A Textbook Example

02.23.11 | 4:23PM |

Call us the teacher’s pet if you must, but Design Ranch is honored to be influencing the next generation of designers. The Elements of Design, a graphic design textbook, references one of our poster designs as an example of a job well done. The lesson teaches about the psychology of color and points out our impeccable use of purple showing sophistication and value. A+’s for everyone!

Groundbreaking Design

02.11.11 | 4:11PM |

Here’s a little taste of what’s to come with our newest brand, Sheridan’s Unforked. Jim Sheridan of Sheridan’s Frozen Custard has expanded his penchant for pure, natural ingredients to the restaurant industry. Design Ranch pitched in by designing a comprehensive brand for the unconventional dining experience. Construction has already begun at 119th and Metcalf, but in the meantime, join us as we UNdo what people think they know about food.


DR loves a little color.

02.04.11 | 5:4PM |

Color can be a great tool when branding a company… or decorating your home! The latest issue of Spaces Magazine shows how our color expertise carries over into our every day lives. DR principal and color connoisseur, Ingred Sidie, was referenced by color experts at Hallmark for her use of bright hues in her daughter’s bedroom. If we do recall, it was last February that Ingred’s entire home was featured in the color issue of Spaces for its unique decor. The issue was fabulous. Needless to say, we were tickled pink!

Hallmark Means Business

01.25.11 | 6:25PM |

Here’s a little behind the scenes look at our photoshoot for Hallmark Business Connections. Michelle and Ingred flew to L.A. to art direct a library of photography for Hallmark’s new business-to-business brand. We went to great lengths to make sure that the new look was serious enough for Wall Street and warm enough to make meaningful, memorable, measurable business connections. View the finished project here.

Hallmark Business Connections

Hold your horses because we are about to flip your business-to-business world upside down. Meet the Nosh’em: Caravan Ingredients’ new category in bakery snacks. We branded the Nosh’em just in time for a big trade show. It. Was. A. Hit. In fact, one of the members of the sales team fashioned a Nosh’em costume for Halloween. Our firm has never been more proud.

Nosh'em Snacks

Best of Brochure Design

01.13.11 | 6:13PM |

For those of you who think print is dying, think again. The Ranch just received a hefty box of “The Best of Brochure Design 11” books in the mail. The publication is oozing with beautifully designed print pieces from the top creative firms in the world. Design Ranch was featured for our work on Buckle, Kansas City Art Institute and 360 Architecture. Get your very own copy here… or here. (“Here” links to amazon and barnes and noble)

360 Architecture

HOW awesome is that?!

01.06.11 | 6:6PM |

This week, the new HOW Design magazine hit the shelves featuring none other than Design Ranch’s Laura Berglund. She was featured as one of the world’s top “17 Young, Hungry Creatives”. Laura is in good company with designers from the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Montreal, New York and Seattle. The cover may say “HOW”, but we say “WOW”.

How does one design an aura of happiness and joy? Zen’d: A Party Arty State of Mind. Each year Design Ranch chooses a worthy cause to represent through innovative design. This year, we named and branded Party Arty: Zen’d benefiting The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Party Arty is Kansas City’s premiere event of the season. Guests enjoy art, entertainment, drinks and dancing at the world-famous Bloch Building. Take a look at the brand we’ve designed and the fun to be had at www.partyarty.org. Hope to see you there!

Out and About

12.23.10 | 7:23PM |

’Tis the season to head south for the Buckle spring photoshoot! While Kansas City is thinking about scarves, sweaters and galoshes, we have shorts and swimsuits on our minds. This year, we went to Miami, Florida to shoot for our “Life in Color” concept.

Buckle Spring Art Direction

Fancy Finger-lickin’

12.22.10 | 7:22PM |

The only thing we love more than good design is eating scrumptious holiday treats! There’s nothing better than chocolates, cookies and ice cream cake for every meal of the day. What would the holidays be without a good sugar hangover? Happy everything everyone!