12 . 06 . 13
Our office is in Ravenswood on the north side of Chicago, and we happen to be neighbors with Koval, one of the delicious distilleries in town. Our friends at Barrelmaker Printing put us in touch with them to design some new t-shirts that reflect the new Koval branding, while conveying concepts about the whiskey-making process and being located in Chicago. The work above is what what we presented…
10 . 24 . 13
Square bottles take up less space but you never see them on the wine shelves. If the wine industry turned over to square instead of round bottles, we’d save almost a million trees in outer cardboard boxes alone. Not to mention savings in shipping and storage. The talented Stranger & Stranger created the icon square…
09 . 05 . 13
I’m excited to share the storytelling film and imagery Trü Studio created for my side project, RFRM Jewelry! In case you didn’t know, I make jewelry in my free time (what little there is!). I’ve been doing this for about 10 years now and the collection is constantly evolving. Everything is handpicked and handmade, and…
07 . 28 . 13
Knoed will be one of the speakers at this year’s Seek Design Conference at Northern Illinois University! Taking place on Saturday, November 16th, the day is guaranteed to be a good time with keynote speakers Stefan Sagmeister and Draplin Design Co.
07 . 15 . 13
We’re thrilled to share our process with the students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on September 19, 2013. See you then!
07 . 14 . 13
We’re honored that Kim was asked to be 1 of 5 judges at the Archive13 competition, where all selected works become part of the Chicago Design Archive permanent collection. Other judges include Dana Arnett, Marian Bantjes, Jon Forss and Michael Freimuth.
06 . 10 . 13
A few months ago, we posted our first job opening for a freelance-to-hire designer. Knowing our situation wasn’t the norm, we thought “Who’d want to work with a married couple?” Well, Liz Cook did. We knew she had potential as our third wheel when she applied for the position: “Well-Rounded Designer Looking for Like-Minded Duo…
04 . 01 . 13
Last weekend, Kim and I spent some time wandering around Andersonville. We stumbled upon Scout, one of many amazing shops along Clark. I was immediately drawn to the artwork of Michael McGuire (my new favorite Chicago artist). I particularly love his pencil and India ink drawings that combine/confuse nature and urbanism. You can dive deep…
02 . 19 . 13
We’re designers. We find inspiration everywhere. But what really gets us going is being able to share our inspiration and obsessions with each other. Bring what inspires you and join us in the conversation at the AIGA Fueled event on Thursday, March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm. Read about the event and register here.
02 . 17 . 13
I came across a few books by Keri Smith today at The Sweden Shop and instantly became a fan. Her books remind me of the blog post I did on the book Let’s Make Some Great Art. They aren’t really books… they’re more like prompts for 100+ activities to let your inner kid go wild. They’re written…
02 . 07 . 13
We couldn’t be happier about being named one of the People To Watch in 2013 by Graphic Design USA (GD USA), among high-profile folks like Jessica Walsh, Tina Roth Eisenberg and Allan Peters. Check it out.
01 . 30 . 13
Tonight we opened our doors to the awesome Mentor Program held by AIGA Chicago. We shared how we got to where we are and gave a peek inside of our process with taking a project from beginning to end. See more photos.