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SUTLER'S SPIRIT CO WINS AT TYPE DIRECTOR CLUB 2017

Honored to share that our work for Sutler's Spirit Co was awarded a "Certificate of Typographic Excellence" by the Type Directors Club.

There was a total of over 1800 entries, from 50 countries, with 200 winners selected. The winners will also be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 38, and will also be shown at the 63rd Awards Exhibition (TDC63) in New York City. In addition to being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in exhibitions that will tour cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. TDC has spent over 66 years uniting and celebrating typographic leaders from around the world. Through their annual competitions, they are able to highlight the best of the best typographic work in both communication and typeface design from studios and individuals both in the US and internationally.

We’d like to congratulate everyone involved in developing this project.

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SO LONG, 2016, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE AWESOME.

Good design solves problems. Especially business ones. We know it, because we live it every day.

Design is our thing – and we’ve made it our business. But like great design, great business takes work. It’s a skill you earn by rolling up your sleeves and putting in the hours. So many of them that your 2016 reflections post ends up being a week late.    

When we opened the doors to Device Creative Collaborative in July 2012, it was because anticipation had won out over apprehension. We’d been wanting to strike out on our own for years, but we’d never felt the time was right.

But we were hard workers. We were conscientious. And we were humble enough to listen and learn. We had a couple of great clients, and we had the drive to make sure they stuck around – and to add a few more along the way.

We could get started, or we could sit around waiting for the stars to align. 

So we put our heads down and let the work take over. We designed, created, crafted and branded our hearts out. And at some point the calendar clicked over to 2017.

If we’ve been scarce at gatherings or barbecues this past year, it’s because we’ve had a few other things on our plates. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to.


A PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPED

In March 2016, Reynolda House Museum of American Art opened its Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light exhibition. We collaborated with the team at Reynolda to develop its visual identity, exhibition graphics, merchandise and marketing materials. The exhibition became Reynolda’s most attended and received a first place American Alliance of Museums award.


ART MEETS DESIGN

The success of the Ansel Adams partnership led to an ongoing collaboration with Reynolda. We were pretty pleased to be awarded the Reynolda House Centennial and Rebranding, especially with well-respected branding firms also in contention. The Museum turns 100 this year, and we’re excited to have completed its centennial identity – and can’t wait to continue the Reynolda rebrand throughout 2017.


A HOLE LOT OF HAPPY

It was sweet to be approached by Krispy Kreme about shaking up its iconic designs. We were tasked with reimagining the packaging – and to come up with something totally new for the international market. You can find our coffee cup redesign in select stores, and there are some more collaborations in the works that we hope to share soon. 


IN GOOD SPIRITS

We’ve been working with the team behind Midnight Moon and Method + Standard for nearly a decade. So we were happy to continue things by helping set the stage for the 2017 launch of their fourth spirit. An extension of Midnight Moon, it’s an American Whiskey that will hit the shelves in March.


AHEAD OF THE LEARNING CURVE

Wake Forest University is known for its excellent in-house design department, and its talented team is behind some of the best college marketing out there. So it was seriously vindicating to be chosen as a Wake Forest creative partner.


NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

We might have spent most of 2016 holed up in our studio, but our work was out making the rounds. Along the way it was recognized by some of the world’s leading design publications and organizations. Graphis, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, HOW and Print are a few. 

We’re not in this for the awards, but they’re a great marker that we’re giving this all we’ve got. Our design is who we are, and we love that it speaks for itself. And with two new designers on our team, we’re set to take on 2017.  


IN THE WORKS

A packaging redesign for a premium wine brand by E & J Gallo. 

A brand platform and website for a local architect needing an international presence. 

An ongoing collaboration with Lynn Lee, Canada’s premier destination wedding planner. 


BACK TO THE PRESENT

It’s been an incredible adventure – and an incredible venture. In a few years we’ve gone from dreaming to doing. Really doing. And we can wholeheartedly say that every minute has been a triumph. 

When you do what you love you can’t help but do it well. People get that. And they’ll come to you with new and awesome opportunities. We’re more than grateful for that trust and that buy-in. It’s a big thing to share your brand vision with someone and trust that they’ll bring it to the world in the best way possible.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to rebrand or launch a product, then don’t. Now is as good of a time as ever. We’ve seen it firsthand. Creating and building brand distinction through heart-pounding design, immersive branding and disruptive packaging is what we’re all about, so let us know if you need a push to get you to where you need to be.

Let’s get 2017 started!

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Graphis Letterhead 8

DEVICE WINS GOLD IN GRAPHIS LETTERHEAD 8 COMPETITION

We're happy to share that our stationery design for Device Creative Collaborative was awarded Gold in the Graphis Letterhead 8 competition. 

Graphis is an international publisher of books on communication design. Based in New York City, Graphis presents and promotes the best work in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration from around the world.

Device was chosen among some of the top talent internationally, including Design Ranch, Kevin Cantrell and 3 Advertising. Approximately 349 entries were selected for the annual.

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DEVICE WINS GOLD & MERIT AWARDS IN GRAPHIS DESIGN ANNUAL 2017

We're thrilled to announce that our work for Method + Standard Vodka was awarded Gold in the Graphis Design Annual 2017. 

Graphis is an international publication of books in the areas of communication design, and they work to present only the best design thinking from around the world.

Device was chosen among some of the top talent internationally, with approximately 349 entries being selected for the annual.

Device also won numerous Merit awards for our work on Sutlers Spirit Co. Gin, Sunshine Identity & Packaging, J.R. Liggett's Shampoo Bars, Crop Salon Identity, Black Pine Identity, and Northwestern University Football. Full credits can be viewed through the links above.

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to each project and look forward to continued collaboration in the future!

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PRINT TYPOGRAPHY & LETTERING AWARDS

We received great news that Sutler's Spirit Co package design is awarded in the hand lettering category of Print Magazine's Typography and Lettering Awards.

2015 Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards were judged by Dana Tanamachi and Dr. Shelley Gruendler.

Winners from each category, including the Best in Class, will be spotlighted on PrintMag.com, which receives over 3 million visits annually. The gallery will go live to coincide with the release of the Spring 2016 issue of Print, which will feature the Best in Class winners. The gallery will be promoted by Print, reaching nearly 80,000 subscribers.

Congratulations to everyone involved in developing the Sutler's Spirit Co brand.

TYPE DIRECTOR CLUB 2016 WINNER TDC 62

METHOD + STANDARD WINS AT TYPE DIRECTOR CLUB 2016

Our work for Method+Standard Vodka was awarded Typographic Excellence in the Type Directors Club 2016 Awards and international exhibition.

There was a total of over 2000 entries, from 49 countries, with 379 winners selected. The winners will also be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 37, and will also be shown at the 62nd Awards Exhibition (TDC62) in New York City. In addition to being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in 8 exhibitions that will tour cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. TDC has spent over 65 years uniting and celebrating typographic leaders from around the world. Through their annual competitions, they are able to highlight the best of the best typographic work in both communication and typeface design from studios and individuals both in the US and internationally.

We’d like to congratulate everyone involved in developing these projects. 

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COPYWRITER POSITION

We are looking for a talented Copywriter to join our growing studio. Device seeks a copywriter that can concept and create copy at the highest levels for a variety of mediums. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for design and the ability to multitask.

- Understand the message the client wants to deliver and translate that into engaging copy
- Ensure the Design Director’s vision and our studio's philosophy is maintained throughout each project
- Manage a large volume of work with tight deadlines
- Be flexible in approach and willingness to adapt ideas to the needs of clients
- Work in a variety of mediums / disciplines with the drive to learn more and do more
- Strong research skills that ensure all copy is correct and accurate
- Passion for writing and the willingness to learn from other creative professionals
- An eye for detail and a desire for perfection
- Great organizational skills.

Send us an email at Holla@WeAreDevice.com introducing yourself. Attach your résumé and work samples as either a PDF or website link. 

No PDFs over 4MB please. Only select candidates will be contacted.

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MID-LEVEL DESIGNER POSITION

We are looking for a super-talented Mid-Level Designer to join the studio. Device seeks an innovative designer that can concept, design and lead at the highest levels for print/interactive mediums. This is not an easy position so it is not to be taken lightly.

- Conceptual exploration including drawing sketching research for design projects and execution.
- Ensure that the Design Director’s vision and our studio's philosophy is maintained throughout each project.
- Manage a large volume of work with tight deadlines
- Be accountable for the leadership and direction of the design process
- Work in a variety of mediums / disciplines with the drive to learn more and do more.
- Knowledge of web/interactive design and usability is a bonus.
- Excellent typography skills.
- Have 2+ years experience to be considered.

We hire Designer who are highly skilled with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience with MS Office and Google Docs is a plus. Illustration, photography and animation skills are appreciated but not required.

Send us an email at Holla@WeAreDevice.com introducing yourself. Attach your résumé and work samples as either a PDF or website link. 

No PDFs over 4MB please. Only select candidates will be contacted.

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JUNIOR DESIGNER POSITION

We are looking for a super-talented Junior Designer to join our studio in Winston-Salem, NC. Device seeks an innovative designer that can concept and design at the highest levels. This is not an easy position so it is not to be taken lightly.

- Conceptual exploration including drawing sketching research for design projects and execution.
- Ensure that the Design Director’s vision and our studio's philosophy is maintained throughout each project.
- Manage work with tight deadlines.
- Work in a variety of mediums / disciplines with the drive to learn more and do more.
- Knowledge of web/interactive design and usability is a bonus.
- Excellent typography skills.
- Have 1 - 2 years experience to be considered.

We hire Designer who are highly skilled with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience with MS Office and Google Docs is a plus. Illustration, photography and animation skills are appreciated but not required.

Send us an email at Holla@WeAreDevice.com introducing yourself. Attach your résumé and work samples as either a PDF or website link. 

No PDFs over 4MB please. Only select candidates will be contacted.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

This internship position is located in Winston-Salem, NC. We seek candidates with strong design and typography skills. 

We really appreciate interns who are driven, self-sufficient and professional. 

Design duties include:
- Assisting other designers
- Building presentations
- Generating concepts to be presented to clients
- Building mock-ups
- Gathering resource materials

We hire Graphic Design Majors who are highly skilled with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience with MS Office and Google Docs is a plus. An understanding of typography, composition, color, shape, and form is assumed. Illustration, photography and animation skills are appreciated but not required.

Interns can expect to gain all the valuable experience that goes with working and designing at an award-winning design studio.

Send us an email at Holla@WeAreDevice.com introducing yourself. Attach your résumé and work samples as either a PDF or website link. 

No PDFs over 4MB please. Only select candidates will be contacted.

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2 PROJECTS IN VICTIONARY'S NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN

We’re proud to see our work for Crop Hair Salon and Lisa Vorce Co Teepee included in the Nice To Met You Again collection of books. This series by Victionary encapsulates the new perspectives designers have brought forward in representing companies and individuals in unique small brand items.

Nice To Meet You Again aggregates an body of printed greetings that speak values, vision and tell stories in limited space with thoughtful details. While interactive elements and sculptural artefacts guarantee attention, masterly produced graphic touches still constitute an effective way to deepen memories. Garnering more than 130 recent works from 100 creative units around the globe, the book spots distinctive conceptions and productions by means of size, materials, colour use and finishing techniques. It is an indispensable reference for small businesses and individuals who aspire to be an imposition on their clients’ mind.

Available for purchase online from Victionary or Amazon.

 

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2015 PRINT REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL

Our packaging for Method + Standard Vodka was selected for inclusion into the 2015 Print Regional Design Annual.

Print’s Regional Design Annual, now in its 35th year, is arguably the most esteemed and influential U.S.–based graphic design competition of its kind.

Print seeks top industry names that share a rich connection to the various regions they are tasked with judging. All together, they have selected 350 winners to be presented in this issue of Print.

Congratulations to everyone involved in developing this brand.

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METHOD + STANDARD FEATURED ON COMMARTS

We're excited to announce that our packaging design for Method + Standard is part of Communication Arts' Exhibit Online. The CommArts Exhibit is a online showcase of new and innovative projects in graphic design and advertising from around the world. CommArts.com is the online complement to Communication Arts magazine. Updated daily, the website is designed to provide you with daily inspiration through multiple features. Communication Arts is known to only features exceptional design projects whether online or in their print magazine.

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OUTSIDE THE BOX: HAND DRAWN PACKAGING

Our work for Buck O'Hairen's Legendary Sunshine has been included in Outside the Box, a book about hand drawn packaging, writen by Gail Anderson. We are proud to have our work included among the amazing talent of Pentagram, Sagmeister & Walsh, Jon Contino, Louise Fili, Daniel Pelavin and Dana Tanamachi.

The book overview reads, in an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurgence. As shorthand for something more authentic, homegrown, handmade, or crafted, hand-drawn packaging is found on everything from supermarket eggs to Chipotle drink cups.

In this exhaustive and lavishly illustrated survey, organized by four types—DIY, art, craft, and artisanal—Gail Anderson pulls back the curtain on the working processes and inspirations of forty letterers, illustrators, and designers from all around the world through insightful interviews, process sketches, and her infectious love of the medium.

Available for purchase on Amazon.

We’d like to congratulate everyone involved in developing this project and Gail Anderson for including our work. 

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2015/16 LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE 200 BEST PACKAGING DESIGNS WORLDWIDE

We are honored to have our Midnight Moon Artist Box packaging design hand selected from over 3,000 packaging submissions by a jury of design directors and packaging experts from around the globe. As one of the winners our work will be featured in the 2015/16 Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Packaging Designs Worldwide book.

The book is available for purchase on the Lurzer's Archive website or Amazon.

Lurzer's Archive's 200 Best Packaging Design Worldwide 244 pages of the best works from the best packaging designers from around the world. If this doesn't get your creative juices flowing, nothing will. This beauty is a one off irregular publication from the famous Luerzer's series.