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Young & Rubicam Group

Developing a new visual identity system for a multi-national, multi-agency group of creative firms

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Young & Rubicam Group


Young & Rubicam Group w/ Landor Associates


Going through a name change from Young & Rubicam Brands to Young & Rubicam Group, the firm needed a new visual identity system developed. A holding company consisting of top-notch agencies in premium marketing and communications services, they hoped to better signal the unified platform for the partner companies without overpowering individual brand visual identities.


Under the main creative direction—the use of ampersand to communicate collectivity and multi-color palette to celebrate the variety—I first developed the color scheme in collaboration with Landor Associates. Once the logotype and ampersand graphic established, I worked closely with Global Brand Officer to create a series of real-life applications: from stationery sets to corporate events, to interactive web apps, and to interior/exterior signage systems. The overarching visual concept was the multiplicity of ampersands in vibrant colors to communicate a wide range of expertise in unison

Business cards Business cards

Website layout Website layout

Identity graphics Identity graphics

Global Leaders Forum: event preparation, posters, video editing (type work)

Conceptual posters to promote partner companies Conceptual posters to promote partner companies

Standing banners Standing banners

Glassdoor markers Glassdoor markers

Interior drawing Interior drawing

Corporate stationery set Corporate stationery set

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