telling the stories of indigenous youth

telling the stories of indigenous youth


One Word is a series of micro-documentaries that tell stories through a single word rescued by visionary indigenous youth, from languages on the brink of being forgotten, as medicine for our ailing relationship with the earth. Through individual personal stories, this series sheds light on timely bio-cultural wisdom to inspire action in support of a better future for generations to come. To market and visually identify the series, we created the hummingbird hero graphic using cut paper art that reveals a greater landscape behind it as a metaphor for the project.

The first film in the series, "One Word Sawalmem" (Sacred Water), directed by Natasha Deganello Giraudie and Michael "Pom" Preston, was released in March 2020 to great acclaim. It has been selected by over 15 festivals around the world, and was a finalist in the short film program of the Tribeca Film Institute. We designed the film title logotype, movie poster, lower thirds text and and graphics for the film. To learn more and register for an upcoming screening visit




Visual Identity
Cut Paper Art
Film Titles & Graphics
Movie Posters

One Word Hummingbird Line Art
One Word Emboss
One Word Hummingbird Hero Graphic
The Redford Center One Word Webpage
One Word Sawalmem Title Logotype
One Word Sawalmem Lower Thirds
One Word Sawalmem Salmon Icon and Text Overlay
One Word Sawalmem Basket Icon and Text Overlay
One Word Sawalmem Feather Icon and Text Overlay
One Word Sawalmem Feather Many Tribes Icon and Text Overlay
One Word Sawalmem Call to Action
One Word Sawalmem Film Poster

Selected Projects

Coral Reef AllianceBrand Identity, Website, Print Collateral

Curtis SchoolBrand Identity, Website, and Admissions Campaign

Center for Humane TechnologyBrand Strategy, Visual Identity, User Experience Design, Website

Community Youth Center of San FranciscoBrand Identity, Website Design, Print Collateral, Photography, Annual Report, 50th Anniversary Campaign, Signage

Forever Forest CampaignCampaign Identity, Print Collateral

Dolby LabsWebsite, App, Presentations, Environmental Graphics, Digital Invitation

One WordVisual Identity

Mission MindedBrand Identity, Print Collateral, Website Design

San Francisco Day SchoolBrand Identity, Website Design, Print Collateral, Illustration, Photography

UC Berkeley Haas School Alumni ConferenceEvent Identity, Print Collateral, Web and Social Media Graphics

Zero FoodprintWebsite Design

Nature PracticeVisual Identity, Web Design, Film Titles

California State Parks FoundationBrand Identity, Print Collateral

World Conference of Science JournalistsBrand Identity, Web Design, Print Collateral, Environmental Graphics

Oakland Museum of CaliforniaCampaign Identity, Print Collateral, Presentation Design

NikeProduct Launch, Retail Display, Environmental Graphics

GoogleIllustration, Print Collateral, Web Design

Blue Shield of California FoundationVisual Identity, Stationery, Brand Book, Website Design

San Francisco AIDS FoundationPrint Collateral, Visual Identity Refresh

LogosBrand Identity, Logo Design

Mindful SchoolsBrand Strategy, Brand Identity, User Experience Design

FacebookEvent Identity, Print Collateral, Infographics, Environmental Graphics

Citizen Film - American CreedVisual Identity, Print Collateral, Packaging, & Web Design

UC Berkeley Haas School Annual ReportPrint Collateral, Web Design

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