Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!

We have been working on a promo for Comedy Central (to be up uploaded to our site next month), as well as some logo mock-ups (which logo will they choose, stay tuned!).

Concept directions 


Also keeping us busy has been a collaboration with the super talented Tom Metz who just completed an over haul of Moss Pink Flora and Botanicals website.

This has been an extraordinary year of amazing people, good will and friendships.  May your holiday be warm and full of joy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wow, September already????

Time flies!  Crank Design has been expanding as well as working with many new clients from Australia, the Bay Area, and New York.  Soon, very soon, we will have more work up to show for the past few months.

We would like to congratulate Suzan Beraza and her film "Bag it" for being twittered by The Ellen Show. They say:  "Amazing documentary called "Bag It" about how bad plastic bags are for the environment. I'm done using them. Who's with me?"

Go "Bag it"! Find out more about the film here:

 Also check out Bag It's latest interview with Suzan Beraza and Jeb Berrier

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The summer has been heating up and we've been busy with several new projects, animations, posters, packaging and and a couple of brochures.  We feel so lucky to have so many wonderful clients.

In August watch for some new projects posted to the website.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back from Telluride

We are back from the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride.  This is one of my favorite festivals so far (though I have yet to attend Sundance). The people are warm and genuine, the town is pristine, and incredibly beautiful, there is a big mix of mountain folk, movie stars, and people traveling from all over the world (though I must admit, I met more people from N.Y. than anywhere else). No airs, superiority, just this creative electricity in the air, and amazing conversations.

My favorite films were:

You can see Gasland, and Music by Prudence on HBO.  Check Wasteland and Bag it's website for upcoming screenings.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Promo work

After wrapping up a piece for Bed, Bath and Beyond we took some time to work on some promo postcards.  "Denver, it's not just an airport".

Monday, April 26, 2010

After a long weekend

In Honor of national pinhole day on Sunday and a nice long weekend, here are some photos near the studio.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tornado Season, a whirlwind of design

Hello Everyone,

Off to a whirlwind of  activity this spring. We are getting ready to attend the Telluride Mountain Film Festival at the end of May.

Meanwhile we are working on some logos, commercials, finishing up animations for the documentary "Bag It" by Suzan Beraza, as well as dvd packaging for the oscar winning  documentary "Smile Pinki" by Megan Mylan (we designed her film poster and website last year). The brilliant Tom Metz created the site's flash interface.

Finally, I'm putting up a website design we created for Clothes Circuit a high end re-sale boutique in Texas (flash interface created by the brilliant Tom Metz ). 

Lots more to come in the next month.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New logo for River Song School

We just finished up a new logo for the River Song School just opening in Bend, OR.  An environmental Montessori school that cultivates self-confidence, critical thinking and compassion.  Best of luck River Song School!

Meanwhile, animations are in revisions, and will be posted soon!

Stay tuned......

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Fever

Beautiful weather, lots of new projects, we are kicking into high gear.

Almost completed are animations for a fabulous movie "Bag It" 
"Bag It" will be playing at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival in May.

We've also starting working with some new clients in New Zealand, Hawaii, and New York.

On our list of great design companies is Digital Kitchen New York . In February we were lucky to see their fabulous presentation in Denver. We love their style and process. Check out Bryce Wymer's blog .

Much more to come soon!