Our partners have a wide range of experience working with both national and international clients in a variety of design and communication fields. As a result we are able to tailor projects for clients ranging from growing startups to large international organizations.
In addition to studio work, our partners are active educators, having taught, guest lectured and served on review panels at design schools and universities across the United States and internationally.
AKG is a design agency centered on conceptual and formal innovation; approaching every project through a professional process of inquiry and research. This approach ensures that each project receives a thorough analysis of both formal and cultural context and continually leads the work we do at AKG toward new operational and thinking methods.
We believe that Design is a way of thinking. Through design we develop and establish comprehensive strategies to better our client’s approach toward form, meaning, and visibility which offers them a unique yet clear voice within culture and the market.
OUR TEAM /
MATT DAINES /
Matt is a founding partner of AKG with 13 years of experience working in experiential design, architectural and graphic design. As a designer Matt has worked on projects for clients including Red Bull, Hyperlite and Hello Kitty and his brand identity work has been published in multiple volumes by Rockport Publishing. Matt has also worked as an architectural designer for renowned Los Angeles-based firms including Jones, Partners: Architecture, Michael Maltzan Architects and Michael W. Folonis Architects. Matt has also instructed architectural history, theory and design courses at Woodbury Universities’ School of Architecture in Los Angeles. In addition to his BFA in Graphic Design, Matt possesses an M. Arch from Southern California Institute of Architecture(SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.
MIKE DAINES /
Mike is a founding partner of AKG. He has worked extensively in design and advertising with over 14 years of experience. His background includes work for clients including MTV, Dreamworks, NBC, Nike, ABC, Billabong, Red Bull, Pepsi, Fox Entertainment, Adidas, and The Science Channel. His design work has been recognized by the AIGA and UCDA and has been exhibited widely from New York and Detroit, to Cincinnati and Los Angeles. Mike has taught design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Utah State University. Mike possesses an MFA in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art
BROOKE SCOTT /
As art director, Brooke oversees and executes print and branding projects. Brooke’s has previously worked on national print advertising campaigns for American Apparel and worked as a senior brand designer at General Motors, designing car lettering and branding for the Volt and Camaro (among others).
JENN DIEHL /
Jenn is a founding partner of AKG. Her extensive qualifications and experience working within international business firms is a priceless asset to AKG. Jenn leads our project management, communications and written content strategies.
OUR SERVICES /
DESIGN CONSULTANCY /
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT /
BRAND RESEARCH /
BRAND STRATEGY /
BRAND IDENTITY AND DESIGN /
ART DIRECTION /
EDITORIAL DESIGN /
PRINT MEDIA /
POSTER DESIGN /
WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT /
MOTION DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT /
MOBILE APPS /
USER EXPERIENCE /
EXHIBITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN /
ICON SYSTEMS /
PACKAGING DESIGN /
333 W Pierpont Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
800 McGary st.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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