The American Association of Museums Recognizes Carnegie Museum of Art Annual Report

May 24, 2011


The American Association of Museums (AAM)  recognized the Carnegie Museum of Art Annual Report designed by Wall-to-Wall Studios as a second prize winner in the AAM Museum Publications Design Competition. For more than 25 years, AAM has recognized and encouraged excellence in the graphic design of museum publications through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national, juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission or special features. The panel of judges includes graphic designers, museum professionals and publishers.
View the Carnegie Museum of Art Annual Report case study.

categories: Awards, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches SPNHC Website

May 18, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed and developed the new website for SPNHC (The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections),  an international society whose mission is to improve the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections to ensure their continuing value to society. The interactive project continues the successful collaboration with W|W and SPNHC that also included the design of the organization's rebranding (logo / identity system, graphic standards) and membership booklet. The website is powered by the W|W CMS, a custom content management system and includes the News, Calendar and Form Builder CMS modules as well as a custom Membership environment.

View the SPNHC website.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Annual Report and Capital Campaign for REHAB Foundation

May 11, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the 2010 Annual Report and Capital Campaign materials for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) Foundation, the non-profit organization founded in 1984 to support the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in its mission to provide services to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. The Annual Report and Capital Campaign materials are the initial deliverable from Wall-to-Wall Studios in the integrated marketing campaign and branding collaboration with the REHAB Foundation.

View the REHAB Foundation case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Faberge at the Frick Campaign Designed by Wall-to-Wall Studios

May 10, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios continued its integrated branding collaboration with the Frick Art & Historical Center (aka The Frick Pittsburgh) via the design of the promotional campaign for the upcoming exhibition, Faberge at the Frick. "Faberge: The Hodges Family Collection" comprises more than 100 objects made by the legendary House of Faberge, goldsmith and jeweler to the Russian court and will arrive at the Frick Pittsburgh this Fall, running from Oct. 23 through Jan. 15.  In addition to all of the promotional materials (save-the-date, invitation, signage, advertising), Wall-to-Wall Studios also designed the exhibit microsite.


Read the article in the Post-Gazette or Tribune-Review.

View the Frick awareness campaign case study.

categories: Launches, Media, Partnership

Peopledesign's Brand Identity Essentials Profiles The Mob Museum Identity / Logo

May 2, 2011


Brand Identity Essentials, published by Rockport in the Fall of 2010, celebrates well-executed brand programs and really great marks including the logo, identity system and branding for The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Authors Yang Kim, Kevin Budelmann and Curt Wozniak of Peopledesign acknowledge that "a little humor may be a way to help a brand stand out. In addition to providing simple entertainment, wit can have a humanizing effect on a brand."

Learn more about the Brand Identity Essentials book.

Visit the Mob Museum branding case study.

Read the Fast Co.Design article.

categories: Awards, Media

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Branding, Website for Paddle Higher

April 26, 2011


Paddle Higher, the go-to resource for the Stand Up Paddling (SUP) community recently launched its new website,  Through the website, Paddle Higher strives to provide the most comprehensive board and paddle guide, the most up-to-date event calendar, the most information for where and how to Stand Up Paddle and the latest news in the Stand Up community. In addition, Paddle Higher wants everybody’s opinions and input every step of the way. Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the organization's branding (naming, logo/identity, stationery package) and website. 

View the Paddle Higher website.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins 5 Pele (ADDY Gold) and 6 Silver Awards

April 25, 2011


At the Hawaii Theatre on April 23rd, the American Advertising Federation's Hawaii Chapter held the annual PELE (ADDY) Awards, celebrating the best in the State's advertising and design work of the previous year. The winning Pele work will go on to compete for the National ADDY recognition this summer. Wall-to-Wall Studios was honored with 5 Pele (Gold) Awards and 6 Silver Awards for the following:



Retail Advertising Non-Traditional Media Campaign: Leather Soul Inc., Retail Branding.
TV under $25k: "Not Another Drop" for Hawaii Energy

TV $25k-50k: "Think Science" for Chaminade University

Website Design: for Philpotts & Associates

Advertising Self-Promo Mixed Media: "Wall-to-Wall Studios Holiday Promo"


Silver Awards

Package Design Series: "Healthy Line" for Diamond Bakery

Poster Design: "2nd Annual Pizza Eating Contest" for J.J. Dolan's

Website Design: for Peter Vincent Architects

TV $25k-50k: "Heartbeat" for Chaminade University

TV Campaign over $50k: "A Bank For Life (Backdrops)" for Hawaii National Bank

Adv. Self-Promo Mixed Media: "W|W Mad Men TV" TV 1, TV 2, TV 3, TV 4


Congratulations and MAHALO to our Clients and collaborators!

Read related story from Honolulu Star-Advertiser here.

categories: Awards

The Big Show: 2011 Pele (ADDY) Awards

April 23, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios was asked to develop the concept and promotions for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hawaii Chapter's annual PELE (ADDY) Award Show for 2011. W|W's "The Big Show" theme was played out in the Call For Entries, website, banner ads, program materials and in videos during the award show itself at the historic Hawaii Theatre. The videos were produced in collaboration with our pal Brett Wagner ( and our friends at 1013 Integrated Branding ( along with a cast of thousands. (OK, dozens.) Special thanks to Paul Lam, Matt Heim, and the Hawaii advertising and design community who donated their time and special hidden talents to make this possible.


View the Pele Big Show opening video and auditions (Part 1) or the Live Version from Hawaii Theatre here.

Pele Big Show auditions (Part 2).

Pele Big Show auditions (Part 3).

Pele Big Show auditions (Part 4).

Pele Big Show auditions (Part 5).

Pele Big Show auditions (Part 6).

categories: Launches, Event

Eleven for 2011 from Hawaii Energy

April 22, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed and produced the Eleven for 2011 Earth Day campaign for Hawaii Energy, the state's energy and efficiency program. The initiative compiles a collection of 11 Energy Conservation and Efficiency Earth Day Commitments that will aid in pushing Hawaii toward energy independence.  Visit the Hawaii Energy website for more details about the campaign.

View the Hawaii Energy case study.

categories: Launches, Event

We Have Water On Our Brains

April 21, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed an integrated branding solution (naming, logo/identity, stationery, more) for StormWorks, a social enterprise from The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association that provides water runoff solutions. StormWorks products and solutions are designed to capture rainwater and storm runoff before they overflow sewers and threaten the health of rivers, streams and wetlands. StormWorks sells and installs attractive, durable rain barrels for residences and small businesses. In addition, StormWorks also designs and installs rain gardens and tree plantings, nature’s best stormwater managers. Read more about the people behind this company in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

categories: Launches, Media, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches "5210 Let's Go" Website for HICORE

April 19, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios launches the website for Hawaii 5210 "Let's Go" (, the healthy lifestyle program for HICORE (The Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education), an organization that provides collaborative and multi-disciplinary leadership in research and education on childhood obesity, physical activity and nutrition in Hawaii. The key tenets of 5210 include:

• Consume 5 fruits and vegetables a day = 5
• Limit screen time to 2 hours or less per day = 2
• Engage in 1 hour or more of physical activity per day (moderate/vigorous exercise) = 1
• Consume no sugary beverages each day = 0
HICORE's 5210 program supports First Lady Michelle Obama's national campaign against childhood obesity called “Let’s Move" ( which gives parents and families a clear direction for actionable behaviors so they are in a better position to partner with their children and health care team. The website is powered by W|WCMS, the content management system designed/developed by Wall-to-Wall Studios and includes the News module.
View the Hawaii 5210 Let's Go website.
View the Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education (HICORE) website.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Welcomes Sara Stevens, Maurice Rickard, Scott Werner, and Casey Worthing.

April 15, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Sara Stevens as Business Development Associate, Maurice Rickard and Scott Werner as Interactive Developers and Casey Worthing as Production Assistant to the firm's Pittsburgh, PA office. Sara earned a BS of Psychology from Washington State University. Prior to W|W, Sara was a regional manager at Big Fin, a web design and search marketing company and a senior account executive at Peak Systems, a full service web development agency, both of which are headquartered in Seattle, WA. Sara is a certified Google AdWords Professional. Maurice holds a BA and MFA in English from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining W|W, Maurice was Lead Developer at Actual Size Creative, a Pittsburgh based creative firm.  Scott holds a BA in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is pursuing his MS in Internet Information Systems at Robert Morris University. Prior to joining W|W Scott worked as an Analyst at US Bank and as a SAP Content Migrator at Mylan. Scott also launched an entrepreneurial venture, Computers N’at, which provided PC support services.  Casey holds an Associates degree in Graphic Design from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Prior to joining W|W Casey worked in Qatar as an intern for Fitch and for Carnegie Mellon University.  Welcome aboard!

categories: People

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins "Best of Show" for Robert Morris University Campaign at 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards

April 14, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios was recently honored with "Best of Show" accolades for the Change A Life campaign designed for Robert Morris University. The Best of Show honors were bestowed by the Educational Advertising Awards, the largest competition in the country. The Change A Life campaign promotes the unique Engaged Learning curriculum, whereby students "reach-out" into the community to inspire change, including their own. The "Total Campaign" received Best of Show and Gold Awards while the television ad series won a Silver Award.


Wall-to-Wall Studios also won a "Gold Award" for the TV advertisement called "Think Scicene" created for the Chaminade University, and a "Gold Award" for its Logo / Identity design of the Digital Marketing Communications logo, commissioned by West Virginia University.


View the Robert Morris University Change A Life case study
View the Robert Morris University "Change A Life" website
View the Robert Morris University Change A Life TV Ads
View the Chaminade University TV Ad
View the West Virginia University case study

categories: Awards, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Lauches Festival Marketing for Silk Screen Film Festival 2011

April 13, 2011


Wall-to-Wall Studios launches the festival programming (poster, program, gala invitation, tickets, film trailer, billboard advertisement and more) for Silk Screen, the Asian American Film Festival of Pittsburgh, as the organization celebrates its sixth season of award-winning programming.


View the Silk Screen Film Festival website.
View the Silk Screen Film Festival case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Welcomes Malia Wisch and Jane Nguyen

April 12, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Malia Wisch as Senior Designer and Jane Nguyen as Senior Account Manager to the firm's Honolulu, HI office. Raised in Kailua, HI, Malia holds a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, Malia worked as the in-house Graphic Design Director for Honolulu-based, Tori Richard, a premier resort wear design and retail brand. Malia was also a designer at Fathom Creative in Washington, DC and at Info Grafik in Honolulu, HI. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining W|W, Jane worked at Anthology Marketing Group / Starrtech Interactive as Senior Account Manager, preceded by her work at MVNP Advertising as Account Executive. Welcome aboard!

categories: People

Designer Chris Pullman visits Wall-to-Wall Studios

April 9, 2011



Last week, the Honolulu office was honored with a visit by graphic designer Chris Pullman (former WGBH Art Director; Professor, Yale University School of Design) during a Wall-to-Wall First Friday Happy Hour, no less. We got to chat about work, motion graphics, humor in design, our own experiments in television and AIGA. Mr. Pullman has won not one but two of the highest possible honors from AIGA. The first was the Corporate Leadership Award, which the company he shaped, Boston public broadcasting network WGBH, won in 1985. In 2002 Mr. Pullman received the AIGA Medal for his career as a designer and teacher. Mr. Pullman was in town for the opening of "Green-House-Divided," works by his wife, photographer Esther Pullman, at the Pegge Hopper Gallery up the street. (Check out her show through the month of April!)



categories: People, Event
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