Who We Are

We are a purposely small team of strategists, designers, and art directors based in Phoenix, Arizona who place high value on quality, craft and above all, intelligent ideas that deliver results. We help our clients communicate their values and promote their products and services by creating authentic and enduring brand identities and experiences.

Through our work processes and products, we seek to crystallize purpose, reveal character, foster understanding and engage the senses. 

We are passionate about what we do and are fanatical about the power of strategic design to affect positive change across commerce and culture.


What We Do

phD designs for physical, digital and environmental spaces. We are obsessed with quality and actively seek to work with organizations who value strategic, creative thinking executed to high standards.

phD engages in work nationally and internationally for cultural and commercial organizations who embrace the advantage of exceptional design.

Our Services

Brand Strategy

Research
Workshops/Labs
Brand Architecture
Naming
Positioning
Messaging

Brand Identity

Visual Language
Content Development
Narrative & Tone
Imagery
Identity Systems
Brand Guidelines
Brand Books

Brand Experience

Print Design
Interactive Design
Environmental Design
Packaging Design

Branding Agency Studio Interior

How We Work

phD is a collaborative branding and design studio working with clients initially to clarify and codify their brands and then execute and extend those brands across relevant customer touchpoints. We uncover what matters most, help our clients set and meet goals, and work to tell their truths in meaningful and beautiful ways.

phD has cultivated a talented network of expert writers, photographers, illustrators, animators, filmmakers and technologists with whom we partner to meet the distinct needs of each client engagement.

Our organizational structure ensures variety and flexibility while delivering the best-suited talent for the assignment at hand.


Experience

We’ve had the pleasure of working with numerous organizations and individuals with inspiring missions and interesting challenges. 

Arts & Culture
John Nelson
Heard Museum
John Wagner Photo
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Richard Laugharn

Consumer Goods
PING Golf
Smith & Wesson
Chimera Lighting

Education
Arizona State University
CEA
CodaKid
SurePrep Learning, Inc.
Tesseract School
University of Phoenix
Verde Valley School

Financial
Accrew
American Title
Finnova
Hippocratech

Manufacturing
AvNet
Ferndale Laboratories
Mega Systems & Chemicals
NKK Switches
Stirling Energy Systems
Vista Systems

Healthcare & Medical
Alere Medical
Arizona Oncology
Arizona BioScience & Biomedicine Institute
Banner Health Systems
Catholic Healthcare West
Cozint
FHP Healthcare (Pacificare)
Kronos
NDC Health Information Services
Nyer Nutritional Systems
PartnersRx
Planned Parenthood of Arizona
Proton Therapy Corporation
ScriptSave
USC University Hospital

Optical
B&K Optical
Breitfeld & Schliekert, GmbH
Breitfeld & Schliekert USA
Briot/Weco Canada
Santinelli International

ProBono
AIGA
Dax’s Farm
Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center
Seeds for the Future
St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital
University of Arizona Cancer Center

Professional Services
Chonka Projekt
GPM Engineering
HSS Architects
Latz Negotiation Institute
Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Snell & Wilmer
Synergy Partners Consulting
Walkers Global
Withey Anderson & Morris PLC

Real Estate & Development
Berkana Homes
Bushong, Christian, Almquist
Celebrity City
EnsembleDevman
JAG Development
Old World Communities
Salt River DevCo
Showlow Bluff
Standard Pacific Homes
Whispering Canyon

Restaurant & Retail
Benihana
Fat Tuesday
Haru
RA Sushi
SOL
Solita
V’s Barbershop
Waldenbooks

Software
CareAlert
Cozint Interactive
DxSuite
ExpertNegotiator
iFactor
Tutorware

Travel & Entertainment
Arizona Lottery
Austin Lehman Adventure Travel
Casino Del Sol
Mucho Mas Media
Paula Abdul
Smashing Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
Tempe Tourism

Have a branding or marketing challenge you need to solve? Let’s talk.