#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!
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!
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
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)
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!
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.
GDUSA American Web Design Awards
Rule29 was featured in Graphic Design USA’s Web Design Awards 2016.
GDUSA American Package Design Awards
Rule29 was featured in Graphic Design USA’s Packaging Design Awards 2016.
Justin Ahrens on Officehours
Our Creative Director, Justin Ahrens, was recently interviewed by Officehours. The interview was focused on how Rule29 has grown over the years, as well as how our team allocates time to work on projects we see as doing good in the world. For the full interview, go here. To find Justin’s availability on Officehours, be sure to visit his profile.