2018

Merit, Transportation — Rebrand 100
(Recognizing Zipcar's successful brand transformation)

Top 50 Best Content Marketing, Auto Category — Newscred
(Honoring Zipcar's blog, Ziptopia)
 

2017

Advertising — American In-House Design Awards, Graphic Design USA   
(Crafted copy for a bold, sassy, and type-centric brand campaign)
 

2016

Merit, Experiential: Events & Entertainment — 56th Annual Hatch Awards, The Ad Club
(Placed 6th for my work on Zipcar's SXSW brand activation experience, "The Smallest Venue in ATX," which featured live bands performing in Zipcars during the big Austin festival)

27 Hilariously Real Tweets About Going To Weddings — BuzzFeed
(Another one of my jokes was included in one of their humorous listicles. [Thanks, BuzzFeed!])

Featured Magazine — Flipboard
(Featured in their collection of standout content marketing magazines)

“Word of the Day” Featured Sticker Artist — Stuck-Up Official (@stuckupofficial)  
(Featured by the premier sticker art author and Instagram account)

Drive for Results Award — Avis Budget Group
(For my Hatch Award–winning SXSW project)

WOW of the Week — Zipcar Marketing
(For my Hatch Award–winning SXSW project)

Featured Art — Somerville Graffiti (@somervillegraff) 
(My city's premier graffiti-centric Instagram account featured a photo of one of my street-art magnets "in the wild")

Finalist, The Top 20 Tweets In The World (This Week) — Chicago Tribune
(One of my jokes was selected as among the 20 funniest tweets of the week)

24 Accurate Observations About Food — CollegeHumor
(One of my tweets was featured in a listicle)
 

2015

Best B2B Marketing Brands of 2015 — Kapost  
(Write, edit, and pitch content for Ziptopia, Zipcar's online magazine)

Staff Pick — InspirationDE
(Gathered and edited student quotes and wrote tagline for university rebranding campaign, featuring custom typography and styled photography)

Finalist – Virool Zero Gravity Online Video Contest
(Conceptualized and co-wrote script for suggestive, clever Zipcar “I’d Tap That: Grannies” commercial. Chosen as 1 of 10 finalists out of a pool of 250)

WORDS Challenge Featured Instagram Artist — 54 Weekly
(A photo of my street art was selected as a winner for a typography competition)

Daily Featured Instagram Artist — IG Somerville
(Profiled by Somerville's Instagram group for my local street art efforts)

#4, “Best Lady Tweets” — The Gaggle
(One of my jokes was chosen for a roundup of the “Best Lady Tweets")

Tweets of the Week — Paste Magazine  
(One of my jokes was selected as a tweet of the week)

Finalist (B2C Marketing) — MITX Awards
(Conceptualized and co-wrote script for suggestive, clever Zipcar “I’d Tap That: Grannies” commercial)

Bronze (Business-to-Consumer Campaign) — 35th Annual Telly Awards  
(Conceptualized and co-wrote scripts for the edgy, comedic Zipcar “I’d Tap That” series of three commercials)

Bronze (Green/Eco-Friendly) — 35th Annual Telly Awards
Bronze (Travel/Tourism) — 35th Annual Telly Awards
Bronze (Use of Humor) — 35th Annual Telly Awards

(Conceptualized and co-wrote script for suggestive, clever Zipcar “I’d Tap That: Grannies” commercial)

Special Recognition (Photography & Digital Category) — All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery  
(Digitally manipulated original photo of signature typographic street-art flyer)

TV's Hottest Commercials — The CW
(Conceptualized and co-wrote script for Zipcar's comedic "I'd Tap That: Grannies" commercial)

Top Tier — Memory Art Competition, Art Exhibeo Online Gallery  
(Digitally edited photo of original typographic street-art card)

Featured Jokes — FunnyTweeter.com
(Three of my jokes were featured)
 

2014

Funniest Commercials of 2014 — Spike TV
(Conceptualized and co-wrote script for Zipcar's comedic "I'd Tap That: Grannies" commercial)

21 Things That Are So Damn True — BuzzFeed
(One of my jokes was included in a humorous listicle)

Must-See Marketing of the Week — Canadian Business
(The commercials I pitched and co-wrote for Zipcar were featured in this advertising roundup)

Editor's Pick — Advertising Age
(The three commercials I pitched and co-wrote were highlighted as editor's picks)

Top Tweets — QuipFox
(One of my Twitter jokes was selected for this roundup)

Popular Funny Flyer — LOL Flyers
(One of my word-art street flyers was selected for inclusion in the Funny section)
 

2013

Bronze Award (Admissions Viewbook) — 2013 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Wrote and edited stories featured in the student and parent edition of Northeastern University's acclaimed magazine)

Bronze Award (Advertising, Exterior) — 2013 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Assisted with the writing of a video script, which I then helped adapt into copy for an engaging recruitment poster distributed to high school guidance counselors across the country)

Honorable Mention (Publication Packages) — 2013 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Oversaw social media promotion, crafted and edited info panels, suggested the Boston Typewriter Orchestra for the reception, and assisted with media outreach to promote "Celebrity Type," a unique historical exhibit on display at Northeastern's Gallery 360 in fall 2013)

Honorable Mention (Special-Purpose Publications) — 2013 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Worked with production managers, communications coordinators, and vendors to produce a suite of branded graphic t-shirts I designed for more than 4,000 students in Northeastern's undergraduate College of Science)

Featured Artist — MOO Inspiration Blog
(My "guerrilla carding" street art practice was profiled)

Second Place — Winter 2013 "Write Our Ad" Contest, My Sports Clubs
(Beat out 1,000 other submissions from gym members across four states [New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.] in this annual competition)
 

2012

Silver Award (Special-Purpose Publications, Single-Sheet Category) — 2012 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Wrote thematic, high-profile interior message and attribution for the university president's elegant letter-pressed holiday card, also featured on Boston.com)

Gold Award for Excellence in Design (Specialty Pieces) — 2012 National Circle of Excellence Awards, CASE National
(Collaborating with a graphic designer, I crafted and edited copy for an innovative photography and typography installation on a high-visibility athletic facility's exterior)

Silver Award (Student Recruitment Publications) — 2012 National Circle of Excellence Awards, CASE National
(Helped develop copy, concept, and visuals for international exploration-themed poster, distributed to 2,500 high school guidance counselors nationwide, and also printed as a full-page ad in the New York Times magazine)

Honors (Overall Presentation: College/University “Look Book”) — 2012/2013 Mercury Awards, MerComm, Inc.
(Researched, wrote, edited, and liaised with designers and photographers as staff writer on publication geared towards appealing to prospective students and their parents)

Silver Award (Design: Vehicle Vinyl Wrap) — 2012/2013 Mercury Awards, MerComm, Inc.
(Compiled culinary words and phrases for snazzy typography-based design covering new campus food truck)
 

2011

Gold Award (Print Advertising) — 2011 Excellence Awards, CASE District I
(Helped develop copy, concept, and visuals for international exploration-themed poster, distributed to 2,500 high school guidance counselors nationwide, and also printed as a full-page ad in an education-themed issue of the New York Times magazine)

Second Place — 2011 Youth Design Time to Design Competition
(Devised slogan that high-school mentee illustrated for his culminating project with the Youth Design professional summer internship program)

Bronze Award — 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Higher Education Marketing Report
(Project managed, edited, wrote copy, and collaborated with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to create IMPACT Magazine, Northeastern University's premier marketing piece for prospective students and their parents)

Gold Award — 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Higher Education Marketing Report
(Helped develop copy, concept, and visuals for international exploration-themed poster, distributed to 2,500 high school guidance counselors nationwide)
 

2007

Best Educational Medical Film — 2007 FREDDIE Awards, International Health and Medical Media Awards
(As the film's associate producer and co-editor, I transcribed and rough-edited footage, wrote promotional materials, co-created website, and developed preview clips for medical documentary True Guts, which premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival in 2006 and won this FREDDIE Award the following year)
 

2004

Winner, Quincy House Dining Hall Sweepstakes — Harvard University
(I was randomly selected to win an iPod Classic with a clickwheel, babyyyyyy!!!!!)

#2: 2003 Top Ten Favorite Artworks, Books, Musical Recordings, and Websites — Artforum International Magazine
(Transcribed and co-edited artist Steven Parrino's posthumous book, The No Texts)
 

2001

Most Likely to Win "Millionaire” — Senior Superlative, High School Yearbook
 

2000

Excellence in English Award — Academic Awards Assembly, Scarsdale High School
(Received top literary honor bestowed to one junior each year)
 

1999

Leadership Ambassador — Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
(Selected from among all sophomores in my school for statewide leadership conference)

Second Place (Wild Card) — High School Journalism Awards, The Journal News

Third Place (Features) — High School Journalism Awards, The Journal News

Winner, CD Review Contest — gurl.com
(Wrote up Liz Phair’s milestone album “Exile in Guyville” and scored a Diamond Rio PMP500 MP3 player, with a then-staggering capacity of 64 MB)

Winner, CD Review Contest — seventeen.com
(Wrote up Liz Phair’s “whitechocolatespaceegg” and snagged a sweet see-through discman!) 
 

1997

First Place, Short Story — Westchester Young Writers’ Contest (Local Middle School Round)
(I wrote about a woman who would nap in a park underneath a mulberry bush, unknowingly consuming pesticides as she’d sleep-nibble the berries that fell into her mouth as squirrels pranced around, whilst dreaming of pie. First, she hallucinates. Later, she dies!)
 

1996

Finalist — International Poster Contest, Scarsdale Middle School
(I was so deep in the throes of preparing for my bat mitzvah that I barely remember whipping up something lickety-split for this. But whip it up I did.)

Second Place — Brady Bunch Coloring Book Contest, Groovy Juice

 

1995

First Place — AltaVista Caption Contest

 

1992, 1993

Winner — Bracelet-Beading Contest, Liza’s Birthday Party
(I took home the [costume] gold two years in a row for my inventive bracelet designs. The trick was to focus on arranging beads with unconventional juxtapositions of textures, opacities, and shapes, rather than chit-chatting with the gaggle of gals. I am just the funnest at parties!!!!!!!)


1988

Silver (Kindergarten Tier) — Safety Poster Contest
(I’m not gonna list the elementary school I attended for cYbErSeCuRiTy purposes. But my very first year in attendance at unsaid institution, I soared to second place with my sprawling panoramic view of the innumerable dangers that lurked in my neighborhood [like, um, boulders and waterfalls?]—bloody stick-figure style. 

Not that I’m bitter, but I suspected [and she later confirmed—yes, I followed up] that the first-place winner *gasp* had her big sister (now a bona fide professional artist) create her entry for her. [It was a HELLA realistic pastel rendering of Oscar the Grouch. Like, children’s book level. COME ON.] 

Despite my deserved gold status snatched from me via oh-so-obvious treachery, I quickly convinced myself that the silver medallion I received was, in fact, a superior prize, as the reflective back surface could double as a mirror. 

I can’t recall where I placed this venerable award, but the practice of self-delusion as a coping mechanism remains with me to this day!)

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2016  “Words of the Day” Featured Sticker Artist, Stuck-Up Official, December 2
2016  Brittany Wong, “14 Tweets That Sum Up What It’s Like To Be Single At A Wedding,” Huffington Post, November 23
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2014  Tawann, “Old Ladies Say They’d ‘Tap That’ While Watching Basketball,” Lifestyle Defined
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2003  M.T. Young, “Skirting the Issue: FM Faux Trend Alert,” The Harvard Crimson, March 13
2002  “What’s Up Today,” PaperMag.com, August
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2001  Allison Tanenhaus, “Do-It-Yourself Designing,” Tiger Beat, August, p. 18

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