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October Recap
China Partnership Website Refresh

China Partnership Website Refresh

China Partnership

Repeat clients are the best. We first worked with China Partnership the refresh of their brand identity design 2014. It was fun to re-engage and see that our work is still serving them well. With the upcoming release of their first book, they asked us to design promotional materials including a trade show booth, collateral pieces, and website refresh. China Partnership's new book is about their work with the house church movement in Chinese cities. China can be a challenging place for people of a Christian faith tradition, so we’re happy to play a part in the promotion their work.

West Price Hill Flag Option 3

West Price Hill Flag Option 3

Cincy Flags

This month, the Cincy Flags design team started to present their designs to neighborhood councils around the city for feedback. Chris Glass and I (D.J.) worked on seven neighborhood flags; Lower Price Hill, East Price Hill, West Price Hill, South Fairmount, Riverside, Sedamsville, and Sayler Park. Visit to have a look and vote for your favorites. The top flag for each neighborhood will be selected and presented later this year or early next. All of the designs will be open source and available entirely free to use by the community. It’s exciting to think of the flags hanging from peoples porches or a recreation center flag pool. 

Kindness Club Logo

Kindness Club Logo

Kindness Club

Back in May (2018), we worked on the brand identity design for School Board School with Elisa Hoffman during a People's Liberty launch day. Elisa’s daughter liked the School Board School design so much that she asked her mom if Trischler Design Co. design would create a logo for her Kindness Club at Kilgour Elementary. Of course, we said yes. The design process began with a meeting with Lily Hope to learn about her club. It’s quite moving to hear an elementary school student speak about spreading kindness. Together, we decided the logo should be playful, optimistic and welcoming. Lily Hope shared some logos and typefaces she had gathered as inspiration. We collected Lily Hope’s thoughts and came up with the solution pictured above. The decision was made on a typographic solution so that it could be easily shared. Lily Hope has ambitions of the club spreading to other schools in Cincinnati and beyond. The type is bold, unique, and fun. The goal is the brand to stand out in the hallways of an elementary drawing much deserved attention to Lily Hope’s wonderful group. We're designing a second logo for Lily Hope. It will be for her G.I.R.L.S. Book Club. Stay tuned for more in December (2018).  

Tell are you friends!

Tell are you friends!

We’re Contracting…

We’re exploring what it would look like to contract a young graphic designer for two half-days a week (8-10 hours total). Hopefully, the need would increase, but we’re starting with baby steps. Ideally, the person would have typographic skills, a handle on the creative suite, and some experience with Squarespace. If you’re interested, click the button below.

June Recap

We’re off for a two-week summer vacation by train to the Pacific Northwest. That means the studio's closed (even our inbox). It’s an exciting time for Trischler Design Co. because of adventure ahead and because there’s a lot of great work to look forward upon our return. But, let's not get too far ahead ourselves. Instead, here’s a few good things to reflect on from an abridged month of June.

Painting by William Schickel

Painting by William Schickel

William Schickel on The Web

We were introduced to the late artist William Schickel earlier this year. It was on a visit to the William Schickel Gallery run by his son Joe Schickel in Loveland, Oh. We were immediately struck by the depth and array of William’s work. There was great excitement when we were asked by Joe to make a website for the gallery. Up until this point, he hadn’t been much of a web presence. The goal of the new site (created on Squarespace) is to introduce people to William's life and work, make it simple to schedule a visit the gallery, and to sell resources, prints, and merch via an online shop. Ultimately, we hoped to give others a glimpse into a man's life who, in only a few months time since our introduction, has had a profound impact on us both inside and outside of the studio. 

Photo:  D  aniel Smyth

Welcome to Pamland!

If you live in Cincinnati and don’t know Pam Kravetz, well… you should. Pam’s one of the Cincy's greatest cheerleaders along with one of it’s most dynamic artists and educators. We launched a Squarespace site for Pam earlier this month to help her share her story and works with a broader audience. Meg Farmer worked with us on the copywriting. Beyond words, Meg  helped push the site design to another level. Collaboration for the win.


New Work!

We’ve been working with Breakthrough Cincinnati on their 2018 Annual Report (as mentioned last month). It was printed and shipped last week. For those of you on their mailing list, keep an eye out for a square envelope. The rest of you can link over to the work section of this site to see images.


Looking Forwards/Backwards

My fellow Northside Depot studiomate, Chris Glass, and I joined a group of Cincinnati based designers to create flags for Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. The project will crank up in July with neighborhood convenings where designers will listen to community member stories, and perspectives. In the meantime, please go to the Cincyflags website to share what makes your neighborhood unique.


Here's what we enjoyed reading and listening to in June. 

Was introduced to Michael Chabon’s writing after listening to an interview on FreshAir about his new book on being a dad/son, “Pops, Fatherhood In Pieces.” Proceeded to get that book from the library, enjoyed it immensely, and grabbed a couple others for vacation (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Werewolves In Their Youth). Feeling good about fiction-only books for the next two weeks of travels.

This article on personalism by David Brooks was a captivating short read on the complexities human beings. It’s a call to not treat each other as “data points” or stereotypes, but instead as equal individuals. Complementing this article well is a podcast interview of Brooks by Tyler Cowen. It’s a deeper dive into his spirituality and political viewpoints. There’s also some especially good thoughts on vacation and calling shared.

Last but not least, one more long, but good podcast. Hadn’t listened to Tara Brach before. Wishing a connection was made sooner. Her episode on radical self-honesty was a breath of fresh air. The premise, that we need to connect with the realities of our life (both the hard stuff and the good stuff). Meditation or mindfulness is a way to do that.

How does this all connect to design? Maybe it doesn’t. Perhaps it does. We’re whole people, not just our titles/stereotypes. What we read, contemplate, and consume influences what we produce whether it’s a logo or loving-kindness towards a neighbor. All that to say, and without getting too deep, remember, you are what you eat.