TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - With over 1,200 submissions from 33 countries around the world, DECK Agency's web designs for Kasa Moto and The Chase Fish & Oyster have won Platinum recognition in the 2016 Muse Creative Awards.
The Muse Creative Awards are an international competition for creative professionals who follow the spark of an inner muse, lighting the path to success with deep knowledge and shining originality. The winning websites were designed for longtime DECK client Chase Hospitality Group (CHG), which owns and operates five highly acclaimed restaurants in Toronto.
For KasaMoto.ca, DECK's creative team found inspiration in the Japanese restaurant's contemporary interiors. On-site design elements - wallpaper and wall tiles, a black iron screen, a commissioned painting of koi fish, marble countertops, and black and white floor tiles - were repurposed as backgrounds and layering elements on the website. Reflecting Kasa Moto's day-to-night concept, when users scroll below bright white menus, they arrive at a starry night sky.
To introduce The Chase Fish & Oyster's beach-inspired experience, thechasefo.com opens with a full-screen photograph of the ocean in which the camera is partially submerged. To convey the playful side of the restaurant's brand identity, the unique angle of this image places the viewer directly in the water. The lighthearted maritime theme is continued with an illustrated "How To Shuck An Oyster" section and circular-framed food imagery that suggests the view out a ship's window.
"I'm really proud of our creative team for continuing to exceed our clients' expectations. Websites have become a commodity as of late, so being able to push the boundaries of design and coding is no easy task," said Jonathan Tick, President & CEO of DECK Agency.
"We wish to recognize the singular achievements of small and medium-sized firms, and the creative professionals who represent the heart and soul of the global marketing communications industry," said Kenjo Ong, co-managing director for the Muse Creative Awards (MCA).
Entries in the Muse Creative Awards' 128 categories were rated according to rigorous standards. With vetted panelists, tough criteria, blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting winners, only the best entries received recognition. Winners were selected in a broad scope of categories, from broadcast and print to social media and emerging platforms.
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DECK is an award winning research-driven, full-service marketing, design and PR agency that delivers on its four pillars of business - Digital, Experiential, Communications and Knowledge. DECK is a trusted source for brands that want a strategy-driven and results-oriented partner. Working with lifestyle clients in the luxury sector, DECK combines the best of design and strategy to help clients create new value propositions, and new forms of competitive advantage.
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Image with caption: "The Chase Fish and Oyster (CNW Group/DECK Agency)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160809_C2695_PHOTO_EN_749440.jpg
Image with caption: "Kasa Moto (CNW Group/DECK Agency)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160809_C2695_PHOTO_EN_749443.jpg
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