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    When creative matters, people notice.

    Cool stuff happens around here pretty much every day. Here’s the latest scoop on Rule29’s awards,
    press and speaking gigs. See how we’re Making Creative Matter®

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    • Appleton Coated U360 Showbook Selected as a Silver Winner in Design Annual 2018

      Creating assets for Appleton Coated‘s U360 Competition is one of our favorite projects of the year. We were honored that the work was selected as a Silver Winner in the Graphis Design Annual 2018, one of our personal favorite design showcase events. A huge thanks to our pals at Appleton Coated for the opportunity to parter with you! To view a description of the showbook and view the amazing other projects awarded, click here.

      Posted June 22, 2017
    • Wheels4Water Website Wins 2017 GDUSA Web Design Award

      Rule29 won a GDUSA Web Design Award for our design of the Wheels4Water website! The GDUSA Awards showcase the power of design to enhance websites and online communications. A huge thanks to the team at GDUSA for the honor, and be sure to head over to Wheels4Water.org to the see the site yourself.

      Posted June 15, 2017
    • Making Creative Matter With StoryBrand

      In our continued effort to explore story, messaging, and branding, Rule29 has become a Certified Guide with StoryBrand. We chose to integrate the StoryBrand framework into our process because we’ve found that many people in marketing and communications are so close to their products or services that they don’t know how to accurately, simply, and concisely talk about their organization. StoryBrand helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way that people listen. We build off this process and develop powerful messaging, design, and brands to grow businesses. Contact us today and let’s start telling your story in a way that your clients will listen!

      Posted April 9, 2017
    • HOW International Design Annual

      Rule29 was included in the HOW International Design Annual: 2017, 2014, 2012, 2006

      Posted April 1, 2017
    • #SXSL 2016 – A Trip to the White House

      In 2016, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest® for a conversation on civic engagement. In Austin, he called on creative thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the country to help tackle our toughest challenges. On Monday, October 3, we were selected from over 20,000 entrants to take part of this inaugural event that celebrated that spirit of innovation at South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action. At SXSL, we explored the inspiring work that so many Americans have already accomplished, shared the work Rule29 has done to try to make the world a better place and watched as the President called on everyone to roll up their sleeves and discover their own way to make a positive difference in our country. See some pictures from the event here!

      Posted October 21, 2016
    • Rule29 Recognized as a Top Creative Agency in Chicago

      We are excited to announce that recently Rule29 was among the top in a competitive evaluation of creative agencies in Chicago by the B2B research firm Clutch.

      Clutch’s algorithm takes a number of factors into account when determining a company’s position in its research. These include a company’s demonstrated work, client base, and their ability to deliver on past projects as determined by their clients. This is where Clutch’s methodology stands out. Clutch analyst spoke with three of our past clients, and created case-study style reviews of each of the projects.

      While we’re proud to be featured so highly on Clutch’s list, what we’re more proud of is the positive feedback we received from our clients. This recognition would not have been possible if our clients hadn’t been willing to make themselves available for comprehensive interviews with Clutch analysts that can be viewed in their entirety on our Clutch profile.

      A big thank you to the team at Clutch for including us in their ongoing efforts to identify to the top creative and branding firms in the industry. We’re motivated to make sure we make the Chicago list next year too!

      Posted September 26, 2016
    • Graphic Design USA Annual

      Rule29 was featured in Graphic Design USA’s yearly design annual – for more than five decades, this has been GDUSA’s flagship graphic design competition showcasing the power of design. Rule29 has been awarded in: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

      Posted September 2, 2016
    • HOW’s Top 10 Sites

      Rule29 has been honored to have a number of recently launched sites recognized by HOW as “must see sites for creatives.” The sites include: DesignOf (August 2016) The Color Of (July 2016) InstaThis (February 2013) Konjo (December 2012) Life Kerning & Matters To You (December 2011) Rule29.com (October 2010), SpecThis.info (July 2010), Designer Sobriety (2009)

      Posted July 12, 2016
    • W4W Poster Featured in FPO

      We’re super proud to learn the 2015 Wheels4Water poster was featured in FPO, a blog of highly curated print projects. Please visit the post to see production notes on the project and how the poster will help people in Uganda get safe water for life! Thank you to FPO for the feature!

      Posted May 28, 2016
    • Justin Ahrens joins AIGA National Board

      Rule29’s Principle and Creative Director, Justin Ahrens, has been nominated to the 2016 AIGA National Board! In this role, Justin will be on the leadership team of the largest professional design association in the country, and speaking into the global design conversation. We’re obviously proud of Justin around here, and look forward to seeing his impact on AIGA.

      Posted May 16, 2016