We believe in the untapped value of culture, the institutions that enrich it, and the smart companies that cultivate it. We build on that value to connect people, create community, and find meaning. To do this, we maintain deep expertise in multiple specialties, integrated under one roof: branding, digital installations, exhibits and environments, print, signage and wayfinding, and websites.
We start every project with deep immersion, listening carefully for the genuine, in complex territories like the arts, science, faith and finance. We coax knotty ideas into narratives, then communicate the story with originality and style. The result authentically transforms how others see and relate to our client. And it transforms our client’s culture, revealing unrecognized value.
We believe culture is our most valuable asset, from the culture of the workplace to the culture of the arts. But it is intangible, existing as a set of created stories that a group shares. Creation of these stories is the creation of real value. Designing for culture is designing culture itself.
C&G Partners is run as an open atelier by a group of partners. The studio comprises designers, writers, architects, programmers, producers, content developers, technologists and operations specialists. We aim to be genuine, approachable, thoughtful, and independent. Visitors will usually find bikes, dogs, coffee mugs … and snacks at 3:30.
We are humbled by the hundreds of clients who have given us their trust.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
City University of New York
Helmsley Charitable Trust
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Library of Congress
Major League Baseball
National 9/11 Museum
National Park Service
New York Stock Exchange
New York Yankees
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Honors & Press
We are grateful for the awards, honors and press we receive every year, from industry-level recognition to national-level press coverage.
AAM MUSE Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Association of Museums
American Association of State and Local History
Art Director’s Club
General Services Administration
Graphic Design USA
Industrial Designers Society of America
National Design Award Finalists
National Endowment for the Humanities
New York Times
Society for Experiential Graphic Design
Type Director’s Club
Web Marketing Association