NBBJ Architecture New Hire Announcement Sleeve

Designed as a mailer to promote newly hired talent. The sleeve allowed full creative flexibility for the insert.

Using a huge, 2 panel blind emboss, the design provides a tactile experience using the architectural drawing of an NBBJ project.

In a subtle call and response style (before accessing the insert), the language is deliberately ambiguous as it references design, and the future. Design the future? The design future?

A one color print, additional shapes in the metallic ink are brought out using half-tones.

Which Design Principles?

Among several universal design principles, we took advantage of the Von Restorff Effect1, an aspect of memory that asserts: when expectations are defied (such as an unusual presentation), something is more likely to be recalled.

1Lidwell, W., Holden, K., & Butler, J. (2003). Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design. Rockport Publishers.

Retirement Party Invitation

This one color design celebrated a principal at NBBJ Architecture, and featured a flood of color on the reverse, and a translucent envelope.