fuel award of excellence at art directors association of iowa

FUEL Honored at ADAI’s 60th Design Exhibition

Building upon a strong showing in last year’s Art Directors Association of Iowa’s ADAI Design Exhibition, FUEL brought home more recognition for the Eastern Iowa design community at the 60th Design Exhibition held April 27th in Des Moines.

“ADAI is an organization centered more around our end of the marketing/communication industry (both functionally and philosophically) than any other organization in Iowa,” said founder John Moes.

Judges recognized FUEL with three EXCELLENCE Awards. The entries represented a good cross section of our firm’s core design work, and a range of clients including a non-profit, an industrial multinational and a startup. More specifically:

  • Collateral for Nations One
  • Editorial Illustration for The Landing Magazine from John Deere Forestry
  • Identity Mark for Unrivaled Motorcycle Restoration

“Each year, this Exhibition serves as an opportunity to gauge ourselves against some really outstanding firms and individuals who work in a more design-aware region of the Midwest,” said Moes.

Learn more about the exhibition at artdirectorsiowa.org.

Learn more about our approach to non-profit marketing with Nations One.

Learn more about our editorial design and illustration for The Landing.

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Bill Bollman
Creative Director

Bill Bollman is FUEL’s Creative Director. Before co-founding FUEL in 2001, he worked for Horizon Communications, JW Morton and Basler Design Group. Bill studied Illustration at Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa. An expert in the “old ways” of hands-on print production, these skills influence his work in the digital world to this day. His work throughout his career has been featured in international publications including Graphis, How International Design, Communication Arts, and The One Book as well as numerous design annuals and reference books.

Hometown: West Union, Iowa
Involved in Design and Marketing since 1988
Interests: Fitness, Travel, Movies