For Immediate Release: 1/30/2023
Greenville, North Carolina: Abby McVeigh, Web Project Manager at Red Shark Digital, has been awarded the status of judge for the 2023 Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) awards. As a judge for the w3, Davey, and Communicator Awards, she will have the opportunity to evaluate the work of some of the most talented individuals and organizations within the industry. She is thrilled to be able to share her expertise and knowledge alongside a diverse group of experts, ranging from esteemed professors to accomplished industry leaders.
The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) is an international assembly of creative professionals across disciplines that values the evolution and expertise of traditional and interactive media. In addition to collaborating and redefining the media industry, the AIVA sanctions the strategic directions for the Communicator, Davey, and w3 awards programs. Although under the direction of the AIVA, these award competitions feature unique qualities that set them apart as the industry’s finest.
Spencer Bunting, President and COO of Red Shark Digital, served as a judge in the AIVA awards in 2022. His participation in the event has paved the way for the nomination of Abby as a judge for the upcoming 2023 AIVA awards.
“It is an honor to follow in Spencer’s footsteps and get accepted into the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. I have learned so much about what makes a website exceptional, and I am eager to put forth my expertise as a judge of prestigious website awards,” says McVeigh.
During her time with Greenville’s Webflow web design agency, Abby has contributed to several AIVA award-winning projects, including Davey Awards for Sprightly CBD and AIPPD, Communicator Awards for Seared Chophouse and Angus Grill, and w3 Awards for LaborQuick and Peak Physical Therapy. McVeigh possesses a thorough understanding of the elements and processes that contribute to the creation of award-winning projects. She is well-prepared to apply this knowledge and expertise to her role as a judge for the AIVA awards and commits to evaluating each entry with the utmost care and attention to detail.
“We expect a lot from our team members, especially those in a place of responsibility like Abby. Included in those expectations is personal and professional growth, both in the agency and in their personal lives. Abby has continued to show alignment with our core values and takes every new challenge with stride,” says Bunting. “I am proud of each of our team members; however, moments like these when a team member receives industry validation in their field give me a certain warm and fuzzy feeling. I do not say it enough to her; however, I am extremely proud of Abby for her growth with us and the continued honor of being allowed to lead her here at the agency.”
These awards are presented to the best in the industry, honoring those who have made significant contributions to their field of expertise. The w3 Awards, Davey Awards, and Communication Arts Awards recognize excellence in website design, digital marketing, and visual communications. They are highly respected in the industry; winning one of these awards is a significant achievement.
About the AIVA: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts is an assembly of professionals from various communication and visual arts disciplines dedicated to embracing advancement and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. The AIVA judges and outlines the direction for the Communicator, Davey, and w3 awards programs. All members of the Academy have demonstrable expertise in the categories they review.
About Abby: Abby McVeigh, an ECU alumna, began her career at Red Shark Digital as an intern in January 2019 and joined the team full-time in May 2019. As Project Manager, Abby manages Webflow website design projects and performs maintenance on websites across various platforms on a day-to-day basis. With four years of experience at the well-known Webflow web design agency and the Level 1 Webflow Certification and Semrush Site Audit Exam under her belt, Abby has learned what it takes to build award-winning websites and lead website projects to success.
About Red Shark Digital: Red Shark Digital is an award-winning full-service digital marketing agency in Greenville, North Carolina. Specializing in Webflow web design services, SEO, branding, and digital advertising, the team at Red Shark Digital strives for excellence in everything they do. They pride themselves on delivering individually-curated solutions and digital marketing success for their clients. Visit their website to learn more.
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