Faust Gallery is one of the leading galleries today that focuses
on the highest quality American Indian Art and Jewelry. Beginning in the 1960’s, a handful of jewelers transformed what is known as traditional jewelry to their finest works of contemporary “wearable art” adored by collectors worldwide.
This FG monogram concept was inspired by traditional Southwest Native American geometric designs. The versatile mark represents balance, sophistication, simplicity and longevity — all key themes associated with Native arts and cultures, as well as Faust Gallery’s outstanding reputation.
HEARD MUSEUM GUILD INDIAN FAIR & MARKET
Phoenix's prestigious Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008. The event hosts over 600 American Indian artists and their works, and draws over 10,000 visitors each year.
An official seal-like logo was created to represent the many diverse Native cultures that gather at the market. Geometric symbols and patterns found in traditional and contemporary art were incorporated. Fifty arches surrounding the perimeter represent the museum’s Spanish Colonial architecture and the 50 years of the event on the museum grounds.
RED NOTE, INC.
Red Note, Inc. is a full-service events, marketing and public relations agency that specializes in designing, planning and managing intimate to large-scale events. Originally focused primarily on music entertainment, they have since grown into a broader promotions firm, and are now referring to the company as RNI.
The playful typographic mark reflects a company whose mission is to create, promote, and manage lively events with efficiency and class. The logotype features a stylized whole musical note on a horizontal staff, that pays homage to RNI’s beginnings in music entertainment.
MUDHEAD SOAP & SKINCARE CO.
MudHead Soap & SkinCare Co. is a Hopi Native American-owned business that creates personal care products and soy candles made with all natural, pure ingredients. Their soaps are made with 100 percent farm-fresh raw goat milk, and scented with therapeutic-grade essential oils. Some ingredients are harvested on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona.
The company’s name is a tribute to the owner’s proud heritage. The logo is a stylized representation of a “Mud Head” kachina figure, whose character is jovial and whimsical.
The Upstander Academy is an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators, with a focus on genocide and human rights education. It addresses complex historical and current issues, and is a program of the Upstander Project, which promotes human rights education through compelling documentary films and learning resources.
Using the U and A letterforms as the foundation of the design, a mark was created that embodies interconnectedness, exchange, equality, harmony and balance. With talking circles being at the core of Upstander’s work, a circular shape was used to connect with the academy’s communal approach.
NATIVE PEOPLES MEDIA
Founded in 1987, Native Peoples was the first and largest consumer magazine devoted to the arts and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. In 2014, the company expanded into a broader media outlet, and a rebranding campaign was initiated to celebrate its growth.
A petroglyph-inspired hand symbolizes the presence of Indigenous people throughout history. Conjoined letterforms reflect the unity of hundreds of tribal nations who are connected by traditions, languages and origins. As a voice for all Indigenous people, Native Peoples Media was committed to sharing the stories of these living cultures with the rest of the world.
Print, Advertising + Promotions
Whether it's a product, service, event or message that needs to be seen and heard, advertising and marketing design must be thoughtful and well-executed to attract the target audience and get them to act. Effective use of typography, imagery, color and space create and enhance the brand’s personality, and determine its visibility in the marketplace.
Feature articles in Native Peoples magazine.
More than just a pretty page, editorial design involves page planning, research, and collaboration with writers, photographers and subjects to produce innovative and functional layouts that will attract and engage the reader.
Cover designs for Native Peoples and Santa Fe Indian Market magazines.
With hundreds of options vying for attention on the newsstand, magazine cover design requires thoughtful consideration aside from producing catchy phrases, compelling type treatment and other carefully placed graphical elements. Working with photographers, models and other creative professionals to capture winning shots, whether on location or from afar, is key to producing covers that are captivating and successful in generating sales.