Graham Clifford is a second-generation graphic designer and typographer currently based in New York City. In his native London, he worked for some of the city’s top creative agencies, among them the renowned CDP Agency. After relocating to New York City, he designed for advertising giants like Ogilvy before launching his own creative studio. Since then, he has collaborated with individual clients and agencies alike on a variety of projects including branding, logo, and advertising design.
Recently, Graham created an identity through design for a west coast-based brand strategy and film production firm, Straw to Gold; a new logo and business card among other branding elements.
“In Straw To Gold, we saw a chance to make something memorable and flexible through fluid, dynamic typography that connects the phrase, reflecting the rare alchemy and transformative effect they bring to each assignment.”
As part of the new identity project, Graham hired GSB Digital to produce posters that highlight the new logo. Our team produced these posters using 130# Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black Smooth Cover. We then laminated them with black soft-touch lamination. Finally, to add pop to this design, we embellished them utilizing Scodix Ultra Foil in gold. Our client loved this final piece!
“Once it became clear that the brands purpose was transformation, it wasn’t a huge leap to figure out how to demonstrate that in a fresh and compelling way. Originally I wanted to gold foil the job, but with the name and that effect, I felt it would make the brand feel bookish, stuffy and antiquarian. So I searched for a technology forward approach. That is when a colleague of mine from the Type Directors Club, Karl Heine, showed me the Scodix liquid foil technology. He also introduced me to Debra Douglas at GSB, who is one of the best producers in the business. It has been a huge pleasure working with her and the entire team at GSB Digital.”
Graham Clifford, Graphic Designer and Typographer
Our expert team strives to provide the best custom solutions to our clients to make their vision shine. We can’t wait to see more exciting designs like this in the near future!
Congratulations to GrahamCliffordDesigns for winning a TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence in the brand identity category for the Straw to Gold project! Follow Graham @instagrahamclifford if you loved his design.
Have a stirring design of your own? Contact us to discuss your options.