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Rheena Stirm Posted by Rheena Stirm on March 31, 2020

Fred Lebhart Asked to Return As Judge for Prestigious Design Awards

Fred Lebhart Asked to Return As Judge for Prestigious Design Awards

Digital Agency CEO Invited to Judge Web Design Awards

We’re excited to announce that our CEO Fred Lebhart has been invited to return to judge by the AIVA team for this years awards. 

This makes it the third time that Fred has been invited to return to judge the prestigious Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts awards. This is the group that oversees the Communicator Awards, the W3 Awards and the Davey awards. These all judge numerous different forms of marketing, including web design and development standards.

What is the AIVA? 

The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

A diverse group of 600+ members from all 50 states and 15 countries worldwide, the AIVA’s mission is to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a benchmark standard of excellence for evaluating media design, production and distribution.

About Fred Lebhart

Each judge has a biography included listing their passion, skills, and experience with web design: 

"Fred Lebhart merged his passions for design and business to found Seattle-based digital marketing firm efelle creative in 2005, which has grown into an internationally recognized online marketing leader, servicing over 900 clients of all sizes across the globe, and winning 120 national and international design awards in the process.

An expert at strategy and delivering creative marketing, Fred has built a team of 40 dedicated professionals who share his focus and passion for all things digital -this team draws on a diverse mixture of UX, technical and digital marketing talents to deliver for efelle's roster of clients.

He is also the father of adorable twins Luke (Spiderman enthusiast) and Olivia (art director in the making), 8 years old, and married to his high school sweetheart, Summer (after a chance meeting at 7-11, when 17 years old)."

Further Web Design Judging Opportunities 

Fred has been judging the VEGA and AVA awards for the last 2 and 3 years. He finds joy and importance in working as a judge, with the goal of bettering the industry by pushing colleagues to submit their best work.