Conspire to inspire

What should we talk about? Seriously, let’s chat about something that matters to you. Because otherwise this space is going to have words like “full service” and “strategic articulation” in it. It’s going to have founding dates (2001) and name drop people we work with (‘sup, Seattle Art Museum) and if we’re not careful it’s going to start listing services (they’re down the page anyway, in case you’re curious). Not that all of that’s wrong, or anything. Just not as much fun as hearing what you’re up for and how we can help.

 

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Marcela Barrientos

Good things went down while Marcela was at March First in San Francisco and then later, as a creative director, at the Seattle office of Fitch. Great design for clients like Apple, Netflix, Weyerhaeuser, Cisco, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Projects that ranged from branding and identity to annual reports, packaging, event design, and digital. Collaboration with folks on both sides of the client/agency fence, a lot of big strategic thinking, and even some awards along the way. But no dogs. Where were all the dogs? That’s why you start your own firm, people. So your dog can sit under your desk while you do the good work. 

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Ed Andrews

We’re not going to go there. We’re not going to combine hobbies like cooking and an educational background in architecture into a biographical metaphor for discovering ingredients that build brands. It’s just not right. Let’s stick to the facts, shall we? Ed got his masters at the University of Maryland and spent six years in SF at Polshek and Partners, Paulett Taggart Architects, and NBBJ. After some time at Frog Design, working with clients like RealNetworks and Maytag, Ed founded Somelab in 2001. Since then he’s had the chance to help a diverse bunch of businesses and nonprofits inspire and educate audiences through branding, websites, environmental graphics, and print communications. See? That wasn’t so hard.

Clients

4Culture
ARCADE
Atys Design
Back Bar Project
Bettisworth North
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bjarko Serra Architects
Blue Origin
Bottleworks
Brightlight
Brouwer’s Café
Brownwork
Burgundian
Canlis
Children’s Hospital
Chronicle Books
Cisco
Coffelt Farm
Creative Advantage
Dao Architecture
David Miller Architecture
DKA Architecture
EcoChem
Egg
Eleven Eleven East Pike

Espy Foundation
Evolution Press
Expedia
Floisand Studio
Fonté Coffee
Four Winds*Westward Ho
Fremont Historical Society
Gates Foundation Visitor Center
General Assembly
Hackers on Planet Earth
Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation
International District
JDRF Northwest
King County
King Street Task Force
Kinzer Real Estate
LaPlant
Loop
Microsoft
Mullikin + Stevens Architecture
Museum Computer Network
Neighborhood House
Noah’s Ark
Northwest Biosolids

Office of Film + Music, Seattle
Olson Kundig Architects
Orcas Center
Orcas Island Film Festival
Orcas Power & Light Co-op
Organic Seed Alliance
PATH
Pathway
Paulett Taggart Architects
Periodic Table
Peterson Sullivan
Radio Lazlow
Resource Media
Ridolfi
Rolling Huts
Rock Island Communications
Roses Bakery & Cafe
Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine

Sandbox Innovation Studio
SCIDPDA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle City Light
Seattle Theatre Group
Seattle Times
Seattle University

Shoreline Community College
Silver + Partners
Skagit River Brewery
Skirball Cultural Center

Stacy Studio
Submaterial
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
Suyama Space
Teague
TechnoServe
Touchstone
Tyler Engle Architects
Umoja Peace Center
University of Washington
Urban Renaissance Group
Vera Project
Volometrix
Washington Bus
West Wind Productions
Winterbauer & Diamond
Young Lee Photography
YWCA
zHome
ZymoGenetics

What we do

Graphics
Brand identity
Brand systems
Guidelines
Brochures and collateral
Advertising
Event materials

Interactive
Website design
Website development
Site architecture
User interface design
PowerPoint

environmental and packaging
Environmental design
Signage and wayfinding
Event and tradeshows
Packaging