We help identify, clarify, and express values that guide organizations and inspire audiences.
We're Cut Once—a multidisciplinary design firm that works as a strategic business partner with ambitious leaders of educational and cultural institutions, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Our firm is a creative resource for any organization that wishes to communicate its value and purpose through rich storytelling and informed design.
At Cut Once, we recognize most organizations are unique and therefore, so are their challenges and needs. Because of this, we work closely with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of the business challenges they face. Our process is comprehensive yet efficient, time-tested, and scalable to work with organizations of all sizes and projects of any scale. A project lifecycle may include discovery, research, strategy, design, development, implementation, and optimization. In the end, it’s our collaborative and insightful approach that helps save our clients time, money, and effort while fostering a shared vision and lasting partnership.
We combine expertise in research, writing, strategy, design, and web development to create meaningful and memorable brand experiences. We believe honest, emotional storytelling is the strongest form of marketing and the most effective way to engage key audiences and earn their loyalty.
Strategy & Branding
We’ll help you define what your brand stands for and why it’s important to the world. Then, we’ll transform your strategy into a compelling visual and verbal narrative.
Brand Standard Guidelines
Naming & Nomenclature
Marketing & Public Relations Planning
Visual Identity Systems
PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION
Regardless of whether your project requires on-site or remote art direction and logistical oversight, we work with a proven network of professionals capable of delivering the approved vision.
Illustration (conceptual & technical)
Photography (product & lifestyle)
We are highly skilled at translating marketing strategies into tangible materials that increase understanding and inspire people to action.
Brochures & Catalogs
Campaigns & Programs
Magazines & Viewbooks
Sales & Press Kits
From branded environments to wayfinding systems and signage, our ability to think and design spatially will extend your identity to physical form.
Signage (indoor & outdoor)
Trade Show Exhibits
Retail & PACKAGING DESIGN
On the path to purchase, product packaging is known as the moment of truth. Our branded products, packaging systems, and in-store displays have helped sell numerous products and command a premium for our clients.
In-Store (retail) Displays
We are proficient at preparing technically accurate, press-ready files for printing and web-ready files for use online.
Online Asset Preparation
Printing Press Checks
Technical Design Layout
Vendor Sourcing & Management