award-winning graphic designers dedicated to producing thoughtful commercial art and marketing for culture-makers and providing training to creatives so they can do even better work.

Design Methods

The MVA uses a range of design methods (steps we take from start to finish) that depend on the context, budget, timeline and, well, client disposition. We don’t have a standardized central methodology nor do we work in the “creativity is messy and ideas come to us from the most surprising places” mode.

These methods are separate from our services. The method is simply the steps that we take to develop a visual concept that can be applied to multiple formats across mediums.

Each has specific strengths that make it shine in a certain context but can be expanded upon so that the process becomes more rich and able to yield ever more distinctive results.

NOTE: This is the first time that we’ve outlined these methods and tried to explain them so these pages are very much a work-in-progress.