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

We're Cut Once—a multidisciplinary design firm that works as a strategic business partner with ambitious leaders of educational and cultural institutions, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Our firm is a creative resource 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 challenges and needs. Because of this, we work closely with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of the business challenges they face. Our process is comprehensive yet efficient, time-tested, and scalable to work with organizations of all sizes and projects of any scale. A project lifecycle may include discovery, research, strategy, design, development, implementation, and optimization. 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.     




We combine expertise in research, writing, strategy, design, and web development to create meaningful and memorable brand experiences. We believe honest, emotional storytelling is the strongest form of marketing and the most effective way to engage key audiences and earn their loyalty. 


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



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)
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
Sales & Press Kits
Website Design
Website Development



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

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


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



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


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).




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.