Creative Best 2023

Thursday, November 16
6–10PM, 7PM presentation
Vue Columbus
95 Liberty Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Dust to dust

When we turn to dust, the work we do often goes with us, so why do we do it? To connect with others. This year’s show recognizes the circle of life within creativity, personally or within a project. The celebration of exploring and having the courage to stay curious.

To help us all feel less alone, to feel inspired, to create the possibility of change, and ultimately to live a better life, a better now.

Creative Best is

the annual awards competition held by the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. Each year, our organization gathers to recognize the outstanding works submitted by professionals and students alike in Central Ohio.

Creative Best is open to CSCA members and non-members living within 75 miles of Columbus. Students enrolled in a school or university located in the state of Ohio may enter their student work completed within an accredited arts, design, business, or communication curriculum. Winners will be honored at our awards show on November 16 at the Vue.

Submissions are now closed

Work was evaluated anonymously by a panel of judges and will be awarded exactly as submitted. Please email with any questions.

Ticket Pricing


Professionals – $60

Students – $20

VIP Table for 10 – $600


Professionals – $70

Students – $30

VIP Table for 10 – $700


129 Liberty Street – $3

100 Liberty Street – $5

500 South Front Street – $5

Meters located on both Liberty Street and Front Street.


Heather Hipsher

Heather Hipsher

Heather graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design with a double major in Illustration and Fashion Design. She has designed for several major fashion brands under the L Brands and URBN umbrellas and is currently a Fashion Design Manager at Lilly Pulitzer in the greater Philadelphia area. With a love for teaching and inspiring others, she has been involved teaching Commercial Illustration, Pattern Making & Sewing Construction, Fashion Illustration & Branding and portfolio reviews for CCAD, Moore College of Art & Design, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University.

Heather’s LinkedIn

Sarah Beth Morgan

Sarah Beth Morgan

Sarah Beth Morgan is an animation director and illustrator based in Cleveland, Ohio. Throughout her day-to-day, she works closely with motion studios and clients like Chipotle, Ecobee, and Google on commercial animation + illustration. As a full-time freelancer and online educator, she enjoys diving into passion projects and advocating for women in the industry.

Sarah Beth’s website

Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland

Best known for his work on Voodoo Ranger, artist Josh Holland’s natural proclivity for image-making has parlayed into a career that spans creative direction, illustration, design, fine art, and animation. His work is distinguished by inspired character design, high energy line work, hand-drawn typography, and a youthful sense of wonder for the world around us. Josh currently lives in the foothills of colorful Colorado where he and his wife operate a small creative studio, creating beautiful things with like-minded local clients.

Josh’s website

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Niko Taylor
Orange Barrel Media
Portfolio Creative
Process Interactive
Roosevelt Coffee Roasters
ThunderWing Brewing
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