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About TCW

Located in New York City and New Orleans, The Collected Works is an independent design studio that crafts brands in motion. We’re a team of creative directors, designers, animators, and technologists with clients spanning across music, art, technology, and culture. We’re able to deliver exceptional results that you might only expect from a big agency, with the speed, efficiency, and flexibility of a boutique studio - with over a decade of rad work to show for it.

If you’re down to get rad with us, we’d love to hear from you.

The Power of TCW

Our best work involves developing holistic identity systems that integrate seamlessly across various mediums. We specialize in crafting dynamic systems that flow effortlessly across print, web, and motion. The most successful collaborations stem from early engagement, where we incorporate our unique blend of research, development, inspiration gathering, and presenting diverse directions at the outset of the design process. The end results are a testament to our process. Hit us up from the beginning.

Partnering with Us

Over the past decade, we’ve proudly collaborated with hundreds of diverse clients, making waves across multiple industries. We’ve designed identity systems for festivals and events that have sold over half a million tickets and have played an instrumental role for startups that garnered tens of millions in funding. Our influence is measurable. We empower clients we believe in by creating work that we genuinely love. Many of these clients choose us as their creative allies time and time again, creating enduring relationships.


  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Branding & Identity
  • Concept Development
  • Print
  • Digital
  • Packaging
  • Type Design
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Naming
  • Motion Design
  • Exhibition
  • Environmental
  • Signage
  • App & UI Design
  • Creative Coding

Clients That Got Rad With Us:

Adult Swim
Aly & Aj
The Art Directors Club
Blue Apron
Brownbook Magazine
Captured Tracks
Cole Haan
Cure Forward
Dark Igloo
Gimlet Media
GOOD Magazine
The Governors Ball Music Festival
Legal Defense Fund
The Manhattan Democratic Party
The Meadows Music Festival
The Milton Glaser Archives
Mother New York
The National
New York City Drone Film Festival
New Balance
The New York Times
Normal VR
The North Face
PRINT Magazine
Protoza Pictures
The Red Hot Organization
The School of Visual Arts
Sid Lee New York
Snap, Inc.
THNK – School For Creative Leadership
The Vilcek Foundation
The Visual Arts Foundation
Warby Parker
Working Not Working

This is how the magic happens

let us show you how we do it

a sneak peek at our approach

Fig 1. Initiate Research


To initiate every project, we begin with an information gathering phase. In this initial step, we collect fragments of inspiration and potential design entry points. This involves a thorough discussion with the client, familiarizing ourselves with the product, and compiling design references related to typography, color, design systems, and overall aesthetic directions. The objective is to identify as many design opportunities as possible, which we will later group into conceptual directions.

Fig 2. Begin Clustering


Phase two is when we begin to cluster. We gather our fragments of inspiration and begin sorting into conceptual categories. Separate ideas start to gravitate towards each other, creating loose design ecosystems. Ideas are no longer separate and desperate, but connected in various ways. We deliver these clusters as separate design directions, opening up different creative worlds that we can flesh out and develop.

Fig 3. Start Focusing


In phase three, we focus on a chosen design direction and expand from there. Here, the direction is further developed and strengthened. Connections between deliverables are fortified and clarified. Colors, typography, and design aesthetics are unified, culminating in a cohesive and dynamic identity system.

Fig 4. Commence Delivery


Lastly, our refined design ecosystem is delivered as a robust brand toolkit. The conceptual direction we’ve defined and expanded is solidified into brand guidelines, ready for use, alongside an organized folder of every asset, and our recommendations for deployment. While the design system might continue to evolve and expand in the future, the universe we’ve created is an exciting one, and one we’re thrilled to see inhabited.

it really works!

results guaranteed to rad

we love our results like we love our children

Our Crew

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Join The Team

Design Intern Job Listing →

We are currently looking for interns for Spring. The perfect candidate must have solid design foundations, impeccable typography, a strong work ethic, and a good sense of self-deprecating humor. You’ll also need to have killer Figma, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator skills, with bonus points for video, motion, creative coding, and development chops.

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The Collected Works

Rad Work for Rad People™

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