Awards and Distinctions

We don’t like to toot our own horn.

Luckily, others have been tooting it for us. Here’s where we humble-brag about the distinctions and recognition that we’ve gained over the years. From print industry awards to local small business awards to national-level business growth awards, we’ve collected some shiny badges.

Business Awards best branding agency in Denver

Best Branding Agency In Denver, 2024

Expertise scores agencies on more than 25 variables to deliver a hand-picked list of the best branding agencies in Denver.

Co Sun Best of Logo

Best Commercial Printer

The Colorado Sun, 2023

The Colorado Sun recognizes outstanding businesses in the Denver metro area and around the state. Readers selected YellowDog in six categories for the inaugural awards: Commercial Printer, Marketing Firm, Place to Work, Promotional Products, Website Development and Workplace Culture.

UpCity Best of 2023

"Best of Colorado" Winner

UpCity 2022, 2023

Every year, UpCity selects 50 digital service providers using several online credibility ranking factors, including customer reviews and local authority. UpCity has recognized YellowDog as one of the 50 ‘Best of Colorado’ Winners. Check us out among this list of top creative studios and digital agencies in the state.

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Top 100 Colorado Woman-Owned Companies

ColoradoBiz, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Jenny Mulligan, President and majority shareholder at YellowDog, made the list of Top 100 Colorado Woman-Owned Businesses, coming in at #72 in 2020, #88 in 2021, and #73 in 2022. ColoradoBiz Magazine makes this illustrious annual ranking based on annual revenue and percent growth. Way to go, women!

Colorado’s 2022 Top 100 Colorado Woman-Owned Companies >

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Colorado Companies to Watch: Winner

This unique program honors 50 high-performing 2nd stage companies from across the state of Colorado. A panel of CCTW volunteer judges that serve as industry leaders from across Colorado will come together to select 50 award-winning companies from the list of 93 finalists.

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Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine, 2020

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. YellowDog was thrilled to be included in this national-level ranking for the first time in 2020.

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Small Business of the Year Award: Finalist

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2021

Recognizing the best in the Denver metro area, 18 organizations have been named as finalists for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Awards. YellowDog is a finalist in the Small Business category, along with Bespoke Event Group and Core Contractors Roofing Systems.

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Small Business Award: Finalist

Denver Business Journal, 2020

We’ve been selected as one of five finalists for the Denver Business Journal’s Small Business Awards in the medium-sized category. Other finalists are LED Supply Company, Etkin Johnson Real Estate, American Appliance Group, and Transworld Business Advisors.

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Top 100 Small Commercial Printers

WhatTheyThink | PrintingNews, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Each year, WhatThey Think Printing News Magazine invites small commercial print business owners in the United States to participate in their survey and ranking. They set an upper limit for participation at $25 million in annual revenues. YellowDog made this prestigious national ranking, coming in at #82 in 2020, #87 in 2021, #61 in 2022, and climbing to #51 in 2023.

Print Awards

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Colorado Business Choice Award: Best Printer

ColoradoBiz 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

For eight years running, ColoradoBiz readers have voted for YellowDog as Colorado’s Best Printer. In 2021, for the first time, we were also voted Colorado’s Best Sign Company. And, in 2021, we were voted a Best Marketing/Advertising Agency runner-up!

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Print Excellence Award

Western States Printing Alliance, 2020
PIASC, 2022

This regional print competition celebrates the extraordinary craft of creating unique and incredibly beautiful printed material. 

2020: YellowDog’s print work was announced a winner in the categories of large format prints and poster prints 

2022: YellowDog won the Print Excellence Award for the category of Service Catalog for both our print and design work on a set of catalogs for a medical device laboratory seal (three intersecting diamonds above text that read: Best Printing Services in Denver, surrounded by leaf pattern.

Best in Denver: Printing Services, 2021 – 2024

Expertise scores Denver agencies on more than 25 variables across the five categories: availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism. It then analyzes the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Best Printing Services in Denver

Three Best Rated, 2022 – 2024

Three Best Rated helps 4.5 million customers a year find the best local businesses, professionals, etc. in key cities. It display only businesses that are verified by its team since customers deserve only the best.

Design Awards

YellowDog has been earning recognition and awards in the field of commercial print for years. Thanks to the talent and dedication of our our in-house design team, we’ve ranked as a top local print design and graphic design studio on the following prestigious listing sites.


As a small, local business, YellowDog works hard to make sure our pawprint is as positive as possible – both toward the community and toward the environment. To hold ourselves accountable to these goals, we’ve maintained the following certifications:

  • Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2021
  • Colorado Green Business Network Silver Achiever. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2022, 2023
  • Certifiably Green Denver. City and County of Denver, 2020-2023
  • Certified Minority Women Business Enterprise. Colorado Office of Development & International Trade (COEDIT)

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