We launched The Promise, a new brand and campaign with United Way. This multi-year initiative is taking a big swing at poverty. The 5-year goal is 100K fewer people experiencing poverty in Philly. That’s 25% more people in Philly above the poverty line. View our case study.
Pumped to welcome our new Account Supervisor, Brenna Kilpatrick. She brings a pile of experience in everything from cannabis to Broadway and everything in between.
We have been working with Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia’s most comprehensive provider of refugee and community services focusing on victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children. The new logomark we developed embraces the integrated services and multi-cultural foundations of the organization.
Jess D’Elia, our new Account Director has recently joined us from Hub in San Francisco and is already blowing our minds.
Check out our latest HQ upgrade. This mural by Kyle Confehr captured all of our favorite things about design, Northern Liberties, and of course, food…lots of food.
We became fast friends with Friends’ Central School. Strategy, Messaging, and Visual Identity helped to push this Quaker institution a bit out of its comfort zone.
We helped ArtYard launch their new site and we are loving how it turned out. Check it out, plan a visit, and get some awesome creative inspiration.
We helped build and launch a new brand for San Francisco’s iconic Union Square. A vibrant identity for a vibrant city.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus has officially launched its new brand. Anchored by this minimal logo highlighting the iconic architecture throughout the campus that unifies this cultural hub. Check out the case study.
Our ride or die Cara Cox has been promoted to Creative Director. Cara has shown her immense talent and ability to lead in both design and strategy over the past 8 years at J2. Congrats Cara, we love ya!
New website for our new friends at U3 Advisors. These guys are leaders in creating game-changing economic impact through transformative real estate strategies at the intersection of campus and community. We really had a blast on this one! Site coded by Impart Creative.
Announcing Fleisher Art Memorial’s Kids Summer Program Brochure—Filled with art classes for all ages, we used refined design with a touch of doodling. This project was a great way to remind us to get messy every once in a while.
Peep the new logo for our good friends at the Asian Arts Initiative. We helped them build their new brand. Strategy, positioning, voice, and visual identity. Love this AAI crew!
Our latest website work for The Aydelotte Foundation, an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community located at Swarthmore College. This was one of the highlights of our year.
We teamed up with our sister-studio Exit Design and friends and neighbors Erdy McHenry Architects to host an evening of Architecture, Brand Identity, and Environments for this year’s Design Philadelphia Festival. 50% design education 50% party. The perfect evening.
The crowd was “YAS KWEEN”-ing for our latest guest, Abbi Jacobson! She joined us for an intimate talk about the journeys from her latest book I Might Regret This. We had an amazing night full of laughs, life lessons, and of course, drinks! Thanks for stopping by, Abbi!
We had all hands on deck for this one (literally). ALL HANDS kicked off its opening night at Huddle featuring works from some of Philly’s finest designers. All pieces were made entirely by hand. No computers!
New branding for Site Sound, the collabo street festival from Mural Arts, The Rail Park, and The American Composer’s Forum. This month-long festival celebrates the past, present, and future of the historic rail park in Philadelphia through awesome audio-visual installations, performances, and workshops. We were inspired by the sounds of the railways and the kinetic nature of the performance artists. Check out our case study.
Exit’s very own, June Lee, put on a fantastic show at Huddle this week! His exhibit, Ordinary People, featured illustrations from everyday life and included a couple of familiar faces from the office.
Look out for these graphics around BB&T Pavilion for XPN’s Xponential Music Festival! We loved creating these fun patterns and color combos.
Opening night was a success for the super-talented Carla Weeks and her latest body of work, Wonder Valley Homesteads. Not to mention she is Huddle’s inaugural exhibit! We loved seeing the neighborhood come out to support. Cheers all around!
This month’s Good Talk! was about accelerating Board Diversity. Our panelists discussed were how to ramp up board recruitment efforts, why so many boards are still struggling to diversify their ranks, and how to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table. Hell yeah!
It was an honor to work with the Philly Photo Center on the inaugural issue of the Women’s Mobile Museum Magazine. This publication features the work of ten Philadelphia women who participated in a year-long project that challenges the social and economic barriers of the traditional art world and focuses on representation, remembrance, and identity. Truly amazing work all around!
Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Centennial Invitations are ready to roll and have us pumped for spring! Thank you for keeping the parks of Philadelphia beautiful!
There was a great turnout at this round of Good Talk! And we loved meeting members and leaders of nonprofits from near and far! Can’t wait to see you all at the next one.
We are proud to announce Good Talk! We have been hard at work developing a quarterly panel series focused on a variety of topics and issues facing today’s nonprofits. Stop by for coffee and stay for the superstar lineup of local social impact leaders and game-changers!
Attention all Movers, Shakers, and Quakers! ShopPenn’s new brand campaign is out in the world. We set out to prove that just three words can say it all.
Peep our brand identity work for XPN’s latest endeavor, Gospel Roots, featuring a year-long series of live performances along with on-air radio features and podcasts.
We’re excited to be working on Arlington’s Public Art Master Plan! We can’t wait to learn about the area and see how art can impact and activate public space around Arlington, Virginia.
Creative. Collaborative. Community-focused. We couldn’t have asked for a cooler organization to brand. The Arts and Business Council’s new identity is hot off the presses!
We partnered with Episcopal Community Services to develop a comprehensive messaging strategy, full rebrand, and website. We love this client and all they do to help Philadelphia communities challenge poverty!
New identity for our pals at DigitalCube! Pilott is a high-performance WordPress cloud hosting solution with lightning-fast speed and constant scalability. This platform is out of this world ; )
With our friends at Mural Arts, we released a 168-page Smyth sewn softcover book commemorating the Open Source exhibition and celebrating the amazing street artists.
We had a blast designing this immersive exhibit, celebrating the last decade of Penn’s innovative campus development. Wall-to-wall halftone imagery, vinyl applied to baltic birch, and pops of warm red throughout the space. #colorpalettegoals
We are psyched about the fresh, new look for the University of Pennsylvania Residential Services brand. We overhauled their entire brand including visual identity, guidelines, move-in materials, room selection guides, and residential welcome kits.
Extra big thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for recognizing J2 with the Professional Services Excellence Award. We’re proud of the work we do and we’re honored that you are, too!