The Value of Our Voices

The Value of Our Voices

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by

After such a divisive and vitriolic presidential campaign, a hole started to grow in my heart. I felt hopeless. Saddened. Selfishly, I longed for comfort. Selflessly, I prayed for national unity. I became desperate for…

Exuberant Junior Designer Wanted

Exuberant Junior Designer Wanted

Posted on: October 16th, 2016 by

We are seeking an eager and enthusiastic junior designer to provide daily support to our creative team on a variety of diverse projects. This position is part-time, five days a week with a minimum of 18 hours…

L'chaim—TO LIFE!

L’chaim—TO LIFE!

Posted on: April 21st, 2015 by

Nine months ago, Masters Group Design was selected to create a new name, tagline, logo, visual identity and positioning language for the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. Today, the fruits of that labor are being…

Who Should Have a Seat at The Table?

Who Should Have a Seat at The Table?

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by

        Shortly after submitting a proposal for a project, one of the first questions a client will ask me is, “Can we stay within the budget and on deadline?” My answer: “We’ll…

Creating The Visual Connection For LBBC

Creating The Visual Connection For LBBC

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by

  This fall, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) will be celebrating 25 years of service and support. They are also planning a major move to accommodate their growing enterprise, followed by the launch of a…

The Importance of Being Celebrated

The Importance of Being Celebrated

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by

My parents taught me that all things momentous are cause for grand celebration. Most times, their definition of a milestone stretched rather generously to include “graduating” from Brownies to Girl Scouts, getting a two-line role…

A New Year's Resolution!

A New Year’s Resolution!

Posted on: January 25th, 2015 by

NEW WORK In 2014, Masters Group Design was selected to redesign Perspectives, Einstein Healthcare Network’s community newsletter. We upsized it from a traditional letter size to a more attention grabbing format — 9″ x 12″….

Stand and Deliver!

Stand and Deliver!

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by

You know the saying, “creativity never sleeps.” Well, it’s true. There’s no such thing as a 9 to 5 job when you’re a designer. “Work” means exploring a bottomless trough of ideas while forgetting to…

Monday Marks: #1

Monday Marks: #1

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by

  Every Monday, for twenty-one consecutive weeks, we have blogged about a graphic mark (or marks) designed by our creative team. This series started on our 21st birthday—May 19, 2014 and officially ends TODAY with…

Monday Marks: #3

Monday Marks: #3

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by

  This Wednesday evening, Jews around the globe will be ushering in year 5775. To mark the new year, we’re featuring logos that we’ve created for three very different synagogues—one reconstructionist, one reform and one with no movement affiliation….

Monday Marks: #4

Monday Marks: #4

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by

CLIENT Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), Philadelphia, PA BACKGROUND Over the past twelve years, we’ve had the privilege of working with CLS, a local non-profit organization that provides free legal services, in civil matters, to low-income Philadelphians. Providing…

Monday Marks: #11

Monday Marks: #11

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by

CLIENT Nigro Insurance Agency, Philadelphia, PA CREATIVE BRIEF Create a visual identity for a boutique agency providing auto, business, health and homeowners insurance to customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nigro, an established and well-recognized family…

Monday Marks: #13

Monday Marks: #13

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by

  Happy Bastille Day! To mark the holiday, our Monday Marks feature is L’avion—that’s French for the plane—which is what you need if you plan to fly to St. Barths for Bastille Day. CLIENT L’avion Couture, St….

Monday Marks: #15

Monday Marks: #15

Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by

  It’s Monogram Monday! Monograms represent names. They can be creatively orchestrated to capture one’s unique identity, essentially serving as a shorthand signature. Here are four monogram marks pulled from the MGD archive to celebrate Monogram Monday (which is not…

Monday Marks: #16

Monday Marks: #16

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by

  CLIENT: The Philadelphia School (TPS), Philadelphia, PA DESIGN reMARKS: Graphic marks created for TPS are responsive to the existing visual identity, most notably defined by a logo that features bricks and a vine. The font—Myriad—is consistently…

Monday Marks: #20

Monday Marks: #20

Posted on: May 26th, 2014 by

  CLIENT Valley Green Bank, Philadelphia, PA CREATIVE BRIEF Create a visual identity for a community bank in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.  It will be led by a local team of business leaders…

Our Website Stands For…

Our Website Stands For…

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by

  The launch of our new website today STANDS FOR quite a lot. For starters, it represents twenty years of hard work. It showcases over 65 samples of MGD projects, giving viewers a broad overview…

A Voice for the Underserved

A Voice for the Underserved

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by

  Community Legal Services of Philadelphia had a cool idea for their 2012 annual report. They wanted it to appear like a magazine. Four editorial spreads serve as the highlight of the report. They feature…

Photo ID. Ask me!

Photo ID. Ask me!

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by

  THIS JUST IN A request to design a poster for the Committee of Seventy in collaboration with The Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition. THE PURPOSE As of November 6, 2012, all voters must show photo…

Goodbye dot net. Hello dot com!

Goodbye dot net. Hello dot com!

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 by

Being a dot net had its disadvantages. For starters, it was way too sporty for a bunch of creative designer types. The net imagery just didn’t work for us (know what I’m sayin’?). The biggest…

Basic Needs. Meaningful Results.

Basic Needs. Meaningful Results.

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by

Our lives are complicated. The responsibilities of maintaining a family, a home, a job, and our health is a daily challenge. We are flooded with bills, forms, applications and important documents that pile up into…

Conceived. Proposed. Re-branded.

Conceived. Proposed. Re-branded.

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by

The law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC (CPR) approached us to strengthen their visual image. We began with an assessment of their print and digital collateral and concluded that the veteran law firm…

Super Star Solicitation

Super Star Solicitation

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by

Children have always had a STARing role in the work of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. Each year, thousands of vulnerable and at-risk children are helped by JFCS’ services which include Critical…

A Suitcase Makes a Case Against Domestic Violence

A Suitcase Makes a Case Against Domestic Violence

Posted on: May 8th, 2011 by

MGD’s passion has always been to raise the exposure and promote the services of non-profit organizations who seek to change the world—in ways both big and small. Each organization offers vital services to their constituents…

A Two-Faced Book

A Two-Faced Book

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by

Just in time for Passover 2011 is a two-faced book written by Rabbi David Silber and published by the Jewish Publication Society. What’s cool about A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn is that it opens…