ABOUT

Think Studio is a graphic design firm driven by ideas. We love making something out of nothing. We also love making the complex clear, and transforming what was once average into something exceptional. Our thinking and experience take all projects beyond the purely visual with an eye on marketing: How will this increase awareness? How will this lead to more sales? How will this take our client to the next level? Vision and creativity are always balanced with smart project management and great client service. And we usually have some fun along the way.

Before beginning Think Studio, Creative Director John Clifford led and designed projects for Pantone, Saks Fifth Avenue, Martha Stewart, Barnes & Noble, and David Byrne. His work has won many awards, and has been published extensively. He teaches Web and Interactive Design, has taught Typography and Graphic Design History, and has judged the New York Book Show and the I.D. Annual Design Review. John is also the author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, and he has written for Communication Arts, ArtDesk MagazineThe Designers Review of Books, and AIGA.

“Outstanding…so simply executed” —How Magazine

“Fresh” —Communication Arts

“The design is exactly what it should be” —Fast Company’s FastCo Design

“Surprisingly original”  —AIGA juror

“Humor intertwined with good information design”  —FPO/Under Consideration

“Elegant…unusually vivid” —The New York Times

Clients include:
Abrams Books
Avon/mark.
Bloomsbury Publishing
Brookfield Properties
Century 21 Department Stores
Chronicle Books
Clinton School
Design to Protect Elephants
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Farmers Insurance
Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments
Hearst
The Justice Project
Littleton Design
L.L.Bean
Maine Road Management
McLaren Engineering Group
Melcher Media
Miller Law
Miriam Haskell
The Monacelli Press
New York City Center
Nonesuch Records
Paul Labrecque
Peachpit Press
PepsiCo
Quarto Publishing Group
River to River Festival
Rockport Publishers
Second Stage Theatre
SOMA Film Festival
Sterling Publishing
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
United Way of Northern New Jersey
World Financial Center
Yale School of Architecture