• 06.25.2013 – Welcome new clients to the UNIT family

    UNIT partners is excitied to annouce two great new clients to the family, San Francisco Ronald McDonald House and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. We're proud to have the opportunity to develop relevant and effective branded solutions for such prestigious organizations. Their inidvidual missions are integral to their communities success, growth, and support.

    UNIT is supporting the San Francisco Ronald McDonald House with strategic branding and graphic design support for their 2013 Home Away from Home Annual Gala. UNIT has developed the event identity and is currently developing the overal visual brand accross the various invitations, event collateral, and signage.

    The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has engaged UNIT to support the design of marketing collateral that is crucial to achieving their fundraising goals.

    We look forward to a long lasting partnership with both organizations.

    About the San Francisco Ronald McDonald House:
    The Ronald McDonald House offers a temporary home-away-from-home for families with a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at a San Francisco hospital.
    Because of the services provided by the Ronald McDonald House, families do not have to spend their days and nights in crowded waiting rooms or in the isolation of expensive hotel rooms. Instead, they are able to bond with others in similar situations.  Families utilize the services of our ten-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, located at 1640 Scott Street, and two Hospital Based Programs located within UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Parnassus Campus. Both programs work to fulfill the Ronald McDonald House mission to provide a safe haven for critically ill children and their families.
    About the United Way of Greater Los Angeles:
    United Way of Greater Los Angeles is committed to creating pathways out of poverty so that everyone who lives in our communities can have a better quality of life. We are focused on providing long-term solutions in the three interconnected areas which are the root causes of poverty:
    • Helping people have access to permanent housing with supportive services
    • Helping students graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace
    • Helping people become financially stable
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  • 06.05.2013 – HOT OF THE PRESS: After-School All-Stars Infographic

    UNIT has partnered with After-School All-Stars for two years on various initiatives, including a brand refresh, brand campaign, and two annual reports. We knew as fundraising for non-profits, especially those who aren't household names, becomes more and more challenging they needed a marketing tool that would easily convey their breadth of work, the benefits their work provides to students, and their overall effectiveness, all while conveying their brand experience. So we thought to ourselves, what would be the best way to visualize such in-depth information in an easy, quick manner—an infographic, of course.

    Let us know what you think and if you're interested in learning more about After-Shool All-Stars, click here.


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  • 04.04.2013 – UNIT awarded new rebrand project for financial institution

    UNIT partners is extremely happy to announce we will be rebranding a Southern California based financial institution. Founded in 1976, they originally addressed the deterioration in the valley area business district. Over the next 10 years they steadily increased their lending opportunities to business accross the entire Los Angeles basin.

    Today they are ready to begin a national expansion to provide their services of economic and community development accross the US. With a major shift in focus from local to national, they understood it was time to redefine their brand to ensure it reflects a relevance accross varying markets.
    UNIT jumped at this chance to design a brand system that will educate, inspire, and motivate communities and small businesses. The first phase of the rebrand will launch early Summer 2013. Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peaks of the work over the coming months.
    Here is a peak of the extensive visual research the UNIT team is currently immersed in.
    Check out some other work we've done within the financical industry:
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  • 03.08.2013 – UNIT partners Named Winner in Latest HOW International Design Awards

    UNIT partners is proud to annouce the Sola Bee Farms Honey Packaging was chosen as one of 242 award-winning designs in the most recent HOW International Design Awards. This highly selective and well-regarded competition sponsored by HOW magazine, now in its 20th year, recognizes outstanding creative work produced by individuals and creative agencies from around the world.

    A team of design-industry veterans judged nearly 1,000 entries in 15 categories, and selected winning projects that demonstrated an ideal mix of concept, strategy and execution.

    Entries were judged according to these criteria:
    · How well does the entry communicate?
    · How well does the entry achieve the client’s mission?
    · How memorable or unique is the entry?
    · How strong is the entry aesthetically?

    International Design Awards is a global creative competition; each year, winners represent countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.

    All winning projects will be prominently featured in the March 2013 issue of HOW magazine. 

    featured work:
    client: Tauzer Apiaries
    project: Sola Bee Farm Honey Packaging




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  • 11.07.2012 – UNIT partners's wins gold from the 42nd Annual Creativity International Awards

    UNIT partners is proud to annouce our logo for Echo Technology Solutions has been selected as a gold level winner for excellence in identity design.

    Creativity International Awards is one of the most prestigious and longest running independent international advertising and graphic design competitions. Established in conjunction with Art Direction Magazine in 1970, Creativity International Awards produced one of the first books to showcase leading edge design from the US and around the world.

    featured work:
    client: Echo Technology Solutions
    project: Echo Identity

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  • 10.24.2012 – 2012 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates

    This is the time of year to celebrate the super villain in all of us. But beware! When evil lurkes around every corner, you might find yourself surrounded by devilish design solutions and miscreant marketing ideas. If this happens, who are you going to call? Not Ghostbusters, but...UNIT!

    Download one or all of our sinister pumpkin carving templates and haunt your house this Halloween with a super villain of your choice:

    Darth Pumpkin                             Jason Gourd                                 Joke-R-Lantern

    IF YOU DARE, release your inner bad guy by sharing photos of your evil carvings on UNIT's Facebook page. Upon judgement day, the UNIT team will vote on all the entries tp pick our favorite. A ghoulish bottle of wine will be presented for the most sinister entry.

    For extra protection against dark forces, we recommend you follow us on Facebook. You’ll be able to track our whereabouts and have access to top secret design information to keep you out of trouble.

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  • 05.29.2012 – UNIT selected as SFAMA 2012-13 Branding Sponsor

    UNIT partners is proud to annouce that we have been selected by the San Francisco chapter of the American Marketing Association as the 2012-13 Branding Sponsors. As part of our role, we will be completing a full rebrand of the SFAMA. The new brand identity will launch in September 2012 with the revamped website and marketing collateral following soon after.

    About the SFAMA:
    The San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association is the leading organization for professional and student marketers in the Bay Area. Founded in 1937, our chapter reflects the innovation, standards of excellence, and industry and population diversity for which the Bay Area is known and celebrated.

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  • 05.24.2012 – Effective Branding... Explained! - UNIT presents workshop at San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

    How do you develop a successful brand? There are three key components to help you get there, define your company, develop your brand story, and execute against your brand strategy. During this interactive workshop, UNIT partners will guide you through a series of exercises and methodologies that will put you onthe path to brand success.

    UNIT partners, Ann Jordan and Shardul Kiri, led an interactive workshop at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for the Business Success Series. The attendees worked through a strategic framework to better understand their market landscape as a means to define their company, develop a brand position, and execute upon a strategy.

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  • 05.24.2012 – UNIT partners' work is published in "Damn Good"

    UNIT partners is proud to annouce our inclusion in a new book, "Damn Good. Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects." published by How Books. Brimming with inspiration, Damn Good highlights the favorite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects.

    This unique and diverse collection challenges the status quo and typical industry boundaries, and also contains the stories behind the work—in the words of the creative teams who designed them. Damn Good features a bold range of design work, spanning 35 countries and multiple disciplines, including print, identity, packaging, interactive, and more.

    featured work:
    client: Olatherapy
    project: LiQWd logo

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  • 03.07.2012 – UNIT leads branding workshop for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

    How do you differentiate your business amongst a sea of competitors in an ever-changing marketplace and a struggling economy? This is the million dollar question and one many businesses struggle to answer.

    Through the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Issues Forum, UNIT's Ann Jordan and Shardul Kiri led in interactive workshop that introduced a simple 3-step process to define and differentiate your brand. Every business should go through this excerise on a regular basis to clearly define and ensure their brand stays relevant.

    We would like to thank everyone that joined us for the workshop and made it a huge success.

    > download presentation

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