Client Experience

DESIGN, INTERIORS, FURNITURE

Carnegie
Dolan Geiman
Edgekraft
First Man Design
Haworth
Johnsonite
Woodtronics

DESIGN ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICES

ASI
Accurate Printing & Graphics
Plug (Digital Media)

E-COMMERCE

Cybersiblings
Label Me…Lisa
JoJolie

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Chicago Public Schools
Field Museum
Governors State University
Greenberg Educational Group
StoryStudio Chicago

ENTERTAINMENT

IMAX
Partisan Pictures

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Dowling Capital Partners
Hales & Company
ING Direct
Investment Wires
Kabouter Management
Origami Capital Partners, LLC
QED National
Thomson Financial

HOSPITALITY/
FOOD & BEVERAGE

City Provisions
Hyatt Hotels
Maroon’s Restaurant
McDonalds
Relish Burger Bistro
Spencer Foods, Inc.
Two Brothers Brewery
Zona Rosa Restaurant

GENERAL SERVICES

Alcolock
Mazzer Plumbing
Sheridan Park Consulting
smartdept. inc.
Top Dog Retreat

GOVERNMENT

HUD

HEALTH/LIFESTYLE

IntelaMetrix
Ramona Makeup

MANUFACTURING

R.W. Rogers Company
Shorr Packaging Corp.

NON-PROFIT

Common Threads
Eye Care Foundation
Miracle House

PHARMACEUTICAL

3Prime DX
Arbus Pharmaceuticals

RETAIL

Gucci
Sam Goody

TECHNOLOGY

Clarkmen Square
Microsoft

Clients listed are representative of Design in Common and Jamie’s  past work for other agencies/firms.

References

Jamie and the Design in Common team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. In fact, I’ve never worked with a graphic designer who also had such excellent project management skills. The StoryStudio Chicago website went from being a basic site with no graphic identity to an engaging and energetic portal that not only visualizes our company’s identity but also functions as our main point of sale. Thanks to Design in Common, we now have a true graphic identity that runs through all of our digital and marketing pieces.
Jill Pollack
Founder and Director
StoryStudio Chicago

The Design in Common team created and oversaw a complete rebranding of our company, including a new logo, stationery, business cards, wall graphics and a new website. From the beginning, they displayed an exceptional talent at accommodating our own ideas and concepts and incorporating them into unexpected and brilliant new designs. With an eye for color and purposeful design, they have been able to deliver a finished product that embodies the spirit of our company in the way we had wanted, but with results that look even better than we had hoped. They are always friendly, highly professional, responsive to all of our requests, and most importantly, they made us feel like our project was a priority. Working with Design in Common has been a great pleasure and I would recommend them to anyone who needs bold, clean and creative design!
Doug Shultz, Senior Producer
Partisan Pictures
New York, NY

The Design In Common team made it easy to collaborate on all the details of our project, even though we are 400 miles apart. From early brainstorming sessions to initial concept reviews to development of the final design, they were in constant contact with us to ensure an accurate and timely delivery of our project. They hit on all of the objectives we were looking to accomplish with this particular trade show exhibit, which happens to be at one of the most important conventions we participate in all year. We have a vast array of product color and texture combinations, which can almost be overwhelming from a design standpoint if you don’t have a clear vision of your finished space. We couldn’t believe how many different products the team was able to include in our floor design, yet it all coordinated and flowed perfectly. Our exhibit had that “wow” factor that really drew people in, while telling our story once inside. It is obvious that the Design In Common team is highly skilled and dedicated to what they do, and that was apparent on our project.
Vince Isabella
Johnsonite
Chagrin Falls, OH

Our firm has been working with the Design in Common team for about a year now, and our experience has been nothing but positive. In addition to exceptional design talent, they exhibit uncanny business acumen that sets them apart from other designers we have worked with in the past. It is fair to say that we’ve been a demanding client, yet the Design in Common team has handled our account with great attentiveness, flexibility, and mastery of esoteric details specific to our niche investment strategy. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Design in Common as we continue to grow our firm.  
Rob Johnson
Origami Capital Partners, LLC
Chicago, IL

Design in Common work together as a great team and a very responsive to their clients needs. They apply a strong level of professionalism in both the delivery and quality of their work. I couldn’t be happier with them in their role as strategic branding consultants, brand developers, website designers, and print and media designers.
Nicholas Spencer
Spencer Foods, Inc.
Chicago, IL

As brand new business owners, the coordination of color selection, logo development, brand identity, facility design and website creation were areas that we quickly learned were best left to the experts. The Design in Common team has been phenomenal to work with, spending a great deal of initial time with us in order to understand what we wanted our business to provide and portray to our clients. They understood that this was very new territory for us and their experience in developing a brand, in concert with their design skills, have been invaluable in helping us launch a dream. The team truly brought a unique blend of offering us a number of options and at the same time, providing their guidance and not overwhelming us with too much to choose from, in the midst of the hundreds of “first time” decisions we were already faced with. Their guidance and ideas for our logo, website, interior and exterior building configurations, textures, colors and consideration of flow within our facility have been easy to adopt as each element complements and is integrated with the others. They have truly helped us realize the “look and feel” which we were striving for – a fun, bright, professionally finished quality to our brand new business. The Design in Common team is outstanding at their craft and have very successfully helped us translate our vision into a reality.
Top Dog Retreat
Elmhurst, IL

The Design in Common team is delightful to work with. Their service and product is always of the highest quality and creativity. The confidence and trust I have in Design in Common and their work has resulted in hiring them for my own company as well as recommending them to my clients alike, many times over. They always produce an original product that accomplishes the business goal.
Lani Doktori
Colorfast
New York, NY

Design in Common was recommended to me by both a friend and family member. One had worked alongside the designers professionally, while the other had hired them for a web design project. Aside from their competitive pricing, I ultimately chose them to design my website due to their diligence and creativity. I found that in putting together a proposal for my company, they spent an abundance of time understanding my product and goals. To me, this showed both dedication and high standards, especially since I hadn’t officially hired them yet. Once I did, Design in Common didn’t disappoint.

Over the three months that we worked together, my experience with Design In Common was a positive one. They asked relevant questions, gave excellent suggestions with reasoning and thought behind their answers. I found the team to be incredibly reliable, prepared and trustworthy, which was especially important to me, since I wanted to keep my product under wraps until the site was officially launched. Considering my graphic design background, I looked for a company who shared my design sensibilities and not just a company who knew how to write code. While they designed a clean, fresh and easy to navigate site for my company, they also designed a unique and beautiful one as well.

Since my launch, I have received countless compliments on my website regarding its design, ease of use and overall impact. I strongly feel that this credit belongs to Design in Common for wanting to produce nothing but the best. I highly recommend them as a team who shares a common goal and understands their clients need for a successful website to translate into a successful business.
Lisa Wolf
Label Me…Lisa
New York, NY

I’ve worked with the Design in Common team for more than ten years, transforming their impressive designs into functioning websites. As a web developer, I can honestly say that they are some of the few designers I look forward to working with – they always provide an interesting challenge. While, from my perspective, their attention to detail can be a little annoying at times, I know they have their client’s best interest in mind – and you want someone like that to represent you when dealing with people like me.
Anthony Charles
Web Site Programmer Iomedia
Vancouver, BC