RGD is a graphic design studio that partners with companies to develop and expand their brand, ideas and vision.
Most likely you've landed on this website by way of referral, social media, or a business card.
I'd like to welcome you to my latest attempt at explaining this lifelong pursuit I call RGD.
Rick Gilbert Design serves as an independent graphic design practice to some of the finest brands in North America. We partner with two types of businesses. The first is Apparel and Footwear companies. For these brands we make seasonal graphic collections, perform trending research, build marketing materials, and fill in the gaps where needed. The second part of our studio services the entreprenuers of the world. For these ambitious go-getters we create logos, websites, sales materials, and consult.
Our work is dedicated to sparking and fostering an engaging conversation with your audience.
Click on any of the links below to get the big picture.
Are you interested in one of the following?
• Creating a new revenue stream
• Building a new brand
• Working with a designer who meets deadlines
• Adding new graphic flavor to seasonal collection
If so, then you’ve come to the right place. If not, have a look around anyway since you’re already here! The images below are loaded with a variety of illustration styles, textures and print applications.
What’s your brand story for the upcoming season? Is it one inspired by ancient Japanese Samurai? Perhaps it’s a seasonal collection that pays homage to the traditional Hawaiian surfer? Maybe you need a point man to orchestrate your hand-picked creative circus?
The following examples have set the stage for developing Marketing Materials and Product. With a knack for Story Telling they've worked to keep Photographers, Illustrators, Marketing Managers, and Head Honchos in the know. They open discussions, invite debate and lead to the occasional Cage Match. All this, of course, before the budget goes flying out the window.
Welcome to the section that judges a book by its cover. Since you’re here, maybe you need one of the following. If you’ve got a budget to match your dreams, perhaps you need them all.
• Identity Package
• Sales Collateral
• Marketing Campaign
• Tradeshow Graphics
The images below showcase a collection of client work in different industries and various styles. The projects range from Identity to Interactive Design and several points in between.
We work one-on-one with you, your development team, or your manufacturer to create seasonal textile design collections that speak to your audience and grow your revenue. Your print collection with be created with three main points of focus:
• Print Trends and Forecasting
• Target Consumer
• Brand I.D. (logos, verbiage, secondary marks, etc.)
A lot more goes into it, but for the sake of brevity, we’ll keep it simple. The print patterns below have been applied to products such as graphic tees, performance collections, sportswear, footwear and accessories.
Do you need a reliable resource? A designer who can work in concert with your existing team? A person you can trust to get the job done? If so, then this is the package for you. It includes everything I’m capable of as a human-being-graphic-designer, plus coffee for the entire office. Some of the items that come along with this service include:
• Digital Asset Management
• Color Correction
• Award Presentation Graphics
• Sales Collateral
• Graphics for Surprise Board Meetings
We can create a custom package to suite your needs. Contact the studio to get started.
Trend Report: X is Everywhere
Want your brand to look deep, sophisticated, simplistic, yet thoughtful. If so, avoid the Hipster Logo Design Epidemic at all costs. Sad to report - Its roots are here in Portland, Ore. Arrows, gotham type, and the color black are covering the city. One color design and negative space are everywhere. Targeted industries include bistros, bike shops, boutiques, barbershops and most things starting with the letter B. It's a trend people and it's scary.
I'd like to thank friend Silas Beebe for opening my eyes to this issue. Below are some resources to further educate yourself. Together we can overcome.
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