Art Direction That Stops Traffic

07.12.18 | 9:12PM |

When creating brand identity systems for our clients, we know that exceptional photography plays a crucial role in artfully portraying the vision behind the concept. When Foot Traffic came to us looking for a new brand, we knew that art directing a photoshoot — in order to develop a strong photo library — would be important in conveying the fun, playful nature of this unique sock line. For this shoot, we used dramatic strobed lighting with playful props and scenarios to highlight the socks, capture the attitude of the new brand, and of course, encourage self-expression!

Lights, Camera, Design!

06.12.18 | 8:12PM |

There was nothing off cue about the bold, neon posters we created to promote Unicorn Theatre’s 2017 lineup. To view our design act from start to finish, click here.

 

Costume dancers, kittenish banter, wigs & strangers, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. Meditating mimes, nervy & nude. A big man in a tiny flower beanie. A shot of whiskey, a drag of beer. Glitter is queen. At Fishtank Theatre, prepare for an experience that’s Anywhere But Expected. View the entire project here.

UYA-Y, It’s Opening Day!

03.29.18 | 5:29PM |

What better time to showcase our work for the Urban Youth Academy than on the day of their grand opening and the Royal’s Opening Day? After the Royals announced that the 7th MLB Urban Youth Academy in the nation would be constructed right here in KC, they came to Design Ranch for help bringing the space to life. The academy is a facility that uses baseball as a vehicle for developing leaders and introducing kids to job opportunities within the sport. To communicate the UYA mission, we created bold signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics, which can be found all around the exterior, that reinforce the connection between baseball and success, while remaining consistent with the overall Royals look and color scheme.

 

 

A Smashing New Brand

03.19.18 | 11:19PM |

When Ripple Glass was ready to break away from their old identity, they came to Design Ranch for help creating a fresh new look. Thanks to a state-of-the-art processing plant located right here in town, and strategically placed purple bins all around the city, people are able to recycle their glass conveniently and quickly — giving glass a second chance. We used Ripple’s iconic purple bins for color inspiration, and up-cycled elements from the old logo to give the brand a more modern, sleek look.

 

 

Aslan Foundation Website

02.27.18 | 6:27PM |

Aslan Foundation embraces the mission of preserving beauty, advancing livability, and supporting cultural assets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They came to Design Ranch seeking a professional and sophisticated brand to better represent their unique capabilities and interests. The website complements the new, refined look we created in an ergonomic and user-friendly way. Check it out here aslanfoundation.org.

Cue the Fireworks

01.19.18 | 10:19PM |

A cheers are in order here at Design Ranch. We’re ringing in the New Year by celebrating work featured in not 1, not 2, but 3 design publications for 2017/2018: The Sixth Edition of Graphic Design Solutions, CA Typography Annual 8 and Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual 2017. Our resolution? Do it all over again in 2019! Scroll down to check out each project for yourself:

Publication: Graphic Design Solutions Edition 06

Projects: Unforked, National Museum of Toys / Miniatures, Unicorn Theatre, Women’s Foundation

Publication: CA Typography Annual 8

Project: Spencer Museum of Art Lux Naturalis Gala Invitation

Publication: Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual 2017

Project: HMFH Architects

Lucky A13

10.25.17 | 3:25PM |

We had a magical time at AIGA’s 13th Annual Design Awards Gala. Although the theme of the night was illusion, the talent seen on display throughout the event was crystal clear. We are honored to have taken home 11 awards for our design work on the following projects:

Women’s Foundation
Woodside Kitchen & Bar
Artist Inc.
Woodside Village Website
Charlotte Street Foundation Website
KCAI Viewbook
Unforked Environment
Make Kit
Prep KC
Paz Diamonte
Hall Family Annual Report: Mission Driven

A huge congratulations to all winners!

A Bold $%#@&*! Brand

09.20.17 | 6:20PM |

Sidekick Solutions is a full-service support company that offers a click fix to all of your IT needs. We gave them the hookup with a fresh new brand that’s full of fun, bright color and design. Get plugged in and check out the project here!

Cheers to Lawrence Beer Co.

09.05.17 | 6:5PM |

Lawrence Beer Co. had a rockin’ grand opening party at the end of August – and a few of us here at Design Ranch were lucky enough to attend the fun-filled evening. Thousands of people from all over the East Lawrence neighborhood and beyond came out to celebrate with good food, cold drinks and fantastic music from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The identity we created was a show stopper and looked right at home in LBC’s friendly, upbeat environment. Make sure to stop by to grab a cold one and check out this great new brand!