SOURCE: Schawk, Inc.

Schawk, Inc.

February 22, 2012 08:30 ET

Deborah Smith Read Appointed Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide

Appointment to San Francisco Office Strengthens Anthem Worldwide's Creative Offering

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Anthem Worldwide, the brand development division of Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), whose integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences, announced that it has appointed Deborah Smith Read to serve as creative director for its San Francisco office.

Lor Gold, global chief creative officer for Schawk, said, "Successful brands must truly connect across consumer touchpoints whether it's at home, on the go, at the store or on the shelf. Deborah brings the creative connective tissue through experience and passion to help Anthem's clients deliver an emotionally compelling brand experience for consumers."

Deborah Smith Read joins Anthem with 25 years of experience in brand development, including design strategy, naming and identity, package design and interactive creative from her own consultancies Brand Engine and Addis Creson in California. Read's background includes experience with Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn Kids, Smith & Hawken, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee, The Clorox Company, Barclays Global Investors and LVMH.

"I am energized to become part of Anthem Worldwide's creative leadership," said Read. "Anthem understands that as a brand development agency, we are the bridge between the brand and the shopper's hand. It is this creative responsibility that fuels our global network of exceptional talent. Our deep expertise in developing creative ideas across multiple consumer channels drives growth for our clients."

Added Gold, "For both Schawk and Anthem, our collective creative, both globally and individually, fulfills extremely important creative needs for every one of our clients. In every case, there is tremendous creative talent and care and concern for detail, which end up as a highly creative brand expression designed to help our clients win at any point of consumer influence."

Read received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.

Anthem Worldwide is the brand development division of Schawk (NYSE: SGK). Anthem's integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences. We do this by aligning our strategic, creative and executional talent worldwide with the business needs of companies seeking a competitive advantage. Anthem offers a full range of branding and design services through our network of world-class design professionals in 11 cities. Anthem is presently located in Chicago, Cincinnati, Düsseldorf, Hilversum (The Netherlands), London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and York (U.K.). For more information on Anthem, please visit http://www.anthemww.com and http://digital.anthemww.com/. Follow Anthem on http://twitter.com/anthemworldwide.

Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers. With a global footprint of operations in 25 countries, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touch points. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency. For more information about Schawk, visit www.schawk.com. Follow Schawk on www.brandsquare.com and twitter.com/BrandSquare.

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