JPS Wins Big in Design Competition

September 6th, 2018

The JPS Health Network’s graphic design team, a part of the Communications and Community Affairs Department, has earned three prestigious awards for its efforts to connect patients to healthcare through visual projects.

JPS designers Solene Le and Jeremy Disbrow

JPS designers Solene Le and Jeremy Disbrow

The team, which consists of manager Amy Berkbigler and graphic designers Jeremy Disbrow and Solene Le, won the honors in a contest organized by Graphic Design USA. Communications Director Diana Brodeur said she’s delighted to see the team receive recognition so richly deserved for its skillful and artistic designs.

“Our patients and team members benefit daily from the behind-the-scenes work of our design team,” Brodeur said. “What we understand about our care or our workplace, how we navigate the system by website or on foot, even how we feel about JPS and the life-changing work being done by 6,500 team members—that’s what our design team impacts, and these awards recognize that our designers are making lives better.”

Graphic Design USA is a trade publication in the graphic design industry. It traces its roots as a business-to-business information source in its field back to 1963 and it’s been holding contests to recognize the best graphic artists in the country for 55 years. JPS was honored in the Health + Wellness Design category in the 2018 edition of the competition.

The winning JPS projects were:

  • Medical Homes Branding, a project consisting of a handy folder filled with information about services available at JPS medical homes. It included explanations about and contact info for a wide variety of services including health screenings, dental care and women’s health services. The material also included a useful centerfold graphic that explained the role of everyone in a patient’s healthcare decision-making process from the doctors and nurses to medical assistants, case managers, social workers and dieticians.
  • An event brochure for the Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopedic Surgery held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Levy, who died in 1993, was an orthopedic surgeon at JPS for more than 25 years and the symposium is held in his honor.
  • A logo for the JPS Foundation’s Hour Hospital program, a campaign that asks health network employees to donate one hour worth of their salary every pay period to support improved patient care, employee assistance programs and some of the hospital’s most pressing needs.
Louis Levy Symposium brouchure

Louis Levy Symposium brouchure

 

More than 1,500 organizations submitted entries for the contest, according to Graphic Design USA. A total of 150 awards were bestowed on winners. Representatives of the organization noted in their congratulatory letter to JPS that it was a “rare case” for an entrant to win more than one award.


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