News: One Design Honored by PRINT as Agency of the Year

CHICAGO, DECEMBER 17, 2020 — It's an immense honor to announce that, out of more than 1,300 entries received from 57 countries, One Design has been identified as Agency of the Year by PRINT’s 2020 International Design Award competition—one of the highest-rated agencies, studios, or in-house brands in the entire competition, as determined by the most accolades across all categories.


THE DETAILS

In the Logo category, our work for Wilder Fields was awarded First Place, and Office Ours was awarded Second Place.

In the Handlettering and Type Design category, our work for AIGA Chicago’s Mentorship Program was awarded First Place, and Confluence Chicago was awarded Third Place.

Check out the complete slate of amazing 2020 PRINT Design Annual winners here.


First place, logos
Wilder Fields

In early 2020, the Chicago-based vertical farming startup Backyard Fresh Farms came to us to carve out a more ownable, competitive space in the consumer packaged goods industry for its category-changing offering.

One new name, positioning strategy, messaging plan, identity program, and packaging system later, the brand re-emerged as Wilder Fields, a technology-enabled food company that produces extraordinarily flavorful, fresh, safe and sustainably grown greens for local communities.

Print elements from One Design's Wilder Fields branding
Package design from One Design's Wilder Fields branding

Second place, logos
Office Ours

In collaboration with AIGA Chicago, we announced the launch of Office Ours, a series of virtual studio tours focused on the nuts and bolts of running a creative practice.

The program featured an evolving roster of studios, presenting our global design community with an opportunity to dig below the surface and see how businesses operate, evolve, and thrive.

Check out the first event, featuring our studio and Mig Reyes of Instagram, on Vimeo.

A poster showing One Design's Office Ours design

First place, handlettering and type design
AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program

The AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program—one of the chapter's most successful and inclusive platforms—gives creatives from across disciplines a place to gather and share insights, experiences and resources.

We were proud to support the program with a bold, flexible, custom typographic identity for the 2020 season—taking conceptual cues from the rich diversity of mentorship program participants.

An image of a book showing type design from the AIGA mentorship program
Animations by the stellar Megan Jackson

Third place, handlettering and type design
Confluence Chicago

Collaborating with Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart and BIFMA, we developed a positioning strategy and brand system for Confluence Chicago™, a new programming track for NeoCon 2020 (now slated for Spring 2021) focused on bringing together creative practitioners from across multiple modes of design.

Download Elbow Sans—our custom Confluence typeface—or visit the Confluence website to register.

Poscards showing One Design's branding from Confluence Chicago
Type specimens showing One Design's work for Confluence Chicago
Poster artwork showing One Design's work for Confluence Chicago

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

In 1980, PRINT Magazine launched PRINT’s Regional Design Awards competition with a simple goal: to show that outstanding design wasn’t just limited to New York City, and could be found throughout every single region of the United States. Forty years later they updated and relaunched their annual awards program to showcase the reality that outstanding design isn’t limited to the United States—it can be found in every corner of the globe.

The Handlettering, Illustration, Invitations, Logos & Adobe Jury was comprised of Laci Jordan, Jessica Hische, and Rick Griffith. The group used a points-based system to score entries based on originality, innovation, permanence, and execution.

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