Language Arts is a collaborative branding studio with a small footprint and a global mindset. We design user-driven identities, experiences, and content that are always pushing forward.
Minding Over What Matters
Listening, reading, writing, speaking, and visual representation—those are the Language Arts. We believe that in order to create meaningful work, we must listen with intent; think hard before we act; iterate; rationalize; and craft every detail. We believe that you are your subject matter experts and we are our subject matter experts. The best ideas are borne at that intersection.
Think Big and Start Small
Brands exist in the context of real life. Perception lives in the minds of your audience. We take approaches that respond to audiences with a clear understanding that consumers are largely in control. We adapt, iterate, and forge ahead with reason and data. We experiment and learn together. We’re invested. We focus on the why, not the what.
Dennis is a multidisciplinary designer and creative director with 30+ years of expertise in strategic brand development. His creative direction has garnered numerous regional and national awards for branding, branded interiors, digital activations and product design. His work has been published in several international design annuals including Logolounge, ID, Design Edge, Communication Arts, Applied Arts, The One Show, and The World’s Best Typography. He is a member of The One Club and the Type Directors Club.
Ken has been a tech entrepreneur and digital director for over 20 years. With a background in educational technology, Ken started his career building two digital media startups, and co-founded Startup Edmonton, a community hub for tech entrepreneurs and product builders. He was featured in Avenue Magazine’s inaugural “Top 40 Under 40” class and Alberta Venture’s “50 Most Influential People”. Ken speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and communities.
About the Studio
We explore brand and design through original, commissioned and collaborative projects with our partners, clients and braintrust.
- Brand Strategy
- Visual Identity
- Art Direction
- Digital Experience
- Content Creation
- Environmental Graphics
Applied Arts / Illustration Annual — Code Camp
Applied Arts / Photography Annual — Find Campaign
Cassies / Silver — ATB Amplify
Cassies / Bronze — ATB Amplify
Communication Arts / Design Annual / Poster Series — Factory
Communication Arts / Typography Annual / Identity — Factory
Communication Arts / Typography Annual / Poster Single— The Public
Communication Arts / Typography Annual / Poster Series — The Public
Type Directors Club (TDC65) / Identity — Factory