emphas!s specializes in design in the built environment; we create signage and wayfinding systems, donor recognition, and exhibits. emphas!s also designs identity systems, print communications, and websites for public and cultural organizations and the private sector.

At emphas!s, we believe there is beauty in simplicity, and that hard work and true vision are evidenced in the details. Our clients come first. We strive to communicate their distinctive character and ideas in our design solutions—not our own. How these ideas fit into the “big picture”—whether it be our clients’ business environment or the larger community in which we all work and live—drives our design philosophy and strengthens our client commitment.

We understand how good design builds business, improves relationships, inspires greatness, and truly has the capacity to change lives.

Our Clients