Kidney News Wins Design Award

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ASN Kidney News has received an award honoring outstanding graphic communication for a healthcare publication.

Graphic Design USA’s (GDUSA) 2018 Health + Wellness Design Awards honor the best of graphic design in the healthcare industry, including traditional medicine and healthcare, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, public health and community education, and the aging of society. Among the most selective of graphic design competitions, GDUSA noted that only 150 of the 1600 entries in the 2018 competition made the cut for a Health + Wellness Design Award.

“The 2018 winners showcase features 150 projects encompassing the big picture of health and wellness,” GDUSA said in a statement. “For five decades, GDUSA has presented competitions that focus on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design. In 2018, that’s the perfect description of health and wellness, one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy and the epicenter of the national conversation.”

Kidney News underwent a comprehensive redesign that launched in January 2018.

“With [the January 2018] issue, we present a fresh new design for the magazine, including a more eye-catching cover and easier navigation,” KN Editor-in-Chief Richard Lafayette, MD, wrote at the time. “The table of contents has been refreshed to make it easier to find the information you desire. And we wished this to become a more visual experience, so illustrations and supporting figures and tables will be more prominent and frequent. We hope the new colors and fresher formatting are appealing as well.”

KN’s winning entry will be published in the Health + Wellness Design showcase, with full creative credits displayed in the print edition magazine, website, and digital app.

A sample is printed here.

ASN would like to thank Kidney News Design Editor Lisa Cain for her expert guidance and leadership in the redesign process.