A peer group to be proud of-TWIST one of 35 selected for HOW’s International Annual


Local firm impresses 2 global selection committees with featured work in both PRINT and HOW Magazine international Annuals.

(Cleveland, OH) – What is the most important thing a creative firm can do for its clients? It’s not to win awards, its meet business objectives and get results.

TWIST Creative the Ohio City based brand design practice has not only impressed its clients by demonstrating how creativity can impact brand value but it has also impressed an international panel of judges who were focused on selecting the best blend of creativity and commerce for this years PRINT Magazine international design annual. TWIST’s sales system for Oliver Printing, which has helped the family owned Northeast Ohio print company land glamour clients like Vera Wang Weddings was selected among only 35 other projects created by firms from around the globe to have work featured.

George Oliver, President of Oliver Printing, says “We are very excited for TWIST and the recognition they have received from PRINT Magazine. It truly is one of the reasons we continue to work with them as they are a pleasure to do business with and they always seem to capture and execute our vision with every project they take on for us.”

No stranger to the international design scene, TWIST also had several pieces featured in this year’s HOW magazine International Annual and in 2008 and 2009 was the only Ohio firm to have their work selected by AIGA 365 the professional design association’s international annual of top design. TWIST’s work for the Cleveland International Film Festival is now a part of the National Design Archive and has been a part of a touring exhibition that was on exhibit at places like SF MOMA and included in design textbooks.

“Since engaging TWIST Creative to develop the design and strategy for the Cleveland International Film Festival, we have witnessed an increase in attendance of nearly 105%. In addition to contributing to this unprecedented growth of our organization, TWIST has provided us with expert counsel and creativity that have helped to elevate the overall value of our brand locally, nationally and internationally” said Marcie Goodman, Executive Director, Cleveland International Film Festival.

About PRINT Magazine:
PRINT Magazine’s highly selective “Creativity and Commerce” competition showcases 35 outstanding print and interactive designs from around the world, featured the best branding campaigns, websites, advertising, corporate brochures, annual reports, identity systems, packaging, catalogs, motion graphics, and signage produced to communicated with a company’s audience, investors, employees, or the public at large.

About HOW Magazine:
HOW magazine strives to serve the business, technological and creative needs of graphic-design professionals. The magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technological tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design.

About TWIST Creative:
Founded in 2000, TWIST Creative is an internationally recognized brand design practice located in Cleveland’s historic artisan Ohio City neighborhood. The firm specializes in the creation of branding campaigns, print advertising campaigns, identity systems, collateral materials, packaging and interactive development for corporate, retail and non-profit clients.

A three-time Weatherhead 100 Upstart Award Winner, TWIST Creative is owned and operated by Michael & Connie Ozan, a husband and wife team. TWIST has been honored with over 250 awards for design and creativity by organizations such as: the ADDY’s, PRINT Magazine, HOW Magazine, Graphic DesignUSA, AIGA Cleveland and International AIGA 365.

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