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We are a Seattle-based branding & design studio. We are makers. We strive to create a more beautiful world through smart, useful visual communication & user experiences.


We love solving the hard problem. We tell that story–the kernel of who you are–in plain, beautiful letters and images. We make sure it burrows deep into the mind of your audience and stays there, like a seed, just waiting to grow.

App design 
Brand systems
Brand development
Digital / web design
Future vision videos
Logo design 
Motion graphics
UI / UX design


Ethan has been designing the future for the last 15 years, and Emblem is the next step on that path. He has spent most of his career creating and evolving some of the world’s most exciting and recognizable brands—T-Mobile, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Vevo and Bulletproof Coffee. He’s seen the power that great design has to transform businesses and turn ideas into movements. Founding Emblem, his mission is to make sure that every person and every brand can tap into that power.


Athletics (Brooklyn) – Co:Collective – Doubleday & Cartwright – GhostRobot – Google Creative Lab – Hornall Anderson – JP Morgan (Global Brand Group) – Landor NYC – LifeIsLottery – Microsoft – Nike – Red Antler – R/GA NYC – Samsung Think Tank Team – Workaround Group – WorkingNotWorking – Yahoo! Global Brand