Global packaging strategy and design agency, Equator, names Rachel Johnson as new Global MD. She has responsibility for all the company’s studios, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Manchester, Nottingham, and Sydney.
Paul Flaharty is executive director of the marketing and creative practice at global talent solutions firm Robert Half. In this podcast, Paul shares insights on the how 2023 looks for hiring managers and job seekers, key trends in hiring, and why 2023 presents unique opportunities.
Prophet has developed a destination brand and campaign for Abu Dhabi that positions the country as open and progressive, unique and wlecoming, and infused with a deep heritage and culture. The campaign appears in the Gulf countries, UK, France and the US.
Drinks specialist Denomination is increasing its capabilities in design innovation and sustainability with new appointees Simon Gawn, Butler Looney and Jonny Kearns. Rowena Curlewis is CEO of the global agency.
Leigh Chandler has been upped to Executive Creative Director and Operations head Spencer Ryan has been made a partner at New York and London based brand and package design firm Vault49. Chandler now has oversight across the two global studios.
Rockport will publish the Universal Principles of UX this spring. The encyclopedia has been compiled with the help of UX experience design guru Irene Pereyra.
DesignStudio has rebranded Scott’s Cheap Flights as Going. The new approach focuses less on cost and destination, and more on the excitement and spontaneity of travel.
Online grocer Misfits Market looks to continue the brand’s mission of breaking the cycle of food waste with a new private label brand, Odds & Ends.
Mirroring the Heart of Heaven and Earth: Ideals and Images in the Chinese Study, an exhibition designed by New York-based firm OLI Architecture, has opened in the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
Kevin Hall Design is celebrating 30 years in business. The namesake/founder previously held art director and designer positions with General Foods Corporation and Marketing Corporation of America and will have an exhibition of his work this summer in Milford CT.
Chermayeff + Geismar + Haviv has developed the logo for Warner Bros. Discovery’s global centennial campaign, Celebrating Every Story, ahead of the studio’s 100th anniversary this coming April.
Design and branding firm Leibowitz has developed a contemporary new brand for holiday icon turned rock star Frosty. The project includes posters and displays, instrument designs, concert tickets, a tour bus and concert stage design.
Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta, a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool, a hybrid color said to commfortably straddle the physical and virtual, a carmine red “capable of driving design to create a more positive future.”
Audi has redesigned its four-ring logo, giving it a new two-dimensional appearance. The new-look emblem also trades the old chrome-colored rings for new black and white ones.
The prolific and often bombastic George Lois has died at 91. A decade ago, GDUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national survey in which readers declared Lois “the most influential Art Director of the past 50 years.”
Turner Duckworth partners with Newman’s Own, the food and beverage company that gives away 100% of its profits, to refresh and create a new visual identity that is intended to reintroduce brand and mission to a new generation.
RISD has introduced a brand identity created by Gretel which incorporates a family of typefaces custom-designed by alumnus Ryan Bugden and a redrawing of the institution’s seven decade old seal, which also continues as the school’s logo.
Pentagram revitalized Shakespeare Theatre Company’s identity, expressing its contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic plays.
The Bronx Museum has launched a new brand identity, with the aim of strengthening its presence in the community and highlighting its programming to the wider city of New York.
Gordon Kaye and Sasha Kaye-Walsh are editors at Graphic Design USA/GDUSA. These comments below first ran in the October 2022 print and digital editions of GDUSA magazine. They deal with GDUSA’s 2022 Health+Wellness Design Awards, the annual Responsible Designers feature, and more news and ideas.
Fairfield CT-based award-winning creative agency Haddad & Partners planned its Halloween party around a local blood drive.
AIGA has announced the winners of the 2022/2023 AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. Awarded annually, the scholarships encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.
Canadian agency Hulse & Durrell has helped redesign the overarching Olympic branding, as part of the IOC’s ongoing process to evolve the design system and bring the legacy of the Games into the modern era.
On September 30, Dan Wieden, the co-founder of independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, passed away peacefully in his home in Portland, Oregon.
Branding agency loyalkaspar has added Associate Creative Director Sarah A. Cohen. Cohen most recently worked at Sibling Rivalry and, prior to that, she was with Trollbäck+Company and The New York Times.
Based on a legacy of game-changing work, the trio of Michael Jordan, Spike Lee and Nike cofounder Phil Knight will be inducted into The One Club’s prestigious Creative Hall of Fame as a team of collaborators.