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Gershoni Selected as the Official Design Studio for the 7th Annual Webby Awards


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Leslie A. Dotson
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Gershoni to Create ?Party in a Download? As Webby Awards Move Online

San Francisco, CA – May 19, 2003
Gershoni, the award-winning San Francisco design studio, announced today
that it has been selected as the official design studio of the 7th Annual
Webby Awards. This year, as The Webby Awards ceremony moves online, Gershoni
has been asked to recreate the experience both online and offline. This
includes all visual communications aspects from the creative concepts
to the interactive invitations to key items that make a party uniquely

“We are greatly honored to collaborate with the Webbys
and help spread the excitement of the event worldwide,” stated Gil
Gershoni, co-founder and creative director of Gershoni. “The opportunity
to translate the Webby experience into this larger format is the kind
of project that allows us to integrate our experience in print, online
and creative strategy in a completely original way.”

Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences,
The Webby Awards is the leading international honor for Web sites and achievement
in technology and creativity. Winners of The 7th Annual Webby Awards will be unveiled
online on Thursday, June 5th. This is the third time Gershoni has been selected as
the official design company to handle The Webby Awards based on the firm?s impressive
history of innovative design and personal service.

?The Webby Awards honors excellence with creativity and technical
achievement,? commented Tiffany Shlain, founder and creative director of The Webby Awards.
?We know who makes the best. That is why we selected Gershoni to design for The Webbys
this year in particular. Gershoni brings excellence, high-level creativity and strategic
vision to every design project.?

About Gershoni
Led by husband-wife team Amy and Gil Gershoni, Gershoni Design Studio
has been creating award-winning solutions including print, identity, interactive,
and film since 1993. Gershoni’s past clients include Nike, Silicon Graphics,
Senator Barbara Boxer and MTV. The firm?s work has been included in such
places as the Whitney Museum’s Biennial and the Sundance Film Festival.
As a third-generation husband/wife entrepreneurial team, Amy and Gil are
involved in the San Francisco business community serving on boards such
as INFORUM, a division of the California Commonwealth Club and the Glasshouse,
an internationally acclaimed entrepreneurial club. For more information,
please visit

About the Webby Awards
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is the leading international honors
for consumer Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences selects the nominees,
winners, and presents the awards event. Sponsors of The 7th Annual Webby
Awards include media partners Business 2.0, Fortune and Fortune Small
Business magazines; Event partners PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nielsen//NetRatings;
Official Sponsors The Creative Group, IDG, Absolut Vodka, Comstock Images,
and Rackspace Managed Hosting. For more information visit