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Marian Halliday introducing Helen Young at the AIGA Colorado Fellows Gala 2017

A Scroll Down Marian Lane

Posted by Helen on August 8, 2017
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Category: NewZ, Shout Outs
It was 2011 and I was showing pictures of rubylith and T-squares to a tittering crowd at the MCA, recounting the many acts of Marian Halliday. This everlasting pillar of Colorado’s creative community was about to receive the coveted AIGA Fellow award, and I had the honor of introducing her to the audience. Highlighting her achievements was easy; the difficult part was doing justice to her shining personality. So I opened with her signature “helloooooo” and the rest took care of itself. Fast forward six years to the lobby of Gensler. I’d convened the Advisory Board for their first meeting
Colorado State Open product overview

Tennis, Anyone?

Posted by Helen on June 20, 2017
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Category: Branding, NewZ
With Colorado’s tennis league season in full swing and Wimbledon approaching on July 3, there’s no better time to celebrate our favorite sport here at EnZed Design. We’re hard at work on a brand refresh for the 2017 Colorado State Open, our state’s most prestigious and well-attended tennis tournament. (We had the pleasure of rebranding the tournament entirely in 2016, which you can see here.) Adding animation to our repertoire, we’ve created a video teaser to bring the dynamic motion of tennis to the tournament’s vibrant brand. Watch the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e4fGZ1fIMk Mark your calendar for September 15–24, 2017 to
Green couch for catching the conversation

Catching the Conversation

Posted by Helen on June 1, 2017
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Category: NewZ, Tracking Thoughts
Strike up a casual conversation with a stranger and you may well find you share a good friend or favorite experience. Kismet? Coincidence? We’re not sure, but we do know that same, wonderful connection often happens in design. Gather a team of designers, writers and clients for a brainstorming session and they naturally bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the table. The result is a far richer journey into the communication challenge. Last summer EnZed Design welcomed a new talent to our team. Peter Williams was a recent design school graduate with a keen eye for iconography and a keen
Blackbird General Store logo

Birds of a Feather

Posted by Helen on May 11, 2017
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Category: NewZ
We were fortunate to meet Sharon Repass, a creative mind looking to realize her dream of owning a retail store. She’d just found the perfect spot for Blackbird General Store in Calabasas, California, when she found us. We created the logo, packaging, gift boxes, and signage for her fall launch. The project caught the eye of Sabine Lenz, Paper Queen and Founder of PaperSpecs.com. We were all aflutter when she chose to feature it in her Inspiration column. View the PaperSpecs video and check out the full project in our Branding portfolio.
EnZed Design studio space (Furniture Creative Coworking)

A Creative Collective

Posted by Helen on November 12, 2015
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Category: EnSide, NewZ, Shout Outs
Summer of 2015 was a busy season, so busy we are blogging about it in November! EnZed Design hired Ligia Teodosiu, designer and talented illustrator, Helen finished her term as president of AIGA Colorado, and we moved to a new beautiful space at 2626 West 32nd Avenue, just around the corner from the old Tejon location. The new studio is a store front in a small shopping district surrounded by stately Victorian homes and refurbished bungalows as well as restaurants, coffee shops and small boutiques. And lest we forget, the North High School tennis courts are just steps away. Helen