NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Anthem Worldwide, a Schawk (NYSE: SGK) Strategic Design Company, whose integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences, announced the appointment of Rob Salit as design director for its New York office. In this role, Mr. Salit will provide creative leadership, direction, mentoring and inspiration to the entire New York design team and will be a significant creative addition to Anthem's global design network.

"I am excited to be a part of Anthem's creative community," said Mr. Salit. "It is an amazing opportunity to combine my experience with our talented New York and global teams. Anthem's strategic design network and global capabilities create compelling and consistent brand experiences for our clients' brands, and for the consumer are very impressive."

With 10 years of design agency experience and a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Communication from Philadelphia University, Rob Salit is known for his strong sense of design strategy and clean, sophisticated style. His keen eye for detail and exceptional organizational and leadership abilities have contributed to many successful consumer packaging and brand strategy initiatives. With a focus on packaging and expertise in the personal care, beverage and alcohol markets, he has designed integrated branding solutions for many of the world's leading brands including Absolut Vodka (now Pernod Ricard), Coca-Cola, Colgate, Diageo, Gatorade, Heinz, Pepsi and Unilever HPC.

Mr. Salit comes to Anthem from Raison Pure International in New York, where he provided strong leadership, direction, mentoring, and support to the design team. Earlier branding experiences include tenures at Landor Associates, Cornerstone Strategic Branding and G2, all located in New York, NY.

Richard Palmer, Anthem Worldwide's senior creative director in the New York office, added, "Rob brings a wealth of consumer package goods branding experience to our New York and global teams. His skill set brings further depth to our global design network and advances Anthem's commitment to provide the best brand point management solutions, with packaging being the key and most powerful touchpoint that turns consumers into buyers."

"We are thrilled to add Rob to Anthem's global creative leadership structure," said Janice Jaworski, managing director of the New York office of Anthem Worldwide. "As an important addition to our roster of talent and part of our growth strategy, Rob will provide additional creative direction required for the continued growth of our business, expanding client list and increasing project volume."

Brand point management is a powerful way of guiding brands through today's challenging environment while creating a compelling and consistent brand experience for consumers on a global scale. To gain further understanding on the important role of brand point management, please access Schawk's White Paper, "Brand Point Management: Creating Compelling and Consistent Brand Experiences" by visiting

Anthem Worldwide, a Schawk Strategic Design Company, is an integrated global network that provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact. Anthem creates compelling brand experiences by aligning its strategic, creative and executional talent worldwide with the business needs of companies seeking a competitive advantage. Anthem offers a full range of branding and design services to our clients including Campbell's, Coca-Cola, E-Mart, Foster's, General Electric, Hbc, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Safeway and Unilever. With our network of world-class design professionals in 12 cities, Anthem is presently located in Chicago, Cincinnati, Hilversum (The Netherlands), London, Melbourne, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and York (U.K.). For more information on Anthem, please visit

Schawk, Inc., (NYSE: SGK), is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. With a global footprint of 48 offices, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency. For more information about Schawk, visit

Contact Information: For more information, please contact the following: Jennifer Adams Schawk, Inc. Corporate Communications (513) 562-3506 Anne Marie Pagliacci Anthem Worldwide Executive Vice President (416) 538-3002