One North Clients Recognized for Creative Excellence in Website Redesigns by Communicator Awards

May 09, 2016 Kayla Silverstein

Burns & McDonnell and Selman Breitman Earned Silver Awards of Distinction

CHICAGO, IL (May 9, 2016) - One North, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency for B2B and professional services organizations, is proud to announce that two of its clients, Burns & McDonnell, a global leader in engineering, architecture, construction and consulting, and full-service California law firm Selman Breitman LLP, earned 2016 Silver Awards of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for their newly redesigned websites. One North’s redesigned site, which launched in February 2015, also received a 2016 Gold Award of Excellence.

With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. The recognized website redesigns exhibit engaging visual elements, strategic content architecture and bold brand messaging.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized for our client work,” said John Simpson, CEO of One North. “In today’s busy landscape, a digital-first approach is a must in order for companies to stay top-of-mind. At One North, we strive to create digital experiences that capture and communicate each client’s unique brand across all digital touch points and build meaningful relationships between our clients and their audiences. We are proud to be among this year’s Communicator Awards winners.”

Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm taking on some of the world’s toughest challenges. The 100 percent employee-owned firm is committed to creating powerful solutions for its clients. Burns & McDonnell’s new website is a true showcase piece for the firm, intended for prospective clients, current clients and recruits. The homepage features a 3D visual design and sound effects that immediately absorb the user. An organized, yet simplistic menu and highly categorized content allows for easier access to news and insights from the firm.

Burns & McDonnell Website Redesign

Selman Breitman
A well-known insurance and litigation firm, Selman Breitman partnered with One North to better illustrate its practice beliefs and opinions through an enhanced and well-articulated digital experience. One North developed an entirely new visual identity system for the firm, with a new logo mark and messaging statements reinforcing the firm’s commitment to client service. The site is also fully responsive.

Selman Breitman

“The work entered in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards serves as a benchmark in gauging the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year, our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts. “On behalf of the entire Academy, we want to congratulate this year’s Communicator Award entrants and winners for their passion and dedication. We are honored to be given the opportunity to recognize such outstanding work.”

About One North
One North is a digital agency dedicated to delivering compelling customer experiences for B2B organizations. One North has partnered with hundreds of businesses to produce digital solutions aimed at strengthening their most valuable asset: their relationships. From brand planning, digital strategy and creative services, to front and back-end development and technology support, One North’s team of 85+ innovative minds work collaboratively to create digital experiences that intelligently connect business strategy and marketing activities. For more information, visit

About The Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit for a full member list and more information.


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Kayla Silverstein

At the time of publishing, Kayla was a Marketing Coordinator at One North.

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