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A13 Illusion

Awards

11.1.2017

Pets, Paper, Parks and Punch at A13

We were recently honored by the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA with four awards at their 13th Annual Design Awards, otherwise known as A13.

Meet the Bee

Insights

09.8.2017

Meet the Bee.

We love bees at Willoughby. They’re industrious, collaborative and dedicated to making the world a better place.

Ad agency vs Design Firm

Behind the Scenes

07.6.2017

Ad Agency vs. Design Firm, what’s the diff?

Say “advertising agency” and the immediate reaction will probably be thoughts of Mad Men.

Sketches from TED 2017

Design

05.8.2017

Ann’s Thumbnail Sketch of TED 2017

I have attended over 20 TED conferences that have spanned 4 decades starting in 1984. I have captured countless ideas in my sketchbooks over the years.

Raise the Woof KC

Insights

03.31.2017

Vote Yes To Pets on April 4

We love our pets here at Willoughby. On any given day you can find KC, Gordon, Colby, Fritzi, Annabelle, Wiggie, Beck, Buddy or some other pooch roaming around the office.

Under New Management

Behind the Scenes

02.8.2017

Willoughby Design Announces New Ownership & Client Additions

Willoughby Design, Inc., a nationally-acclaimed brand strategy and design firm based in Kansas City, MO, and San Francisco, CA, announced today that Megan Stephens, Zack Shubkagel and Nicole Satterwhite have purchased the company and assumed key leadership roles.

5 Fancy Food Show Trends

Insights

02.2.2017

Five Trends from the Fancy Food Show

My happy place exists where food and design meet, so when I was given the opportunity to go to the Winter Fancy Food Show it was like being given a ticket to Disneyland.

Willoughby Design AIGA Census

Insights

01.27.2017

Women vs. Men: Who’s on Top in the Design Profession?

AIGA and Google’s first annual Design Census 2016 is complete. Our team at Willoughby took the results and compared female to male respondents who reported earning $15,000 or more annually at four levels along their career paths.

Holiday Hospitality - Willostyle

Insights

12.9.2016

Holiday Hospitality – Willostyle

We’re wrappin’ up the holidays with our annual gift tags and have some tips to share!

holiday card

Updates

12.1.2016

Peek. Open. Guess. Willoughby Wishes You Happy Holidays.

In case you haven’t noticed, we have a thing for holiday cards with a reuse element. Gift tags one year, bottle tags the next. It’s been such a merry project we decided to keep it going with a redesign for 2016.

AIGA KC - AXII

Awards

09.26.2016

Willoughby Votes, Learns and Gets Squeezy at AXII

We were recently honored by the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA with three awards at their 12th Annual Design Awards, otherwise known as AXII. Many thanks to the jurors and to our peers. We truly love our design community. Where else can you win awards for dabbling in politics, advancing education and drinking wine?

A Chip off the Old Wood Block

Behind the Scenes

08.25.2016

A Chip off the old Wood Block

To Mr. Spiekermann for your help with our new Neenah Promo Book– Danke schön!