Mach4 Wins Silver in 2023 MUSE Creative Awards Along With International Brands
The MUSE Creative and Design Awards, a leading competition honoring creative and website design professionals, has announced its winners for the second competitive season of 2023. Among 6,500 global entries, Mach4 Design has clinched a Web Design Silver award for their exceptional work on the South Jersey Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution website.
About the Web Design Award
The MUSE Creative and Design Awards attracted entries from some of the most prominent and world-renowned organizations thanks to IAA’s global reach. The competition featured work from Fortune 100 and 500 companies, showcasing the high caliber of entries. Among the notable names participating were Paramount Global, Mastercard, International Monetary Fund, The Walt Disney Company, Uber Eats, KFC Canada, Unilever, SIEMENS Mobility GmbH, General Motors, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Mars Wrigley, and McDonald’s.
“The winners of this season are undoubtedly some of the best talents the industries have to offer,” said Thomas Brandt, spokesperson of IAA.
It proves that even smaller organizations can have world-class branding and collateral with the right design team and experience.
Mach4 Design is thrilled to be recognized among such esteemed companies. “We’re thrilled to win this award. It proves that even smaller organizations can have world-class branding and collateral with the right design team and experience. You don’t need a Fortune 500 budget to have an amazing website,” said Robert Harrington Founder / Principal of Mach4 Design, who personally designed the site.
About the Web Project
The newly designed website for the South Jersey Chapter introduces a fully integrated calendar and event registration system, complete with credit card processing, QR-code ticket checking, and attendance management – a first for the organization. The site also features a rich history section on the Battle of Red Bank, a Patriot Ancestor section, and a special tribute to Rear Admiral Reynold Thomas Hall, a Spanish-American War hero and first president of the organization.
“This award underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional work that resonates both personally and professionally. This is even more special because it wasn’t just another project. It was a labor of love. After five long years of research, I was just personally inducted into the SAR, having proven my ancestor fought in the American Revolution as a member of the Middlesex County, NJ militia,” said Robert.
Additional Features and Design Elements
The website is a valuable resource for members, educators, and the community, offering links to additional resources, news, and happenings related to the organization and historical places and events. Founded in 1923, the chapter covers five counties in New Jersey and is part of the Congressionally chartered Sons of the American Revolution. The redesign celebrates the chapter’s 100th anniversary.
The typefaces and color scheme were carefully selected to resonate with the historical period the organization commemorates. The body copy is based on a typeface released by William Caslon in 1722, a favorite of Benjamin Franklin, which he used for his printings of The American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The headers use a modern version of IM Fell English SC, a typeface rooted in the 17th century. The color scheme reflects the colors used in the original American flag, blending historical reverence with modern accessibility and technology.
We have members who actually enjoy browsing the site now. I love being able to say, ‘Go to our website,’ rather than ‘Don’t bother, it’s out-of-date.’ Great work!
A Rewarding Project for All Involved
“Thank you, Mach4, for the fantastic website,” says Rich Serfass, President of the South Jersey Chapter. He continues, “I have been fighting for years to get a website that is pleasing to the eye, with an appropriate theme for the organization, namely ‘revolutionary’… very appropriate for the Sons of the American Revolution. It’s easy to update, and I receive regular compliments on ‘my’ website. We have members who actually enjoy browsing the site now. I love being able to say, ‘Go to our website,’ rather than ‘Don’t bother, it’s out-of-date.’ Great work!”
“Working with Rich and the other South Jersey Chapter Board Members was an absolute pleasure. They are an incredible group of highly passionate patriots. This made the project not only professionally fulfilling but also very educational. I learned so much about our local Revolutionary War history and battles that took place across the South Jersey region,” added Robert Harrington.