April 26, 2012
-- DETROIT — Left Bank Creative, an award-winning design firm, today announced it has received “Best in Class” by the Interactive Media Awards™ for its work on the Creative State Michigan website www.creativestatemi.org – a statewide advocacy report for the arts, presented by ArtServe Michigan. Left Bank Creative was honored for surpassing standards of excellence to comprise some of the web’s most professional work, specifically in the category for excellence in Advocacy.
Left Bank Creative Principal Todd Ridley said, "The Interactive Media Awards are a highly sought-after prize, and this nod from IMA is a demonstration of our ability to generate world-class work and capitalize on our close working relationships with our clients."
The judging criteria included design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. To merit this award level, the site is required to meet strict guidelines in each area — an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each quarter.
The Creative State Michigan report, formatted for the Web, reveals the significant impact of state dollars invested in the arts, culture and arts education sector. Data came from the Americans for the Arts’ annual Creative Industries Reports, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Cultural Data Project (Michigan CDP).
About ArtServe Michigan
ArtServe Michigan is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to cultivating the creative potential of Michigan’s arts and cultural sector to enhance the public health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities. ArtServe advocates for arts, culture and arts education in Michigan; provides leadership and professional development for arts and cultural organizations and artists; and connects arts and cultural leaders and supporters through strategic communications. Contact ArtServe Michigan at 248-912-0760 or visit ArtServeMichigan.org.
About Left Bank Creative
Left Bank Creative is a design shop based in Detroit. We offer smart, creative and strategic solutions to help customers sell their ideas, services and products. Surrounded by the sights and sounds only found in the Motor City’s artistic community, we take the best of what Detroit has to offer, add a whole lot of experience with a tailored approach, and produce unique and meaningful websites, brands and digital campaigns.