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, […]

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 […]

Oct
5
2012

People Incorporated’s Gentle Giant

People Incorporated Mental Health Services is a nonprofit in Minnesota working to secure independence for people with mental illness. They have a perpetual battle to fight: reducing the stigma around mental illness in order to continually progress and help the people who need it the most. It takes a bold approach to address a taboo […]

Sep
26
2012

Otto Bremer Foundation
A thoughtful brand refresh

ThinkDesign has been hard at work on the launch of a brand new identity for the Otto Bremer Foundation—a foundation rooted in and committed to the communities that are homes and neighbors to Bremer banks—79 communities located in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. The foundation was created in 1944 by Bremer Bank founder Otto […]