Counselor

Counselor Product Design Awards 2018

This year’s 13 winning promo items are standouts in their style, appeal and function.

1. WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Winner: iClick (asi/62124)
The Spinnit Pen has ergonomic, easy-to-use thumb-spinning action. Just spin the top of it to focus or to get a little stress relief.

2. TECH ACCESSORIES

Winner: iClick (asi/62124)
This Aluminum PopSocket sticks flat to the back of a phone, tablet or case with rinseable, repositionable gel. Extend it to use as a media stand or a photo or texting grip. It’s engravable and offered in three colors.

3. WATCHES & JEWELRY

Winner: Logomark (asi/67866)
This Unisex Watch has a 44mm matte antique silver stainless-steel case, high-precision Japanese movement and natural rugged leather straps. It’s water-resistant to 5 ATM.

4. CALENDARS

Winner: Visions/Awardcraft (asi/93986)
The Desktop Perpetual Calendar brings the fun of childhood building blocks to any workspace. The date can be displayed in seven different ways.

5. DRINKWARE

Winner: Visions/Awardcraft (asi/93986)
This Collapsible Water Bottle has a unique spiral design that stands 4.8” tall when collapsed and 8.4” tall when open. It’s leak-proof and shockproof, and made of 100% FDA- and LFGB-approved food-grade silicone. 

6. HOUSEWARES

Winner: OrigAudio (asi/75254)
The Onyt is a wireless, app-controlled device that can be programmed to complete a large number of household jobs at the press of a button. It creates a shortcut for tasks like turning on the stereo, calling a taxi and much more.

7. AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Winner: Visions/Awardcraft (asi/93986)
This rectangular-shaped silver aluminum award, called the Tristin, offers a striking and clear optical crystal accent.

8. DESK ACCESSORIES

Winner: Leed’s (asi/66887)
With knitted fabric cloth and a real wood base, the Shae Fabric and Wood Bluetooth Speaker includes a five-watt speaker driver, plus built-in microphone and music control.

9. APPAREL

Winner: Trimark (asi/92121)
The Silverton Packable Insulated Jacket combines a trendy retail look with lots of interesting features, including a LED zipper pull and ECOHEAT lining. It packs away in a stuff sack built into the left pocket.

10. CAPS & WEARABLE ACCESSORIES

Winner: Trimark (asi/92121)
The Mighty LED Knit Toque features a removable, rechargeable LED headlight with three brightness settings. The light pops out of the turn-back cuff for washing, while the toque has rib-knit construction with crown darts for a shaped fit.

11. SPORTS & OUTDOORS

Winner: Peerless Umbrella Co. (asi/76730)
The YourBrella, a custom photo umbrella, is designed by clients. They simply download an app, take a photo, approve an instant 360-degree virtual image and press “submit.” After entering an address and redemption code, the item is sent to their mailbox in a few weeks.

12. MEETING & TRAVEL PRODUCTS

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
The Main Post has a designated padded sleeve that fits up to a 10.5” tablet and pockets made for business cards, pens, charging cords and a notebook. Jot down ideas and notes in the included Large Book of Awesome. An exterior leather strap ties it all together.

13. BAGS

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
Cut and sewn in California in three days from water-repellant snow fabric, the Penryn has a dedicated laptop/tablet sleeve, secret stash pouches, RFID-lined pocket and front strap brackets that can stow a jacket, yoga mat or even a skateboard.