Join Us at San Francisco Design Week
06 · 10 · 2020
We’re proud to be the 2020 design partner for (the now virtual) San Francisco Design Week. This year’s theme, Intentional Distortions, is an open call to challenge perceptions, explore new boundaries, and push beyond our limitations.
The past days, weeks, and months have demonstrated that things are always changing, and that things still need to change.
We look forward to coming together to exchange ideas and channel our collective energy.
06 · 03 · 2020
We stand in solidarity with the Black community, and against systemic racism. With this post, we hope that today we’re able to act as a multiplier.
Here’s a list of anti-racism resources, funds, charities, initiatives, and individuals to learn from, donate to, and support.
Please consider the resources you have in this moment, and join us in donating your attention, time, and money.
We all have work to do.
Throwing the Lasso: A Word on Naming
04 · 28 · 2020
If Google had tried to name the company after its core offering, it might have registered a name like Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web (the original name for Yahoo!).
Choosing a name is an investment, don’t undersell your chances. Great names start with a strong sense of identity and strategy. Learn about the naming process at Landscape.
Indistinguishable from Magic
04 · 21 · 2020
Director of Strategy, Frank Vial, shares his thoughts on brand strategy, walks through our approach, and talks about the fundamental ingredient to great design.
Design Week + Tokyo 2020
04 · 8 · 2020
What brands would you miss were they to vanish tomorrow?
Founder & Creative Director Adam Weiss discusses Tokyo 2020, science, and brands with staying power via Design Week.
Radix on siteInspire.com
04 · 1 · 2020
Nice to discover our site for Radix featured as *A Selected Site* this week.
We feel very lucky there are folks like Dhash and his team working on projects like Radix at MIT’s The Engine. Many challenges ahead, incredible minds working on them.
03 · 15 · 2020
Landscape was started in a home. Today, Landscape exists in 10 homes, connected to families and friends in San Francisco, Jakarta, Seattle, Hamburg, Seoul, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York.
We will continue to support our community, friends, and clients with the skills and resources that we’ve gathered over the past few lucky years, and hope that you find some shared energy in this spirit. That it guides you towards generosity, love, and hopefully safety.
Vicarious Featured in Wired
03 · 10 · 2020
Our client Vicarious, a secretive 10-year-old startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, reveals its progress and an initial customer.
San Francisco Design Week Brand & Campaign Partnership
01 · 21 · 2020
We're thrilled to announce that Landscape has been selected by San Francisco Design Week as the agency partner for 2020.
Meet the Studio
03 · 05 · 2020
How we got here, what we're working on, what we're into, and what's next.
Gender Inclusive Branding
03 · 6 · 2020
Associate Creative Director Jessica Katona spoke with the Dieline about gender-inclusive design, and what we expect and hope for in the future.
Afresh — Startups to Watch
01 · 06 · 2020
We're thrilled to see our client Afresh gaining momentum this year – named one of seven startups to watch in 2020 by Inc.
Introducing — Punch List
01 · 21 · 2020
Simple Tools, Better Remodels. Learn more about the brand and experience we've been building with Punch List in their feature today on Crunchbase.
12 · 19 · 2019
The future is, by nature, uncertain. But therein lies the opportunity.
Leaving $18B on the Table
Inc. Rising Stars
Lemons don’t last forever. And up to 40% of the food we produce ends up in landfills. A smarter supply chain changes that drastically. We teamed up with Afresh to build a brand identity and digital experience that balances real talk with human-centered AI.
The Reality of Virtual Biology
12 · 6 · 2019
Backed by MIT’s Incubator, The Engine, Radix is helping biologists radically simplify complex lab work — yielding faster and more consistent results. See how Radix is shaping the future of lab virtualization and automation in their feature in Nature. Plus, stay tuned for Radix’s new brand, coming soon.
What’s in a Name
10 · 16 · 2019
Naming, campaigning, and storytelling for industry giants and lighthearted D2C challengers. Will Jameson, a bi-coastal creative and educator, joins Landscape to bolster our messaging capabilities as Senior Copywriter.
Growing Design Team
10 · 9 · 2019
Good things come in pairs. So we're doubly excited to introduce our newest designers, Edeline Gosali and Jae Jeon. We're humbled to bring these raw talents on to our growing team.
The Sedona Bag
8 · 22 · 2019
Inspired by our trip to the Southwest in search of sun, solitude, and transformation. Recycled, heavy-weight, and designed just for you. A limited run. Available now.
Career — Writer
8 · 9 · 2019
Perhaps you’re a poet, perhaps an MBA too. You obsess over current events, culture, perfect grammar, a great name, and enjoy breaking rules.
Career — Creative Director
8 · 9 · 2019
Lead influential, brand-led projects across a range of sectors. From fashion to AI and robotics to food scarcity, social impact measurement, interior design, architecture, meaningful healthcare initiatives, and more. Our diverse team works closely with inspiring clients every day.
Atoms Featured in Vogue
6 · 4 · 2019
Our client Atoms has been featured in Vogue!
What would it take to create the perfect sneaker? In their Brooklyn Navy Yard headquarters, Atoms cofounders Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim have been considering exactly that. The husband-and-wife team started work on the brand in 2018 and have been steadily refining their product ever since...
Bringing people together through the power of play.
WRKSHP’s focus on the mobile platform has led to the development of over 55 Top 25 applications in the App Store, and to the world’s largest mobile MMO, Battle Camp, which has over 30 million downloads. WRKSHP’s latest mobile game, Beat Fever (designed and branded in collaboration with Landscape), exceeded 5 million downloads within 1 month of its release.
Landscape partnered with WRKSHP to create an identity and web presence that would reflect its passions for technology and entertainment, while differentiating it from standard associations with “tech.” The result proved to both galvanize their existing 60-person team, as well as to convey an employment brand message consistent with the talent they seek to attract.
Event — Seven Year Studio Retreat
3 · 27 · 2019
We decided to celebrate a dog year of amazing work in the land of endless red dust; Sedona.
New Client — Atoms
9 · 5 · 2018
We've been working on something special with Atoms.
New Client — The Engine
5 · 22 · 2019
Looking forward to kicking off a new brand partnership at The Engine, a venture fund/accelerator for "tough tech", built by MIT.
Career — 3D & Motion Designer
2 · 13 · 2019
A natural visual storyteller. You think across space and time effortlessly. You love storyboarding, learning new applications, and meticulously crafting stunning visuals.
Claxton Projects on siteInspire.com & Awwwards
12 · 7 · 2018
Ben Bloom Joins Landscape
2 · 7 · 2019
Ben Bloom joins Landscape as Associate Creative Director. A sharp strategic thinker, exceptional art-director, and Westfalia owner, all with a monstrous work ethic. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Ben to the team.
New Client — Fame & Partners
5 · 18 · 2018
We recently helped Fame & Partners refine their digital experience (UI & UX). The project included the evolution of their typographic system and an audit of some of their most complex interactions.
Frank H Vial Joins Landscape
2 · 8 · 2019
Long-time collaborator Frank H Vial joins Landscape as Director of Strategy. Frank’s international expertise, seasoned perspective, and strategic intellect bring an exciting new depth to our growing studio.
New Client — Mission Critical
3 · 10 · 2018
We've partnered with Mission Critical on an exciting project. We've been hands-on product testing, designing, and crafting a story that connects families with each other and the great outdoors.
Career — Designer
9 · 01 · 2018
You’re friendly, hardworking, and believe in doing great work for good people. You obsess over typography, identities, and you’re excited about both the physical and digital worlds. You’re learning constantly and consistently push yourself. You think critically and see your work as a reflection of yourself.
We’re looking for an exceptional Jr-Sr Level Designer to come work with us.
Career — Associate Creative Director
9 · 01 · 2018
You are a design leader. Your peers respect you, your team thrives on your consistent honesty, positivity, and insight. Your clients see you as a friend and trusted advisor.
We’re looking for an extraordinary Associate Creative Director to come work with us.
Oakland International Design Externship
6 · 30 · 2018
Landscape continues to host teachers from Oakland International High School, a public school for immigrant and refugee students, during their summer externships.
Mallory Moser teaches Graphic Design and Aly Kronick teaches Academic Literacy and Survival English. Mallory and Aly have been working with our designers to create interdisciplinary curriculum that include design thinking and professional tools in their classrooms.
These externships have lead to the creation of educational units that tackle challenging topics surrounding biases and disability rights through the use of modeling, 3D printing, and illustration.
Hopelab Technology Report
7 · 31 · 2018
Hopelab's 2018 report presents the first set of descriptive findings from a nationally representative, probability-based survey of more than 1,300 U.S. teens and young adults, ages 14 to 22, conducted in February and March 2018. This initial report focuses on two main topics: first, young people’s self-described use of online health information and digital health tools, and second, the associations between self-reported social media use and mental well-being among teens and young adults (TYAs). Landscape worked closely with Hopelab to design the 120+ page printed report and digital reading experience.
Landscape Studio Tour
6 · 25 · 2018
We'll be hosting The Design Kids on July 6th at our studio in San Francisco. A night of drinks and design. We'll be discussing the studio's history, recent projects, and where we're headed next.
A Friend in Need
7 · 28 · 2018
The mother of one of our past interns has suffered a serious accident resulting in a long and expensive recovery. Brittany Teng and her family are currently raising money to cover healthcare costs. To assist with the effort, we have organized a limited set of editions for sale from some of our favorite collaborators, donating 100% of the proceeds to the recovery fund.
Including photographs from Mahaney Mark, Damien Maloney, Aaron Wojack, Daniel Dent, Luke Abiol, Maria Lokke, and Adam Weiss.
Maria Lokke Joins Landscape
3 · 2 · 2018
Maria joins Landscape from WIRED. Previously, she worked at The New Yorker producing and editing visual coverage for the magazine and for various arts institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Judd Foundation. She has worked as an independent photographer and producer with projects published in The New Yorker, WIRED, MSNBC, King Kong, Coeval and for clients such as Warby Parker and Hopelab. She holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Barnard College of Columbia University in NY.
Studio Retreat in Palm Springs
8 · 18 · 2017
Tours of Frank Sinatra's pad. Mezcal soaked post-it notes. We hopped aboard a plane to sunny Palm Springs to celebrate five years of incredible teamwork and reflect on room for growth. To compliment the ambiance of the trip we designed a collection of energetic collateral and apparel.
Commendation from The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County
3 · 2 · 2018
We're proud to announce that Landscape has received a Commendation from The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County for our ongoing work with The Big Lift. We look forward to continuing to work with their team to improve childhood reading proficiency in San Mateo County.
$1.5m Raised for Early Learning
11 · 1 · 2017
In Q4 last year we were engaged to help The Big Lift craft a narrative to support its efforts to improve childhood reading proficiency in San Mateo County. Since its release, the video has helped raise $1.5 million dollars for the cause.
New Client — Mosss
8 · 29 · 2017
Mosss believes great design is for everyone. We were engaged by Mosss to rethink the structure of their business offerings, and how these services might then manifest themselves online. Moreover, we were tasked to revisit the visual language for the Mosss brand in order to elevate its perception within the market.
The project, featuring the renowned Bjarke Ingels, explores the future and democratization of interior design by leveraging emerging technologies. More about this project in the near future.
Oakland International Career Day
3 · 6 · 2018
Our Creative Director Adam Weiss spent the day at Oakland International High School sharing his journey from engineering, to architecture, to business, and finally to a career in design.
New Client — AI & Financial Services
2 · 9 · 2018
We're busy crafting a brand messaging platform for a group of pioneering minds in the financial services sector.
Labs New Artists II – Maria Lokke
3 · 2 · 2018
Labs New Artists is a collective annual exhibition at Red Hook Labs, featuring international photographers unrepresented by galleries or agencies. At its second edition, Labs New Artists has already established itself as one of the most exciting occasions for spotting brilliant photographers and projects. A huge congratulations to our producer Maria Lokke, who was featured as one of their emerging international talents.
Brian Longe’s “The Source” Available at City Lights
1 · 13 · 2017
City Lights is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. We were thrilled to learn City Lights has added the catalog we designed for Brian Longe's exhibition, "The Source" to their carefully curated assortment.
Comm Arts Webpick
2 · 10 · 2016
"The creative agency’s minimal, yet tantalizing site offers its full range of design talent."
6 · 12 · 2017
Congratulations to Momentum Machines for securing over $18 million in financing. Our team worked with Momentum Machines to define the brand identity for their ambitious project, Creator. We're looking forward to seeing the project take form.
Google Ara on siteInspire.com
6 · 10 · 2016
1—2—3 Studio Notebooks
05 · 12 · 2015
To celebrate the studio’s third successful year we produced a series of three, limited edition notebooks and custom packaging. Each book is made from sustainable materials and features a structured grid system perfect for sketching, notes or drawing.
Botanica Named Top 10 in LA
12 · 12 · 2017
Landscape worked with founders at Botanica to define their brand language and digital experience in advance of their opening. Wonderful to find that LA Magazine has named Botanica as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants of 2017.
Dwell — A Modern Tea Shop
8 · 25 · 2014
We worked closely with Samovar and Arcanum Architecture to craft a retail experience as considered as the evolved Samovar brand. The work was recently published in Dwell.
Wallpaper* — Samovar Selected as Editor’s Pick
6 · 19 · 2013
Minus-8 on siteInspire.com
11 · 6 · 2015
A Magento-based ecommerce experience.
SF International Book Club on siteInspire.com
12 · 25 · 2015
An internal project at Landscape, The San Francisco International Book Club writes about and distributes books related to art, design, architecture, crafts, photography and fashion, as well as everyday objects.
Minus-8 on Collate
11 · 10 · 2015
Plethora on siteInspire.com
11 · 14 · 2016
New Client — The Union
3 · 5 · 2015
The Union is an influential network of experts, members, and subscribers contributing to work in 156 countries around the world. Their team draws from leading scientific evidence and expertise to advance solutions to public health challenges affecting people living in poverty.
Landscape has been engaged to help their team codify their brand platform in order to unify the communications of their global practitioners.
NBC Acquires Revolution Golf
8 · 7 · 2017
Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports: “From a business standpoint, as we continue to evolve for the future, Revolution Golf adds another subscription-based business that is not dependent on rights fees. We look forward to integrating Revolution Golf into our portfolio of digital golf lifestyle products, amplifying progressive e-commerce opportunities and offering unique content to more golfers around the globe.”
Prior to the acquisition, Revolution Golf engaged Landscape to reimagine their brand and rethink their entire digital platform.
New Client — d.light
1 · 27 · 2015
d.light is a global leader in solar-powered solutions for people without access to reliable electricity. They are also the largest distributed solar lighting brand for households and small businesses in off-grid communities. Their team envisions a future where all people are empowered to enjoy the freedom and improved quality of life that comes with access to reliable, affordable, off-grid light and power.
We're looking forward to working with the d.light team to rethink their brand identity and packaging systems. Photo by Morgana Wingard for Power Africa.