Redefining Urbanism

Monocle highlights our work for the East Cut neighborhood in San Francisco, uniting the Rincon Hill, Folsom, and Transbay areas that were once overlooked due to the 1869 Second Street Cut development project.

The new name and identity for the East Cut reflects the vibrant community’s past and future.

The Chimp Grows Up

Fast Company notes, “while other software giants are simplifying their branding, Mailchimp is keeping it quirky.”

Our creative identity prepares this joyful brand for a pioneering future while retaining its playful, unconventional disposition.

And of course we kept Freddie. He just got a haircut.

Adobe in Atlanta

Brian will be taking the stage this week with Chobani Chief Creative Officer Leland Maschmeyer in Atlanta as their first stop in Adobe’s Creative Leaders Program series. They’ll be discussing how design helps companies create new futures and sharing a framework for making that actionable.

vitaminwater Brand Book Honored

This week our work with vitaminwater on their brand book took home a win at the Design Week Awards in London.

Design = Experience

Adobe was curious about what we thought about design as the heart of customer experience. We were joined by leaders from IBM, R/GA and Chobani to talk about the future of CX at their awesome Digital Summit.

Karin Soukup named as Managing Partner of COLLINS SF

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.

Listening, and being heard

We sat down with the creative leadership coaches from SWIM for two workshops. First we learned about the impact that effective listening can have on relationships, and brushed up on some fundamental listening skills. Then we hosted a session just for COLLINS ladies to work on ways to get more comfortable claiming visibility across a range of professional contexts.

The Female Voice

Sometimes finding and strengthening your professional voice is a literal undertaking. Deeply proud to partner with Ladies Get Paid to host a workshop with Bespoken Partners’ Jackie Miller. Inspiration we won’t forget.

Boots on the ground in Austin

SXSW 2018 was more relevant this year than ever. Here’s why, and here were our women to watch for killer content and unique POVs.

Myth Buster Geeks Out on Henson

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.

Professionals + Pupils @SVA

Honored to have Nicholas Rezabek and Clay Kippen be invited once again to represent COLLINS at Design:Match — pairing professionals with pupils of the SVA Products of Design program.

Having an over-full dance card always makes us blush.

It's about contribution

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.