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09 . 30 . 16

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Knoed Shop Launch

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our online store shop.knoed.com, where dreams come true.

06 . 28 . 16

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5 WAYS TO ATTRACT YOUR OWN CLIENTS

Once in a while we get asked how we were able to get away from agency work and attract small business and startup clients of our own. It’s a great question! And one that deserves a thoughtful answer since there are a few factors involved. These are the things that worked for us. You do…

04 . 19 . 16

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NEW WORK: WINDY CITY STRENGTH + CONDITIONING

Windy City was the first CrossFit gym in Chicago. After several years in business, they were facing a saturated market and ready to differentiate themselves by evolving their brand experience, messaging and renovating the facility. Through our design process, we helped them tap into their core beliefs and vision which led to a new name…

01 . 28 . 16

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NEW WORK: PAGODA RED

Pagoda Red is a curator and retailer of rare and unusual artifacts from Asia, with locations in the West Loop and Winnetka. They embrace beauty in furnishings that have weathered time and honor those that have survived trends. After 17 successful years in business, they came to us in need of a brand refresh. We…

01 . 13 . 16

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NEW WORK: TRU STUDIO

Tru Studio is the photography and video team of Steve and Anne Truppe. They came to us in need of a brand refresh and design for their self promotional materials. We worked with them to create a new logo, icon, color palette, font system, pattern, promotional mailers and email template. The first mailer was a 2-sided piece that…

01 . 11 . 16

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KNOED TURNS FIVE

This adventure we call Knoed serendipitously started on 1/11/11 and today marks 5 complete rotations of us working together around the sun. We started our studio in the 2nd bedroom of our condo, working alongside the washing machine until we could afford to rent a couple desks in a coworking space nearby. Two years later, we moved…

01 . 04 . 16

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COMMUNICATION ARTS EXHIBIT FEATURE

Our work for Hannah’s Bretzel was recently exhibited by Communication Arts online and will be printed in their March/April 2016 mag! Check out the feature or see the full case study.

11 . 11 . 15

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NEW WORK: HANNAH’S BRETZEL

Hannah’s Bretzel is a gourmet sandwich shop with 6 locations downtown Chicago. They make insanely tasty food, provide healthier nutrition on-the-go, and do it with the smallest environmental footprint possible. After being in business for 8 years, they brought us in to evaluate, evolve and maintain their brand experience. Keeping with their minimal, modern aesthetic,…

10 . 26 . 15

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Communication Arts Fresh Feature

We’re extremely honored to be given a Fresh feature by Communication Arts! It’s a publication we hold in the highest regard, and to be included really is a dream come true. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without our awesome clients, and we’re so happy with how the writeup honors them. The last 4+ years has…

09 . 28 . 15

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NEWS: MODERN HERALDRY BOOK

Our logos for Nuvango and British American Household Staffing were included in the latest book by Counter-Print, ‘Modern Heraldry: Seals, Stamps, Crests & Shields‘. It’s a comprehensive and illustrated guide to more than 350 trademarks, based on heraldic symbology, from agencies all over the world including Anagrama, Atipus, Bielke+Yang, Olle Eksell, Toko, Paris+Hendzel Studio, dn&co., Firmalt, Tsto, Werklig,…

08 . 17 . 15

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ON THE GRID: LINCOLN SQUARE

On the Grid is the designer’s neighborhood guide to cities all over the USA and beyond. Originally created by Hyperakt, they’ve invited creative companies and designers around the world to join in the fun by curating their own neighborhoods. We’ve always wanted to create a city guide, so being asked to do this was a…

07 . 31 . 15

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NEW WORK: NUVANGO

Nuvango is an online art gallery and manufacturer of fine prints and products. Located in Toronto, we worked with Nuvango, formerly GelaSkins, to design a new look to convey the company’s new vision. Starting from a blank canvas (pun!), we crafted a minimalistic visual identity to complement various works of art, while upholding a recognizable brand…

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