Formally established in 2012 by Hardy Stewart, this independent design studio focuses on digital design and strategy as well as brand development and print design for a variety of clients — from world-class architects to small businesses and start-up innovators. The studio combines knowledge and theory with an understanding of what brands and businesses need with the simple idea that good design produces a higher standard of living. The studio performs on both sides of management and production and works independently and collaboratively — often working with larger teams of other designers, video producers, photographers, event planners, and web developers. This responsive structure allows for taking on projects large and small and allows the creative direction to respond to the clients needs and use the best available tools to communicate the message. The studios mission remains simple: to develop innovative and functional design solutions that are rooted equally in concept and content and always to value process over style.
“The American Refugee Committee inspires me in so many ways. As an organization, ARC inspires me to think beyond my own community and to think about the world in a broader context than my own. Through having had to opportunity to work directly with refugees in Kyangwali, Uganda with ARC in the Spring of 2016, I was inspired by so many conversations, histories and love that shared with me, a complete foreigner. This is something that has inspired my both my design practice as well as myself as I am constantly striving to more deeply understand the world in which we live — including it’s hardships as well it’s immense beauty. Being part of the Makers Collection is an opportunity to work with an amazing organization to help in ways that I can to help promote and foster more good in this world, and to inspire makers of types to bring their ideas to the table to share and be a part of this global dialogue.” – Hardy Stewart