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There’s never a good reason for designers to call themselves “creatives.”
I had the pleasure of sitting on the judging panel for the Hiiibrand Awards.
Problem: design a brochure for a small theatre.
Solution: make the brochure small.
There’s no denying the value of what you’ll find beneath that waterline.
Iceberg photo by Carola Jacobs
A few stand-out entries in the branding category of this year’s D&AD Awards.
Established by Josef Rupp I in 1908, Rupp is a traditional Austrian cheese factory.
Graphex is Canada’s biennial national design awards.
An Adobe Illustrator plugin that renders your flat artwork in seconds.
Something I worked on this year for São Paulo-based Virtulos.
Some political commentators have suggested the creation of a new flag for Northern Ireland.
Feru is a luxurious fashion brand named after Uzbek designer Ferutdin Zakirov.
“…before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era.”
A little reminder that we need create more than just wordmarks and symbols.
Identity design is not about what one likes or dislikes. It’s about what works.
I recently created a number of identity design variations for Massachusetts-based startup TalkTo.
An agency providing online marketing services to companies active in the luxury industry.
Identity Designed has reached a half-century of brand case studies.
I was hired to design an identity that captured “New York City unpretentious wealth.”
A Pittsburgh-based start-up asset management company.
I’ve just launched Identity Designed — a showcase of brand identities.
Some worthwhile qualities that designer Jerry Kuyper tries to achieve when creating identity standards.
goTeach will offer an annual subscription to schools for unlimited online advertising of job vacancies.
Ganze is a surf clothing label based in Ireland.
Here’s a look at the design that was chosen, created by Canada-based agency TAXI.
In August 2008 I was hired by the Canadian Yellow Pages to refine its “walking fingers” logo.
Aspect 46 is a start-up business facilitation service based in Spokane, Washington.
When it comes to client presentations, contextual imagery is key.
Here are some of my experiences along the way.
What I consider the 10 most notable logos of 2009.
I chose matte, and asked if I could have the word “DESIGN” embossed.