Making awards and keepsakes seems simple, but we would not be able to do it without key things we learned in school.
Science - The machines we use for engraving utilize lasers, diamonds, air pressure, and observation.
English - We constantly edit and spell-check our work, analyze conversations with clients, and effectively communicate with team members to complete our projects.
Math - While designing a project, we have to make sure exact measurements are taken, double-check that angles are accurate, and problem-solve issues that arise.
Social Studies - We keep records of all previous jobs and customers. This way, when someone asks about their previous orders, we can look into our archives and find pertinent information. We also provide excellent customer service with people of many cultures and backgrounds.
Art - We use a variety of artistic methods and applications to design our products. Painting, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and aesthetics to name a few.
Technology/Computers - Our machines have complicated user interfaces that we utilize every day and we use computers to design, communicate, market, and analyze our work.
Health/Safety/Physical Education - Within our workshop, we have potentially dangerous chemicals, sharp tools with which to cut metal, and mechanical dangers that we make sure to manage safely. We are also often on our feet and dodging physical obstacles to finish our projects.
So, I guess what we're trying to say is, "Thank you!" for teaching us the skills necessary for our job.
This year for the Spring season, we are on a mission: to save the Easter bunnies (and their friends)! See, every day, animals suffer from lack of proper care and/or a loving home. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton helps those needs by providing vaccines and other veterinary care, investigating animal cruelty and abuse, and [...]
Beginning in March, we will be offering vinyl car wraps. If you are not a car aficionado, a vinyl wrap is like a giant sticker put on a vehicle, except these stickers hug the vehicle's every contour, so it seems like the sticker has been painted on. Here's an example.The vinyl wrap process is done [...]
A lot of what we do at Awards of Excellence (AoE) is sublimation. One of the ways we do this is by sublimating metal plates. Sublimating is when something solid becomes a gas without becoming a liquid first (Source). Probably the most popular use of this process is when dry ice goes straight from ice [...]
It was my second week of work. A man came into our shop--dusty work coat, roughly trimmed beard, tough bleached jeans--and walked up to the counter. My two other coworkers were hard at work, so it was up to me to help him out. I may not have known much about how to make awards [...]
A lot of people come to us for trophies. I get it; there's a bazillion trophies in our showroom for someone's perusal. However, some other areas of our expertise get overlooked. One big thing is our design capabilities. Did you know that we design custom logos, letterhead, business cards, banners, flyers, brochures, and other materials? We [...]