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 > sustainability

Raw Bistro Pet Fare • Packaging Raw Bistro Pet Fare not only takes great care to provide dogs with premium raw pet food, but they also make a conscious effort to be a sustainable company. Made right here in Minnesota, Raw Bistro believes in the importance of local, organic, free-range and grass-fed ingredients. We’ve been working to […]

Dec
17
2014

RAWSOME Packaging

We have a winner! Our design for Raw Bistro Pet Fare’s Entrée packaging has been selected as a winner by Graphic Design USA’s 2014 American Graphic Design Awards. We’ve been working with Raw Bistro to develop their brand since their early days of hand-applied labels, and now with new-product packaging as they’ve grown into a thriving raw […]

Aug
15
2014

Think More. Use Less. Sustainable Awards.

  Re-thinking the “print” in our carbon footprint. Part of being a “thinkful” designer is doing the normal design problem-solving while working to make as small a carbon footprint as possible. That’s why we’re excited to announce that our work was recognized at the 2013 AIGA ReDesign Show and the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show, […]

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 […]

Jul
22
2010

The Kresge Foundation 2008 Annual Report: Response for a world turned on its head

The objective of the Kresge Foundation’s 2008 annual report was to address the vertigo of the current economic situation while conveying the foundation’s sense of confidence—and yet to do so without arrogance. The annual report became the foundation’s “response for a world turned on its head,” reassuring its grantee groups and the nonprofit community that […]

Feb
8
2010

The Kresge Foundation 2007 Annual Report:
The Dotted Line

When something is just starting to take form, we delineate it with dotted lines. Dotted lines show us where to fold, where to drive our cars—giving us direction without dictating our path. Dotted lines make the connections between people and ideas. Best of all, dotted lines are not rigid (that’s why they’re dotted). The notion […]