We understand how companies function, leading and strategizing from both sides of the table. Our strengths as a branding and design firm lie in pioneering change in a way that feels organic and intuitive — in streamlining the creative graphic and website design process — in telling your brand story so you can connect with the heart of your customer. Metalmark’s brand strategy provides the expertise on which your company can expand, emerge and succeed.
Richard Degnan, Partner
Richard is a branding consultant and has over two decades of creative leadership and brand strategy development knowledge that he draws on for his clients at Metalmark Partners branding and design team. From concept to implementation, Richard has guided companies like Williams-Sonoma, The Body Shop, Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Bed Bath & Beyond. Richard’s understanding of the corporate world informs his approach. His skill at discerning data and transforming it into a visual brand identity that consumers can relate to is what makes him so impactful – and what makes his product and brand storytelling so effective.
Outside the office, Richard and Karin share an enjoyment for epicurean adventures. Richard, a keen restaurant aficionado, is game for any culinary experience. He is also an avid fitness enthusiast.
Karin Myint, Partner
Karin melds artistic with corporate and her talent for making brand strategy beautiful manifests itself readily in her work. As an art director and graphic designer she has collaborated with a wide range of clients, such as Williams-Sonoma, San Francisco & Marin Food Banks, Vino Volo, Barbara Barry Inc., Urban Remedy and Chronicle Books, Karin’s elegant brand design adeptness moves her clients towards business ideas they can readily execute. Karin has worked on many large-scale branding systems, but revels in the details, which is what makes her work ideal for guiding small businesses. Karin’s easy demeanor belies her intense interest for graphic design.
When Karin’s not teaching typography at the California College of Art she can be found cooking, traveling, or honing her gastronomical interests. Perhaps it's Karin and Richard's common curiosity for food that solidifies their partnership.
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We find what’s unique, authentic, beautiful and special about your company. We unearth latent opportunity. We strategize the voice you need to shine in a global market. In short, we give you wings to capture audiences and transform your brand in a way you didn’t even realize was waiting to come out. We’re going to collaborate with you. We’re going to hold true to your brand while strategizing innovative ways to propel your company in the direction you want to go. We’re going to ask questions (lots of them) and we’re going to inspire a new point of view. Our ideas will evolve into a platform, carefully constructed piece by piece, that realizes the change your brand seeks. We’ll consider aesthetics, production and where a product lives in the physical and digital work. We’ll study who’s using your product and who should be using your product, but isn’t. Big or small, Metalmark partners branding and design agency will tie all of these parts together to create a unique story to make the strongest impact.