New York City Design Studio Candelita Wins Prestigious American Graphic Design Award
Candelita-New York Design Studio
Candelita is pleased to announce winning the American Graphic Design Award for one of their outstanding
book cover designs.
Online PR News – 26-September-2013 – The editors of Graphic Design USA have recently announced the
winners of the prestigious American Graphic Design Awards 2013. One of the recipients of this year’s award
is Jennifer Dopazo of Candelita, www.candelita.is a multimedia design studio located in New York City.
Dopazo won for the outstanding book cover design of The Blue Hours by Lillian Ann Slugocki,
For nearly five decades The American Graphic Design Award has recognized thousands of creative
professionals with the competition being open to advertising agencies, graphic design firms, in-house
publishing departments, and more. It honors the outstanding new work of print, packaging, point-of-purchase,
internet, interactive and motion graphics. Winners of this esteemed award receive a Certificate of Excellence
for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in the 50th Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual.
Dopazo states: “I am honored to accept this award over the thousands of creative professionals who have
been recognized by this national design competition. This award shows Candelita’s dedication to creating the
highest level of design. Helping to translate my client’s vision has always been my mission. It’s not just about
logos. It’s not just your website. It’s everything. It’s about translating your ideas to the design world, finding
the potential in every project, and thinking in a more creative way to achieve memorable results.”
Dopazo’s company, Candelita, specializes in brand strategies, web design and development, mobile
implementation, and more and works with high-end consulting clients and educational collaborative
communities. Clientele consists of The New York Times, Gerson Lehrman Group, BlackRock as well as
many artists abroad. Candelita’s focus is on new media and learning communities in medialabs around the
world. That is where Open Source work started and Dopazo was proud to start implementing this in the
consulting work being done at Candelita. Additionally, Dopazo teaches workshops and has online programs
teaching design, technology and branding using Open Source tools.
Dopazo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and holds a Master’s Degree from Parsons The New School of
Design. Dopazo is also a featured guest lecturer and advisor at the Free Culture Forum, Escuela de Arte 10
and Medialab Prado in Spain, Plasma Conference, Fundación Telefónica and Escuelab in Lima, Perú,
Upgrade São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, and Eyebeam in New York.
Dopazo takes pride in the fact that the work done for clients is not about shiny graphics, but building a solid
relationship with every client and creating pieces of art with each project.
Stop by the site at www.candelita.is to learn more and to see some of the amazing design work being done.
Also, sign up for Brand Talks: 15-minute free one-on-one branding and web design brainstorming sessions.
Connect with Candelita on Twitter http://twitter.com/candelitalab. For media interviews contact Dopazo at