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 2016 American Graphic 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.

An awards showcase appears in print, the web, as well as in digital format for desktop, tablet and phone. The Sponsor of this year’s competition is Verso Corporation. 


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 six years, earning multiple awards and recommendations. Mrs. Ede has over 10 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.


For 50 years, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 50,000 visitor-a-month website, a monthly e-newsletter, an iPad App, and several Design Annuals covering the best in Graphic Design, Web Design, Package Design and Corporate Design.