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 > insight

Contexts • Food Issue The quarterly publication of the American Sociological Association provides insight into sociology topics and makes them accessible to the general public. We design each publication cover to cover and find visual solutions to address a variety of topics—from the relevant to the serious. And nothing is more relevant to everyone than food. […]

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 […]

Sep
11
2014

Playing With Food

It’s not often we get to work directly with food here at ThinkDesign Group, so we had a ball concepting and creating the cover for the food issue of Contexts, a quarterly publication of the American Sociological Association. Before we got our hands messy, we considered how to best connect the cover with the magazine content. […]

Sep
4
2014

Almost 100—Helping Dunwoody with the Right Tools for the Job

Last year we had the opportunity to design the Dunwoody College of Technology 2013-2014 Annual Fund campaign materials—which was a fun challenge, since Dunwoody was gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014. Dunwoody is a well-respected fixture in the Minneapolis education scene, providing generations of students with highly valuable skills and practical, hands-on […]

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, […]