Anca Sandu, our in-house illustrator, created this amazing artwork for the band Carpool, with the support/art direction of Pipe & Tabor. This is Carpool’s newest EP that was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. We loved their music so much, that we had to lend a hand. We think you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. All of the artwork is original, created by our one and only, Anca! You can check out the band here, and listen to their new CD and buy it here at their Facebook Page.
Anca answered our Craigslist’s post 9 months ago, thinking that the ad was fun and looked like Pipe & Tabor could be a fun place to work at. (little did she know just how silly of a group of people we were). It didn’t take too long until she was immersed in the creative world of Pipe & Tabor.
Here’s a sketch of her career:
Anca studied Visual Communication in Romania, anticipating a career in Graphic Design, but later discovered that her passion for design, illustration and writing could ‘come together’ inherently in the creating of picture books. She graduated with a Masters Degree from the Cambridge School of Art, and now works with Random House UK on several book projects. Her first children’s picture book was published in December, 2012. She is currently working on her second book for Random House UK.
Anca has collaborated on several illustration projects for advertising (i.e. Skoda), book illustration and corporate design. She has worked internationally with groups from the UK, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, and Romania. During her 9 months stint with us, she has worked on logos for Cause+Event Portland, Rise to Excellence, as well as helping with the source art for motion graphics projects such as Windows 8 rollout training videos, A Poverty documentary, and a video about curbing child abuse. We’re glad we caught Anca’s eye with our ad, and she drew her own conclusions about us!
A completely new brand for Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods… a new company based on a deeply rooted concept. While creating this brand, we made sure to focus on the reason behind this brand, Mary. Her pioneering spirit and focus on family, served as an inspiration for this company and the overall brand. And 70 years later, her family is going back to its roots and expanding on Mary’s vision of fresh and ready food. Read Mary’s story here. As with most of our branding projects, we spent time researching the past, their story, and how best to tell their story, all the while keeping our sights focused on the future business plans. With their Italian family background strongly a part of this experience, we choose to use this Italian flavor throughout the overall impression of the brand, from the colors to the typefaces, to the overall ‘look and feel.’ For the Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods brand, we created everything from the logo identity, stationary design (Business Card, Letterhead, and envelope) to a full website that integrates their third party ordering system, a WordPress CMS (Content Management System) and captures the heritage look and feel they were looking for to help firmly establish the family focus of this new brand. We even had a fun produce photo shoot with some of their great fresh food offerings! Be sure to keep your eyes open very soon for some of their fresh food offerings!
Pipe & Tabor recently assisted bike enthusiast Adam Clement with his new product website launch retroshift.com for his RetroShift product. For those in the Cyclo-cross field, this is a huge development in the ease of shifting, while remaining bullet proof in the elements and still being affordable. He’s already getting tons of great press for his products! Check him out at www.retroshift.com