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

We’re Cut Once—a branding and graphic design firm that thinks strategically and works comprehensively to solve complex marketing challenges for clients ranging in size from small non-profits to large corporations. Our studio 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 opportunities. Because of this, we work closely with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of why we’re communicating. Our approach is comprehensive yet efficient. We ask many questions, but only the necessary ones. 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 visual identities, corporate communications, awareness campaigns, publications, packaging systems, branded environments, websites, and integrated product/service programs.
 

 
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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)

Communication design

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 signage, our ability to design spatially will extend your identity to physical form.

Branded Events
Outdoor/Transit
Public Spaces
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 millions of 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 AIGA, BICeBé (Bolivia), CASE, CBS News, CIPB (China), Communication Arts, Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany), Golden Bee (Russia), Good50x70 (Italy), Graphis, Obama for America, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (United States), The Dieline, 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.