Recognizing breakthrough creative across international borders

In August 2019, Sequel Creative Director David Phan had the honor of acting as a judge at MerComm Inc.’s ARC Awards. Dubbed the “Academy Awards of annual reports” by the financial media, the ARC Awards is the world’s largest international competition honoring excellence in annual reports and corporate communications.

“In times of a turbulent global economy,” says Phan, “it is both refreshing and encouraging to stand alongside my international creative peers to review and honor the best of creativity in design from around the world.”

In recent years, Sequel itself has won Gold Awards at the ARC Awards for our work on several prestigious annual reports.

“It’s such an incredible honor to have made the leap from competitor to critic,” says Phan, who also takes great joy in helping “to recognize the contribution that excellent annual report design can make as an effective tool for communicating a company’s performance, vision and outlook — regardless of geographic borders.”

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