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 > knowledge

Stop Carp Coalition • Infographic Knowledge is power for the Stop Carp movement: helping people to understand how harmful invasive carp could be to Minnesota, or what they could do to help, is key to bringing them on board. Our approach was to use eye-catching illustration to convey the danger and immediacy of the issue. […]

Mar
6
2015

inspire > prosperity

Qnity • QBag Qnity’s mission is to educate people working in the hair and beauty salon industry how to lead more prosperous lives by earning more money, doing what they love, and having a life. Qnity, now partnered with Aveda, gives each program participant a suite of materials and tools, and needed a way to package […]

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 […]

Aug
21
2014

Designing the Fight against Invasive Carp

Our way of life in Minnesota—land of 10,000 lakes and the waterways that connect them—is under threat by invasive carp. These huge fish (up to 100 pounds) threaten to destroy the biodiversity of our lakes and, since they can jump up to ten feet into the air, are a physical threat to anglers, boaters, swimmers, […]

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, […]

Jul
19
2010

Indigo: The Value of Definition

Quite ordinary at first glance, the former Sig-Tec Corporation was a diamond in the rough. Branding the company’s exceptional potential as a leader in identity authentication and access-management software was an exercise in extricating technical brilliance. We began with an illuminating new name, Indigo Identityware, and we perfected a logo—a fingerprint symbolizing their ultra-safe and […]