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.

The Blue Fist

/ Political Branding / Multiple Campaigns / Logos, Web, Signage, Ads, Video, Direct Mail, etc.

We volunteered the design of a symbol for the Wisconsin AFL-CIO in their fight against the anti-union actions of their tea party governor. It shows Wisconsin as a revolutionary raised fist in Democratic blue, surrounded by an expanse of Republican red with Madison as a white star. The colors are bright, the lines jagged and bold keeping the message positive. The fist evolved from “Wisconsin-state-shaped” to a standard solidarity fist for CWA New Jersey.