George Lavender, design director here at COLLINS, speaks with Transform Magazine about how powerful storytelling can help brands stand out, build new futures and gain the relevance they seek.
The futures that our friends at Mailchimp, Dropbox, and Ogilvy have grown into has kept us in awe—especially when design has been at the center of reimagining their new futures. We’re so honored to have worked with these great teams.
Cheers to our friends and the other honorees for winning the inaugural Type Champions Award by Monotype, which recognizes and celebrates brands from around the world that are committed to excellence in design and typography.
As noted by The Drum, Karin Soukup is stepping into a leadership role in our San Francisco office. We’re looking forward to continued excellence from our team in the city by the bay.
Adam Savage of TV’s Myth Busters visits the Jim Henson Exhibition we designed in partnership with The Museum of The Moving Image. And he loves it. We learned Adam’s father worked on Sesame Street as a Muppeteer. And Adam even appeared in several episodes of the legendary TV show.
Take a tour of our New York office with Interior Design Magazine.
We’re proud that COLLINS is a majority-female company, and grateful for this perspective from our managing director Claire Morris on women and CES.
Our thoughts on CES 2018: how consumer devices are becoming more human.
COLLINS was just listed beside Spotify, Tesla, Disney, Apple, Google, Instagram, Patagonia, Ideo, R/GA, Netflix, HBO, Nike, Facebook and Pixar as one of the “Top 50 Companies Creatives Would Kill to Work For” list put together by Working Not Working.
And, for the record, no one has to kill anyone to work here. But being a little mad does, you know… help.
Check out our most recent work for The Exploratorium on BP&O.
Kernit, our custom typeface inspired by the work of Jim Henson, featured on The Brand Identity.
Check out our new work for Dropbox, featured in Fast Company.
USA Today lists our Jim Henson Exhibition as one of the best to visit in the U.S. this season.
Check out our work for data analytics and audience measurement company 605 on Brand New.
Catch our most recent work with Nourish Snacks on Refinery29’s Snack On This.
“This one will have you coming back for more. That’s all by design.” Check out the Fast Company feature on our Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of Moving Image.
Today our permanent Jim Henson Exhibition opens at the Museum of Moving Image. Our team has worked to bring this vision to life for the last 3 years in collaboration with our amazing friends at the Museum. Check out the Exhibition announcement in the New York Times — and don’t wait to get your tickets here!
Our Archer Farms work makes The Dieline’s list of Awesome Packaging Design.
Read more about our work with Joy Bauer, and the Nourish Snacks team, in Adweek today.
We’re honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of the companies transforming the future of brand building.
In our work we create better experiences throughout a customer’s journey. We focus on keeping ahead of advancements in technology, consumption models, and cultural shifts. So we were delighted to be called a company “poised to reshape Madison Avenue.”
We can live with that.
We were interviewed last week by design blog The Brand Identity. Read the full interview here.
Our Archer Farms work was recently featured as The Dieline’s packaging of the month. See it here.
With its recent move to new office space in Menlo Park, Instagram looked to us to craft an experience worthy of the photo-sharing platform. An airy aesthetic with vibrant accents — the entryway for guests to enjoy and relax in is mostly white and minimalistic, featuring a rotation of community-sourced images on its towering walls. More here
Inc. magazine includes COLLINS in their list of the fastest growing companies in America. Read more about it here.
Steve has joined our San Francisco office as Creative Director, responsible for setting the creative vision with our clients to bring their brand experiences to life. Prior to joining Collins, Reinmuth was Design Director at Wolff Olins and Art Director at Nike where he led the relaunch of the internationally celebrated Jordan brand. Read more here.
We’re beyond happy to announce that Collins president Amber Guild has joined an exclusive league of leaders as she has just been recognized as one of the 2016 “Women to Watch” by Advertising Age. Read more about Amber’s impact on both the Collins business and culture here.
COLLINS partner Lee Maschmeyer talks about why clients should come to design firms first, how desired-state ideas solve the problems that matter most and give clients something to turn into a story.Read the full article here.
Lovely write up about our Freewheel work on BP&O today. Check out the full story here.
COLLINS Partner Lee Maschmeyer talks about 5 sensible places to start when designing a customer experience. Read the full article here.
Welcome, Teemu! Prior to joining Collins, Teemu served as Creative Director at Wolff Olins. Before Wolff Olins, Teemu was a Founding Partner of the Helsinki and New York-based full-service agency, Kokoro & Moi, working across the strategy, brand identity, and design sectors. To read the full announcement, click here.
We’re excited to announce that our Spotify work was featured in Design Week’s list of “Designs that Defined 2015.” Have a look at the full article here.
We are honored to have our work selected as Fast Company’s Best Branding of 2015. To see the seven programs from around the world that made the cut, click here.
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 just named our work with Spotify as one the most influential identity and design projects of the year. See the full review here.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
We’re honored to be featured as Communication Arts webpick of the day. You can check it out here.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
As Hollywood begins to consider how to harness virtual and augmented reality, the music industry is working out how to make moving images more interactive - and social.
FastCo.Design’s coverage of the re-imagined Spotify identity created by Collins and launched at SXSW 2015. The goal of the new identity was to create an evolving visual idea that would signal to the brand’s core audience of that Spotify is as rich and lively as music culture itself.
COLLINS created and produced the interactive experience that allows fans to both control Azealia Banks’ movements and appear with her in an interactive version of her latest video for the track ‘Wallace’.
Leland Maschmeyer discusses how he and his team at Collins fed open source data into bespoke generative algorithms to create typographic forms. Data about Twitter activity, the weather, traffic congestion, geography and time of day all affected the expressions.
Rolling Stone says Azealia Banks’ latest single has gotten a video as inventive as her album Broke With Expensive Taste. Collins created and produced the online experience that has fans raving.
Read the Dieline’s interview with Leland Maschmeyer, COLLINS founding partner and ECD, here.