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Guide to the 1185 Design records
X8294.2018  
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Description
The 1185 Design records, ranging in date from 1985 to 2016, contain material from the branding agency's design process as well as final end products. The company, founded in 1985, focuses on branding for technology startups and venture capital and has worked with a range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to startup and venture firms in technology, biotech, nonprofit, and consumer markets. The majority of the collection consists of initial creative books, which are generated during the design process and contain design for areas such as brand narrative, logo graphic design, and web design. The other portion of the collection consists of 1185 Design's final printed products, such as software packaging, annual reports, brochures, invitations, and data sheets.
Background
1185 Design is a digital brand agency located in Palo Alto, California, known for its design for technology and technology-related companies. The company, founded in 1985 by Peggy Burke, focuses on branding for technology startups and venture capital. Because of its proximity to Silicon Valley, the agency has been able to work with a range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to startup and venture firms in technology, biotech, nonprofit, and consumer markets. They have worked with clients such as SAP, Cisco, Adobe Systems, Blue Coat, Bank of the West, CALmatters, Redpoint Ventures, and Stanford Health Care. 1185 Design specializes in areas such as corporate identity, brand strategy and narratives, and digital experience and execution. While much of the early work of the agency resulted in printed publications and packaging, today the agency produces primarily digital work, such as digital advertising, user experience evaluations, corporate branding, and web and mobile design. As of 2018, 1185 is still in business and is considered one of the leading agencies in technology and related branding.
Extent
172.7 Linear feet, 23 record cartons, 1 newspaper box, 2 manuscript boxes, and 24 oversize cartons
Restrictions
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Availability
The collection is open for research. Please note that the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing.