Design

Our clients are seriously good at what they do. That’s why we want to work with them. What they haven’t learned yet when they come to us is how to show people what they do. That’s storytelling. We give you the tools to do that.

What's your first impression?

Visual Identity
There is a lot more to this than a logo. You should have a strategy in place for how your visual identity applies to every instance of outgoing communication for your company or organization, from the simplest, like email or letterhead, to how it feels for your client or customer to walk through your door.

My Page

Messaging Platform
Every time you communicate you should be strategically reinforcing your company or organization’s brand, mission, and mythology. Consistency begins with clearly defining the language you use.

What's in a place?

Experiential Design
We work with partners to develop spaces at the intersection of culture, history, location, and community that feel surprising and organic all at once.

Adobe Spark Page

Event Design
We temporarily transform spaces into three dimensional representations of your story using graphic elements, projection, signage, and video installation. Venues have included the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, the New Orleans Superdome and Superdome Arena, the Hammerstein Ballroom, Carnegie Hall, ABC Carpet & Home, Walkway Over the Hudson State Park, the Urban Zen Center, and the Ted Conference in Long Beach.

Our definitions for things we do:

Placemaking
There are specific definitions set for this by the Project for Public Spaces. In our parlance, placemaking is defining space clearly for people in a way that influences how they experience it.

Visual Identity
The visual styles of all outgoing communications. This includes logo, color palette, typeface, and everything to which these are applied.

Messaging Platform
The written aspect of all outgoing and some internal communications. This begins with mission and applies to everything that requires consistency in delivery, from tagline to emails.

Experiential Design
In this case, experiential design applies to designs people encounter as they move through the world. This can range from interpretive signage. to identity signage, to wayfinding.

Event Design
We work as a partnering organization for events. We design projections, temporary applications, interactive and other elements to transform spaces into branded or story driven events.

Storytelling
Defining the mythology of an organization and formally making that an aspect of all outgoing communications.

Branding vs Identity
Branding is the act of actively using an identity to create a brand for a corporation or organization.

Style Guide
Defines all of the style elements, both written and visual, for an organization and makes it easy for people inside and outside of the organization to stay on brand. Secondary definition, something our clients ignore so that we have to chastise them.