THE Scotland-based magazine designer, Matthew Ball, has been named among the winners at an UK-wide awards ceremony hosted by the sector’s representative body, the Professional Publishers Association.
He has been named Designer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards, which celebrates modestly-sized magazine publishers.
The ceremony was on Friday evening. Ball’s prize was for work on, among others, The RPS [Royal Photographic Society] Journal, the National Trust for Scotland’s ‘Scotland in Trust’ and the magazine for Historic Scotland.
Ball works at Glasgow-based, Think.
Last year, the Designer of the Year title went to Eric Campbell, from Edinburgh-based White Light Media.
The winners’ list reads, as follows:
Audience Development Initiative of the Year
Print Subscription Acquisition, London Review of Books
Writer of the Year
Eoin Redahan, IOM Communications
Designer of the Year
Commercial Initiative of the Year
MasterCard UK & Priceless London Tourism Campaign, Morris Visitor Publications
Innovation of the Year
Digital Product of the Year
Motor Sport Digital Magazine, Motor Sport Magazine
Launch/Relaunch of the Year
GOLF RETAILING, Swink Media
Event of the Year
Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex, Road Transport Media
Team of the Year
Children’s Magazines Publishing Team, Signature Publishing
Business Media Brand of the Year
Utility Week, Faversham House
Consumer Media Brand of the Year
Front Cover of the Year
#studentfarmer, National Farmers’ Union
Front Cover of the Year Consumer Media
Legion Scotland, Think
Editor of the Year
Mark Hedley, Square Mile Magazine, Square Up Media
Membership Magazine of the Year
English Heritage Members’ Magazine, Illustrated London News
Customer Magazine of the Year
V, the Vauxhall Magazine, Stream Publishing
Business Magazine of the Year
Consumer Magazine of the Year
Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World
Independent Publishing Company of the Year