Fall fashion is @ Buckle. And this season’s photo shoot was “Where it’s @.” We had tons of fun with photographer Kevin Zacher, snapping shots in Idaho. The mix of the urban vibe with the gorgeous natural landscape had us wishing we’d never have to leave. See more art direction on our site! Oh, Boise!
Roll the credits! Design Ranch won an armful of trophies at the American Advertising Awards last week, including a NATIONAL GOLD Award for our work on Unicorn Theatre. Design firms across the nation show up for the industry’s largest and most representative competition. From local, to regional, to national, three of our projects won a place in the spotlight on the ad industry’s biggest stage. Our poster series for Unicorn Theatre won gold alongside a silver award, while Hall Family Foundation and Kansas City Art Institute won silvers as well. We’d like to thank the academy… and all other 40,000 entries for being some of the best in the biz!
Woodside Club is dedicated to creating a culture of wellness. The health experts know what a balanced diet can do for your quality of life. That’s why they are sourcing the best, purest ingredients for their new food and beverage offerings. Woodside Kitchen goes beyond being healthy to bring socially conscious, sustainable food to its members. Because a more balanced diet leads to a more balanced life! We took this inspiration and created a look that encompasses that pureness and balance of what the Kitchen provides. Like the ingredients in the food, we were thoughtful about the elements of the new Kitchen look. Striking black and white photography complements the Woodside brand while standing out within the club. Fuel your mind your fuel your mind!
What do you do when your business has outgrown its old brand? Move to a new AREA. That’s exactly what our client RED Brokerage did last month when they announced a new name and brand for the company. Naming is one of the most difficult, yet gratifying services The Ranch provides. After weeks of research, discovery and brainstorming, we landed on AREA Real Estate Advisors. Not only is AREA an acronym for the full name of the company, it encompasses everything that these open minded, creative brokers do for their clients. So, open your AREA of influence and look for more great design to come!
Design Ranch was on a mission to design a lively annual for the Hall Family Foundation. Inspired by the youth-centric work set into motion by the organizations that the Foundation supports, we used whimsical, child-like illustrations to tell the Foundation’s story. Supported by a dashboard of information and “stops” at points along the way, the annual is a visual representation of the journey through the Foundation’s successful year. Mission accomplished!
The web’s premier resource for culturally diverse stock photography came to us with the task of designing the mark for its new website. How do you sum up such a diverse site in one logo mark? How do you embody the world’s leading multicultural stock agency? Simply. Boldly. Beautifully. We helped Blend Images celebrate the human experience with this perfectly drafted logo while our copy experts illustrated Blend’s craft through words. The result was a gorgeous, eye-catching brand for this worldly stock house.
We’re moving on up! Design Ranch took off with the award for Best of Print at the District 9 AAF Awards. Our design for the Kansas City Art Institute view book won over the judges, as did other entries including Hall Family Foundation annual report, Unicorn Theatre posters and Black & Veatch centennial book. With 11 awards overall, we are feeling awfully lucky to be part of such a talented group of creatives from the Midwest. See the full list of winners here.
We didn’t let the rain and unseasonably cold weather damper our sunny spring spirit. After years of art directing pressure-packed photoshoots, we were put to the test in laid back Seaside, Florida. We fought off the rain with smiling, happy models and a few lighting tricks. You’d never know the bad weather we faced by looking at the results of another successful Spring shoot. Tally up another art direction win for Buckle!
Before Addy season turns into Oscar season, we thought we’d update our fans on our most recent heap of achievements. Last weekend, we brought home 15 hard-earned Addy Awards for our work on Black & Veatch, Unicorn Theatre, Sparkling XO, The National Museum of Toys & Miniatures, Buckle, Kansas City Art Institute and the Hall Family Foundation. Leo, you can borrow one if you’d like. We have plenty to go around. Congratulation to all the winners! Get the full list here.
Go ahead, Kansas City, ask away! We know you’ve always wondered about the innie vs. outtie bellybutton ratio of the Kansas City Royals… or if methane from Midwest cow farts could be used as energy. So, go to kcpt.org/curiouskc to ask all your pressing questions. KCPT and CuriousKC will help you find the answer to what’s been keeping you up at night. Like, how many Chiefs players can ride together on the new streetcar? Or, how did Design Ranch come up with such a great logo for CuriousKC? Question everything!