AIGA Archive - Bart Crosby



Making History

This year Willoughby is looking back on 40 years in design and business, and I am looking forward to launching KC Making History, a new AIGA national initiative to preserve the rich history of design in design hubs throughout the United States.
Willoughby Design 2017 Holiday Card



Getting Punchy for the Holidays

For the past few years we’ve created Holiday cards with shareable gift tags ready to punch out and pop on a present. It’s a tradition that our friends and clients look forward to as much as we do.
A13 Illusion



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.
Raise the Woof KC



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


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.
holiday card



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.



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?
TerraVox Wines



TerraVox Wine

  Wine snobs beware, Missouri is being noticed more and more for the quality vintages produced from grapes grown in our rocky Missouri river soil. Willoughby would like to extend a well-deserved congratulations to our friend, client and winemaker, Jerry Eisterhold of Vox Vineyards.
A theory of fear & creativity



A theory of fear & creativity

Like a part of the spectrum we know exists but cannot see, creativity is an elusive metaphysical property. Like gravity, we need creativity to function. But how can you select the best creative solution when it can be as abstract as anti-matter?
Welcome #801, we’re so glad you’re here!



Welcome #801, we’re so glad you’re here!

Kansas City’s first modern streetcar made its debut today. It will be traveling up and down the tracks for a few months to get acquainted with our fine city before the first passengers board in the spring.

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