CREATIVE PARTNER FOR AMBITIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Cut Once is a design firm that invests in deep, strategic relationships with organizations who also see change as an opportunity. We work across a range of disciplines to help our clients raise awareness, increase understanding, and inspire their audiences. Our narrative approach to design uniquely qualifies us in helping organizations communicate their story more effectively through rich storytelling and informed design. Measure twice, Cut Once.

 

 

OUR SERVICES

We specialize in the concept, design, and execution of large-scale corporate and institutional awareness campaigns, integrated branding programs, graphic identity systems, publications, and websites. A typical project engagement usually requires analysis and research, strategic planning, writing, design, implementation, and optimization. However, when the path forward is unclear, we usually recommend starting with an individualized needs assessment or content planning session to help clarify the best way to engage.

 
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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 Architecture
Brand Standard Guidelines
Brand Positioning
Brand Story
Logo Development
Naming & Nomenclature
Marketing & Public Relations Planning
Visual Identity Systems

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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.

Data Visualizations
Illustration (conceptual & technical)
Infographics
Photography (product & lifestyle)

Marketing Communications

We are highly skilled at translating marketing strategies into both digital and tangible marketing materials that help increase understanding and inspire people to action.

Annual Reports
Brochures & Catalogs
Campaigns & Programs
Email Marketing
Magazines & Viewbooks
Social Media
Website Design
Website Development

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ENVIRONMENTal design

From branded environments to wayfinding systems and signage, our ability to think and design spatially will extend your brand experience to physical form.

Branded Events
Outdoor/Transit
Signage (indoor & outdoor)
Trade Show Exhibits
Wayfinding Systems

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
Packaging Design
Point-of-Sale Promotions
Pop-Up Experiences
Product Branding
Product Design
Product Prototyping

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Technical PRODUCTION

We are proficient at preparing technically accurate, press-ready files for printing and web-ready files for use online.

Online Asset Preparation
Photo Retouching
Printing Press Checks
Technical Design Layout
Vendor Sourcing & Management


 

HOW WE WORK

A business partner first, we work quickly to become an invaluable extension of our client’s internal marketing teams, sharing in the day-to-day responsibilities, accountabilities, and ultimately, success stories. What works for one organization doesn’t always work the next. Therefore, we employ rigorous inquiry to gain a complete understanding of the business challenges facing our clients. We use proven planning, project management, and execution methods to help save our clients time, money, and effort while fostering a shared vision and lasting partnership. 

 

 

AWARDS & distinctions

Our work has received significant national and international recognition for communication excellence, including honors from AIGA, Art Directors Club, BICeBé Biennial (Bolivia), CASE, CBS News Sunday Morning, CIPB (China), Communication Arts, Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany), Good50x70 (Italy), Graphis, Obama for America (United States), Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee (Russia), Print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Dieline, UCDA, and Vineum Bodensee (Germany).

 
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ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT

Our nonprofit efforts have helped raise funds and awareness for a variety of organizations and pressing societal issues, including the Academy for Educational Development (AED), American Red Cross, Amnesty International, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Darfur Genocide, Doctors Without Borders, Get Out the Vote, Greenpeace, Haiti Earthquake of 2010, Hurricane Katrina, Reach to Recovery International, Salvation Army, University & College Designers Association (UCDA), and the Urban Forest Project.

 
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CONNECT WITH US


 

NEW PROJECT TO DISCUSS?

We offer short-term commitments in the form of consultations and individualized project audits, which are designed to quickly clarify your needs. Contact Greg Bennett at (717) 683-5712 or by email to start the conversation.