Founded in 2005 by Joseph Brandt and Reservoir Capital, ContourGlobal has taken a highly strategic and aggressive approach to building an enterprise and a brand. Growing from startup to over $3 Billion in assets in less than ten years is no small feat and telling the right story along the way has been key.
Bureau Blank works with a number of clients, institutional and non-profit, for whom driving social change is a key objective. As these groups' constituencies and audiences spend increasing amounts of their time online, we've been asked to build a number of online communities to help facilitate several goals:
Bureau Blank has created a series of event collateral for The Museum of Chinese in America's (MOCA) Young Professionals Program.
If you're familiar with the display advertising industry (or any digital media companies for that matter) then you've probably seen LUMA Partners / Terry Kawaja's landscape slides. Look who's included in that little corner of the map called DMP's and Data Aggregators...
As a collaboration of 22 of the world's largest foundations and financial institutions, Living Cities thrives on communication. Over 80 of these organizations' senior staff members come together in working groups that set Living Cities' agenda and capture the intellectual capital it produces through its activities to improve the lives of low-income people and the urban areas in which they live.
Bureau Blank is proud to announce that we've been selected as an official vendor in Seedco Financial's Growth Opportunity Loans and Services (GOLS) program, which is funded by Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) initiative.
Process is at the core of everything we do.
It’s what enables us to consistently deliver successful solutions and a great experience for your business:
Learn. We begin with learning because each client and challenge is unique. We use research and dialogue to build the context and insights we need to approach each project and then we build upon this foundation.
Define. The creative process begins with a clear strategy. We establish a consensus on goals and outcomes and define the directions in which we’ll pursue our solutions.
Design. This is how we synthesize inputs, context, challenges and constraints into a brand new product that didn’t exist at the beginning. Our design process is about solving problems and doing it elegantly and efficiently.
Build. Next we bring our ideas into the real world. We develop code to bring websites and applications to life, we deliver publications, signage and packaging and we manage quality to assure a consistent process and product, on time and on budget from beginning to end.
Measure. By defining goals and outcomes at the beginning we are able to measure them at the end. Whether through data and analytics or qualitative analysis we strive to deliver definitive results.
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Trying to change the world?
Whether your vision for change is big or small, if your vehicle of choice is an idea, a product or a service, a strong brand will get you there.
We use design, communication, strategy and technology to build strong brands – brands that connect products, companies and organizations to the people who matter most.
When your brand matters to the people who matter, that’s how change happens.
Want to know more about what drives us?
Here are our five core values:
Creativity: We will find the best solution for your context and we'll go over, around, or through barriers to get there.
Process: Making creativity quantifiable is tough. With a tested process that we're always working to refine, we can tell you exactly what to expect and then deliver great work again and again.
Service: It's not just about the product, its about the experience. We are here to help and we never forget it.
Accountability: Count on us to deliver exactly what we promise and to work closely with you to make sure its right each step of the way.
Communication: Get direct access to the people doing your work and a highly organized project manager to keep everyone on the same page.
Wondering who you’ll work with?
Here’s the makeup of a typical project team:
Principal in charge
Responsible for aligning overall project and resources with client vision and requirements
Responsible for day-to-day activities, deliverables, and managing scope, timeline and budget
Responsible for aligning client objectives with consistent solutions in user experience, functionality and content
Art director and Design team
- Responsible for translating the functionality and strategic goals into a visual experience and narrative for end users
- Front end user interface design
- Branding and visual identity across all communications
Lead developer and Development team
- Responsible for identifying and implementing sustainable technology solutions that align with client, project and user experience objectives.
- Front end user interface development
- Backend CMS and database deployment/customization
- Third party software integration
Learn more about our latest successes and the Bureau Blank team at News + Views.
While Bureau Blank has been exceedingly fortunate this year, not only to sustain but actually to grow, not all businesses have had an easy time of it.
Our Creative Director Daniel Blank was quoted on The Business Insider today.
NBA legend David Robinson has teamed with former Goldman Sachs executive Dan Bassichis to form Admiral Capital Group.
Bureau Blank has been featured in Advertising Age's blog GOODWORKS for our work on the Art Directors Club 88th Annual Awards.
Bureau Blank's frequent collaborator and client KY Chow from GM Printing was interviewed on Sino Vision, have a look...
Bureau Blank Creative Director Daniel Blank is interviewed in today's Wall Street Journal about doing design work on a barter for services basis.