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Lu Hickman Creative celebrates one year with GD USA Award for Polite Society

Chicago, IL, Oct 30, 2018

Lu Hickman Creative Co., a Chicago-based creative agency with Brazilian roots, was honored with its first GD USA – American Graphic Design Award for excellence in concept, creation, and production of Polite Society’s brand identity. With over 10,000 entries, the 55th anniversary edition of GD USA Awards honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, p-o-p, internet, interactive, video and more, according to GD USA.

This is the third GD USA Award in the last four years for Luciana Hickman, principal and creative director for Lu Hickman Creative, and her first as an agency in America. With almost two decades of graphic design experience, Luciana was the head of design/marketing for large corporations in Brazil, and she has collaborated with American companies since 2014.

Photo of the award certificate “This award has a very special meaning to me, it represents that women-led businesses are stronger than ever. Our client, Polite Society, is the perfect example in this category. We are very grateful for having the opportunity to work with Polite Society, a client whose mission it is to make society kinder and more polished.”– Luciana Hickman.

“Through my extensive work with Luciana this past year, she continually exceeded my expectations, helping me carefully select every minute detail for Polite Society’s brand. Luciana has been an outstanding asset and an integral part of building my business to date.” – Jessica Lieffring, founder, Polite Society.

Polite Society is an institution of protocol for modern Americans, providing the knowledge and wherewithal to excel in contemporary society. Polite Society aims to help people bring civility and kindness to modern times through tailored classes for individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds.

Polite Society's stationary displayed for the competition.###

Lu Hickman Creative Co. is a woman-owned small business founded in Chicago in 2017. Its mission is to empower businesses through captivating graphics and a deep understanding of their clients’ goals.


Contact: Luciana Hickman

Phone: 224 229-1897




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