THE
KILLSWITCH
COLLECTIVE

1932 South Halsted, #406
Chicago, IL 60608
T+ 312.421.3606 // Map
info@killswitchcollective.com

The Killswitch Collective
is a next-generation, digital
and creative agency based
in Chicago.

For the past 11 years, Killswitch has
created identities, built brands and
developed digital experiences.

Today, we remain true to our founding
tenets of creative energy and aesthetic
diversity with an intimate, collaborative
vibe. Spanning the corporate and
creative, the local and international,
our work is as varied as our clients.

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Who we’ve worked with—

Catapulting ArtPower! into its Second Decade

August 27th, 2014

ArtPower! is the University of California at San Diego’s most energetic compilation of music, dance and spoken word. The program provides exciting opportunities for the UCSD and San Diego communities to engage in discovery and dialogue with creative innovators in the arts. Since 2007, we have continued to work with ArtPower! at UC San Diego on a wide array of projects, including the design of the performing arts brochure for each new season. Every year, we explore a new design theme, trying to give each new brochure a more visual push from years past. From pale organic color washes to bold, artistic splatters, the end goal is always to complement the performance imagery in fresh, engaging ways. As the 2014-2015 performing arts season catapults ArtPower! into its second decade, our latest brochure design incorporates rolled paint textures and a bright color palette for a vibrant, yet gritty, urban feel. Click here to view our ArtPower! brochures from past seasons.

FILED UNDER :: WORK, PRINT

Introducing Buda Juice to the Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Scene

April 17th, 2014

Buda Juice is a new juice bar start-up in the Dallas metro area, the brain child of veteran entrepreneurs Bernard Lucien Nussbaumer and Horatio Lonsdale-Hands. When Horatio came to us, quick turn around was of the essence. The first locations were almost set to open, but they did not have a website yet, and their logo needed quite a bit of help. We came up with an entirely new logo for them and then designed the site around that, focusing on what makes Buda Juice truly great: all organic, local, seasonal and vegan ingredients, delicately hand juiced to preserve all nutrients. We can’t wait to taste all their menu items next time we’re in Dallas! We wish the Buda Juice team great success, and hopefully you’ll be able to find one soon in every city! budajuice.com

FILED UNDER :: WORK, INTERACTIVE

Celebrating 10 Years!

December 20th, 2013

Pop stars. Fashion trends. Celebrity marriages. Technology. Some things don’t last ten years, but The Killswitch Collective has. And over this time, we’ve learned a lot. We’ve been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients. From start-ups to well-established companies, from corporate businesses to creative endeavors, we’ve (almost) seen it all. As we enter our eleventh year, we extend a big “Thank You!” to all of you. Whether you’ve followed us on Twitter or Facebook, worked for us, or used our services, we couldn’t have done it without you. We are happy and excited to share with you our updated website, featuring all the wonderful projects we’ve been a part of. We’d love to hear what you think! Here’s to ten amazing years and hopefully many more!

FILED UNDER :: KILLSWITCH

Launching Luxury Online

October 1st, 2013

Chicago’s Drake Hotel is a historic icon, and naturally, when The Drake team approached us to design and build a new website for the hotel, we jumped at the opportunity to create something special. Anyone who walks into The Drake will find themselves ensconced in old Chicago style, from the architecture and décor to the gorgeous hallways, warm and rich with history. The Drake has provided countless experiences to remember, and we thought it was time that the website does the same. We were able to take the vision of The Drake Hotel team and create a unique, highly captivating website that showcases The Drake Hotel as a historic icon, while bringing it in to the modern day. The new sophisticated site offers a contemporary look and a streamlined user experience. With improved navigation and functionality, the website provides quick and easy access to everything from accommodation options and dining menus to meeting space floor plans and wedding galleries. thedrakehotel.com

FILED UNDER :: WORK, INTERACTIVE

Bringing Artists and Audiences Together

September 1st, 2013

ArtPower! is the University of California at San Diego’s most energetic compilation of music, dance and spoken word. The program provides exciting opportunities for the UCSD and San Diego communities to engage in discovery and dialogue with creative innovators in the arts. To coincide with ArtPower!’s ten year anniversary, Killswitch has designed and built a new website which allows for easy, accessible exploration of all the programs and events that ArtPower! has to offer. To keep things fun, the color scheme of the website shifts between blue and white during the day and bright orange and white during the evening. The site backend gives the ArtPower! team plenty of flexibility to upload multiple images and videos for each event or program. A multimedia section allows for further exploration into artists, curators, students, supporters and performances that visitors wish to learn more about. artpwr.com

FILED UNDER :: WORK, INTERACTIVE

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