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07 . 23 . 15

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Start With Why: Simon Sinek TED Talk

We’ve watched Simon Sinek’s talk so many times and it never fails to inspire us. No matter where you’re at in your career or company, thinking through what you believe and why you believe it is ground breaking. We ask a lot of our clients to watch this video and go through the exercise to…

06 . 17 . 15

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AIGA Small Talks IV: Knoed Creative

6pm Reception 6:30pm Presentation Tickets Members $20 Students $10 Nonmembers $40 About Small Talks AIGA Chicago Small Talks are intimately scaled events offering attendees the opportunity to learn about business practices, view work and experience environments at local studios and firms first-hand. About Knoed Knoed is the creative studio of husband and wife duo, Kim…

03 . 19 . 15

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Newcity Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2015

Newcity Design chose Kim as 1 of 50 top influencers in Chicago for 2015 for her work with CreativeMornings. We’re surprised, honored and excited all at the same time! We especially like that we were able to get our hint published in hopes of getting Stephanie Izard, Ira Glass or Jeanne Gang up on stage. One can…

02 . 10 . 15

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News: Start Me Up!

We just got word that our branding work for Outpost General Store and British American Household Staffing was recently published in the book “Start Me Up!”, a comprehensive look at innovative corporate design for a new generation. The book is available for purchase here.

02 . 09 . 15

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Kim Knoll speaking at Art Directors Club Tulsa

One of America’s oldest Art Directors Clubs, ADCT was founded to foster Tulsa’s creative community. We’re honored that Kim has been invited to speak at their April 16th event! The night will take place from 6:30pm – 9pm at the Living Arts Center, located at 307 E. Brady Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She’ll be sharing her story, thoughts and creative…

02 . 09 . 15

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New Work: Scorched Earth Brewing Co.

Scorched Earth Brewing Co. is a craft brewery whose name was inspired by the historical and cultural significance of Illinois prairie fires. Paying respect to their roots, old world brewing techniques and farmhouse style beers, we designed their brand to feel rugged, utilitarian, honest and hardworking like the good Midwesterners they are. View the full…

10 . 16 . 14

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NEW WORK: SKYLINE FURNITURE MFG.

Skyline Furniture is a local, family-owned and operated wholesale furniture company with a taste for fun prints and trendy silhouettes. You might have seen or bought their furniture from places like Urban Outfitters, The Land of Nod or Target without even knowing it. They came to us in need of a rebranding as well as a new stationery suite, website,…

10 . 06 . 14

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Kim to speak at the Hike Conference

Hike is a one-day conference in Chicago that’s designed to give students and young professionals the tools and tips they need to enter the workforce. Kim will be speaking on the topic of Interviewing, and how to prepare for that nerve-wracking day. Hike takes place on Saturday, October 25th at Morningstar, located downtown Chicago. Only a few tickets…

09 . 22 . 14

40 Designers 40 Cities

40 Designers. 40 Cities.

We were asked to represent Chicago by contributing a few of our favorite off-the-beaten-path neighborhood spots for a “40 Designers. 40 Cities.” talk by Allison Westrick and Faith Bartrug at The International Retail Design Conference. To share their newfound destination must-sees-and-dos, they created this website to host this information for anyone to see and experience. We recently used this handy…

09 . 16 . 14

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An Interview with The Chicago Tribune

Kim Knoll, Partner and Designer at Knoed, was recently interviewed by Kate MacArthur from the Chicago Tribune for their Blue Sky Originals section, related to innovation and entrepreneurship for an audience that looks at business and life in new ways. Kim talks about startup branding and thinking beyond ‘I need a logo’. Read the full interview.

08 . 22 . 14

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Archive14

Our branding and identity work for Hedge House was selected to be in the Society of Typographic Arts Archive14, a juried competition for Chicago creatives. See the full project here.

06 . 27 . 14

Koval Swag

NEW WORK: KOVAL SWAG

Whiskey is our favorite liquor, so pair that with design and you get us more excited than a spunky dog off a leash. Koval is our favorite Chicago distillery, so we’re thrilled to have gotten the chance to design their t-shirts and now these stickers and coasters. Some of the designs below haven’t gotten produced YET, but here’s a…

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