AltCap is providing alternative capital for community impact. The organization (formerly the KCMO CDE) is a community development financial institution with a mission-based approach to serving Kansas City’s economically distressed communities through alternative financing. Innovative financial products allow them to serve as a catalyst for investment in underserved areas. The alternative financier needed an alternative look to kickoff the new brand with its inaugural annual report. What better way to make an impact in the urban core than with an pitch-like tabloid and striking photography?! The die cut logo gives a peek into the good work of the organization.
While Woodside Village was building its new retail and multifamily town center, we were designing the brand from the ground up! Living alongside Woodside Health and Tennis Club, Woodside Village’s luxury apartments are set in an easily accessible, pedestrian friendly town center. Design Ranch helped bring the brand to life through a comprehensive marketing program. Thanks to our unique concept and the developer’s vision, the luxury living space was 30% leased before a model unit was complete! With a highly robust, custom website and unique marketing materials, the leasing group had more than enough swag to show future tenants the great things to come.
As a market leader in innovative food ingredients and biochemical, Corbion is working to make the foods you eat cleaner, simpler, fresher and safer. The ingredient solution company made a real impact at the Institute of Food Technologist trade show last week with their booth graphics and marketing materials designed by Design Ranch. We know just how to make it eye-catching, make it memorable, make it impactful…. Make it with Corbion!
Fall fashion is @ Buckle. And this season’s photo shoot was “Where it’s @.” We had tons of fun with photographer Kevin Zacher, snapping shots in Idaho. The mix of the urban vibe with the gorgeous natural landscape had us wishing we’d never have to leave. See more art direction on our site! Oh, Boise!
Roll the credits! Design Ranch won an armful of trophies at the American Advertising Awards last week, including a NATIONAL GOLD Award for our work on Unicorn Theatre. Design firms across the nation show up for the industry’s largest and most representative competition. From local, to regional, to national, three of our projects won a place in the spotlight on the ad industry’s biggest stage. Our poster series for Unicorn Theatre won gold alongside a silver award, while Hall Family Foundation and Kansas City Art Institute won silvers as well. We’d like to thank the academy… and all other 40,000 entries for being some of the best in the biz!
Woodside Club is dedicated to creating a culture of wellness. The health experts know what a balanced diet can do for your quality of life. That’s why they are sourcing the best, purest ingredients for their new food and beverage offerings. Woodside Kitchen goes beyond being healthy to bring socially conscious, sustainable food to its members. Because a more balanced diet leads to a more balanced life! We took this inspiration and created a look that encompasses that pureness and balance of what the Kitchen provides. Like the ingredients in the food, we were thoughtful about the elements of the new Kitchen look. Striking black and white photography complements the Woodside brand while standing out within the club. Fuel your mind your fuel your mind!
What do you do when your business has outgrown its old brand? Move to a new AREA. That’s exactly what our client RED Brokerage did last month when they announced a new name and brand for the company. Naming is one of the most difficult, yet gratifying services The Ranch provides. After weeks of research, discovery and brainstorming, we landed on AREA Real Estate Advisors. Not only is AREA an acronym for the full name of the company, it encompasses everything that these open minded, creative brokers do for their clients. So, open your AREA of influence and look for more great design to come!
Design Ranch was on a mission to design a lively annual for the Hall Family Foundation. Inspired by the youth-centric work set into motion by the organizations that the Foundation supports, we used whimsical, child-like illustrations to tell the Foundation’s story. Supported by a dashboard of information and “stops” at points along the way, the annual is a visual representation of the journey through the Foundation’s successful year. Mission accomplished!
The web’s premier resource for culturally diverse stock photography came to us with the task of designing the mark for its new website. How do you sum up such a diverse site in one logo mark? How do you embody the world’s leading multicultural stock agency? Simply. Boldly. Beautifully. We helped Blend Images celebrate the human experience with this perfectly drafted logo while our copy experts illustrated Blend’s craft through words. The result was a gorgeous, eye-catching brand for this worldly stock house.
We’re moving on up! Design Ranch took off with the award for Best of Print at the District 9 AAF Awards. Our design for the Kansas City Art Institute view book won over the judges, as did other entries including Hall Family Foundation annual report, Unicorn Theatre posters and Black & Veatch centennial book. With 11 awards overall, we are feeling awfully lucky to be part of such a talented group of creatives from the Midwest. See the full list of winners here.