Graphic Design USA has awarded ISA a Certificate of Excellence award in its 2014 American Graphic Design Awards competition for the online design of InTech Plus, which ISA launched earlier this year to connect automation and control professionals to an array of new and different automation-related information and functionality.

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to showcase excellence among professionals in creative fields. Only 15 percent of the entries in the 2014 American Graphic Design Awards competition-which this year attracted more than 8,000 applications-received Certificate of Excellence Awards.

“ISA is very pleased and excited to be presented with this prestigious design award,” says Susan Colwell, Manager of ISA Publications Development. “InTech Plus reflects ISA’s commitment to innovation and the ‘coolest delivery’ of new tools, products and programs for automation professionals. The fresh and modern design of the application plays an essential part in our ability to deliver engaging content in a new and compelling way.”

Winning American Graphic Design Award entries are featured in Graphic Design USA’s 250-page annual publication (and digital flipbook version), Annual Winners Gallery website section, and annual iPad app.

More about ISA’s InTech Plus
InTech Plus, downloadable free of charge to ISA members and non-members, was developed by ISA to deliver interactive content and tools-anywhere and at any time-in a new and appealing format.

From the latest technology news and ‘how-to’ videos featuring ISA subject matter experts to Q&As, quizzes and calculators, the application supports ISA’s commitment to innovation and to better serving the needs and wants of all automation and control professionals.

InTech Plus content is derived through a variety of authoritative sources, most significantly through the insights and perspectives of ISA’s world-renowned subject matter experts. In addition, the entire spectrum of ISA’s products and services-including its automation standards; education, training and certification programs; technical symposia; publishing resources and leadership development capabilities-is represented.

While InTech Plus is currently only offered for the iPad, additional formats are under development.

Download InTech Plus for free through the Apple App Store at For more information about InTech Plus, contact Susan Colwell at +1 (919) 990-9305 or through email at

More about the American Graphic Design AwardsTM
Since 1963 Graphic Design USA has been the news magazine for graphic designers and other creative professionals.

For nine straight years, the magazine’s American Graphic Design AwardsTM competition has attracted more than 8,000 entries. The competition is open to everyone in the community: advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate, institutional and publishing in-house departments, and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

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