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Rivanna Report

Random ramblings and occasional rants about awards, recognition, climate, community, and business as a force for good.

Anatomy of typography

Award Typography Tips & Tricks

There’s no doubt that Rivanna is a recognition company. We love making eco-friendly awards and plaques for our customers. But at our core, we’re a design company. Our design team works to create unique products, implementing your logos and accolades in the most visually pleasing way possible.

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

For the 5th year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been recognized as a leader in positive business impact by the nonprofit B Lab
Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"
Rivanna contracts with UPS for carbon-neutral shipping

Rivanna contracts with UPS for carbon-neutral shipping

Rivanna Natural designs announced today that it has contracted with UPS to use UPS carbon-neutral shipping to ship the company's planet friendly awards, plaques, and gifts.

Crystal Mario honored as RSA Fellow

Crystal Mario, Founder and CEO of Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA)
Crystal Mario honored as RSA Fellow
Monkey Tail Ranch

Rivanna Helps Support Monkey Tail Ranch

Our new Refer Rivanna program has really taken off, with our loyal customers referring our eco-friendly awards to others. When someone refers a new customer who makes a purchase, we donate a portion of the sale to a local nonprofit organization. Our current nonprofit partners are Richmond SPCAFeedMore, and the IRC. We've now added Monkey Tail Ranch.

Rivanna Receives Conservation Landscaping Reimbursement

Rivanna has received some exciting news. We’ll be planting a conservation garden in our parking lot – and receiving funding in return! When I began working at Rivanna over a... Read More
Rivanna Receives Conservation Landscaping Reimbursement
Customer Spotlight: Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Customer Spotlight: Association of Zoos & Aquariums

When our design team comes across a really beautiful or fun award, they call me over to check it out. This is how I learned about the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Rivanna has been making FSC®-certified awards for AZA since 2011, honoring their members for Scientific Advancement Awards, Exhibit Awards, International Conservation Awards, and so on.

Q & A with Designer, Kristina Constantine

As we finish up the new product designs for our 2019 catalog, we thought we’d pause for a moment to catch up with our principal designer, Kristina Constantine.

Q & A with Designer, Kristina Constantine
Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

A clean, comfortable pair of shoes.  We take them for granted. Many (probably most) of us have too many shoes.  But what about those who have no shoes?  Women in the developing world who walk barefoot to retrieve water? Men and children who have lost their shoes in natural disasters or armed conflicts?

Rivanna Starts Composting!

Workplace composting is easy when you have a great partner. We partner with Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE) in Richmond, VA.
Rivanna Starts Composting!

We Are All In on Climate.

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Best for the World.

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Our 2021 Catalog looks a lot like home.

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Rivanna supports Climate Justice with Awards for All.

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