Thunderwing is an award-winning creative studio that authors and collaborates on projects modest and massive. We bring voice and vision to our client-relationships across the fashion, technology, art, music, health and hospitality industries. We specialize in branding, packaging and publishing, with our souls rooted in timeless design and clear communication.

What we do


  • Naming
  • Visual Identity
  • Brand Experience
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Book Design
  • Copywriting
  • Design of Packaging + Collateral
  • Editorial Design
  • Art Direction for Photography + Illustration
  • Typography + Type Design
  • Signage + Signage Systems
  • Design for Web
  • Teaching & Learning

Clients


  • Ashlar Projects
  • Bellocq
  • CBD Provisions
  • Clove Kitchen Market
  • Garance Dore
  • Goldthread Herbal Drinks
  • Hollyflora
  • Manitoga / The Russell
  • Wright Design Center
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Nickey Kehoe
  • Oculus
  • Planet Swan
  • Putnam History Museum
  • Rockhouse (Negril)
  • Rule of Three
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Tenoversix
  • The Family Acid
  • The Joule Hotel
  • The Librarian
  • The Memory House
  • The Spirit Guild
  • Toto
  • United Palace
  • Wombleton Records

Nic TaylorFounder / Creative Lead

Channeling his passion for education and collaborative spirit into everything he does, Nic brings a broad skillset to the creative process. Before Thunderwing, he worked at RCA Records, Eric Baker Design Associates, Chermayeff & Geismar, Publicis Groupe, Regan Books, and Grey / G2 (in that order), on branding, packaging, exhibitions, advertising and book design. He has written and art directed international ad campaigns, and also spent countless hours setting metal type by hand. He has taught typography and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York for 8 years, and at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. He has received numerous industry awards, but is most honored by the respect of his colleagues, the satisfaction of his clients, and dedicated work from his students.

JB TaylorFounder / Creative Director

Before forming Thunderwing, J.B. authored Vintage LA for HarperCollins and Life is a Movie Starring You for Warner Books. She has spent a lifetime obsessed with publishing and the printedword, starting with her home-published zine, Pesky Meddling Girls, which became a licensed brand through Warner Bros., followed by a monthly advice column in ElleGirl magazine (Hachette). She is currently editor of The Librarian — a website dedicated to her passion for books and private book collections, and she brings her creative guidance and encyclopedic cultural knowledge to all Thunderwing projects.

               
                 
        

Rebecca KingDesigner

A native Angelino, Rebecca received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and graduated in 2014, with an outstanding design portfolio. She is an avid collector and maker, photography and zine aficionado. She co-founded Fulcrum Press, and has shown at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair. Working closely with artists and photographers, Rebecca has contributed to a diverse number of photo and installation-based works and publications, and has been recognized with a book award for her work on Ryan Young’s Outside the Lines book (2014).

Extended Team

Web Development (UX/UI)
Blank and Co.
Rodriguez Valle

Photography
Ian Allen
Josh Schaedel

Copywriting
Michael Sendrow

Art + Illustration
Jess Rotter
Megan Whitmarsh

Interior Design / Styling
Lizzie Brandt

Brand Strategy
Runner Collective
Kristen Wise
Office of One

PR / Social Media
Aviva Yael

Retailers

Alder + Co. (Portland)
Charlie & Lee (Vancouver)
Freda (Marfa / Ace Hotel New Orleans)
General Store (Venice, San Francisco)
Hollyflora (Los Angeles)
Individual Medley (Los Angeles)
Nickey Kehoe (Los Angeles)
Tenoversix (Los Angeles / Dallas)

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