Turns out you don't need special glasses to watch the #solareclipse when the forecast is cloudy with an extra side of fog, but they do make for a great team photo op!
Peace: 100 Ideas emerged out of a desire to be responsible with the messages delivered through the medium of design. We are revisiting its pages in the midst of turmoil in our current political climate. We hope these ideas help examine how we act on behalf of peace in our own lives, and where there is room for improvement.
Emigre is a digital foundry started in 1984 in Berkeley, and our Interactive Director @bconery accumulated quite the collection and brought books into the office to share with us. The formats of the books changed numerous times over its 69 issues, with the last six ending as small paperback books. Check out our Story for more typeface inspiration!
Come on in and discover what we can create for you. #chendesign
The Laurel Inn is a boutique hotel in the charming Pacific Heights neighborhood in SF with strong mid-century modern sensibilities. We had the opportunity to build a new brand identity system, which included exploring and creating custom typography for the logo. Read through our lead designer's thoughts behind the concept below and swipe left to see more photos!
"I wanted to create something quiet and refined, elegant and practical. Instead of scrapping the previous mark concept (a laurel), I thought it would be nice to simplify the icon to something more symbolic, less illustrative. In contrast to the organic mark, the letters are angular (referring to the exterior) and funky — the contrast of the letters flares in a way that alludes to common shapes in mid-century culture."—@yehoshuawhite #chendesign
Our recent collaboration with @AshaTeaHouse included designing icons to differentiate tea types across packaging an… https://t.co/WvarEgpYJn
We recently finished a collaboration with the passionate folks at @ashateahouse. This is a selection of icons designed to help differentiate tea types across packaging and signage—swipe left to see which icon stands for which tea. #ChenDesign
Are you the right fit, part 2! Project Managers, check out this job opening and contact us: https://t.co/xMMuQZlTzl
Want an in-depth look at one of our designer's creative process? @kimberlylow is currently crafting a cover for our client @samuelmerrittu’s Report to the Community—she started with a digital mockup and is now building the cover in paper by hand using a xacto knife, bookbinding glue, and tape.
The theme for this year's report is the “dimensionality of who we serve and the human interactivity of community, teaching, technology,” so Kim chose paper as a medium to convey dimensionality, depth, and texture in a way that a flat illustration can't. Stay tuned to see the final cover and product of Kim's hard work! #ChenDesign
@stephencurry30 calls out his #chendesign fans on @warriors parade day! 🎉🎉🎉 "Club level" viewing + double decker bus = perfect eye contact. #gowarriors
Many thanks to our community for supporting and following us. Here’s to the creative journey ahead!
We’re looking for two designers (one print+one digital) to join #chendesign team! Send portfolio links to info chen… https://t.co/6uEghADW5G
We’re looking for two designers (one print + one digital) to join our growing team! Are you the right fit? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com with links to your portfolio or tag a friend who might be interested.
Yes way, Rosé, especially to @redcarwine’s delectable 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir. #chendesign #nationalroséday
We had a blast at #AuctionNapa last weekend. Highlights included frenzied bidding for out-of-this-world lot offerings from our clients @freemarkabbey, @cliffamily, and other top Napa wineries, and a surreal evening at Raymond Vineyards hosted by the legendary Jean-Charles Boisset. It was our honor to brand this year's auction and work with the team at @napavintners and @inglenook1879—$15.7M was raised for local charities! Photography by @briana_marie.
The #ChenDesign library nook—where we have impromptu team huddles, find inspiration on the shelves, and take in the best view of the Fox Theater marquee.
We're here at @napavintners' #AuctionNapa and excited to see our design work in action while enjoying some delicious wine. Perhaps we'll even get a glimpse of the Coppola family, the honorary co-chairs this year! Follow along our Story for more 🍷
Shelves are looking pretty spiffy at the office.
It's #NationalWineDay and we're taking time to appreciate some of our clients in the California wine industry. Swipe left to view print, identity, packaging and website design for @napavintners' #AuctionNapa, @redcarwine, @cliffamily and @freemarkabbey.
Part of the creative process at #ChenDesign: sketching out our vision of the perfect product shot with trusty pencils and paper.
Finally out in the wild: @venusspirits' special release vodka! We designed the packaging back in 2014, and can't wait to see it in person at their distillery in Santa Cruz. 📷: @venusspirits
Slowly but surely unpacking and getting settled at our new-ish office.
Auction Napa Valley, hosted by @napavintners, is an annual weekend of events that includes vineyard parties, vintner-hosted dinners, and live auctions to benefit disadvantaged families in the region. We designed a booklet invitation for #AuctionNapa that is custom die-cut, side sewn-bound, and incorporates French folds, multiple metallic inks, and de-bossed details.
Fun news from #CoffeeExpo2017: @kcpurveyors was a Design Lab Packaging Award Recipient! This particular re-branding project included creating an exclusive gift package and consuming lots of delicious coffee, naturally.
Starting off the week at a press check for @sfheritage. More will be unveiled at their Soirée 2017 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and the landmarks, luminaries, and legacy businesses of San Francisco. #sflandmark
Friday happy hour, courtesy of @venusspirits. A belated congrats on their many recent awards, including awards for packaging design! We're looking forward to continue collaborating on future projects, too. 🎉
We're building out quite the prop collection for an upcoming shoot with @johnmastersorganicsusa.
Today’s office view: the beautiful @roundpondestate. We’re shooting for our client @wydownhotel’s soon-to-launch website, and couldn’t ask for better weather. Check out where else we'll be stopping by today on our story!
Humbled and grateful to be included among @print_mag's Spring 2017 San Francisco issue / #chendesign with @thisiscollins @turner_duckworth and @sterling_brands / shout out to @debbiemillman for the vision, @johnkeatley the pictures and @zachary_petit the words