Carrie Worthen and Ben Pope, Partners

/ Downtown Los Angeles / Inquiry email / Jobs email / (213) 250-3144

Since teaming in 1995, we’ve produced graphic design works for corporate, independent and non-profit clients. Our current projects include branding/identity systems with a strong web component as well as a few fine art books. We develop database-backed websites with custom CMS implementations and have produced web-scraping data collection tools and other specialized web-based apps. Together we look for the unique voice of a project (Ben steering from the tech side and Carrie the art) and with the help of skilled assistance are always able to find it. We think design lies not only in the visual but in the unseen structures that support it, both aspects keep everybody at Thirdthing constantly searching for the simplest solutions.

RAND Methods Centers

/ Non-Profit Branding / Stationery, Promotional Materials and Motion Graphics

Global Research Talent, a unit within the RAND Corporation, wanted a sub-brand that could work with and be faithful to their corporate branding. A color is assigned to each of the 6 groups that make up the “Methods Centers,” which is then elaborated into triangular abstracts, isolations or voids. The result communicates the individual and cooperative efforts by and between the groups, and their role within the much larger entirety of RAND’s research work.