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Workhorse Recognized With Gold Davey Award

by Workhorse
3 min read
Gold Winner: 2023 Davey Awards with an image of the Loro restaurant website

The Davey Awards celebrate the remarkable artistry of small agencies, applauding their “Creative Davids” who have crafted unique projects for companies with smaller budgets. Led by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) – a distinguished panel comprised of leading specialists in traditional and digital media from across the globe – these awards offer an opportunity to bring innovative achievements into focus on both local and international stages.

The Award: Gold for Hospitality – Restaurant

The Client: Loro Restaurant – Austin, Texas

Loro creates the most mouth-watering Asian smokehouse cuisine you’ve ever tasted. You wouldn’t expect anything less from the award-winning chefs Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbeque and Tyson Cole, of Uchi, who merged to produce Loro in 2018, now working toward their 6th location across Texas.

The Project

The challenge in building a new website for Loro was: How do you produce a user experience worthy of the physical environment and wildly creative brand that Loro is? And how do you create a website that ignites a users senses to a point where they can almost taste and smell it?

Leveraging our team’s deep expertise in website development along with our great partners Unfettered (strategy) and The Graphic Standard (design), we have provided Hai Hospitality (owner of Loro) with a cutting-edge online presence that accurately reflects the brand’s prestigious reputation as one of the premier destinations for top-quality Asian Smokehouse cuisine.

Read the full Loro case study.

“We’re thrilled to receive a gold Davey Award for this project. As they say, it takes a village. A lot of smart people on our team, and from our great partners came together to pull this off,” stated Grant Chambers, Founder and CEO of Workhorse.

About the Davey Awards

The Davey Awards is an international award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small teams from across the world. The 19 th Annual Davey Awards received over 2,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms. All it took was one small stone and a flash of ingenuity for David to overcome Goliath.

The Davey Awards were inspired by this symbol of creative resourcefulness and used it as the foundation of our updated brand identity and sleek new statuette. In their 19th year, they doubled down on their core mission—celebrating brilliant ideas from small teams. The Davey Awards level the playing field so entrants compete with only their peers, and winners can gain the recognition they deserve. Please visit for more information.

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