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 including advertising, branding, graphic design, and public relations 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 insightful, informed design. Measure twice, Cut Once.
We specialize in the concept, design, and execution of large-scale corporate and institutional awareness campaigns, integrated branding programs, graphic identity systems, publications, websites, branded events, retail environments, and packaging systems. A typical project engagement usually requires analysis and research, strategic planning, writing, design, implementation, and optimization.
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 both digital and tangible marketing materials that help increase understanding and inspire people to action.
Brochures & Catalogs
Campaigns & Programs
Magazines & Viewbooks
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
HOW WE WORK
A creative 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. We employ rigorous inquiry to gain a thorough understanding of every organization with which we engage. 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 creative 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).
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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