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About

We build authenticity and purpose through design.

Who we are

Brankica Harvey
Partner

Brankica is a seasoned design visionary with over two decades of experience, notably as an Associate Partner at New York's prestigious Pentagram. Her expertise spans brand systems, print, packaging, digital, and environmental signage. Her creative excellence extends across renowned brands and institutions, such as lululemon, Samsung, Abrams, Menil Foundation, Studio Museum in Harlem and Sidewalk Labs, showcasing her ability to encapsulate brand ethos into compelling visual narratives. In 2023, she co-founded Associate, a testament to her commitment to innovative design. With a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a track record of accolades, Brankica also shares her insights as an educator at the School of Visual Arts, NYU, Pratt Institute, and Design West international summer school in Ireland.

Ken Deegan

Partner

Ken is a multifaceted designer with a wealth of experience in identity, print design, environment, strategy, and technology. During his 12-year tenure as an Associate Partner at Pentagram New York, he collaborated with elite clients such as Nike, Samsung, Cooper Hewitt, Rizzoli, Calendly, Grace Farms, OPPO, and lululemon. Ken's design journey has spanned esteemed studios in Dublin, London, and New York. In 2023, he co-founded Associate, highlighting his dedication to innovative design. He holds a BA in Visual Communication from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He spent 8 years as an educator at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Ken also lectures annually at the international summer school Design West in Ireland. His work has earned numerous design awards from AIGA, TDC, and D&AD, with recognition across Asia, Europe, and the US.

Pedro Mendes

Partner

Pedro is a multidisciplinary designer specializing in art direction, identity, spatial, and signage design. Beginning his design journey at the age of 15, Pedro honed his skills in eminent design studios before joining Pentagram New York, where he served as an Associate Partner for over a decade. During his tenure, he collaborated with high-profile clients such as Nike, lululemon, Google, Samsung, Spotify, Nubank, Grace Farms, Cooper Hewitt, and the Mellon Foundation, as well as acclaimed architects like Sanaa, ShOp Architects, Snøhetta, DS+R, Mass Architects, Grimshaw, and SHoP Architects. In 2023, he co-founded Associate, demonstrating his commitment to innovative design. He holds a BA in Visual Communication from ESEIG and is a respected educator at the School of Visual Arts. Pedro’s work has garnered numerous design awards from the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, D&AD, Communication Arts, and SEGD, with recognition across Asia, Europe, and the US.

We integrate brand strategy, design, art direction, and campaigns to create cohesive visual identities that elevate your brand. From logos to comprehensive guidelines, we build strong, lasting brands.

Brand Identity

We create intuitive digital experiences, from information architecture and interface design to user experience and digital installations. We have worked for small startups to fortune 500 clients establishing and enhancing their digital presence.

Digital

We transform spaces with signage, wayfinding, exhibitions, and installations. Our designs create immersive environments that captivate and engage the public in a functional and meaningful way.

Environmental 

We design a diverse array of materials, including books, catalogs, brochures, posters, and more. From concept development to final production, we meticulously craft each print piece with attention to detail and creativity.

Print

Our dynamic animations, video production, storytelling, and interactive media bring brands to life across digital and traditional platforms. We blend imagination with purpose to create compelling visual narratives that resonate with your audience and enhance brand recognition.

Motion

Our functional and visually striking packaging designs enhance your product’s appeal. Whether it's innovative structural design or captivating graphic elements, our packaging designs aim to captivate consumers and reinforce your brand's positioning in the market.

Packaging

Our Services

Each project is unique. Our process consists of clear phases, ensuring informed decisions and continuous momentum.

Currently Working on

A sports tech company modernizing the industry
 

Environmental design for a skyscraper amenities floor

A tasty publication documenting a global brand

A new crypto service company

Evolving a global brands' visual language 

Testimonials

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Arts + Culture

Banking + Finance

Design + Architecture

Education

Fashion + Beauty

Food + Beverage

Hospitality

Publishing

Real Estate

Technology

Sectors

To learn more about our work, see full case studies or just chat, get in touch

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