We are TNB.
No one can whistle a symphony
We are DESIGN & STORY
We are a group of graphic designers and motionographers that are obsessed with making beauty that stands apart from the crowd while delivering well crafted messaging. We believe that everything must have a purpose, and if its purpose is merely looking pretty then we simply have no time for it.
Research, concept, and craft are the reasons visual communication matters to even the most unsophisticated audience. While they may not consciously recognize all the underlying material that goes into that communication, they engage nonetheless and will remember it and recognize that they witnessed something special. We believe that this level of craft is required otherwise we are just adding to visual noise in an already noisy world.
We dig deep to pull the essence of the communication you are trying to achieve, we study the landscape to find ways to make your voice relevant and heard. We draw out the under emphasized and reinforce relevant key points.
We are an obsessive group of storytellers weaving beautiful tales for every modern medium.
What We believe in:
- late nights
- design with purpose
- change and disruption
- punk rock
- never miss deadlines or vacations
- equal pay for equal work
- resisting the trick of the month
- you get what you pay for
- we should always be teachers and students
- you learn more when you laugh
- supporting the local economy
- question everything
- fads are dumb and short-lived unless you’re talking about Flavin Adenine Dinucleotides
- inspiration from unusual sources
- creativity, passion, motivation, and execution
- rinse and repeat
- purpose before profit
- work ethic
- pushing past empty
- collaboration and teamwork
- dumb ideas
- mistakes and accidents
- more dumb ideas
- Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
- pursuing personal growth
- you should stop fucking talking and start fucking doing
design with purpose
change and disruption
never miss deadlines or vacations
equal pay for equal work
resisting the trick of the month
you get what you pay for
we should always be teachers and students
you learn more when you laugh
supporting the local economy
fads are dumb and short lived unless you’re talking about Flavin Adenine Dinucleotides
inspiration from unusual sources
creativity, passion, motivation and execution
rinse and repeat
purpose before profit
pushing past empty
collaboration and teamwork
mistakes and accidents
more dumb ideas
Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
pursuing personal growth
you should stop fucking talking and start fucking doing
This all started in a tiny spare bedroom on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington back in 1995. Bobby and Sevrin crowded together in that little room (shared with more Star Wars figurines than should be mentioned), designing posters and stickers and animating together in the nascent stages of motionography.
Design became an extension of self and a means for expression whether developing new techniques or puzzling out methods to apply print design theory in this new medium. Ideas bounce between them constantly whether they are on long-distance motorcycle trips together or brainstorming directly over a specific project.
What started out as a friendship centered around design exploration has continued and evolved and extended through their lives into a deep brotherhood. Each bringing their unique talents to the table while recognizing the need for others to make ideas stronger. It’s this foundational truth that has formed the design process at TNB. There are no individuals, no one is an island and everyone has something to offer. Yes, even the client.
Bobby and Sevrin still find themselves obsessing over design and motion in their ongoing discussions and debate that started over 20 years ago in that tiny spare bedroom.
The sum is greater than the parts
Brand / Video & Motion / Interactive Experiences
Our work is created and optimized for every modern medium. We build content for fully integrated campaigns regardless the verticals, whether brand campaigns for networks or 26 story environmental displays or mixed reality experiences.
We excel at taking projects from the mythical napkin sketch through production and integrated touch points across digital, social, and broadcast channels. Our approach is centered around applying strategic/consumer insights to the right mix of Design, Story, and Emerging Technologies.