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Friday, 09 May 2014 08:19

Saratoga Mama’s A Winner!

Creative Team Receives Design Award

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Publishing announces that Saratoga Mama Magazine’s creative team – Editor-in- Chief Colleen Pierre and Creative Director Jessica Kane – have been awarded a “Best In-house Design” award from Graphic Design USA for it’s spring 2014 issue. 


The issue, which featured an extended focus on local summer camp options for parents and their children, was selected from over 14,000 entries.


“I am really excited for Saratoga Mama Magazine and for the individuals who work on it,” said Chad Beatty, owner and publisher of Saratoga Publishing. “This is great recognition for both Jessica and Colleen. Their hard work and creativity is paying off.”


Editor-in-Chief Colleen Pierre began SaratogaMama.com as an online resource for parents in 2011. She had a background in corporate communications and as a parent (she and her husband of seven years, Jude, have two children – Robby, age 5 and Angie, age 3). She began partnering with Saratoga Publishing to bring a quarterly print edition to the Saratoga market in 2012. The next issue will be published on May 23.


“It’s a pleasure to work with this team,” Ms. Pierre said. “We have a great creative synergy here.”


“Jessica, in particular, is a very gifted designer.” She continued. “She takes my ideas and not only makes them come alive – she takes them to the next level.”


Creative Director Jessica Kane is responsible for all the creative content of Saratoga Publishing’s magazines and specialty publications. 


“Of all of the magazines, Saratoga Mama is easily my favorite to work on.” She said. “Working with Colleen is the biggest reason for that. Her ideas are fun to work with and she lets me develop my creative spirit.”


In addition, Ms. Kane acknowledged the hard work of teammate Colleen Sweeney in developing compelling ad contact that speaks to Saratoga Mama’s target demographic. She is also grateful to Simply Saratoga Editor Chris Bushee for pushing her to apply for the Graphic Design USA award. “If she hadn’t pushed me to do this, I would have never even thought to apply.” She said. 


Saratoga Publishing publishes Saratoga TODAY Newspaper, Saratoga Mama, Simply Saratoga Magazine, The Enchanted Wedding, Welcome Home Community Guide and Equicurean Magazine in addition to other specialty publications such as the annual guides to the Saratoga County Fair and Saratoga Home and Lifestyle Show.

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