Aug 21, 2017



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Top web design and development firm. Specializes in online marketing.

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Hello Monday

Hello MondayHellllo Monday! Welcome to a new week, and a new start with this pure creative agency with a strong line of professional digital and analogue work. Designing for some of the top clients in the industry, and based in New York, Copenhagen and Aarhus (first time we heard of that city too), Hello Monday is an awarded agency that focuses on web design, demos, print and identity design. We especially liked their featured work for Lego and Google... and overall, their portfolio from top to bottom is showcase of highly polished work.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, international firms, Denmark.

Hello Monday

Logo King

Logo KingNow this is an interesting concept... Buy quality premade company logos, business logos, and logo designs at a discount to custom designs. All of the logos from this Swedish design studio are created for a one-time usage, and there are hundreds to choose from. On top of it, they are all pretty good looking pieces of work! A great choice for a client with a small budget.... More

Also posted under international firms, Sweden.

Logo King


James Adamé

James AdaméNewly updated site for an outstanding typographic and motion design kid wonder. James is currently ACD and Head Designer at Arnold Worldwide, so he has a wee bit of street cred. Nice range of work from 3-D to advertising, to typography and illustration.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design, multimedia.

James Adamé

G2 Direct & Digital

G2 Direct & DigitalWorldwide brand development agency that still maintains a focus on a robust direct marketing practice. Their capabilities include 2D and 3D design, packaging, communications, and environmental branding. Their site is comprehensive, clean, and shows enough innovation to "tip the hat" at their online skill set. Nothing revolutionary here, just solid branding practices and a job well done.... More

G2 Direct & Digital


FRANK.

FRANK.Being FRANK is just a state of mind. It's the same thing with being successful. So, when it comes to integrated advertising, FRANK doesn't mince words. They get directly to creating award-winning work for agencies in the fields of print, marketing, and interactive design. Bold, honest, blunt, and simply FRANK.... More

Also posted under usa based firms.

FRANK.

BBH

BBHWith almost 1000 employees and $1.5bn in billing, BBH (Bartle Bogle Hegarty) is one of the largest global brand communications agencies. From interactive to mobile, as well as games, digital and music, they maintain focus on "the big idea" in all of their work. Site design by: Sennep (UK).... More

BBH


Studio Grafik

Studio Grafik Studio Grafik is the home of Serbian graphic designer Vladimir Mijatovic, who – while working in agency teams – has created some outstanding corporate identity projects. This portfolio has a very minimal, yet large presentation format... And we loved discovering that you can "mouse wheel" up and down through projects. Logos and visual branding are certainly his strong points, and this website showcases his talents beautifully.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Serbia.

Studio Grafik

Wolff Olins

Wolff OlinsWolff Olins is clearly and consistently one of the world's most influential branding agencies. Started in 1965 (and now part of Omnicom) they have an impressive client list, and over 180 employees in London and New York (at this posting). In a world of caution and conservatism, they are courting new ideas, and breaking new ground, for new clients. In a time of anxiety and cynicism, they are designing with an optimistic outlook for the world. Excellent work for the London 2012 Olympics, bringing back color, spunk, and new wave freshness. Ripe, clean, colorful, innovative and passionate branding that is positively... positive.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, United Kingdom.

Wolff Olins


Brandwide

BrandwideBrandwide is an inspiring design firm from Poland that specializes in creating visual identification systems for brands and products. What we really liked the raw minimal look to their site, which gives the allusion to a simple light box or cutting board. In turn, the portfolio samples are surprisingly strong, creating an advantageous contrast between the work and the deconstructed site design. This "undersell" continues on to their marketing, where they say on their site: "Brandwide is competent to offer a good design". Hey, we get it... they're great at what they do, and modest too!... More

Also posted under international firms, multimedia, Poland.

Brandwide

SeymourPowell

SeymourPowellFrom designing futuristic fuel-cell motorcycles to a range of... yes, vibrators, SeymourPowell are a ground-breaking group of innovators, product designers and product design consultants. Their portfolio exemplifies a pure, professional presentation, that showcases their experience in product design, development and brand product analysis. Great site, built by Sennep.... More

Also posted under multimedia, miscellaneous media, United Kingdom.

SeymourPowell


DixonBaxi

dixonbaxiÜber talented motion design firm based in London founded by two award winning directors, has updated it site from the olden golden... If you've ever turned on a TV, you've seen their work, which has included such wonders as "helping MTV find its balls again" to the on screen graphics of Formula 1 racing sports. Truly, not enough can be said about the work of this duo, and perhaps enough has already been said. Check out the work, and let the images do the talking.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding, United Kingdom.

dixonbaxi

Open Communication

Open CommunicationA really good "English ad shop" in Scandanvia, Open brings their unique marketing and advertising perspective to their international projects and clients. The advantage is bringing great Scandanvian products to the world at large in English, and with an English flair. We quite liked their 'open' white site and easy to navigate information. Meanwhile, most of the portfolio shows print, branding and design work. Good stuff.... More

Also posted under international firms, miscellaneous media, Sweden.

Open Communication


MRA Group

MRA GroupIf this is a temporary site (which thay ALL are, aren't they!?) then we're not gonna hold our breath waiting for the full-blown site... Why? Because we can see right through this tongue and cheek attempt to be funny, styling, edgy, and full of attitude. Yep. We're calling you guys on it... 'cause we know there's no plans to make a new site at all! And that's funny part of this branding and advertising firm... they're actually trying to make their site appear incomplete. Kudos for that.... More

MRA Group

Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden + KennedyIn what represents an enourmous design and IA effort, the new Wieden + Kennedy site attempts to catalog all of their projects in a sort of "Lost in Space" timeline and data structure. In the end, the site is rather hard to navigate, but the "yo-factor" of this site is quite impressive... at least it will be for a couple more months. What's really impressive is simply the fact that they've done so much work, they need to create an overarching data-mining scheme just to cover it all. Certainly much more of a marketing and promotional site than anything else, it achieves that goal by stating rather plainly, "Hey, we are bigger than planet Earth—our portfolio reaches into space!".... More

Wieden + Kennedy


FutureBrand

FutureBrand WorldwideFutureBrand doesn’t ask whether it’s possible or not, but rather how to make the product and how to make it BETTER. And their projects run the entire range from the branding of colossal city projects, to banks, consumer goods and beauty products. With this worldwide, think-tank of a company that caters to clients such as Nissan, Exxon, Dove and DuPont, as well as the Dubai Waterfront project and the Mexican Tourism Board, that super cool thing that we all thought would never come into existence just might!... More

FutureBrand Worldwide

Duffy and Partners

Duffy and PartnersBrand building, packaging and identity work; Minneapolis style. That's what you'll get from Duffy and Partners, a well established and awarded branding firm whose recent work has included rebranding the Islands of Bahamas, as well as identities for Toyota Trucks, and new packaging for Fresca. Clients know what to expect when coming here, but in out opinion, some the styles and designs in the portfolio have a slighty dated feel—like an ad agency that was huge in the 90's but still hasn't fully lost its tendency towards using quirky character illustrations of the era.... More

Also posted under usa based firms.

Duffy and Partners


Colle+McVoy

Colle McVoyColle+McVoy, located in the capital of the advertising state (Minneapolis, MN, of course!), is a prime example that you don't have to be a small firm to maintain a quirky, fun, and personable approach to design. In fact, they've made a rather large business out of staying true to "small-studio" style designs, using guerrila and non-traditional marketing as one of their many creative outlets. Great, youthful approach to a site for an ad agency that employs 170 creatives (2007), and was founded in 1935.... More

Colle McVoy

Mark Yeo

Mark YeoLike a young Samson in his prime, apparently this young art directors true strength comes directly from his finely coiffed hair. And his clients can relate, because most of his advertising and editorial designs are made for the fashion and high-end luxury fields. His art and layouts of advertising pages have been in the pages of numerous magazines, such as Esquire, Zest, Good Housekeeping and while in Singapore, he conceptualized, designed and art directed covers for Elle Magazine, Cleo and Woman's Weekly. So don't mess with Mark's "do", lest you spoil the perfect balance of art and design.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, Singapore.

Mark Yeo


MetaDesign

MetaDesignWhen it boils down to the science of branding, design systems and business strategy, there are few that hold a torch up to bright light that is MetaDesign. Stationed in San Francisco, Meta eats, sleeps and breathes clean, pure and practical design systems. From the ground up, or laterally and vertically, MetaDesign helps moves business into the future through top notch branding. Excellent company site (since last time that we looked), with a very minimal, and close-to-the-vest portfolio.... More

Also posted under best of breed.

MetaDesign

Kanter International

Kanter International Using the tagline "Building Brands from the Business Up" as a kick-off point, Kanter demonstrates a solid grasp of business needs in their brand building and business projects. Their specialties in consulting, strategy and marketing help big firms find hidden strengths and maximize potential, while avoiding hidden (or obvious) pitfalls. Quite a nice site, with a crystal clear message.... More

Kanter International


Studio Output

Studio OutputAn excellent design portfolio of a print, graphics and identity design firm. Although they do not specialize in web design, they had their friends (AllofUs.org) put together a truly magnificent minimal Flash portfolio that really puts the ideas and work first. Yes, the graphic design campaigns inside are excellent, yet its even easier to appreciate because the site makes you read (and think) a little first, instead of just quick-clicking through everything. Very nice indeed.... More

Also posted under graphic design, United Kingdom.

Studio Output

Addis Creson

Addis CresonAddis Creson is a unique branding agency—in a category where such firms always strive for a unique character—who select with clients with a genuine desire to disrupt their category with breakthrough, original thinking. And they have created such "positive changes" for a number of large clients, just as they also graciously make efforts to do pro-bono work with companies making positive social contributions. Truly, and literally, a nice branding agency.... More

Addis Creson


Tank Design

Tank DesignIs there anything this small studio-style firm cannot do? Tank is an interdisciplinary design group that integrates strategy, design and technology to create memorable and meaningful branding and communications programs. From annual reports to print ads, packaging and web sites, Tank bristles with accomplishments in a wide swath of projects for a number of respected clients.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, multimedia.

Tank Design

Guerrini Design Island

Guerrini Design IslandGuerrini Design Island is a studio specialised in the design of institutional and corporate brand identity. That means they work on projects such as visual identity of the State of Argentina, but also on socially conscious ecological posters for non-governmental organisms such as United Nations, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNESCO, OPS, Amnesty International, and CLACSO. Additionally, Guerrini has completed branding for companies in over a dozen countries. We love their clean and simple design style.... More

Also posted under international firms, Argentina, Spain.

Guerrini Design Island


Büro North

Büro NorthBüro North is a strong multi-disciplinary design studio that specializes in 2D and 3D graphic design, covering industrial design and signage as well as traditional graphic identity and brand design. With award winning work coming from a very young team, director and founder Soren Luckins is 28 and several staff members fall under the 25 year category... all signs point to Büro North as a hot firm to watch for many years to come.... More

Also posted under graphic design, multimedia, Australia.

Büro North

humanalogy

If you recall our posting of the amazing "Humanot" a week or so back, you'll already be familiar with the identity, logo and branding work of John Slabyk... and this is simply a slimmed-down 'branding' version of that—just his logos and branding work, all contained in an easy to scan portfolio. Somewhat redundant... but you can never have too much of a good thing.... More

humanalogy


St.Francis

St.FrancisA gorgeous little website for this Italian multimedia studio, St.Francis uses a very fun connect-the-dots motif to draw us into their portfolio. Their work spans from advertising to web, including print and packaging. We also enjoyed their pattern design area—which in our experience is a very overlooked field of design. Overall, a very nice treat – showing a fun and playful design mind is putting all the right pieces together.... More

Also posted under international firms, multimedia, Italy.

St.Francis

Jonathan Harris

The Work of Jonathan HarrisMerging both classicly informed styles and new conceptual work, Jonathan Harris is a new breed of modern day artist working primarily on the Internet. His creative work involves the study and understanding of humans through the artifacts we leave behind on the Web. Harris has explored these ideas in such projects as 10x10, WordCount, Understanding Vorn, and justcurio.us—while his commercial work centers around strong identity work and branding. Originally from northern Vermont, Harris now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Explore openly, read critically, and 'njoy thoroughly.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based portfolios, multimedia.

The Work of Jonathan Harris


Block Branding

Block BrandingBlock is a tight team of 5 Australian designers with different backgrounds who have come together in the belief that "all design is a form of advertising". This allows them to tackle each project as a unique branding opportunity, and create an effect beyond the products' immediate purpose. Great philosophy and solid work from this crew based in Perth, AU.... More

Also posted under international firms, Australia.

Block Branding

Traktor

TraktorTraktor are not webdesigners... rather, a group of six Swedish filmakers who create some of the best commercial TV, advertising ads and music videos around. Their work even led Adweek to state, "their ads are... hypnotic". So, when they went to IOWA Interactive to design their site, they wanted the work to really speak for the company, rather than their site, so they developed an advanced, yet minimalist approach to the concept of a "Flash" site. Visually conservative and almost deceptively clean, you'll find yourself drawn to the work... probably a lot of which you've already seen on TV.... More

Traktor


mono

monoWorking from the tag line that "the future belongs to the simpleminded", mono is a unique branding and design firm with a minimalist philosophical approach to both process and design. There are no department heads here - only talented professionals - who create powerful, singular voices for their brands. As they say... "Something is lost with every layer added". Yet, to prove or perhaps disprove that, they also created a little something called 'monoface' that makes us say in response... "I see scary people". Funny and smart... hmm.... More

mono

Out of Home Pitch

Out of Home PitchThis marketing company website utilizes subtle animations, strong branding, and the use of photo book style exhibitions of the company's work to create a fun yet effective corporate experience. We liked the minimal use of graphics, colors and copy which obviously creates a more mysterious appeal by showboating less. In the world of marketing, this site certainly brands OOH Pitch as a different breed of animal.... More

Out of Home Pitch


Otherway

OtherwayPortfolio of Czech design portfolio of designer & art director Miroslav Roubicek. You can see some great cultural work in the forms of posters, stamps and books or ads and design for important Czech and foreign ad agencies. Eitherway, Otherway designs for theatre festivals, logotypes, books, campaign for ad companies, and has it's own unique little flavor for that unique part of Europe.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Czech Republic.

Otherway

Ringside Creative

Ringside CreativeThis high energy video house based in the Detroit area sports a promotional site in line with their "knockout" brand theme. The high impact homepage immediately showcases over 35 different reels, and was designed to immediately impress a viewer with the breadth of styles and effects offered by Ringside's creative team. Nice site and great reels covering videos, car companies and consumer stores.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Ringside Creative


Tolleson Design

 Tolleson Design Tolleson Design is a very well rounded studio with strong design values... Their established team creates powerful identity systems, has unique expertise in pushing the boundaries of print manufacturing, and also creates premium product packaging. But it doesn't stop there... Tolleson also creates professional, clean, interactive web sites and even physical environmental designs. Overall an A+ from every angle.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms.

Tolleson Design

TYO Interactive Design Inc.

TYO Interactive Design Inc.A top notch interactive agency based in Japan, TYO-ID spares no yen in the development of highly immersive online adverts. Their specialty is bringing electronic products to life onscreen interactively, using Flash and refined graphics to create unique, professional virtual experiences. And they work closely with select advertising agencies and worldwide web agencies in creating these designs for products around the globe. These are the creators of Flash designs that reach out and grab you... or in many cases, make you want to reach out and grab what's on the screen.... More

Also posted under best of breed, international firms, Japan.

TYO Interactive Design Inc.


Lost Boys Icon

Lost Boys IconLB (Lost Boys) cranks out award-winning business solutions, such as website make-overs and fully interactive retail sales enhancements, as if it were child's play. They also supply a little cutting-edge technology, in case the world-class design and usability gets tedious. These magic tricks include things like real-time inventory checks by sales associates, and then there's the dressing room touchscreens for adding products to a personalized profile... and that's just a sampling of some their abilities.... More

Also posted under best of breed, international firms, multimedia, Netherlands, Sweden.

Lost Boys Icon

Fitch

FitchHow do you sum up a company like Fitch? For over 30 years, with 20 studios in 12 countries, Fitch is a true globe-trotter with an extraordinary range of design capabilities. Their online home base is a powerhouse worth an extended visit. Projects range fom developing an Automatic Public Toilet with a self-cleaning floor (for Adshel) to an award-winning recruitment film for the British Army to the packaging design for Ben&Jerry's.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, international firms, multimedia.

Fitch


A Brand Above

A Brand AboveA Brand Above is a multi-disciplinary advertising company thats creates some very refined solutions with graphic design, art and creative direction. Based in Vancouver, Canada, A Brand Above has a real strength in crafting outstanding identity and logo designs, which on screen look like finished museum pieces. They also have an ongoing relationship with Wired Magazine illustrating and designing editorial spreads. Cap that off with some nice custom typography design, and you have a firm that really appeals to our inner design child. Jealous we are!... More

Also posted under multimedia, Canada.

A Brand Above

Urban Silo

Urban Silo | Jim ElliotHalfway between hanging fruit and the dry cleaners, the Urban Silo site offers fresh pickings from a wide range of advertising and creative projects directed and written by one Jim Elliot. From the print silo to radio feed, TV goods and some web campaigns, you'll find very filling and award winning advertising projects stored in a fun and easy to navigate portfolio. Jim is a partner of agency Cole & Weber United in Seattle, but the site design is by SectionSeven.... More

Urban Silo | Jim Elliot


Domani Studios

Domani StudiosDomani is a full-service interactive agency specializing in branding, design and technology innovations for powerhouse creative agencies and high-end clients in the luxury, fashion, and travel and tourism industries. Domani has a very clean site that demonstrates their projects in a very accessible way - and we especially liked their interactive web banner ad campaigns for Mini-Cooper and VW. From marketing to branding to technology, if one could sum it up in a sentence, Domani Studios creates dope work that gets results for dope clients. But that would be slighting them... however only slightly. In essence, they are a laid back, fun firm that pumps out engaging and professional online work.... More

Also posted under best of breed.

Domani Studios

Great Works

Great WorksSorry, but you don't name your design firm "Great Works" unless you have something to back that statement up. And it better be something great... even if you are being somewhat ironic. Well, we discovered this Sweden-based deisgn firm has a unique blend of creative talent and a mission to create designs that focus on and around the conversion of the Internet with TV and advertising. Meaning simply they create very lively and media rich campaign sites, TV commercials and print ads that feel fresh, fun and fabulous. And often times pretty great.... More

Also posted under international firms, Sweden.

Great Works


Aegis

AegisRed is the color of passion. And in the website for a branding design firm based in Toronto, Aegis shows us a passion for simplicity and sophistication with a minimal selection of colors and a clearly defined philosophy on design. This passion and depth of experience in design filters down to their work, which largely involves branding and the creation of communications for leading international clients. We really liked the large photo samples in their case-studies which is driven more by copy than by an array of images (the images form the background). It's a nice twist, and a fresh way to deliver the message of this strong branding design company.... More

Also posted under Canada.

Aegis

Publicis Net

Publicis NetAn award-winning interactive design firm based in Paris, France, Publicis creates strong visually-driven online sites with an advertising slant. Balancing between being both edgy, yet classic at the same time, Publicis provides that refined corporate feel with a large pinch of verve that attracts big clients. Especially those who want their brands to stand out from the crowd in the online market. Outstanding portfolio from an impressive looking French web design firm.... More

Also posted under best of breed, France.

Publicis Net


Make Creative

Make CreativeMake is a freshly established design studio with 'cohesive experience' in the creation of visual solutions. Essentially a professional studio run by two natural talents, Make creates visual identities and packaging solutions across multiple medias that introduce new concepts or products to market while maintaining smart design and a fresh approach. That approach that has crafted some of the more memorable software packaging designs in recent years, and build an impressive client list. Simple and solid work that speaks for itself.... More

Also posted under best of breed.

Make Creative

e-Types

e-TypesWhen push comes to shove, go old school: forget the hype, and think craftsmanship. Wise words from 'old school' designers e-Types, the self-described experts of visual identity programmes. e-Types, known for its typography, have developed more than 200 different fonts for logos, typography, guidelines for visual designs, magazine and newspaper design, web design and packaging design. A bit mysterious, but very serious about their graphic design, this Danish firm takes branding to new heights of sophistication, by using old school philosophy of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. Much to explore and learn from here.... More

Also posted under best of breed, Denmark.

e-Types


AKQA

AKQAAKQA is a long-running global interactive agency, which in 2005 was awarded the distinction as the first-ever Interactive Agency of the Year from Advertising Age Magazine. AKQA maintains this distinction by keeping in step with the evolving marketing plans of large companies and their never-ending quest to expand their online presence with new technologies and interactive promotional strategies. From Interactive TV advertising to the secretive design of the XBOX 360 Interface, AKQA - now one of the 7 largest advertising agencies - is truly a firm that keeps pace with their clients by developing for the future of Interactive marketing and advertising.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, United Kingdom.

AKQA

Modernista!

Founded in 2000, Modernista! is an accomplished ad agency that focuses on what they call "the big ideas". What is a big idea? Well, you may have seen their H3 Hummer ads running on a certain small sports show called the Superbowl, or perhaps on the streets of NYC in the form of oversized black and white outdoor posters for Napster. Eitherway, one can tell from their successful projects that Modernista! injects a bit of art into each of their endeavours... Therefore contrary to common advertising ideas, they look beyond the staus quo to help change your mind, intead of just trying to please it. M! is a truly progressive brand and ad agency, who also happen to update their online presence each year. One to watch.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Modernista!


Blonk Raphael

Blonk RaphaelWe're using an inefficient and crappy American typewriter, and are unable to add the necessary umulet -- you know, those two little dots -- over the e in Raphael's name. Still, we'd never have thought of enlarging the name so that this top half of the letter and the umulet itself turn into an exclaiming smiley-style face. That's the kind of simple and creative design you'll find at this branding firm... or as they put it: 'fresh ideas' that lead to 'winning deals'.... More

Also posted under Netherlands.

Blonk Raphael

ZAAZ

ZAAZZAAZ has a lot of (dare we say it) pizaaz. They provide platform-based web solutions that range from consumer brands to interfaces for all sorts of business utilities. Where they really shine is in their custom-made interfaces for everything from traffic analysis to Washington Mutual Bank. Where would we all be without ZAAZ? Using boring, old-fashioned ATMs, that's where.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, multimedia.

ZAAZ


studio aka

studio akaConstruction paper cutouts and ‘primitive’ pen marks run rampant at the studio aka site. Some nice illustrations, but after perusing the sample pages, we have to say, um, "been there, done that." Sure, they've won awards, but if the London based production company doesn’t inject a little variety (and reach out from the UK), their days may be numbered. That being said, they can probably use the ‘singular style’ style for identity recognition, aka "branding."... More

Also posted under illustration, motion design, tv & branding, United Kingdom.

studio aka

Trollback and Company

Trollback and CompanyEmmy-winning title sequences, as well as some of the most effective print work we’ve seen, move through T + Co.’s very fine website. The Nike Butterfly ad does make us want to buy the shoes. More impressively, however, The Lifetime Channel branding makes us wish we actually watched. Conclusion: this company works miracles.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Trollback and Company


Kilter

We're still not sure where Generation X ends and Generation Y begins, but Kilter knows. They specialize in brand experience for Generation Y. Beautiful people, flashy images, sportswear with logos. If you're Generation Y (or if you're Generation X, and want to feel younger)keep an eye out for Kilter's work. They make stuff especially for you.... More

Kilter

Dry

DryDry puts it up front: they're addicted to consumerism, and they make ads, as well as short films, that make people want to buy things. Their campaigns are specifically marketed towards teenagers, so their site features clever graphic designs, flashy images, and sexy women in jeans. Their site is actually hard to navigate – we're still not sure what's what – but at least it looks cool, which is probably all that matters to teenagers.... More

Also posted under graphic design, multimedia.

Dry


If Your Mind Was A Room

The very name of If Your Mind Was A Room suggests constraints, four walls, boundaries, etc. This UK-based firm, however, is the antithesis of that concept. As they so eloquently put it, choosing them for your advertising campaign is like walking through a dull grey market in a rainbow colored suit -- i.e. they'll give you a branded identity in the advertising world that's different from anyone else, while still maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the very best campaigns. They'll also provide you with furniture. We're not kidding. Check out their site.... More

If Your Mind Was A Room

Firstborn

firstbornFirstborn does really lovely, effective work that isn't limited to websites—they reach all the way to the relatively antique advertising method known as printing brochures. You know, the kind of thing that uses paper? Check out their website for more info on who they are, what they do, why you'd want to work with them, etc. You'll join an impressive, eclectic bunch: Bacardi, Calvin Klein, Madonna, Columbia University. Sounds like a great party.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, multimedia.

firstborn


Segura Inc.

Segura Inc.This is where you'd turn if you want those very accomplished Segura folks to cook you up a print campaign, custom font or corporate identity. The famed Chicago based firm has an uncommonly deep portfolio comprising scores and scores of pages of work—which makes it a great adventure to explore. Their contemporary style has been the envy of many clients, and the list is varied and quite deep... from print campaigns to comic book covers, TV titles and logos... Segura does it all.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, graphic design.

Segura Inc.

asmallpercent

asmallpercent“Creative problem solving through print, interactive, illustration and concepting. Playskool, MTV, Macromedia and FedEx are a few of the big name clients this company has served. Top notch services extend into identity issues, web, print and flash services.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design.

asmallpercent


Seven Worldwide

Seven Worldwide Seven's up! Oh, and include Dr. Pepper, Kellogg's, and a slew of other big clients in Seven's lofty corporate roster. Having recently expanded to Asian and the Hong Kong area, a full global conquest appears to be within Seven's radar. However, some of their portfolio pieces are so difficult to navigate, we longed for a detailed map. The overly simplistic construction and lack of flash at the firm's web site suggest some more work might be explored in-house.... More

Also posted under multimedia.

Seven Worldwide

Landor

"Building blocks" might sum up the construction of Landor’s expansive Internet portfolio. The square format dominates their visuals, but detailed resources and a wealth of information show a definitive “outside the box” mentality. With several corporate industries handled by several continental offices, look for a Landor office opening soon near you.... More

Landor


Interbrand

Interbrand proudly crafts brands and empowers them to create combustible results. Forty offices in 25 countries solidify the staying power of this brand maker.... More

Interbrand

Frog Design

Frog Design Leapfrogging over the competition, Frog design initially staked its claim in small pond/ long name city of Mutlangen Schwabisch Gmand, Germany. Constant globe hopping and a broad colorful appeal has sprouted frogspawn throughout the world, introducing five new offices including their central headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. With major players like Disney and Microsoft hopping on board, Frog Design's founders are already princes in the eyes of many.... More

Also posted under international firms, multimedia.

Frog Design


Factor Design

Hearkening back to the height of the Industrial Age, the emergence of the wireless Internet world has spawned the new age of the Factory. Displaying its work in a scrolling format reminiscent of the assembly line, each project comes handcrafted with the finest factory-backed detail. With two perfectly engineered processes for branding and web development in place, this company should remain a Factor for a while.... More

Also posted under international firms, Denmark.

Factor Design

A.D.2

Ad-ing interactive polish and design flair has been the traditional approach at Ad2 for over 20 years. A gliding geometric portfolio format accented with pastels and soft glossy fades make for an ethereal experience. Case studies are solidly thorough and informative, with vivid images capturing the diverse range of clientele. AD2 equals an easy choice and simple solution.... More

Also posted under usa based firms.

A.D.2


Clementina Presentation

The future has come, and it is bright. Clementina Presentation drags you into a world of tomorrow with their touch-screen this and their interactive that. Big names like HBO, Philips, and Fox are already doting on them, but soon enough they'll find their way into your own home. The touch-screen menu on your next refridgerator will come courtesy of these time-travelers. And twenty years down the line, what won't have a touch-screen on it? Think cell phones. Think dashboards. Think public toilets. These are the people who will lead the index-finger revolution. Sit back. Relax. Feel yourself getting fatter and lazier as the years go by. These guys are dragging us into the future, so thank your lucky stars they're doing it in style. The future is at our fingertips, literally. Think...moist toweletes.... More

Also posted under international firms.

Clementina Presentation

Square One Design

Square One DesignA staff of nine works, plays and builds for this Midwestern company. Square One focuses on the art of presentation through display - installations that can include ceiling suspended mobiles (their apparent 'trademark' for signage) and illuminated flooring. Services also include naming, branding and a nifty little sister site, "Where is the Bathroom?" that provides iconic illustrations for just about any use you might have (including "here's the bathroom".)... More

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Square One Design


Anonymous

Design, communications and web marketing all wrapped up in Color Theory 101. A fun site, chock full of information and examples, although the portfolio display doesn’t provide a particularly good view of their most prized branding, marketing and interface design projects - and shoots the color theory lesson in the kneecap. All in all, they take care of business with a web presence that’s fun – excuse the portfolio section with a menu that’s as awkward as a junior high dance. Apparently bright and seemingly competent with a heavy accent on jovial ‘ad man’ banter.... More

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Anonymous

Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia Inc.

For starters, their motto is "advertising and PR with a conscience," so you're going in with high expectations. And it turns out EnviroMedia is dedicated solely to improving public health and the environment. No, really. If you're good and/or green, they'll put you on TV (sometimes with Willie Nelson), plan your event, design a billboard, or build your web site. Their work is solid, they're multi-cultural, they've won awards, and they walk their talk with pro bono work.... More

Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia Inc.


The Designory

Although they dabble in sneakers and entertainment, the designory seems to traffic mostly in cars: Porsche, Isuzu, Mercedes... but they seem exceptionally proud of the Nissan campaign as it is the one extensively and exclusively laid out on their web site. You see the sunlight glinting on the hood, you see a couple screen shots from the DVD, you see the car from every angle. You see, they help your brand grow "geometrically" -- and quite capably.... More

The Designory

Ink & Co.

Ink & Co.Remember as a kid how you never wanted to run out of ink? Same concept here. Staining art critics with its deft touch, upstart Ink & Co. utilizes fine photography and even finer models in many of their campaigns. The client list is a little heavy on the fashion side, but who thought Ink would go so well with clothes?... More

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Ink & Co.


Media-Screen

In order to filter the torrential waves of Internet information, customers turn to Media-Screen, an all-purpose source for nailing specific branding information. While the San Francisco company’s presentation resembles an early Powerpoint template (enough with the rainbow format, okay, kids?), we can still glean they have high standards and offer very professional stuff.... More

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Media-Screen

Immere

If you don't happen to mind that EVERY damn link goes to a pdf document, then this is a pretty good start for a "progressive" branding company site.... More

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Immere


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