Designing a New American Flag

The American flag is our most potent piece of national iconography, but its design shifted frequently until the early 1900s. What if it were redesigned today? What might artists and designers explore? The New York Times invited us to do just that. Although we remain champions of the original stars and stripes, we explored a uniquely American story to tell: E Pluribus Unum.

Introducing the new Clubhouse icon

As we approached evolving the Clubhouse brand, we didn’t want to just design another big ‘C’, we wanted to expand on what they’ve been great at since the beginning: Designing experiences with the belief that people are at the center of every moment.

Stay tuned for a full case study showcasing all of the work we did in partnership with our friends from Clubhouse.

Photographer: John Canon

Type Directors Club Honors Us With 8 TDC67 Certificates

Well, this was a nice surprise. Our good crew did well at the TDC Design Awards with our good clients, including Crane/Mohawk, Medium, Primary and San Francisco Symphony. Bravo to our friends at Pentagram, The NY Times and all of this year’s winners.

Creative Boom Interviews Megan Bowker on Career-shaping Books

We are all book-crazy here at COLLINS. Our Design Director, Megan Bowker, shares five books that shaped her career and impacted her life with our friends at Creative Boom.

Megan has a dazzling body of work. Originally from Wasilla, Alaska, she now lives in Manhattan. And she works across a spectrum of emerging to established organizations. Her work always sits (energetically) between strategy and insanely complex brand and design systems.

Read on.

sweetgreen Featured on Its Nice That

Sanuk Kim, Senior Designer, and Alex Wallace, Business Leader, discuss the work they led with the rest of our team and our clients on the re-imagination of the extraordinary, delicious and way-better-for-you-than-old-school-fast-food, sweetgreen.

We’re honored to work with sweetgreen’s leaders on a better future - along with our colleague, friend, and COLLINS alumnus (and now sweetgreen creative leader) the awesome Mr. Thomas Wilder.

The Brand Identity Interviews Jingqi Fan

She moves from China. Graduates with honors from Washington University.
Interns at Apple. Wins grants to launch her senior thesis project on climate change. Launches her senior thesis project on climate change into the real world. It becomes a smash. Works with the great people at Square. Launches the new Nikolas Type site.

And then she joins us. Yes!

Welcome, Jingqi Fan.

3x Ad Age Design Agency of the Year

We’re honored.

Ad Age named us Design Agency of the (Craziest) Year (We’ve Ever Had).
And, incredibly, for the third straight year.

We’re grateful to each one of our clients. And so happy for all
of our colleagues and partners.

Congratulations to all of the 2021 awardees.

And thank you, Ad Age.