Proud to share that the Industry Dive design team was recently awarded five 2017 American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA.

Award-winning products at a glance: State of the Electric Utility Survey, Industry Dive Media Kit, Catalent Playbook: A Holistic Approach, Ambra Playbook: 5 Signs You've Outgrown Your PACS, Validic Playbook: Delivering Value.

Honoring the countless hours, revisions, and creative sweat that went into these projects, the awards shed light on just a sample of what makes the Industry Dive's design team unique. "A team of designers with great taste, high standards and a wide variety of skill-sets," says Managing Editor, Davide Savenije.

And at the helm of this award-winning team is Creative Director, Ryan McKnight.

McKnight, a graduate of UNC Wilmington and the London School of Economics, manages all areas of Industry Dive design: front-end, graphic, and UX.

Last week, he received the much-deserved recognition as one of 10 finalists in this year's SIIA Emerging Leader Awards. The awards "recognize the rising stars under the age of 35 who work at Connectiv, SIPA or SIIA member companies."

McKnight is one of the most curious and eager people I've had the chance to work with. Even though we work on separate teams, he is constantly sharing his ideas across different departments, encouraging us to think outside the box, and challenging the status quo. - Imogen Bradbury, Director of Sales

Ryan McKnight fosters growth at Industry Dive by challenging the company to step outside the box and explore new ideas. Through his leadership on the design team, he ensures the company's products best serve our clients and readers with great design and user experience. - Jordan Branch, Front End Designer

Congratulations, Ryan!