The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Luncheon promised to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever—and they certainly did deliver on October 19, 2015, in New York City! While lunch was delicious and celebrated with fellow esteemed agencies and publishers across the country, being presented with four Ozzie awards for our clients made dessert that much sweeter.

Bates Creative was awarded for our client work in the following categories:

Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – App/Digital Edition

Business Aviation Insider, NBAA

Business Aviation Insider, the official magazine of the National Business Aviation Association, contains sky-high business aviation content that fosters a community of members from more than 10,000 companies worldwide. With the redesign of Business Aviation Insider in print and the strategic decision to adopt Adobe DPS as its new platform for its digital edition, NBAA is now able to provide an innovative and engaging reader experience while embodying the value of NBAA to its members.


Consumer – Digital Edition (Replica)

Live Happy, June 2015 Digital Edition

Live Happy is a consumer magazine that supports the spread of positive psychology across the world. Bates Creative designs the digital edition of Live Happy using Adobe DPS. The digital edition is enhanced with animated elements, beautiful type treatments and intricate details to create an engaging user experience for readers to enjoy the magazine on their tablet devices.


Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Redesign – 6 or more Issues

Professional Photographer, PPA

Professional Photographer, the official magazine of the Professional Photographers of America, boasts cutting edge material in the photographic industry to help readers advance both their careers and artistic skillsets. To mirror the powerful and moving photography that the PPA showcases, Bates Creative selected a bold design approach to amplify the natural beauty of the photographs for a magazine redesign in 2014.


Association / Non-Profit – Use of Typography

Signature, Ads and Editorial, March/April 2015

As a sponsor of Associated Media and Publishing, Bates Creative designs each cover and cover story feature design for Signature, AM&P’s bi-monthly member magazine. The celebrated issue showcased an optical illusion-esque design to exemplify the blurred lines between ads and editorial content in the same space. While publishers are challenged with focusing in on a clean distinction between the two, the overall emotion of the design of the magazine is rich with type treatments and content arrangement for a “signature” look.

Bates Creative is also pleased to be recognized with six honorable mentions in the following categories:

Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – App/Digital Edition

APICS, APICS Magazine App

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Feature Design – Less than 6 Issues

Cancer Today, “Everybody’s Little Buddy” Feature Design

B-to-B – Feature Design – Under 100,000 Circulation

Superstructure, “A New Era of Teaching and Research Begins” Feature Design

Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Redesign – 6 or more Issues

Business Aviation Insider, NBAA, Business Aviation Insider Magazine Redesign

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Redesign – 6 or more Issues

Professional Photographer, PPA, Professional Photographer Magazine Redesign

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Use of Illustration

APICS, Spare Parts Strengthen the Whole – Illustration


Bates Creative’s excitement is as high as the New York Marriott Marquis’s 45 stories that housed the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards luncheon. Our team would like to congratulate the other recipients of the 2015 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, which recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry.