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Moody Graham

Identity for a landscape architect partnership
Brand Identity, Print
Designed at Ashton Design

Moody Graham is a Washington DC-based design firm focused on landscape architecture, garden design, and ecological planning. The firm was formed by the partnership of its two principals, Ryan Moody and Jay Graham. The new identity was incorporated for the launch of the studio.
Credits
Michael Ponton, Design
Jenny Hoffman, Creative Direction


To represent the partnership of the two architects, a monogram was created using the firm's initials. After exploring many variations, the result feels architectural yet organic — perfectly suited for the landscape duo.

The form and color of the monogram pull inspiration from chop signatures of East Asia and Zen gardens, which serve as a source of inspiration for the firm’s work.

The elements of the brand follow a simple three-column layout. This rule of thirds principle is inspired by the technique commonly used in landscape photography.




Collateral materials were printed using letterpress to elicit the tactile and hand-crafted nature of Moody Graham’s landscape services.

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 imre. 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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Contact

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Experience
imre, Senior Designer
imre, Designer
Ashton Design, Designer
Ashton Design, Intern
imre, Intern
Baltimore Magazine, Intern
Tenable, Intern

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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This website was designed using Cargo. It uses the typeface Founders Grotesk Light by Klim.


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hi.mponton@gmail.com