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Craftsman character defines new Oak Park entries

Working closely with the Paso Robles Housing Authority and the Paul Davis Partnership, Pierre Rademaker Design created the project branding, entry portals, wayfinding signage and color schemes for this extensive affordable housing development.

Visitor Center rolls out the "welcome" mat

In conjunction with a major relocation and remodel, Rademaker Design created a new visitor-oriented "welcome" sign. Working with the Chamber and the City, the new sign appears mildly "vintage" to complement the building's historic architecture.

Pismo Beach adopts a new tourism brand

As part of a comprehensive Downtown Vision Plan, prepared in conjunction with RRM Design Group, Rademaker Design has created a new logotype to be used on all tourism promotion print and web applications.

First phase of citywide wayfinding signs installed

Visitor-oriented wayfinding is becoming a reality in San Luis Obispo as a result of pedestrian and vehicular signs throughout the city designed by Rademaker Design. The graphics are designed to be clearly legible, while reflecting the City's Spanish heritage.

New "old" sign appears on downtown wall

Copeland Properties approached Rademaker Design to create a vintage wall sign for their Court Street shopping district in downtown San Luis Obispo. It was masterfully executed and aged by Southpaw Sign Company.

Madonna Inn enhances its brand with a new coat-of-arms

Drawing from the Inn's rich history and unique architecture, Rademaker Design has worked closely with the owners to create a symbolic new shield that captures the distinctive character of the property.

San Luis Obispo Historic Districts identified

Each of the City's historic districts can be easily identified as a result of signage designed by Pierre Rademaker Design. Each design is inspired by the unique character of the area represented.

New logotype reflects the glory of historic Hearst Castle

Friends of Hearst Castle, the non-profit fundraising arm that supports preservation and educational programs at the monument, recently unveiled their new logotype. Inspired by the drawings of Julia Morgan, the design evokes the site's rich architectural heritage.

Cambria introduces their new tourism brand

Working closely with Cambria's Tourism Promotion Board, Rademaker Design has created a unique wordmark that captures the pine-studded charm of this picturesque seaside community on California's Central Coast.

Main Street Produce redefines its brand

Rademaker Design has designed a new company logo spotlighting the premium quality produce of the Santa Maria Valley. Additional work included facility signage, stationery, packaging and creation of a specialty product brand.

SLO Chamber of Commerce presents their new directory

Rademaker Design recently completed a total revamp of the Chamber's Annual Membership Directory, Relocation and Buyer's Guide. The easy-to-use format enhances this resource which is valued by local businesses and residents alike.

Updated City Emblem ensures graphic consistency

Over the years the City of San Luis Obispo has accumulated many versions of its official emblem. As part of creating a city-wide wayfinding signage program, Rademaker Design refined and standardized the artwork to meet all the city's identity needs.

Quartet label design benefits San Luis Obispo Symphony

This year's label, created by Rademaker Design, provides a sophisticated character for this blend of four fine local varietals produced and bottled by Ancient Peaks Winery. Proceeds from sales of the wine directly support music education programs.

Rademaker Design completes new retail brand

EcoBambino, a distributor of natural products for children, has opened its flagship store in San Luis Obispo. Graphics, signage, interior design and website were all coordinated to achieve a cohesive brand.

City of Soledad, California, redesigns its brand

Rademaker Design has produced a new city seal capitalizing on Soledad's rich history and location in the center of Monterey County's wine growing region. Additional work includes community entries and a wayfinding signage program.

Mill St. Historic District signage earns distinction

Historical District markers created by Rademaker Design for the city of San Luis Obispo were recently named “Best of Category” winner by the American Graphic Design and Advertising Annual 25. Submissions from across the country were judged.

Oregon Garden entry gateway now complete

The Oregon Garden, an 80-acre botanical showplace located southwest of Portland in historic Silverton, requested an entry that equaled the quality of the gardens. The design was created to reflect the rugged natural beauty of Central Oregon.

Consistency in corporate identity excellence

The studio has been featured in American Corporate Identity every year since 2001. In '09: Smugglers Run, Hadsten House Inn, Oregon Garden Brewfest, Oregon Garden Resort, Hula Hut, Studio Design Group Architects, Court Street and SLO Historical Society.

Forty-one of our business cards make the big book

The Big Book of Business Cards highlights 41 designs by Rademaker Design. It boasts “outstanding cards from large and small companies from around the world” and is meant to demonstrate how business cards, if they stand out, are a valued tool.

Fifteen of our logos published in graphic design resource

Fifteen logos created by Pierre Rademaker Design are in the Big Book of Logos 4, a creative resource for graphic designers. The highlighted work includes new graphic identities for San Luis Obispo Eye Associates, Petit Soleil Bed & Breakfast and Fossil Creek Winery.

Logotype redesign case studies featured in book

Logos Redesigned contains 200 case studies of companies successfully updating their image with a new logo. Paired with each design, a brief narrative highlights the design logic for each project. Eleven redesigns by Rademaker Design are included.