Cincinnati Bell has been the local phone company since, well, two centuries ago. As technology has changed, Cincinnati Bell introduced wireless, high speed internet and fiber optic cable tv product lines. Donnelly Design set the tone for their retail stores, signage, packaging, and collateral.
Elk Creek Vineyards
The rolling hills of Owenton, Kentucky are home to Elk Creek Vineyards, the Commonwealth's largest vineyard and winery. Donnelly Design created the identity, brand standards, launch website, environmental graphics, collateral, signage and packaging. Along the way, the clinking of glasses could be heard.
A non profit organization that teaches yoga and meditation to at-risk children and adults in Greater Cincinnati, Project Yoga has taught over 25,000 people since 2008. In addition to establishing brand standards, Donnelly Design created Project Yoga's website, collateral, branded garments, and social media content. We also created a video to increase awareness about their work in Greater Cincinnati.
STERLING CUT GLASS
Our work encompassed store design, fixturing and signage for this Cincinnati-based manufacturer/retailer of glassware, corporate gifts and tabletop products. Many of Sterling's existing wall cases were moved to the new flagship store and we designed new fixtures for feature areas, specialty glass, monogramming lines and corporate gifts. Signage was designed to be understated and allow the product to be the hero.
Kroger entered the wireless phone fray by teaming with Sprint and i-wireless, an established brand with simple prepaid plans and smartphones. Donnelly Design created the packaging, airtime cards and in-store presence.
Interior Design for Morgan Verkamp, a law firm specializing in whistleblowers cases. Partners Rick Morgan and Jennifer Verkamp desired an office that avoided typical law office design.
The Lifeline Program was created by the federal government in the 1980s to ensure that low income families would have access to phone service. As the world went wireless, so did Lifeline. Donnelly Design worked with the team at i-wireless, to develop the Access Wireless brand at retail, for social service workshops and enrollment events.
Halloween Express is one of the largest retailers of Halloween costumes and decor in the U.S. Stores are typically open for 6 weeks a year. A system of in-store branding was created for storefront graphics, wayfinding and operational signage.
Donnelly Design created identity, branding, social media graphics and email marketing for 1N5, an organization that supports mental health programs in schools. In addition to extensive corporate support, 1N5 holds two large fundraisers: 1N5 Spring4Life and The Warrior Run.
As part of the one hundredth anniversary of The Ursuline Order working in Cincinnati, Donnelly Design created an archive gallery in their former convent at St. Ursula Academy. We combed through records and artifacts over a two year period in order to select the elements to tell the Order’s story. We designed the archive rooms, display cases, signage and environmental graphics. Spending two years with some of the best women on the planet was a highlight.
The results of days spent wandering with a camera or hunched over a table full of beads. These pieces help to keep the creative light on.