All great design starts with a strong concept.
Read a bit about how we came up with the simplified story for these companies, nonprofits, and solopreneurs. See the designs that came about as a result of streamlining a compelling story.
Aerial Treeworks. This preservation company asked DK to refine a brand identity design, but what we found led to a shortening of its name and a big step towards niching more tightly. See our work for Aerial Treeworks.
Avenue Medical. A Seattle company CEO trusted us to come up with a unified image for his fresh, new brand. See Avenue’s new cards and stationery.
Allied Arts of Seattle. This placemaking advocacy nonprofit appreciated the new, simple statement that spelled out its main goal. See our messaging work for Allied Arts.
Blitz! Revamping the colorful Capitol Hill Arts Walk in Seattle in a collaboration with local artists and shopkeepers meant thinking together about a single idea. Read the story of Blitz!
Barka Lounge. An initial request, “Can you draw a dog?,” and what came together after that. Read Barka’s “nightclub” story.
Brainergy Schoolhouse. Finding the key concept for this upstart school in Chiang Mai, Thailand, started on a rooftop bar. See some pictures of it and the zine workshop we did together there.
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. How to revitalize a tired image, and put some energy into a typically staid institution? See our work to rebrand the Capitol Hill Chamber.
Flow Sinks. A Charlotte, North Carolina, glassmaker needed some brochures for a tradeshow. Hiring DK helped him discover a new name and tell a visual story. See more about Flow Sinks.
Hindsight. An Oregon veterinarian changing address approached DK for a brand refresh. In the process, we found his clinic’s new name. Read more about Hindsight here.
Green Plus. Durham, North Carolina-based nonprofit Green Plus already had a bunch of stuff. The team needed to clarify and streamline its messaging, and we came up with a six-word tag and a very visual brochure. Check it out here.
Gnomedex. A giant conference for tech bloggers in Seattle asked DK to simplify the layout for its program. A collaboration with five people, working in different time zones, came together in a clean printed piece you can see a bit of and read the story about here.
Group 3 Architects, LLC. The most modern architects in Seattle hired Design Kompany to find their “look and feel.” See it here.
Healthcare Vouchers. How do you take a complex idea that’s meant to initiate a political bill and streamline it into two words? See our work to simplify the message for Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel’s healthcare reform idea.
Loom, a foundation. A new Seattle philanthropist hired DK to discover its core purpose and name that in concrete terms. We found its name in the process. See the work here.
Matchbox. The Brighton, UK-based software developer approached us for a website design, and discovered its true core offering and a new name in the process. See our work here.
Miyabi. A Japanese restaurant in Tukwila, Washington, looked to DK for a fresh, fun brand identity design. See One fish, blue fish.
MILA. The Duke University project MILA found its name and brand story when collaborated with developers at Little Green Software on the visual side of the game. See the story here.
Northwest Asian Weeky. A community paper in Seattle asked DK to refresh its page design, finding a new brand identity and tag in the process. See our work for NWAW, a “window to the world.”.
Preetlarhi. A Punjabi-language magazine asked DK to help redirect its story on the eve of its 80-year anniversary. The intellectual conversation about the original intent by a local hero and leader led to some brilliant clarification for his descendants, three generations later.
Real Science. Needing items to hand out at a trade show, this postcard and business card set came together to appeal to the curious-minded. Check it out here.
Thundershirt. A Durham, North Carolina, company needed some new ways to tackle creative thinking. DK came in for a series of focused workshops to give them our hottest ideation tips.
Write with Meaning. A Seattle writing coach wanted to bring a freshness to her image, and through play and discovery in our first few meetings, settled on this look that makes just about everyone smile. See our most commented-on work here.
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