Louise Blouin Media holds the world’s largest portfolio of assets devoted to the arts, culture and luxury.
Encompassing magazines, websites, gallery guides, an auctions database, Louise Blouin Media reaches high-profile tastemakers, influencers and decision makers on a global scale.
Blouin Lifestyle.com Magazine was commissioned as the premier issue of their new lifestyle brand. The project objective was creation of an elegant editorial design that complements and enhances existing Blouin Media brands. Work included all aspects of design for the first issue and production of all brand styles, templates and guidelines.
At North American Bear, the 30 year old high-quality gift and collectible company, I produced and designed accessories in multiple materials: wood, ceramic, plastic, resin, metal and paper.
As Creative Director, product development came under my direction working with in-house artists to execute the products. It was energizing to have the opportunity to create some of the products on my own, working directly with fantastic overseas vendors to produce the final products. Creative Director: Hans Callenbach, North American Bear Company
W Europe Editorial
W Europe was a pioneering Paris based sister publication to W magazine with a similar focus on fashion, lifestyle and celebrities. The magazine was distributed in four language versions: English, French, Italian and German making it a unique product in Pre-European Union.
Responsible for leading the re-design and re-launch of the four language editions (French, English, Italian, and German) and 20-person multinational staff required unique design and management strategies. Including: designers, layout techs, photo researchers and photographers. Collaborated with fashion editors to produce photo shoots and with lifestyle editors to illustrate and execute feature concepts.
Relaunch involved changing product from tabloid to standard perfect-bound format, greatly reducing production and distribution costs, and marking the brand’s move away from news to high fashion lifestyle that helped propel W’s success in the U.S.
Attended fashion shows to select and curate images for Fairchild’s New York publications.
Administered budget, pre-press color corrections and directly supervised printing.
Worked directly with John Fairchild on projects shared by the New York and Paris editions.
Creative Director: Karen Wells Verlander, Fairchild Publications Art Director: Hans Callenbach, Fairchild Publications
Pharma Regulatory Identity
From breaking news to in-depth analysis, International Pharmaceutical Quality places its readers "Inside the Global Regulatory Dialogue"™ where the initiatives that will reshape the landscape are being defined. IPQ's incisive, cutting-edge analysis allows its readers to understand the forces that are driving the industry/regulator dialogue and the emerging solutions that are being proposed.
Creative Director: Emil Dispenza, Dispenza Associates Art Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks
Consumer Electronics Website
Building on over 40 years of retail expertise, Tzumi produces innovative and competitively priced products. With their rapidly increasing sales in Big Box retailers like Walmart, they needed to rebrand their web presence.
Starting with the established identity from their packaging we redirected their identity from wholesale to consumer. The strategy was to move away from a literal presentation of best selling products and create iconic images which boldly express their new identity. Ideation with storyboard illustrations were presented for approval followed by execution of 3d Renders and Photography. The true impact of the new identity can be seen by comparing to old site with the new tzumi.com
Joe Castelli: Tzumi Brand Director Creative Director: Hans Callenbach Photography: Dazid Zimmerman Digital Renderings: Torazo Karagiannis + Christiaan Sidell
Newsweek Extra Editorial
Newsweek Extra was the launch of a new lifestyle brand to accompany Roger Black Studio’s complete redesign of Newsweek. The project objective was to create an elegant editorial design to extend and broaden the newly re-launched Newsweek. Work included all aspects of design for the first issue and production of all brand styles, templates and guidelines.
Creative Director: Lynn Staley, Newsweek Art Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks Photograpy: Albert Watson + James Porto
Luxury Collectibles Website
Objets de Vertu celebrates exceptional product design of fine hand-crafted accessories to increasingly sophisticated style and tastes of global executives. Distinctive luxury brands including Dunhill, Tiffany, Hermes and Louis Vuitton are an established vernacular that speaks to the multi-national male customer. Objet de Vertu offers access to these collectibles for the first time outside of travel to London, Paris or New York.
The website was developed to express founder Douglas Abbey’s discerning tastes through curation of the changing collections offered by Objets de Vertu.
Visitors can navigate by heritage brand or by themed collections to make selecting discerning gifts a simple task. The items are showcased through refined flawless still images.
Creative Director: Karen Wells Verlander, KWV Design + Communications Art Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks Photography: David Zimmerman
Bring Back the Buffalo looks at the history and future importance of Bison in healing and maintaining the ecosystem of the Great Plains. Ernest Callenbach is a writer and editor best known for his visionary novel Ecotopia—an environmental classic that has sold almost a million copies.
The project involved design of both cover and interior of the book followed as all production and prepress. It was tremendously satisfying opportunity to work for such a highly regarded environmental publisher, Island Press.
Creative Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks Illustrator: Carl Dennis Buell
The Democracy at Work Institute was created by the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives to ensure that worker cooperative development in economically and socially marginalized communities is adequately supported, effective, and strategically directed.
DAWI needed to build a microsite to support Citibank funded research on The Cooperative Growth Ecosystem framework which encourages economic development by fostering cooperatively owned enterprises within a broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Working with TYTHEdesign we created the info-graphics, logo and style guides for the website launch and supporting print materials for presentations. TYTHE Design helps the nonprofit sector with strategy and design services through collaborative problem solving.
Creative Director: Kristina Drury, TYTHEdesign Art Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks
School Fundraiser Identity
Tastes NYC is a yearly event presented by The NYC Lab School, a Public School, with the support of Meatpacking Improvement Association featuring the area’s top restaurants donating tastings from their menus.
A fresh identity for the event consisting of all collateral were needed to keep this high profile critical fundraiser visible in NYC’s highest priced real estate district. Profits were maximized with over $35k in proceeds directly providing funding for additional rigorous academic instruction and faculty training. US News & Report cited Lab among the country's top 100 schools.
Design materials included all wayfinding signage + maps, advertising, sponsor material, tickets, merchandise and outreach material.
Creative Director: Hans Callenbach, HansWorks
Intuit Software Release
Brand guideline implementation for Intuit Payroll Services software release. Worked directly with Marketing Manager of Payroll Services, keeping the design within the brand guidelines.