Award-Winning Web Design

Teamwork makes the dream work. When our clients are as passionate as we are, good things and great results happen. Here are some winning moments.

2017 Top Web Development Companies Chicago, Clutch Award

We are honored to be named one of the top web development companies in Chicago by Clutch. Their annual research evaluates each company’s depth of focus in their area of expertise, as well as the company’s proven ability to deliver results for their clients.


2017 Golden Trumpet Award

We are honored to receive a Trumpet from the Publicity Club of Chicago’s (PCC) 2017 Golden Trumpet Awards for “New Website Revitalizes PCC’s Brand.” Since 1959, The Publicity Club of Chicago has sponsored the Golden Trumpet Awards — the  most  prestigious  awards  program in the Midwest. These coveted awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity and execution.


2017 Communicator Award

We are honored to receive a Communicator Award for the Orbit Media website. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Now in the 23rd year, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.


2016 Golden Trumpet Award

June, 2016 – We are honored to receive a Trumpet from the Publicity Club of Chicago’s (PCC) 2016 Golden Trumpet Awards for “Combing websites for clarity, online content” for the Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets website.  Since 1959, The Publicity Club of Chicago has sponsored the Golden Trumpet Awards — the  most  prestigious  awards  program in the Midwest.


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2015 American Graphic Design Awards

Sept 15, 2015 – Three of our websites (Ratio Architects, Snow Monkeys & KSN Law) were chosen to be awarded for the 2015 American Graphic Design Awards curated by GD USA. Just under 10,000 entries were submitted and only 15% are selected. The awards honor outstanding new work of all kinds across all media. Winners become eligible for reproduction in the 52nd Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual in print, on the web, and on mobile devices — seen by over 100,000 colleagues and clients each year. Congratulations to all of these project teams and clients. Job well done!!


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Orbit Makes the 2015 Inc. 5000 with 3-Year Sales Growth of 50%

Aug 12, 2015 – For the 3rd time, Orbit Media Studios has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The 9th annual Inc. 5000 competition is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. This kind of accomplishment is truly worth celebrating!


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2014 Top Web Designers + Web Developers in the Greater Chicago Area

WASHINGTON, Dec 17th, 2014 – Today Clutch, a Washington, DC-based research firm, published new results on Chicago-based firms who have proven their success through projects for domestic and international clients. Orbit Media Studios was selected as one of the top firms on over a dozen quantitative and qualitative factors including company experience, positive client reviews, and market presence. Thanks for recognizing us!


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Orbit Ranks on the 2014 Inc.5000 with 3-Year Sales Growth of 55%

Sept 8, 2014 – Inc. magazine today ranked Orbit Media Studios, Inc #4608 on its 8th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. This kind of accomplishment is truly worth celebrating!


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20th Annual Communicator Award Winner for Website Distinction: The Road Less Traveled, Writers Theatre & Our Very Own Content Jam

April 2014 – The winners of The 2014 Communicator Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, we are proud to share the news that our website designs for The Road Less Traveled, Writers Theatre and Content Jam have been selected for website design distinction in the teen, performance arts and events categories. Congrats to our clients for their passion and vision and kudos to our internal teams for fantastic work!


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2013 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y’ers by Brill Street

January 2014 – Orbit was named the 40th best company for Generation Y employees in Chicago. This is our fouth year as a Top Employer for Gen Y emerging talent and we are extremely honored. Read more about how Orbit won the Brill Street Gen Y 50 Award.


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Vienna Beef wins Silver in Consumer Goods Category at 2013 W3 Awards

September 2013 –  The Winners of The 2013 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today.  Receiving over 4,000 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.


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Orbit Makes the 2013 Inc. 5000 List with 3-Year Sales Growth of 91%

Aug 22, 2013 –  Inc. magazine today ranked Orbit Media Studios, Inc #3406 on its 7th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year’s list. Orbit joins LivingSocialEdible ArrangementsCDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.


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Orbit Media among ICIC and FORTUNE’s Inner City 100 winners

May 2013 – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine announced that Orbit Media Studios was selected for the 2013 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices, and job creation in America’s urban communities.


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19th Annual Communicator Award Winner for Website Excellence: Center for Humans and Nature

April 2013 – The winners of The 2013 Communicator Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, we are proud to share the news that our design for Center For Humans and Nature has been selected for website design excellence in the social responsibility category. Congrats to one of our favorite clients for their passion and vision!


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2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y’ers by Brill Street

January 2013 – Orbit was named the 37th best company for Generation Y employees. This is our third year as a Top Employer for Gen Y emerging talent and we are extremely honored. Read more about how Orbit won the Brill Street Gen Y 50 Award.


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Orbit Media’s Sports Media Monitor Design Named 2012 Silver Winner at W³ Awards

September 2012 – After reviewing over 3,000 entries, the winners of The W³ Awards 2012have been announced by the International Academy of Visual Arts. Orbit Media’s design of Sports Media Monitor website has been recognized as a silver medal winner. The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites. We are honored to be recognized for excellence.


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Orbit Media among ICIC and Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 winners

May 2012 – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine announced that Orbit Media Studios was selected for the 2012 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.

For the 2012 list, winners represent a wide span of geography, operating in 46 cities and 30 states. The 2012 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent and an average standard growth rate of 577 percent between 2006 and 2010.


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18th Annual Communicator Awards 2012 Winners

May 2012 – We are happy to announce that two websites we launched in 2012, SEEP Network and Bioelements, were recognized for excellence in design and visual communication by The Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive, and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards was one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.


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Web Hosting Search: 2012 Web Award

Orbit Media Studios has been awarded and recommended as a top rated Web Design Company by Web Hosting Search, a leading company in providing reviews for top web hosting sites and reliable resource for web development.


Web Marketing Association: 2011 Web Award

September 2011 – Resurection Health Care, whose website Orbit redesigned, received a “Healthcare Provider Standard of Excellence” Award from the Web Marketing Association. This is RHC’s fourth Web Award!


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Inner City 100: Fastest Growing Inner City Business

May 2011 – Orbit Media is honored to be a winner of the 100 fastest growing inner city businesses in the US by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune.com. The Inner City 100 highlights the fastest growing inner city businesses in America. For the 2011 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 nominations. We are very proud to represent Chicago along with six other Chicago based companies.


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Best of 2011: Web Design Chicago

February 2011 – Orbit Media was selected by Web Hosting Break as the best web design firm in Chicago for 2011. Web Hosting Break considered design quality, capabilities and usability in selecting the winners and Orbit is proud to represent Chicago for this honor.


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Golden Trumpet Award

May 2010 – The Orbit redesign of the Kemper Sports website has won a 2010 Golden Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago. The new site “produced a showcase of its expertise within the golf course management industry and created opportunity to capture leads.”


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2011 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y’ers by Brill Street

January 2012 – Orbit was named the 26th best company for Generation Y employees. We were hoping to be number one but competition was fierce. It’s an honor to be on the same list as Google and The Field Museum. Read more about how Orbit won the Brill Street Gen Y 50 Award.


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Silver Trumpet Award

April 2009 – Orbit teamed up with the creative team at Rogue Element to produce the “Bringing Our History to Life” interactive timeline for The Society of Actuaries. This piece won a 2009 Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago.


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Communicator Awards

June 2008 – In conjunction with the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Communicator Awardshonor creative excellence in the field of communications. In the 14th-annual competition, judges examined over 8500 entries. Orbit received 4 Awards of Distinction for print and website work in 2008. Honored projects included RhythmlinkBettinardi, and Austin-Lehman Adventures.


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LogoLounge 4: International Identities by Leading Designers

January 2008 – Each installment of this best-selling series presents thousands of new logos and serves as an invaluable resource for designers worldwide. Volume 4 of LogoLounge showcased the Orbit logo. View the book on Amazon >


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Dynamic Graphics Re: Design Contest

November 2007 – In the premier Re: Design Contest from Dynamic Graphics magazine, judges selected 13 top redesigns from a pool of hundreds. Orbit received this honor for our work on the Rhythmlink catalog. A feature spread in the December/January issue of Dynamic Graphics highlights our winning work. View a PDF of this catalog >


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Davey Awards

October 2007 – The International Davey Awards honor the creative excellence of small agencies like Orbit. Members of the International Academy of the Visual Arts judged over 4,000 entries for this competition. OMS garnered a Silver Davey Award for creation of the Rhythmlink logo.


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Society of Typographic Arts: Archive ’07

October 2007 – The Society of Typographic Arts (STA) instated the prestigious Archive Awards to promote awareness and appreciation of design in Chicago and the Midwest. Orbit won an Archive ’07 Award for our own identity. Our winning entry will permanently remain in the Society’s archive—a collection that showcases the breadth of the STA’s 80-year history.


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W3 Awards

October 2007 – Sanctioned by the International Academy of Visual Arts, the W3 Awards honor outstanding Web work. According to the W3 site, this is the first major Web competition accessible to “the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Orbit won a Silver W3 Award in the area of charitable organization/nonprofit for the Chicago Foundation for Education site.


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Communicator Awards

August 2007 – The Communicator Awards honor creative excellence in the field of communications. With over 8,000 entries from firms of all sizes, this is one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world. Print and identity projects for Advanced Dermatology and Orbit�s own identity garnered three Awards of Distinction and one Honorable Mention in the 13thannual Communicator Awards.


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Apex Awards

May 2007 – Sponsored by the editors of Writing that Works, the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence recognize notable achievements in the fields of communications and publication. In 2006, Orbit developed a commemorative African safari video for executives at Griffith Labs; the piece later won an Award of Excellence in the 19th annual Apex competition.

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