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HOY SHOE CO.

Hoy Shoe Co is home of Salt Water and Sun-San sandals for land and sea. For tots, teens and fashion-forward women, they’ve been an American classic since 1944, enjoyed around the world.

Promotions Conceptualized, wrote copy and designed children’s and women’s sandal catalogs. We elevated the publication from a brochure to two separate booklets.
Print Designed business cards featuring stylish photography of sandals and a velvety texture reminiscent of shoe leather.


KOMO

KOMO is a manufacturers’ representative firm that specializes in furniture, textiles and architectural products for stadium, corporate office, higher education, health care and hospitality interiors.

Identity Logo design that keys off the clean, modern aesthetic of the furniture and fabric lines KOMO carries
Print Business cards and notecards in four, fashion-forward color ways that play nicely together


Noble Designs

Interior designer Sara Noble of Kansas City is known for mixing high-style furnishings with accessories from big-box retailers and flea markets. In 2016, she opened an online boutique of home accents. 

Identity Created logo for S & B Shop by Noble Designs
Website Designed new online store of stylish home products and furnishings, saranobledesigns.com/shop
Promotions Created press materials and digital marketing strategy that landed magazine articles


HOMES BY ARCHITECTS TOUR

This inaugural event during Kansas City Design Week 2016 showcased five residences designed by AIA Kansas City member firms. The tour was a sold-out success, and is intended to become a recurring event.

Identity Keying off Kansas City Design Week 2016 brand assets, a unique identity was established that can be used in years to come
Print Produced a high-quality keepsake booklet with a die-cut cover featuring a map and written descriptions and color photographs of each home
Environment Designed lanyards and yard signs
Promotions Landed cover story in metropolitan magazine featuring a home on the tour


Jason Pollen

This artist/designer/teacher/traveler/storyteller was born and raised in New York City, and has made Kansas City his home for more than 30 years.

Website Designed jasonpollen.com, an easy-to-manage site that provides a platform to share his work and his world
Print Designed and edited brochure for Full Circle, a benefit for Kansas City Art Institute scholarship

 


Rosin Preservation

Rosin Preservation, based in Kansas City, is one of the most prominent architectural preservation firms in the central United States.

Identity Brand update including logo
Website Redesigned, including messaging and an interactive map of projects
Print Designed business cards and stationery
Digital Redesigned nationally distributed electronic newsletter
Promotions Multiple stories appeared in metropolitan publications, conceptualized marketing campaign, designed ads
Environment Created large-scale window signage for new building headquarters
Floaty pen Designed in honor of company’s 10th anniversary
 


AIA Kansas City

In continuous operation since 1890, the American Institute of Architects Kansas City supports its members, advances the value of the architecture profession and improves the quality of the built environment.

Ideation Conceptualized and named new annual event, AIA KC BIG NIGHT
Identity Designed logo and palette, and created messaging the past two years
Digital Wrote and designed engaging save the dates and invitations
Apparel Created T-shirt design
Print Designed event collateral including postcards and stickers
Floaty pen Designed to celebrate redesigned website


COPILEVITZ & CANTER

The national law firm based in Kansas City with an office in Washington D.C. represents tax-exempt organizations, professional fundraisers, commercial telemarketers and political callers in all aspects of the First Amendment.

Identity Brand redesign including logo
Website Redesigned copilevitz-canter.com, including messaging and coordinating photography and video
Digital Redesigned regular, nationally distributed electronic newsletter
Print Designed business cards, stationery and packaging
Environment Designed interior signage


HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA

Based at KCUR in Kansas City, a National Public Radio station, the agriculture news hub is a network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest.

Identity Redesigned logo, created iconography and illustrations for blogs and special reports
Website Designed harvestpublicmedia.org. Site won regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best large market radio website


PRYDE’S KITCHEN & NECESSITIES

The Wesport kitchen store is a Kansas City landmark, and has been a family-run business for decades.

Identity Redesigned logo and concept
Print Designed business and counter cards
Advertising Designed ads for home magazines
Public relations Wrote and placed store owner profile in upscale metropolitan magazine
Website Redesigned website, prydeskitchen.com, to highlight Fiesta, gift registry and wishlists


LISA SCHMITZ INTERIOR DESIGN

The Kansas City interior designer, known for her modern style, has been featured in national magazines.

Identity Redesigned logo
Print Designed multi-panel portfolio and business cards, postcards, stickers
Advertising Designed ads for home magazines


TALK OF THE TOWN

The popular bar and grill in the Kansas City area has locations in Leawood and Overland Park.

Identity Complete brand redesign, including logo and all menus
Print Designed bar, happy hour and children’s menus; business cards; stationery and ancillary packaging and products
Environment Designed and supervised installation of large-scale wall mural; selected wall color and upholstery; designed select wayfinding signage and consulted on waitstaff apparel