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November 2010  |  dso creative wins an American Graphic Design Award for the Catholic Foundation 2009 Annual Report.

November 2011  |  dso creative wins an American Graphic Design Award for the Catholic Foundation 2010 Annual Report.

January 2012  |  dso creative is named a 2012 Business Champion by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

March 2012  |  dso creative wins an ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation New Mexico for the Catholic Foundation 2011 Annual Report.

September 2012  |  DeAnn Sena OConnor becomes president of the American Advertising Federation New Mexico. Visit

March 2013  |  DeAnn Sena OConnor is named an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Influence. Click here to read the full article.

May 2013  |  DeAnn Sena OConnor is written into Congressional Record in a statement honoring Women of Influence.

June 2014  |  DeAnn Sena OConnor joins the New Mexico Kids Matter Board of Directors, formerly known as CASA Albuquerque.

July 2015  |  dso creative is awarded a contract with Central New Mexico Community College helping them create and design a virtual tour for room rental services.

September 2015  |  DeAnn Sena O’Connor wins an American Graphic Design Award for the Catholic Foundation Grant Awards Invitation.

March 2016  |  dso creative wins a Gold Addy for Art Direction, a Silver Addy for Annual Report design and an Albuquerque 30 award for Best Ideas for the 2015 Catholic Foundation Annual Report.

December 2016  |  dso creative wins an American Graphic Design Award for the Catholic Foundation Annual Report.

April 2017  |  dso creative is recognized in the Pantone Extended Color Gamut Contest.

October 2017  |  Along with client CWA Strategic Communication, dso creative wins a Gold Cumbre Award for the General Education Bond C 2017 Campaign.

November 2017  |  dso creative becomes a member of Quality New Mexico.

February 2018  |  DeAnn Sena OConnor named a 2018 Person to Watch in Graphic Design USA Magazine.

February 2018  |  dso creative wins two Gold Addys, a Silver Addy an Albuquerque 30 Award and presents the Client of the Year Award to Central New Mexico Community College at the 2018 American Advertising Awards New Mexico. Read More.



“Thanks D! You a bad mama jamma!” (MONGO logo design) — Tyson Ratliff, MONGO Heavy Duty Industries International Ltd. Co.

“She loves them..they are perfect.  Thank you so much” (wedding invitation design) — Jill Balderrama

“Congrats on being one of the 2013 Women of Influence Honorees! This just came across my desk and its pretty awesome that I’ve been able to work with such an influential leader in the community. Keep up the great work” — Andy Williams, W Marketing

“DeAnn’s influence combines all of the colorful threads in the very fabric that is New Mexico.  She is creativity, generosity, intelligence, and community.  Her work matters and she is making a remarkable difference not only to New Mexico Appleseed, but to the state as a whole.” — Jennifer Ramo, New Mexico Appleseed

Thank you, Thank you. You did a great job! I appreciate your professionalism and ability to turn on a dime.
— David Empey, Griffin & Associates

Thanks for being a great partner to us, your work makes a huge difference in this (CNM Foundation Donor Dinner) event.
— Daysha Trujillo, CNM Foundation

“DeAnn is one of those special people that is not only extremely talented, but she generously gives her time and energy to our community to make it a better place for everyone.”
— Joan Griffin, Griffin & Associates