‘Tis the Season at The Grand America

There are a few key staples in our culture that signify the holidays are on the way. Suddenly everything (literally) is pumpkin flavored, you get a healthy dose of cheery holiday tunes everywhere you go, and those iconic red Starbucks cups are in the hands of about 90% of the population. Here in Salt Lake City, The […]

Meet Nate Williams, Our New Art Director

We are thrilled to welcome Nate Williams to the Struck team as one of our Art Directors. Throughout his career, this award-winning designer and illustrator has had his hands in a little bit of everything from web design to art licensing. Nate has done work for Microsoft Games, Wired Magazine, New York Times, Coca Cola, […]

Pennies from Heaven

Arrested Development is back (the world rejoices) and with the return of anything this incredible, it should be ushered in as a golden, laser-eyed cheetah sitting atop a throne of Doritos and carried on the backs of cloned Sasquatch slaves (I want you to picture that). So, Phil “The Weeping Wolverine” Smallwood and Dave “Ryan […]

Our Faves from the 2013 AIGA 100 Show

Last Saturday, we were thrilled to attend one of SLC’s premier annual events, the AIGA 100 Show. It was a night of food, drinks and music–not to mention the best creative talent in the region. The gala was held at a Struck favorite, The Leonardo, and celebrated the best 100 pieces of design over the […]

Kevin Perry: National AIGA Board Member

SALT LAKE CITY–April , 2013 — Struck, a digital-forward creative agency, announced today that Kevin Perry has received the distinguished honor of being appointed to the national board of AIGA, the largest professional membership association for design. Perry was nominated from a wide national pool of candidates and he will serve a three-year term to […]

Good Design is Honest

In the midst of the past weeks’ massive headlines—hurricane Sandy, election coverage and Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm—we learned that Apple’s Scott Forstall, the man responsible for much of their leather-bound skeuomorphic craziness, is out. We also learned that Sir Jonathan Ive will tack “Director of Human Interface” onto his current hardware-focused responsibilities. What does this […]

Put a Bird In It!

WeMake is hosting an awesome initiative for Design Week in Portland (Oregon, of course…) to support the arts in public schools. Everyone who wishes to participate receives a birdhouse template then builds a birdhouse. Those birdhouses are then auctioned off with all proceeds going to those public school art programs through All Hands Raised, First […]

Struck Breaks The Ice With New Website For U.S. Speedskating Team

Website Launch is Capstone for Complete Team Rebrand in Anticipation of Appearance at 2014 Olympics SALT LAKE CITY, UT – – Struck unveiled a completely new website for U.S. Speedskating as part of its comprehensive rebranding efforts for the team. The project also included redesigned logos, ‘skinsuit’ uniforms and business suite interiors in Salt Lake […]

A Case for Judging Books by Their Covers

My mother-in-law is visiting right now and made a banal comment the other day, one that we’ve all probably heard (and said) a gazillion times before: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The advice is so sound that it’s become a total given. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized […]

10 Books for Your Design Library

Whether you’re just graduating or have years in the industry, it’s important to constantly stimulate your mind and progress. It was tough narrowing the list down, but I’ve chosen 10 books that I found educational, inspiring, provoking and overall full of timeless insight. Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking It’s […]