Oakland County’s lead graphic artist was recently honored with four 2016 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA, a New York City-based national design publication.
Pam Tremble, a graphic artist for the office of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, won design awards for economic development’s 2014 annual report; management & budget’s 2014 financial summary report; a marketing brochure for an event at Oakland County International Airport; and a full-page advertisement for Oakland County PROSPER®, the county’s electronic newsletter, which ran in the 2015 Somerset Collection holiday catalog.
“This is a special honor and well-deserved recognition for Pam,” Patterson said. “Her innovative ideas and designs continue to put Oakland County on the map in the state and across the nation.”
Tremble’s entries were among nearly 6,000 received by Graphic Design USA. The top 15 percent were recognized with a certificate of excellence. Past winners have included entries from AARP, Sallie Mae, MetLife, Pepsi, Office Depot, Fannie Mae, Kaiser Permanente, Raytheon and Hitachi.
Tremble, 46, has been a county employee since 2002 when she began as a secretary. She has been a graphic artist since 2011 after her graduation from Baker College. A Saginaw resident, she was also honored by Graphic Design USA in 2013 for designs for a celebration for the county’s Emerging Sectors® business attraction program, which had generated $2 billion of total investment.
“It’s nice to be recognized by your peers,” Tremble said. “I’m grateful I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to work with so many talented people on such interesting projects that benefit the residents and businesses of Oakland County.”