Mueller Nicholls Builders
Mueller Nicholls Builders, Inc. a high-end construction and custom cabinetry firm needed a new look. They wanted an identity that would show a company with a solid foundation as well as a creative twist. a logo that would represent them when seen at their construction sites or in a program of the Oakland Symphony.
“Windesheim Design has placed MuellerNicholls firmly on the map. From logo to website, from letterhead to advertising, Nancy and her team have a truly creative approach—combining great design with solid business ideas.”
CEO and founder
Mueller Nicholls Builders
Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work on many large scale events and awards shows, most recently the 65th Annual MPSE Golden Reel awards. The challenge is developing a initial design that is impactful enough to work on small printed pieces, yet be dynamic enough to carry over into multi-storied heights, the starting point to set the tone for the whole event.
“The Golden Reel Awards is the largest event that MPSE hosts each year. It is a culmination of their year and honors people in the industry in an extravagant, elegant ceremony. Nancy is able to take the abstract ideas and thoughts from the board and turn them into exactly what the board is looking for with a timeless, classic design that most represents the MPSE. Her work, from logo design through signage, flows seamlessly and is easily adaptable for all formats and uses. Nancy and Windesheim Design are a pleasure to work with.”
La Cocina Incubator Kitchen
Working with an existing logo, we updated the colors and modified the logo for many uses (marketing, packaging and website). We created a style guide for the in-house team to ensure consistent branding across products and events, and developed a website that the staff could easily update, maintain, and link into social media. Their general brochure was designed and produced in English and Spanish.
“More than anything, Windesheim Design really put our organization in a place where we could feel comfortable and consistent in a strong and impactful brand. Instead of just leaving us with a design and sending us on our way, the team met with staff and volunteers to create a style guide that allowed us flexibility to build on the work they had done and guidelines within which to do so without weakening the process that they so skillfully executed”
The SFMOMA had just built the new museum and needed to promote the grand opening. Windesheim Design was asked to design the graphics for the Ground Breaking ceremony and promotional pieces ranging from Tyvek SFMOMA jackets to pencils. We continued to create products for sale in the MuseumStore.
“I first began working with Windesheim Design while I was director of Retail and Wholesale at the SFMoMA MuseumStore located in the Veteran’s Building. After the museum moved to it’s current location on Third Street, Windesheim Design continued to design promotional material for the MuseumStore as well as design and packaging for products sold in the store. Her sense of style, flexibility and fresh approach makes her a great asset for any project.”
Former Director of Retail and Wholesale
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Promotional product design—The challenge for Windesheim Design has been to use each Museum’s existing logo in a graphic application that, in the end, is marketable for—and representative of—that museum.
“Windesheim Design has been a dream to work with. Nancy and her staff are very talented designers and not only listen actively to our needs and concerns, but are very quick to action in producing results. These skills as well as exemplary customer service are the reasons I have been working with Windesheim Design for almost twenty years”
Director of Retail Operations
de Young/Legion of Honor
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Materials for the annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards ceremony—awards, website, invitation, tickets, advertisement, program book, show materials, and signage.
“Windesheim Design has handled all of our design projects for more than 20 years—everything from a 74-page annual program book to brochures, invitations, signage and the design of our website. How Nancy manages to come up with a fresh look every year is a mystery, but she does and it’s always eye-catching and effective.”
TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio
The National Aids Memorial Grove
Beginning with the modification of an existing logo, we have established a consistency, and have applied it, throughout all communications from the National AIDS Memorial Grove. From regular communications to their annual fund raising event, Light in the Grove followed by the annual World AIDS Day event.
“Working with Windesheim Design on both web and print projects has bought great results to the National AIDS Memorial Grove. The creativity and partner driven approach has significantly improved the organizations brand recognition.”
—John B. Cunningham
National AIDS Memorial Grove