Cora McKenzie is a graphic designer, researcher, and (aspiring) educator passionate about typography, branding, and experiential design. Informed by her science background, Cora’s practice often coalesces design and research methodologies to create unique brand experiences and confront complex topics.
Weave evolved from a focus in environmental branding with an intimate understanding in shaping spaces into memorable experiences. Weave is a small design studio positioned with a design-thinking philosophy that begins with a problem-solving approach to every project. Working predominantly with multi-family and student housing developers, we start by tethering architectural elements, interior experiences, and branding into one environment.
Chad Martin is the man behind Weave, which evolved from a focus in environmental branding with an intimate understanding in shaping spaces into memorable experiences. Approaching each day with a design-thinking philosophy, every project goes through a natural problem-solving progression. Working predominantly with multi-family developers, Weave starts by tethering architectural elements, interior experiences and branding into one environment.
Peter Bain is a designer working from a deep background in the application of typography to solve design challenges. His experience includes environmental graphic design, brand identity, custom letterforms, books and publications, advertising, and marketing communications. He has worked across a wide range of sectors, from financial services to sports marketing, and from academic and cultural organizations to pharmaceuticals and real estate.
The Birmingham Flight Sequence is a half mile sequence of flight integrated into the landscape design to form a unified seamless progression. As part of a major facility improvement at Birmingham Airport, the City of Birmingham recognized the need to improve the approach to the airport to improve the city's image. The original approach consisted of broken sidewalk, tattered chainlink fence and rental car lots that stretched the entire length of airport highway.
The historic Freedom Rides of 1961, which ended in violence at the Greyhound Bus Station in Montgomery, Ala., were a key event in the American Civil Rights Movement. As the first step in an eventual renovation of the station, the Alabama Historical Commission sought to memorialize the site and present it as a key historical artifact.
Ralph Appelbaum Associates was tasked with designing an exhibit for the exterior of the bus station. The design team’s goal was to bring the story to life for visitors, many of whom were not of age or even born when it occurred.