Portfolio

Mythical meets sacred for Anthology Cannabis
Unique and personal mark for a code consultancy
Minimalist, timeless mark for feminine watch brand
Apple circa 1950, Bauhaus-style
Descent of the Angel for Proclaim Aviation Ministries
Organic/geometrical mark for creative agency
Bold modernist beginning for Bond & Kingsley
Creation mark for Young Nation
Rhythmic mark for Ikeen Productions
Impactful business cards for Visary Capital
Dynamic and responsive one-page site for Visary Capital
Geometrical mark for a venture capital fund

About

Cairo-based designer, influenced by Rothko, VOMIR and Bill Viola. Fascinated by the inner language of brand identities, I listen. Where I can, I adopt a minimalist approach. Great design, for me, is closer to sculpture than painting. I'm always trying to take something away: to reduce things down to their essence.

Web: http://iandouglas.io

** Invites to 1-to-1 projects only, please.

Member since: July 23, 2011

Reviews

"Douglas is one of a kind. He is articulate and a great communicator. He is attentive and extremely creative. He will approach a project from a sphere you haven't considered, and submit a concept with layers of meaning all tied to the essence of your ..."
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"Ian is a remarkable talent. He takes great pride in providing great service. From communication to execution, Ian carries a spirit of excellence. I have done 2 projects with him now, and both have turned out to be extraordinary. Appreciate your work Ian!"
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"Working with Ian has been a pleasure. This design experience could not have gone more smooth, from beginning to the very end Ian was responsive and coming up with new and better variations that I never considered. Once we discovered the design directio..."
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"We were very happy with Ian. He is a very talented designer and we would definitely recommend Ian to others who are looking for quality design work."
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"Ian was extremely thoughtful in his approach to our logo design. He clearly took time to consider our brand positioning and that of our competitors, and that translated into design ideas that were quite tailored to our needs."
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"Ian only ! Its absolutely not just a simple design but a true, complex, complete & integrate modeling process which express your desire, makes your first idea staying alive and your last dream never to be forgotten. The CHOSEN ONE. BIG THANKS."
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"Incredible work! Ian was very responsive and put in far beyond the extra mile to get what we were looking for and more. Ian was professional in every way and we couldn't be happier withe the final product. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and will a..."
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"AMAZING - Ian really helped me to realize my vision and is an amazing designer."
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"Love this design. Very pleased. "
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"Gorgeous designs. Excellent attention to details. Loved working with Ian. "
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"Ian has helped solidify our brand identity from the ground up. For the business card project, not only did he deliver on a very strong final result, he had a strong understanding of the mechanics of printing and the different types of cards, as well as ..."
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"The logo is for a music festival in Pismo State Beach/Oceano Dunes. It represents waves of music, sand and sea. I love the clean minimal shape and variation of colour options. Ian was excellent to work with. He stayed on task, thoroughly explained his c..."
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"As a multiple repeat customer of Ian's, we requested a brand new website rebuild. He approached web design similarly to his graphic design, with a consultative approach, attention to detail, and really capturing the essence of the brand. I highly recomm..."
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"Exactly what I requested. "
Anonymous client
"Ian is a phenomenal artist and professional. He provides very clear and precise service, and his communication is stellar. I am very pleased with my design and the service Ian provided to me every step of the way, I will no doubt be requesting his servi..."
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"Another awesome project! My business card turned out beautifully and I'm looking forward to getting them in hand. Ian is very patient and thorough. I always feel confident in not only his masterful creative talent, but his follow through and attention t..."
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"As a client, I am incredibly satisfied with Ian's work. The logo he created embodies everything we aim to be as a company. His design raised the bar and set the tone of high excellence for us. How he communicates swiftly and delivers on point every time..."
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"Ian's thoughtfulness, care and sensitivity were everything that I was hoping for in a designer for my logo. He has created an absolutely fantastic logo which is truly an artistic reflection of what my business embodies! I am thrilled with the design and..."
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"Siempre dispuesto a mejorar en funcion a mis necesidades."
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"I am a repeat customer of Ian's and returned for another logo for a subsidiary company launch. Once again, very precise work along with helping direct the project and move it forward with analysis and awareness of client needs. I continue to be impresse..."
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"Ian did an impeccable job designing a logo for us, and we were especially impressed along 3 dimensions: 1) His creativity. While our contest received many designs, most were generic and could apply to any company. Ian's beautiful owl logo was on anot..."
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"I started a contest for a design of book cover for my book of Vietnamese poems. Ian Douglas did not know the Vietnamese language, but after a lot of communication and trial and error he had come up with a design that expresses well the mood and meaning ..."
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"We asked Ian to design us business cards and leave them as simple and minimalist as possible. Often, business card designs are too flashy: they try to do too much. Ian understood our needs and provided an elegant and compelling, minimalist layout, with ..."
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"We sought out Ian because not only can he deliver great design, but he is also a code developer and could provide both the vision and the end product — the working and live site we needed — in one package. We wanted a design that is both contemporary,..."
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"Great work utilizing the logo previously designed in a sleek yet classic business card. Great typography too. Printed, they look as good as they do on the screen. "
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"As a fan of Ian's previous designs, it was a no brainer to ask him to design a logo for me to use across cards and the web. Ian distilled my brief and came back with a logo that encapsulated exactly what I was looking for (and mimicking my own signature..."
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"This project wound up being one of our more complex collaborations with Ian due to the montage look and feel we were going for. We are excited about the results and our looking forward to launch our social presence."
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"The goal of this job was to create business cards based on the new look and feel Ian helped us establish for our brand. Mission accomplished. We have a great new business card and templates to create new cards for new employees as we staff up."
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"Great process. Ian helped us take a simple print media project to the next level, introducing a new aesthetic that has created a distinct look and feel in our go forward marketing materials and brand positioning."
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"Second time I work with Ian and it's always a pleasure. Ian has a strong vision of what he is doing and his advices are priceless. Ian is definitively the guy I'm thinking of when I need some design works as you can delegate everything to him and just w..."
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"I love that Ian makes a design that is applicable to all real world scenarios we need - ads, banners, show stands."
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"As always great job!"
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"As always great job!"
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"Quick, fantastic and creative work exactly as we needed."
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"Quick, fantastic and creative work exactly as we needed."
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"As always quick turnaround and creative based on our needs."
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"As always quick turnaround and creative based on our needs."
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"As always quick turnaround and creative based on our needs."
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"As always quick turnaround and creative based on our needs."
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"As always quick turnaround and creative based on our needs."
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"Working with Ian was a real pleasure. His insight into design was precious and inestimable. He guided me through the classical pitfalls, gave me advices, didn't hesitate to tell me why he was thinking I went in a bad direction and answered my questions ..."
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"We came back to Ian for custom art for our website, as a returning customer. As you can see, he not only created stellar, beautiful imagery -- he consulted us on best practices, other layout ideas, and website ideas along the way. His design talent spea..."
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"Ian was fantastic to work with. Precise, excellent attention to detail, great feedback and analysis, and last but certainly not least -- an amazing eye for design. If you want to step your brand up in terms of the highest level quality of design - I ..."
Anonymous client
"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"This was a tough one, as I come with the need very close to any deadline, and I had just very rough idea. Ian has helped not just to shape the message, but to create the content based on pile of our company and industry info. I will not be able to do th..."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"Ian is always helping me to sharpen the message and impact on the specific audience despite it is Asia, Americas or Europe, and despite I come quite late with many of the requests, he always delivers. Thank you Ian."
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"The shirt is great, and I really love the design. I got really nice comments on it. Thank you Ian"
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"Ian does always a great job, helping to carve out the messaging for the specific need, despite I am mostly quite late with the request and needs. Thank you again Ian."
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"really good experience; understood what i wanted even when i wasn't very clear, quick turnaround, and great final product. strongly recommend."
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"Working with Ian was fantastic. We were very grateful that he answered our campaign. We selected him as one of our finalists. And once we selected his design as our winning logo, we were very impressed with the thoroughness of the design package he deli..."
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"Same day service. Nice."
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"As always, a great job by Ian. Will use again."
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"Ian has provided us with a unique, well thought-out, and beautiful logo. The process of working with him as been smooth and easy. Thank you again for the exceptional experience."
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"Communication was great, work product is amazing. Thank you Ian."
Anonymous client
"Ian did an amazing job creating a logo our clients loved and communicated very well throughout the project. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again."
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"Ian was very professional and we received a fantastic logo :)"
Anonymous client
"Ian delivers always with much more than with creativity, helping to shape the messaging and focused to fit the stressful timeline."
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"Ian delivers always with much more than with creativity, helping to shape the messaging and focused to fit the stressful timeline."
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"Working with Ian went wonderfully. He quickly found a suitable logo model and editing it to fit to match my needs. I liked that he also brought his own opinion out professionally. I like a lot of the logo and everything went really well!"
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"Ian provide the simple, creative design I sought. I really appreciated his thoughtful input and professional skill that resulted in a final design which I thought stood out from the crowd. He was responsive to questions I had and gave truly helpful an..."
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"Super nice work, great designer, smooth communication."
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"Great work, great communication, fast, smooth."
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"We are in a process of rebranding our company. In a contest here on 99d we had over 130 designers participating. The reason that Ian is the winner is not just the design, but the extra work he has done to understand our company and suggest strategic poi..."
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"We were looking for logos for a new I.T. startup and we had no preconceived ideas on what we wanted. Ian is a consummate professional, going above and beyond what we expected. He took our concepts and produced fantastic company and product logos, compan..."
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"Excellent designer, consummate professional of the highest degree! "
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