graphic design, label design, branding, brand development, logo design, marketing, advertising
package design, print design, graphic design
bryan@bryanknox.com
P: 773-329-5149

 

 


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About Bryan Knox  


Bryan Knox
Designer of logos, brands, packaging, advertising and collateral
bryan@knoxchicago.com

In a nutshell; I believe that any marketing material sets a tone for how a potential client feels about you, your company, product and or service. Everything a company puts out in front of the public is a sales tool, creating opinion and interest. Great looking sales and marketing materials, from your logo and package design to your sales collateral, are perceived as such and build a positive opinion about you and your company. If your potential clients already have a positive opinion of your company your sales job is much easier.

Let me put my more than 20 years experience to work for you. Results driven design with an old school work ethic. I find the saying "Jack of all trades, master of none" is not true when working with designers or brand managers. Running a business takes time and having someone to handle all your graphics needs saves valuable time. I can do this for you.

For more than a couple clients over the years I have handled everything from logo and label design though web, print and overall brand management. One stop shopping for jump starting your company. Years of experience with small to mid sized companies. Contact me if you would like to discuss your design needs.

Branding Services:

  • Logo Design
  • Package & Label Design (FDA & USDA Compliant)
  • Print Design (business cards, stationary, envelopes, brochures, sell sheets, menus, posters, trade show graphics, POP & display design, in no particular order)
  • Signage
  • Etc.

The most important aspect of any product or service is to look good enough for potential clients to pick up a phone or to buy it and give it a try. This is important to me as when my clients succeed I succeed. Everybody is happy.

After working 20 plus years at agencies and studios both large and small I realized that my skill set allows me to offer a wide range of services from design to creating and delivering press ready files to a printer. Once digital medium became the standard for creation I quickly realized I had the capability of a small advertising agency on my desk. This has allowed me to work with many great people and design many great brands.

Although over the years I have accumulated knowledge of several marketing mediums such as the internet (search engine optimization, user experience, information architecture, design and clean coding practices) I always have loved print most of all. Although I will consult web based marketing I feel I am working in my strongest ability when designing packaging, labels and page design.

I also like to play with my kids, cook and listen to music.

History

Sometime around August of 1964 Bryan Knox was conceived. Born May 6, 1965 the second son of Linda Knox, now Linda Jackson, another story for another time. Bryan grew up, went to Preschool, Elementary School, High School and College. Many fun times were had.

1986
Graduated from Central Academy of Commercial art (a private Commercial Art and Advertising College) in Cincinnati, Ohio. With a degree in advertising and commercial art. I moved to Chicago to work with Wasselle Graphics as a graphic artist creating key-line, mechanicals and artwork for ads and comprehensive packaging concepts.

1990
Accepted a position with Leo Burnett, Chicago. Working on accounts as a graphic production artist for clients such as Phillip Morris, Keebler and Dewars. I was able to flex the design muscle with some of the best layout artist in the market.

1992
The best thing to ever come into Bryan's life was delivered on the morning of March 23rd, Sarah Nicole Knox. The following year I moved the family to Central Kentucky to raise my daughter around family. Took a position as Sr. Director of Production and New Media at Cornett Advertising, an influential Advertising agency in Lexington, Ky.

I worked directly with clients to develop and produce logos, web sites ad advertising materials for the growing client base of the agency. Interjecting design ideas into an infant internet market and progressively building a strong skill set. The Internet was slowly beginning to gain popularity as a marketing tool the web development industry began to shift to the ad agencies. This was a great opportunity to gain client interest by learning web development and marketing. My main interest was information architecture and search engine optimization. Something that was not often done in the early years of the web. Although the rules have changed over the years it is still a viable part of web development. Bringing the Internet to clients as a marketing tool instead of another brochure, created clients who understood return on investment. Teaching them the power of using the Internet as the tool it was designed to be.

1998
Moved back to Chicago to take a position with Kaleidoscope Imaging to start a web development department to facilitate clients needs for web design/marketing and development. Now with guns loaded, I offer the ability to design, develop, optimize and submit to search engines effectively along with the web marketing experience to back it up.

2003
I decided to work for myself and on my own terms, acting as representative, consultant, and designer. My one on one approach works well and is cost effective for my clients. Offering design services that cover anything printed as well as designing and consulting web development from overall aesthetics and functionality to search engine optimization.

2004
Still doing what I do but shifted gears towards more print design with a focus on brand and package design.

2005
Ditto. With the exception of the birth of Emma Knox in September. The highlight of the year and my biggest fan.

2006
Ditto.

2007
Still doing what I do and in December Henry Knox was born. Big fun in the future.

2008
Still here.

2009
Ditto.

2010
Looking forward to a new decade.

2011
Been focusing mainly on package and page design and enjoying it. Logo design and sales collateral design currently listed on Thumbtack.com.

2012
Looking forward to another great year loving what I do and doing what I love. I have great clients and work on great projects to better promote the image and brand of excellent products. Call me if you want to chat about what can be done for your product or brand. I have 20 years experience with 9 years focusing on brand development, from logo to label and package design to sales collateral. Lets see how we can take your idea into reality.

2013
So far so good.

2014
I have a great desire to live in the country or a much smaller community near my family. In November we are moving to Virginia to exactly that :-)

2017
Been in Virginia since 2015 and enjoying seeing mountains everyday. Truly enlightening. I feel the change in environment has aided in creating focus in my work. I have been researching the Medical Marijuana (MMJ), Cannabis and Hemp industries to prepare for the new market. As soon as the Federal Government gets on board I will be up to date and compliant with MMJ regulations and branding standards. Currently the labeling laws are similar but are varied from state to state. Not a big deal but can't wait for federal standards to cut the confusion. If you have a product idea or marketing collateral you would like to have a fresh look, please contact me. I would love to discuss your idea,

 

 


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