Design is a crucial component of a great brand, whether it’s the way the brand presents itself in the marketplace or the design of its actual product. And we leverage that idea for brands both large and small. We use design to craft a brand’s personality and promise, to communicate in a clear, effective, and compelling way. Our approach is smart and deliberate and always takes full advantage of the medium, be it identity, print, or web.
We bring a passionate design ethic, a meticulous attention to detail, dynamic visual sensibilities, and rigorous information design skills to every project—elevating the level of design delivered to the consumer while at the same time keeping it accessible and engaging.
Logo design and branding
Print design and print production
Book and magazine design
Website design and production
User interface and app design
Social media graphics
Icon design and illustration
Tradeshow and exhibit design
Type and lettering
Hazen was founded by Shawn Hazen. Shawn began his career at the international firm MetaDesign in San Francisco, where he was involved in diverse print and Web projects. Next he spent a few years in the editorial field, first as designer for San Francisco publisher, Chronicle Books, and next as the founding Senior Designer for architecture and design magazine Dwell. From there, Shawn became an Art Director for Apple Computer where he developed design solutions for everything from retail environment and package design to collateral and interactive media. After moving to Chicago, Shawn became Design Director at Remedy, an agency that specializes in branding for clients in the health space. While in Chicago, Shawn founded Hazen Creative, Inc. which has been his focus ever since.
Shawn’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, How, and I.D. magazines. He has also received recognition from the National Magazine Awards, the Western Art Directors Club, the Ozzie Awards, the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Director’s Club, the One Show, and the American Center for Design. In addition, he has been featured in the following books: Counterprint logo series, LogoLounge volumes 3–6, LogoLounge Master Series, Art for Obama, Magazine Designs That Work, Powerful Page Design, Website Graphics Now, Cool Sites, and Graphis Web Design Now. He has also taught various graphic design courses at San Francisco and Chicago design schools.