Set Your Sites on These

Only six months into 2008 and Avatar New York has already won 16 awards for 9 outstanding websites by 5 separate award agencies, backing up its already stellar reputation as a leading web and design firm. The Web Market Association, Horizon Interactive Awards, W³, Communicator Awards, and the Interactive Media Awards (IMA), all celebrate international outstanding achievements in all forms of interactive media and visual arts. This is certainly an outstanding feat, yet Avatar New York refuses to rest on its laurels as it looks forward to more spectacular web and design productions for the rest of 2008. Backed by over a decade of experience and a broad scope in visuals, technical direction, and methodology, Avatar New York continues to receive accolades year after year. Don’t get jealous, Avatar New York specializes in websites and facelifts large and small, so you can have an award-winning site too. Here is an overview of the exceptional range of Avatar New York’s award-winning work.

Chaa Creek’s Resort and Spa, ( serves up a visual feast for the eyes. The imagery and sound are so enticing that web-surfers run the risk of being whisked away to a Central American paradise. The four awards received for Chaa Creek’s website were “Award of Excellence” for Travel from the Communicator Awards, a "Travel Standard of Excellence" by the Web Marketing Association, the "Silver Winner Travel Website" award by W3 as well as a Bronze award for “Self Promotion / Company Identity” from Horizon Interactive Awards. Not only does the Chaa Creek website tease the senses, but like all sites made by Avatar New York, it is a breeze to navigate.

A winner of three awards, including the "Outstanding Achievement Award in Marketing" from the Interactive Media Awards, an “Award of Distinction” from the 2008 Communicator Awards, and a bronze award for “Self promotion / Company Identity” from Horizon Interactive Awards, Van Wagner (, is the largest privately held outdoor advertising company in the nation. Since posting its first imprint in Times Square in the 1970s, Van Wagner Communications has been recognized as one of the most innovative industry leaders in the development of outdoor advertising. With operations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago and Miami, and sports properties in over 40 states, Van Wagner serves advertisers and agencies throughout North America. Van Wagner’s large format, street furniture, aerial, and in-arena displays are world-renowned. In redesigning Van Wagner’s website, Avatar New York made its web presence world-famous as well.

Micro Target Media, (, is another high visibility advertising company, which provides strategic media and technology solutions on a global level. With a sleek flash animation intro and key flash integrated parts, Avatar New York was able to hone in on the professional and competitive presence of Micro Target Media. This site stole the an “Award of Distinction” from the 2008 Communicator Awards and Bronze award for their websites in the category of “Self Promotion / Company Identity” by the 2008 Horizon Interactive Awards.

Avatar New York has also proven its problem-solving abilities and its flexibility to create solutions through Bull’s Eye Tattoos, ( Through Bull’s Eye Tattoos, tattoo-seekers can download line art from their favorite tattoo artists to use at a tattoo shop of their choice. With two wins, Avatar New York shows the online art scene how to leave a permanent mark. Winning the “Art Standard of Excellence” award from the Web Marketing Association and the "Silver Winner Retail Website" awards from W3, their custom user interface design and the creation of software enable Bull’s Eye Tattoos to makes changes on and offline.

Another fine award-winning site done completely in Flash animation is Mohawk Fine Papers, (, North America’s largest premium paper manufacturer. Avatar New York and their design partners Pentagram (, celebrate a Bronze award for “Flash” by the 2008 Horizon Interactive Awards, judged by a panel of over 15 international judges and thousands of entries. Pentagram and Avatar worked side by side, with Pentagram responsible for overall Design and Avatar New York in charge of implementation and programming. The site has a content management system to allow Mohawk complete control of their copy and despite being 100% Flash, the site is indexed by all major search engines.

Yet another site with a streamlined and technologically advanced system is Mr. Broadway Kosher, ( Avatar New York won the prize for “Best Restaurant Website” through the Web Marketing Association. Frequent orders, busy professionals, and group orders are all condensed onto a system that allows for accurate online ordering, online payment and a system set up straight into the kitchen to receive orders. Avatar New York reinvents “fast food” with their Mr. Broadway Kosher site.

From amazing restaurant website to design, to an exciting finance site, Avatar New York’s talent for all industries has certainly not gone unnoticed. With an “Award of Distinction” from the 2008 Communicator Awards, Avatar New York provided CFA Capital Partners, ( a truly creative site directed at clients seeking non-traditional financing.

Avatar New York is no stranger to the world excellence—these last two sites have won awards of excellence. Winning an ‘Excellence Award’ for Shopping Experience by the 2008 14th Annual Communicator Awards, Apricot and Ivy, (, an eco-friendly, high-quality online toy shop provides parents and gift-givers a pleasant shopping experience without the hassle of worrying about safety or toxins. Best of all, Apricot and Ivy toys all stimulate child development and growth. Avatar New York also excelled in its video integration with flash for the Sapporo USA re-launch, ( with an “Award of Excellence” for Branding by the 2008 14th Annual Communicator Awards.

Avatar New York’s accomplishments this year can only be summarized by the awards it has received: “outstanding, distinctive, excellence.” Luckily, Avatar New York is also known for the quality and solutions it provides to clients large and small and its competitiveness in a fast-paced industry. Grab their contact info below and maybe you’ll be among their next award-winners.