king design office / 2002-2016

A retrospective of the collaborative design practice of Emily and Adam King.

A look back at nearly 15 years of success — our small but mighty team enjoyed relationships with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Abode Communities,, HiFi Project, Wolfgang Puck, Restaurant Associates,, Bridge Imaging, Face the Music and Yoshinoya, just to name a few.

Identity + Systems

A small selection of big projects.

Who are we anyway?

A strange, but lovable pair 

Emily King

partner & Art director

Armed with a unique skill set that covers the spectrum from brand strategy through realization, Emily understands the power of a strong brand. Driven by her compulsive desire to solve problems and infuse meaning into the work, Emily believes having a strong idea is critical to her and her team’s success.

Outside of KDO, Emily continues to work as a consultant with an array of clients on branding and communication initiatives including, Palmer House Hilton, First American Title, the Los Angeles County Board of Education and most recently, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Emily studied Architecture and Architectural History at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the University of California at Santa Barbara, respectively.

Adam King

Partner & Design director

Adam is a graphic designer’s graphic designer. He studies each moment of a composition, massages the nuances between letterforms and creates synergy between form and typography. It’s his love for typography, pop culture, technology and craft that set his work apart. His obsession with practice and patience drive him to create logos and logotypes that stand up and get noticed.

Adam studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, New York and at the California Institute of the Arts where he earned a BFA. He teaches hand-set type and letterpress at California Institute of the Arts.

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