We help identify, clarify, and express values that guide organizations and inspire audiences.

We're Cut Once—a multidisciplinary design firm that works as an integrated marketing partner with leaders of educational and cultural institutions, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Our firm is a creative partner for any organization that wishes to communicate its value and purpose through rich storytelling and informed design.

 


 

OUR approach

At Cut Once, we recognize most organizations are unique and therefore, so are their business challenges and market opportunities. Because of this, we work closely with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of why we’re communicating. Our process is designed to initiate a meaningful dialogue between stakeholders and provide an ongoing discourse from concept to launch. It's time-tested and scalable to work with organizations of all sizes and projects of any scale. 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.    

 

 

OUR SERVICES

In addition to our history and experience with brand development, we are also experts in the design and development of corporate and institutional communications, awareness campaigns, branding programs, graphic identities, publications, websites, branded events, retail environments, and packaging systems.

 
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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)

STRATEGIC Communications

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

Annual Reports
Brochures & Catalogs
Campaigns & Programs
Email Marketing
Magazines & Viewbooks
Newsletters
Sales & Press Kits
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 identity 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


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AWARDS & recognition

Our work has received significant national and international recognition, including honors from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Art Directors Club (ADC), BICeBé Biennial (Bolivia), CBS News Sunday Morning, China International Poster Biennial (CIPB), Communication Arts (CA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany), Good50x70 (Italy), Graphis, Obama for America (United States), Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee (Russia), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), The Dieline, University and College Designers Association (UCDA), and Vineum Bodensee (Germany).

 

 

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.