Mar
6
2015

Thinknails > 2014

Because without think, it’s just design. Using both sides of the brain is where aesthetics and impact converge—and what inspires us to find the new idea in the work of our everyday. Here’s some highlights about our 2014 thinking and how we work to stay true to our name.  

Mar
6
2015

inspire > relevance

InFaith Community Foundation • Rebrand Lutheran Community Foundation, a ThinkDesign client of 19 years, needed a brand refresh to align with their partner, Thrivent Financial, which dropped “for Lutherans” from their name and be relevant to a broader Christian audience. The rebrand for their new name, InFaith Community Foundation—including logo, color palette, custom illustrations, communications […]

Mar
6
2015

inspire > independence

People Incorporated • Annual Report People Incorporated Mental Health Services empowers individuals with mental illness to live independently with the support of People Incorporated’s community-based programs. Providing that support is only part of the battle, however—public perceptions about mental illness is the other. Our design for their annual report theme, “Changing Minds,” aimed to strip […]

Mar
6
2015

inspire > commitment

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy • Annual Report Since its inception in 1974, MCEA has been one of the strongest advocates for the environment, effecting greater change than perhaps any other like-minded group. MCEA’s work takes the form of scientific reports, legal arguments in court, and conversations with legislators and business leaders. In celebrating their […]

Mar
6
2015

inspire > tradition

Otto Bremer Foundaton • Annual Report Continuity is a thread that binds communities together, and this annual report was influenced by the role that Otto Bremer Foundations plays in strengthening communities. The founder of Bremer Banks, Otto Bremer, established the Foundation in 1944, creating a tradition of giving the profits of the banks back to […]

Sep
18
2014

Complicated issues. Clear thinking.

At ThinkDesign, we are constantly challenged by the issues that are critical in the world today. Finding a clear way to frame and address these issues is what we do. Case in point—mental illness is in the news every day. Our client, People Incorporated, offers community-based programs that help support people who face this challenge. […]

Feb
25
2013

2012 ends with awards for ThinkDesign

Graphic Design USA has once again honored ThinkDesign Group with three American Graphic Design Awards. The award-winning projects include two projects for People Incorporated Mental Health Services. The 2010 Annual Report, “LOOK AT IT THIS WAY,” addresses the individual and community-wide benefits of funding their organization. The recently launched print collateral system including a custom pocket […]

Feb
22
2013

Think More Use Less

As 2013 reveals itself, we at ThinkDesign Group give thanks for the creative challenges you give us, as well as the friendship and collegiality that make it fun and rewarding to come to work every single day. In the shadow of all the climate-change news—like the warmest year ever and the destruction caused by Hurricane […]