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HCM 40

Celebrating 40 years of architecture
Brand Identity, Print
Designed at Ashton Design


Hord Coplan Macht — an integrated architecture firm, headquartered in Baltimore, with multiple offices over the country — sought a 40th-anniversary logo to help mark this major milestone. The new mark seamlessly integrates with their existing identity, all while creating a new system for a variety of applications to celebrate the landmark year.
Credits
Michael Ponton, Design
Jenny Hoffman, Creative Direction




The geometric form of the logo stems from the existing wordmark, which is set in Futura. Thanks to its innate architectural details, the simplistic “40” plays with abstraction without sacrificing legibility.
The proportions of the anniversary logo are adjusted to the existing wordmark, ensuring the parent brand remains intact.


As a bonus, further meaning is invested in the mark with each quadrant representing a decade, and each shape representing one of the three partners.

Book design by Amanda Buck

About
I’m a Graphic Designer based in New York City. My work has a focus on brand identity—working with brands to create effective design systems through strategy and research. I also have a range of experience in advertising, web, print, and environments.

Currently, I’m working as a Senior Designer at Ashton Design. Before New York, I lived and worked in Baltimore, where I received a BFA in Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

I’m always open to new projects and opportunities. Feel free to email me by clicking here. Thanks for checking out my site!

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Experience
Ashton Design
Senior Designer 2020–Present
Designer 2016–2017
Design Intern 2015–2016

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Senior Designer 2018–2020
Designer 2017–2018
Design Intern 2015

Education
Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA in Graphic Design
2016, Cum Laude
Capabilities

Brand Identity
Art Direction
Web / Digital Design
Environments
Print & Publications

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