Winning Typography Poster

We received an overwhelming amount of incredible entries for the typography poster contest held to support our friends at the Chicago Design Museum. The winner has been chosen – a huge congratulations to Emily Haasch for her piece titled “pour vivre heureux, vivons caché.”

Now Hiring: Digital Designer

We’re looking for a full-time Digital Designer. You will create concepts for brand identities, websites, print collateral and application interfaces. This person will work directly with our clients and alongside our team of designers, copywriters, developers and strategists. The position requires knowledge of visual design fundamentals, conceptual thinking, best practices and user-centered design theory.

Typography in Branding: Good and Bad Examples

Typography, color, texture, composition, image, voice, animation – these are the elements that we use to design brand identities. A great brand identity is a true exercise in gestalt, where every element has a reason and works in harmony to provide a viewer with visual cues to better understand an organization. Though everything has its place, typography is the most vital part that makes the whole.

Call for Submissions

Our friends at the Chicago Design Museum are opening their doors during the month of June. To help them announce the details of the 2013 exhibitions, Nelson Cash is hosting a party on May 2, 2013 (event details coming soon)!

The Power of Voltrons

I was thinking about the working structure of Nelson Cash a week or so ago and how we’ve focused the studio around the idea of a team. Not physical, grouped-off teams, but the studio as one cohesive team. Instead of my concept vs. your concept, it becomes our concepts and we work together to make both ideas great.

Say Yes

I was talking to one of our designers about how we are trying to break into a specific industry with our work. It turned into a conversation on how creatives can break into our specific industry. We had a good conversation around it that seems worth sharing, especially for creatives fresh into their careers.

Working from the Ground Up: Rebranding LocalUp

In March of 2012, we got a call from a company called LocalUp. Little did we know that it was the start of a great working relationship.

Now Hiring: Digital Designer

We’re looking for a full-time Digital Designer. You will create concepts for brand identities, websites, print collateral and application interfaces. This person will work directly with our clients and alongside our team of designers, copywriters, developers and strategists. The position requires knowledge of visual design fundamentals, conceptual thinking, best practices and user-centered design theory.

Learning to Speak Other Peoples’ Languages

When I was young, there was a book circulating in my group of friends that focused on the idea of “love languages.” The concept being that different people feel loved in different ways. They also show love in different ways. The goal of the book was to convey the fact that if you would take the time to understand the ‘love languages’ of those around you, you could then show them love in their way, rather than your default format, thereby making them feel the love that you’re actually trying to show them.

Now Hiring: Writer

We are Nelson Cash, a design studio focused on creating digital experiences for startups and established brands. Our projects run the gamut, from branding to marketing campaigns to entire web applications.

Nothing vs. Something

We recently discussed the concept of nothing over lunch. Straying away from the typical light-hearted content matter, we discussed what nothing means and if zero even exists.