We help identify, clarify, and express values that guide organizations and inspire audiences.
We're Cut Once—a branding and marketing design firm that develops strategies and builds brands for organizations ranging in size from small nonprofits and associations to large corporations and educational institutions. Our narrative approach to design uniquely qualifies us in helping our clients communicate their message more effectively through original storytelling and informed design.
HOW WE WORK
At Cut Once, we recognize that every client has a unique set of business challenges and needs. Because of this, we employ rigorous inquiry to gain a thorough understanding of every organization with which we engage. 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 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.
WHAT WE DO
We work across a range of disciplines including advertising, branding, graphic design, and public relations. We believe honest, original storytelling is the strongest form of marketing and the most effective way to engage key audiences. A typical project engagement usually requires research and analysis, writing, design, implementation, and optimization. However, when the path forward is unclear, we might recommend starting with an individualized project assessment, discovery session, or strategic content planning meeting to clarify the best way to engage.
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