Cushing & Co., a printing company specializing in wide format display graphics, announced the launch of Sepia Studio, an in-house creative division. Established to address customer requests for a full-service graphic design and print experience, Sepia Studio has already been hired to complete several projects.
Establishing Sepia Studio addresses evolving client needs and market demand. Cushing began serving the Chicago market in October 1929, printing blueprints for architects, engineers, and construction firms. Pivoting to color graphic imaging two decades ago, projects have grown in complexity, and many require graphic design consultation.
“New businesses and our existing clientele increasingly expect an all-inclusive print and design experience,” said Joseph X. Cushing, Executive Vice President at Cushing. “Offering creative services cements our commitment to address their needs.”
Sepia Studios is led by creative professionals Amanda Eich and Julia Kaufman. Amanda brings over twenty years of design experience working with consumers and small businesses. Her work has appeared on the shelves of major retailers, including Target. Julia has over seven years working as a freelance graphic designer and print professional.
“Incorporating the client’s story and understanding their objectives is at the core of every project. It’s a philosophy we bring to all creative endeavors,” says Amanda Eich, Lead Designer at Sepia Studio. “We love sharing a client’s story using the tools in our toolbox, which is a knowledge of good design, material applications, practical printing experience, and a track record of using marketing budgets efficiently.”
Recently named a Wide Format Impressions Rising Star for 2020, Julia Kaufman knows what successful projects include. As Cushing’s Graphics Supervisor, her graphic design acumen influences hundreds of installations on an annual basis.
“Thoughtful design is the foundation of every successful brand and I am excited to bring customer ideas to life,” said Julia Kaufman, Managing Designer at Sepia Studio. “Oftentimes, knowledge of the print industry can change the course of a design project for the better, and I plan to bring my print expertise to this new division.”
Initial design services include brand identity, marketing collateral, environmental graphics, and social media/digital design. We believe good design begins with a conversation and offer consultation on every project.