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A resilient brand identity keeps on going David Dessinger, a relatively new transplant from California when I met him on the ferry, took to Bainbridge Island right away. He sought out the help of Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley before starting Pegasus Coffee. We drifted apart at one point in the […]
I worked with the ACLU of Washington as their go-to designer before they had in-house resources. It was a long and fruitful collaboration. One of my favorite print projects was the 2004–05 annual report that featured the work (in beautiful photographs) of a local ceramic artist, Randolph Silver, who found the Patriot Act particularly motivational. […]
This is my favorite of the two School brochures I designed (way back when) and produced for the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. I worked with the PNB in-house marketing staff. Francia Russell was Director. Photos by John Holmberg, Terri Port and David Cooper.
I was fortunate to work with the PNB in-house marketing staff from 1983–85. This souvenir booklet has an embossed cover with pearl spot varnish throughout and sepia photos. PNB called the Good Shepherd Center their home at the time—both the Ballet and the Ballet School. This was during the first decade of the Francia Russell […]
Recently I met with a couple of my colleagues, Teri Shelton from River Dog Marketing, and Mark Root-Wiley from MRW Web Design, and discovered that we shared the same professional challenge. Many of our clients: Put a TON of effort into writing and publishing e-newsletters NONE of this information is being archived on their websites Visitors […]
Not sugar: Font hierarchy! It sounds a tad jargony and not at all appetizing. What does it mean—and why is it so important? How can you use it to actually add flavor to your ideas? Hierarchy means structure I am certain most of my readers know what an organizational hierarchy is—from traditionally top-down to flat, […]