Thinkhaus Produces Video About R. Roger Remington and the New Vignelli Design Center at RIT
Hey Design Lovers check out this recent video that we produced and edited on R. Roger Remington and the New Vignelli Design Center at RIT!
O’Neill’s Article Gets Published in rvanews.com
John O’Neill, President and Design Director of Thinkhaus, recently had an article published in rvanews.com. O’Neill wrote a spotlight feature regarding the Urban Farmhouse, a start-up cafe in Richmond, Virginia with a socially conscious mission.
Urban Farmhouse is scheduled to open in late fall and will have an organic menu for all to enjoy. To read the article please visit:
O’Neill will continue to use Thinkhaus as a means to help other business to brand themselves ethically and socially. He will also advise other businesses on the benefits of a socially conscious mission
O’Neill Selected To Top 40 Under 40
John O’Neill, President and Design Director of Thinkhaus, was selected to the 2009 Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 class as one of the areas young professionals that are making a difference in Richmond, Virginia. Each year, Style Weekly, Richmond’s alternative news publication for spotlighting the city’s culture, arts, opinions, and creative thought, selects a class of young professionals under the age of 40 as people to watch based on their ongoing activities in their businesses, organizations, and communities.
“I am truly honored to be a part of a group of people that influence Greater Richmond in the best way possible,” says O’Neill. “I have a lot of people to thank including my family and friends, past and current clients, past professors that I had both in undergraduate and graduate school, and the VCU Graphic Design program for giving me the privilege to become an adjunct professor for the past few years.”
On October 14th, Style Weekly and their sponsors will host a Top 40 Under 40 Awards Dinner & Celebration at the Omni Richmond Hotel located in Downtown Richmond. John hopes that this honor will spotlight the socially conscious activities and social entrepreneurships taking place in Richmond. This award shows that people are taking notice.
Thinkhaus Designing for The Virginia Center For Architecture
Thinkhaus recently completed a design project for the Virginia Center For Architecture based in Richmond, Virginia. Thinkhaus designed a multi-use printed application for the Center’s “Green Your Scene” event held on September 19th. To preserve paper, and to assure the message about the event reaches its audience, the printed application can be used as a poster or trimmed into four different postcards. The poster can be cut directly in the center Y and X axis to form the postcards.
It was determined that some of the store fronts in Richmond where the event will be promoted would be more suited for a poster while other venues were not be because of the lack of traffic or people passing by. In this case the postcards were used to deliver the message.
Thinkhaus is thrilled to be working with the architecture community and for a nonprofit organization that shares the same vision of educating Richmond concerning the value of design and sustainability.
Thinkhaus is Proud To Announce
Thinkhaus is proud to announce that our design work for the James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) has been selected to be published in a new graphic design book, “BIG BOOK OF GREEN DESIGN” by Crescent Hill Books and publish by Harper Collins Publishers. “BIG BOOK OF GREEN DESIGN” is author by Anthony and Suzanna Stephens, and will be sold in stores starting in October 2009.
The work was selected among hundreds of submissions from a variety of graphic designers, advertising and branding companies, and design firms. Harper Collins Publishers quotes, “This is one the first books for the graphic design and advertising communities that explores techniques and methods for environmentally friendly design solutions. It will feature 200 eco-friendly inspirational ideas.”
The work for JRGBC, designed by John O’Neill, was printed on sustainable FSC print paper from a local green certified printer. The award winning pieces were designed to communicate to prospective members and to illustrate the importance of JRGBC, Central Virginia’s chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of leaders promoting green building and LEED certification.
In its short history Thinkhaus has already received national attention for its work. This is the second time that Thinkhaus has had work published. In 2008 Thinkhaus was honored to have two of its logo and branding projects published in “100 Visual Idea, Logos and Letterheads, author by Matt Woolman. Thinkhaus would like to thank Megan Miller, director of the JRGBC and the entire JRGBC Marketing Committee for their support.
Thinkhaus Designs Identity and Website For ReMax Midway.
John DiGirolomo’s ReMax Midway office, in Fort Pierce, Florida, has launched a new website, designed by Thinkhaus, enabling the real estate office to better serve the needs of individuals and families that are selling or buying a home. The website was designed using a content management system custom made for the real estate industry. The content management system enables the website to have features that will make searching for a home faster and easier with its search options.
With its technology and easy-to-use navigation system, the website is an effective selling tool for ReMax Midway. Thinkhaus also developed the naming and the logo for John DiGirolomo’s team, allowing them to stand out among the large population of real estate brokers in Florida.
John O’Neill Interviewed By InRich.com’s Mash Up
John O’Neill, President and Design Director of Thinkhaus, was recently interviewed by InRich.com’s Mash Up to talk about how Richmonders can get involved with haustalk. The video interview can be found on www.mashuprva.com.
Thinkhaus Designs Website For The Virginia School of Dental Assisting
Thinkhaus completed a Word Press website, http://v-sda.com, for the Virginia School of Dental Assisting located in Richmond. We are always pleased to work with health care clients because they are part of an industry that enhances our society and saves the lives of so many individuals. This is a direct link to the values of Thinkhaus as we strive to work with those who improve our lives and our society.
The New Thinkhaus Website
Thinkhaus has designed a new company website that will enable current and future clients to learn a host of information about Thinkhaus’ design and business philosophies, skills, and work ethic. “We wanted to be accessible at all times.” said O’Neill. The website can be viewed at thinkhausdesign.com
The design for the website was inspired by the modern theories of the Bauhaus, a German word meaning a house or building. The Bauhaus was a school in Germany that had profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and typography. It opened in 1919 and was closed by the Nazi regime in 1933. The modern theories of the Bauhaus were an important part of John O’Neill’s personal design education. They were so important that he used “Bauhaus” as a part of the name of the company. The sharp edges seen in thinkhausdesign.com were based on John’s memories of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus in Rochester, New York, where he received his MFA in Graphic Design. Each building on campus was designed using modernism ideals and most contain sharp brick edges.
Getting Involved In The Community
In addition to designing the print campaign for the Richmond Kickers Soccer Club, Thinkhaus became a proud sponsor for the 2008 season and for the Kickers “Score With Reading” program. The Richmond Kickers are a full service soccer club with youth, adult amateur, professional programs, and annual soccer camps and tournaments. The Kickers are the first and only soccer club in Virginia that has a complete line of programs from youth to the professional ranks. Their vision is to be the model for the future of American soccer. “The soccer club continues to do so much for Richmond that we were proud and honored to support them in their soccer and education efforts,” said O’Neill. “They are much more then a professional sports franchise, they are a sports institution that develops young men and women through soccer and education.”
Thinkhaus believes sports activities will lead children towards a healthy lifestyle while reading informs the mind and strengthens creativity. These skills will be important to children as they reach adulthood and enter the workforce. Thinkhaus will remain involved with the community because it truly believes as a local business it has the responsibility to support the metro area and help make Richmond better.
Thinkhaus designed a print campaign for the Richmond Kickers Soccer Club 2008 professional season. The campaign’s goal was to highlight the soccer club’s 15th anniversary and to inform Richmonders concerning such things as game times and dates, news, and purchasing Richmond Kickers attire. “It was exciting to take on this design challenge because the project combined Thinkhaus’ love of sports and passion for design” said John O’Neill, President and Design Director for Thinkhaus.
Thinkhaus’ Logo Work Gets Recognized
Thinkhaus’ logo work for The Wright Real Estate Company and The Conciliation Project has been recognized and will be published in a graphic design book, “Visual 100s, Logos and Letterheads”, authored by Matt Woolman. ”It is wonderful to be recognized for the quality of our work,” said John O’Neill, President and Design Director of Thinkhaus. ”We have a strong portfolio of logos and we are looking to complete more logo assignments in the future.”