Graphic design, print and web design in the San Francisco Bay area

Print and Packaging Design

Mills Teacher Scholars Event Poster

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Mills College Teacher Scholars requested a poster and postcard to promote their annual Teacher Inquiry in Action Forum event. Our client’s goals for this 12×18 poster were not just to attract the eyes of teachers who were often deluged with professional training events, but to describe the event for those viewers who were unfamiliar with the Mills Teacher Scholars organization.

We opted for a clean, fresh, mainly typographic look and feel that would stand apart on a wall full of other event posters and notifications in a teacher’s lounge or office bulletin board.

When we design a print piece, we take into account where our audience will be viewing it—what will our piece be competing with? That information can drive style, color, typography.


Bay Area Legal Aid Annual Report

Bay Area Legal Aid is a nonprofit legal services organization serving low-income residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their annual reports are a powerful tool for raising awareness and securing critical funding.


Stone & Youngberg Poster, Print Collateral

One of the core values of this San Francisco financial services company is to invest in their community. We designed a poster and mailer campaign to augment S&Y’s sponsorship of the popular Ferry Building Farmers Market.

sy-trifoldWe designed several other print pieces for Stone & Youngberg, including trifold brochures, invitations, and trade show graphics, several featuring illustration work.


The Truffle Kit Package

We designed packaging for this unique DIY truffle-making kit. As the line of Just Specialties Fine Food products expanded to include DIY Macaroon and Crumble Top Kits, we designed those packages as well, and eventually their corporate, e-commerce website, trade show graphics and HTML emails.


Seneca Builders Presentation Folder with Insert Waterfall

We designed this custom die-cut, trifold presentation folder for this high-end builder, along with a series of sales sheets that tuck into the center panel in a “waterfall”. The folder provided the Seneca sales team with an impressive, on-site tool that features beautiful images of their work, along with boilerplate information about the company. The inserts allowed the company to make changes to key information internally without incurring huge printing costs.


Plaster Networks

Plaster Networks approached us in their start-up phase needing a logo, website, marketing materials and packaging for their unique brand of homeplug networking adapters. As the company gained traction we designed other print pieces including a business system, trade show graphics, white papers and data sheets.


Lafayette Park Hotel Wedding Folder

The Lafayette Park Hotel is a famous and sought after hotel and wedding venue. They needed a sales package to match their upscale destination and suite of services. The custom folder features a unique landscape orientation, slots for sales sheets (designed to match) and business card slots. Since menus and prices often change, we created the system to allow for digitally printed inserts, preserving the utility of the more expensive folder for years to come.


Birdy Botanicals Packaging

Birdy Botanicals is an organic bath and beauty products company that makes a top-shelf, serious natural skin care products line but keeps its message fun and accessible. We designed Birdy’s product labels and print collateral as well as the Birdy logo, website and HTML newsletters. We consult on marketing strategy, social media marketing and copy writing. Birdy is a great example of the kind of company we love to partner with—they’re collaborative, fun, socially responsible and are going places.


Danville Community Band Programs/Mailers

The Danville Band is one the largest and most renowned community bands in the country, celebrating their 10th year in 2012. SWDG partnered with the Band at their inception and have since designed their logo, all mailers, programs, concert posters and email campaigns.

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