Knot Springs Brand Identity

2017–2019


Role: Art Director

Agency: OMFGCo
Creative Director: Jeremy Pelley

A social club for wellness lovers. 

Situated quite literally in the center of Portland, the space was created to serve as a transformative, transcendental escape from urban life—a place to relax, get in tune with ones self, and to serve as a reminder of nature and the outdoors.








In order to evoke the feeling of calm and the outdoors, the Knot Springs brand is rooted in vintage representations of classic PNW nature imagery. The brand was inspired by the sensibility of old textbooks, topographical maps and field journals.












The brand included a robust series of illustrations and lockups inspired by carved wood and trail signage. We found that the flexible system could be applied to merch, collateral, wayfinding, and future art moments.








I’m a brand designer, illustrator and art director. I appreciate simplicity, honesty, craft, and most importantly, work that has an imperfect human quality to it. I thrive when working within complex brand systems and have an interest in strategy and writing.

Currently, I am helping shape innovative brands and brand systems over at Gretel.


Clients:
Dodge
Chrysler
Jeep
Verizon
Chobani
Chiquita
Impossible Foods
Samsung
RX Bar
Airbnb
Travel Portland
Kodansha
Masterclass
Tend
Noom
MUJI
Slack