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Three rows of booths in a restaurant; each pair of women sitting in the booth wears the same colors.

The Meaning of Coincidence

Otherwise Principal and Chief Brand Strategist Nancy Lerner was in London, flipping through the International Edition of the New York Times when she was struck by a bizarre coincidence in the Culture section’s cover story. The story in question was “The rebirth of a Modernist

Product Semantics

Have you ever seen a phone that appears to be an address book? What about a computer designed to look like a row of books? These explorations exist; they are the outcome of a philosophy in design known as product semantics. The term product semantics

Tagline Reel Revealed

  At Otherwise, we know a tagline does the lion’s share of the talking in brand identity — literally. A name and logo can draw a person in, but the taglines we create answer their questions about an organization: Who are you? What do you

Design Thinking Has Lost Its Heart

Ask a graphic designer their thoughts on “design thinking” and you might get a blank stare in response. To them, it’s akin to asking, “how does your brain work?” But in 1959, design thinking was a novel idea when the phrase was coined as an

Take a deep dive into how we helped bring The Forge Adventure Parks brand to life.

The Forge Case Study

  How can we harness the allure of natural beauty and the complexity of personal challenge to craft a brand for a truly novel outdoor experience? Jeremie Bacon, Chris Gladwin and Bartly Loethen have concepted something unique to the US market—an outdoor experience that both

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Internal Branding and Marketing for a Law Firm: Really?

Launching IT43 and NetDocs at Ungaretti & Harris Ungaretti & Harris is a prestigious regional law firm with offices in Chicago, Springfield and Washington, DC. In spring 2012, the leadership of the firm’s IS Department hired Otherwise to undertake two initiatives: •Establish a strong, fresh

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Ringing in the New Year

Why are we surprised every time we find ourselves on the doorstep of the New Year? Is it because we realize that a year isn’t as long as we thought way back in January? Are we fearful of the uncertainty and promise the New Year