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05 . 04 . 18

Newcity: Kim Knoll Makes Things Happen

“My portfolio was shit.” And over the years, Kim learned that your portfolio does not define you. You can start over at any time and create a whole new book. Read more about Kim’s humble beginning with her design career and all the things she’s making happen in 2018. A big thank you to Vasia…

03 . 01 . 18

ECHO VIE FEATURED IN NOVUM MAGAZINE

novum is one of the leading graphic design magazines in Europe and puts a strong emphasis on special papers, print finishings and special printing techniques. Issues are published monthly, featuring the best in contemporary graphic design, illustration, photography and typography, as well as spotlighting new talent and the latest trends. We’re honored to have our work for…

02 . 22 . 18

KNOED GETS PERSONAL WITH 99u

At the end of last year, we were contacted by 99u to share a time when we made a big move in our careers. We both thought of the same answer right away, but it was personal and we weren’t sure if we should share so much, especially on a platform as big as 99u. But…

02 . 02 . 18

Knoed Featured in Great Lakes by Design Magazine

Every 2 months, Great Lakes by Design seeks out people from every creative industry for their spotlight feature and we were chosen for January. We sat down with the editor, Rachel Weick, to chat about our work and process. Explaining how we think and all that goes into developing a brand is tough, but Rachel did such…

12 . 12 . 17

Interview with Kim Knoll

Fine art portrait photographer and super nice human, Katherine Hannah, came over recently to interview Kim for her Inspired Chicago series. We sipped on coffee, showed her some work and agreed that behind in front of the lens is always a bit uncomfortable. But fun! Here’s the result of that day in photos and words….

12 . 02 . 17

NEW WORK: ECHO VIE

Echo Vie is a natural, nontoxic skincare brand created by Susie Lee, a three time cancer survivor. Her health issues inspired her to become more conscious of what she was putting in and on her body, which led her to creating these products. Susie hired us to turn her logo and packaging into something she…

11 . 22 . 17

“VINTAGE MODERN” BOOK FEATURES SCORCHED EARTH

Vintage Modern – Design with a Past collects sophisticated logos, visual identities and packaging from designers around the world to communicate the full potential and charm evoked by vintage design. We’re honored to have our branding and design work for Scorched Earth Brewing Co. included as one of the featured projects! This is one of many design…

11 . 11 . 17

SEED TO SERUM FEATURED IN MINDSPARKLE MAGAZINE

Mindsparkle Magazine is one of our favorite resources for design inspiration. We are constantly in awe of the work from others on this site. So you can imagine how excited we are to have our recent branding and packaging for Seed to Serum included as one of the case studies featured! Check out the post below or read it on Mindsparkle….

10 . 19 . 17

NEW WORK: SEED TO SERUM

Seed to Serum is an online curator of plant-based skincare products. They were looking to start over completely with a modern look that feels unique and approachable. The visual identity was inspired by rose quartz for its color, irregular shapes and healing properties, minerals because our skin needs them and gold leaf you’d find on a…

09 . 12 . 17

ECHO VIE FEATURED IN MINDSPARKLE MAGAZINE

Mindsparkle Magazine is one of our favorite resources for design inspiration. We are constantly in awe of the work from others on this site. So you can imagine how excited we are to have our recent branding and packaging for Echo Vie included as one of the case studies featured! Check out the post below or read…

05 . 17 . 17

BRAND NEW CONFERENCE 2017

The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity — a direct extension of the popular blog, Brand New. We were two of 20 speakers who presented on September 15, 2017. Miss the event? Now you can watch our presentation for only 8 bucks! All proceeds…

03 . 07 . 17

NEWCITY DESIGN 50: WHO SHAPES CHICAGO 2017

Real news: Newcity chose Kim as 1 of 50 top Chicago designers in 2017! We’re so grateful to have Kim included among creative superstars like Alisa Wolfson, Charles Adler, Tanner Woodford, Rick Valicenti, Dave Mason, Dawn Hancock and Max Temkin. Kudos to whoever redesigned the mag – it’s so beautiful. See the online version here. Photo: Joe Mazza,…

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