BP&O Best of 2015

Richard Baird placed our redesign of Target’s Room Essentials among the five best projects of 2015 on BP&O. Very honored to be included on the list.

Design Week Best of 2015

Design Week just named our work with Spotify as one the most influential identity and design projects of the year. See the full review here.

Amber Guild x Huffington Post

Collins President Amber Guild chats with Laura Dunn of the Huffington Post about leadership, challenges, mentorship and what we hope to accomplish in the next year here at Collins. Read the full article here.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from all of us here at COLLINS! See you in 2016.

Leland Maschmeyer x NPR

Leland discusses with NPR the emergence of the hot holiday gift this year and how it’s fires have been linked to new manufacturing processes in China. Read the full article here.

Amber Guild's Response to Brad Jakeman of PepsiCo

In response to PepsiCo executive Brad Jakeman’s spirited presentation at the Masters of Marketing conference in October, Amber writes “Amen, Mr. Jakeman” in an op-ed featured in ​Monday’s issue of Ad Age​. Amber​ ​writes about ​the beginnings of her career in advertising, and witnessing the best and worst of the industry over the course of her 17 year career. She joined Collins in the fall of 2014 after an energizing conversation with Collins founders Brian Collins and Leland Maschmeyer who were trying to answer the same question she was: “Why should​ ​an industry tasked with building​ ​brands have a talent base that​ ​in no way reflects the diversity of​ ​the world we live in?​”​ Hear, hear, Amber. Read the op-ed here.

Amber Guild x NYT Corner Office's Adam Bryant

Amber Guild was featured in Sunday’s issue of the New York Times​. ​Corner Office, a collection of columns by Adam Bryant, is featured in the Business Day section of the Times and highlights conversations with top executives about leadership and management. In her conversation with Adam Bryant, Amber reflects on her childhood and how ​her experiences helped hone her skills to be the ​remarkably ​dynamic​, honest and direct business leader she is today.​​
Read the interview here.

COLLINS San Francisco

COLLINS is excited to announce the opening of our San Francisco office. COLLINS San Francisco, led by creative director Matt Luckhurst, has already begun developing projects with West Coast clients including Facebook, Airbnb and Shyp. Founder & CCO Brian Collins is especially excited: “We’re honored to become a part of this remarkable creative community.”Read the full press release here.

COLLINS x CA Design Award

We won three awards in the Communication Arts 2016 Design Annual for our work with the TDC and Target’s Room Essentials. We’re honored to be included among all of the other talented people selected this year. Check it out here.

Fast Co. Innovation Award

This month we’ve been selected as a finalist by Fast Company to receive the 2015 Innovation Award in Web Design for our work with Azealia Banks on her Wallace video. Go grab a copy of the magazine, or check it out at FastCo. Design.

CA Webpick

We’re honored to be featured as Communication Arts webpick of the day. You can check it out here.

Matt Luckhurst x Bloomberg

Bloomberg Business interviewed COLLINS Creative Director Matt Luckhurst on the best and worst typefaces for your resume. Emojis for the win. Read the full article here.

COLLINS President Amber Guild

Amber is our newest strong female lead, a digital veteran, mom and executive who leads with empathy, a quality much needed in today’s ever changing business world. She will help Collins change its culture of work so all can thrive.


Happy to have 6 pieces of work in this years Graphis Poster Annual.

Collins Wins Effie

The TDC, a 65-year-old organization that promotes typographic excellence, tasked us with inspiring designers to enter its 60th International Typography Competition. Collins created the “New Generation” campaign, the centerpiece of which was a 7-minute film exploring how type lives and breathes the time and culture it is created in. Entry submissions for TDC’s 60th Annual Competition jumped 11%, and Collins won a much coveted 2015 Effie Award for Arts & Culture.

COLLINS at Apple

Friends in the Bay Area: Brian Collins and Matt Luckhurst will present at the Apple Store May 7th, 6pm! Register here.

COLLINS at Gel Conference

Leland Maschmeyer + Brett Renfer will be speaking at the Gel Conference April 23. For more info. about the conference visit their site.

Print 75

Brian Collins and Christian Widlic’s poster for Print’s 75th Anniversary is out! See the other designs here.

Fast Company: Here is An Open Office Any Employee Would Love

Envisioning a space where a tight-knit creative group can come together architecturally to share ideas wasn’t easy, but Collins and Thiel Architecture made it happen. Highlights: A library filled with hundreds of art and design books and a spectacular view of the Empire State Building.

Spotify at SXSW

Spotify blends its roots in tech with its connection to music culture in a new visual language that will span its website, application, social media, events, advertising and marketing collateral.