Civilization — A Design Practice

Eric Trine

Eric Trine is a California-based, object designer and artist that describes his work best by posing the question, “What if Charles Eames, Buckminster Fuller, and Sam Maloof were surfing buddies?” To match his growing brand we created a playful new identity.

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IDSA – 2015 Conference

The Industrial Designers Society of America approached us to create an identity for their 50th Anniversary Conference themed "The Future of the Future." The resulting logo created a 3D optical illusion that translated into both physical and digital collateral that was used throughout the conference.


SYSO, the largest youth symphony orchestra in the US, has played a critical role in shaping Seattle's culture for over 70 years. We helped rebrand and reposition SYSO to elevate their brand and reach new markets.

The Cloud Room

The Cloud Room, a private club and co-working space, was created as an elegant gathering place for the city's entrepreneurs and artists to work, collaborate and relax. Through close collaboration we conceptualized the space, and undertook the naming, branding, collateral and website.

Death Over Dinner

Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death is a project created to foster inspiring and constructive conversations about end-of-life decisions. Since its launch in 2013, over 100,000 people in 30 countries have come together to share their thoughts about death with family and friends.

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Olderbrother is a new fashion brand at the forefront of the slow fashion revolution that focuses on creating gender-neutral luxury clothing items from locally crafted materials and eco-conscious fabrics and dyes. Through close collaboration we defined and designed their complete brand identity.

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Design Lecture Series

Each year our Design Lecture Series brings 1800 attendees together to hear free lectures on creativity and innovation from global design legends at the Seattle Public Library. The non-profit series is fully produced by Civilization – from event creation, partnerships and sponsorships, to branding, identity and web design and development. Posters from the series are included in MoMA's permanent collection.

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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

The Office of Arts & Culture promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle, Washington. We rebranded their organization as well as created a public art map of 400 public art installations.

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Drugs Over Dinner

Until now, society’s approach has been to paint the issue of addiction in black and white. It’s time we had a compassionate conversation about addiction. To date, the Drugs Over Dinner platform has been launched and localized to the US, Canada, and is set to release in the UK shortly.

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Bianco Light + Space

Bianco Light + Space is a fine art, sculpture and lighting design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Together we developed and designed the studio's identity and a web presence to showcase his stunning light and space objects.

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The New Foundation

The New Foundation is helping to expand the physical and psychological borders of the Pacific Northwest contemporary visual art scene. We refreshed their identity to reflect this dynamic mission.

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Globally recognized fashion, art, and object retailer, Totokaelo, came to us looking to create custom packaging and a web presence that would reflect their commitment to thoughtful curation.

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Hotel Sorrento

The Hotel Sorrento first opened its doors in 1909, at the tail-end of art nouveau. We rebranded this Seattle landmark to mirror its timeless features and to live up to its role as a cultural hub in the Seattle literary community.

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Vitruvi, an aromatherapy company dedicated to the promotion of wellness and preservation of culture, combines the science of scent with the art of fragrance making.

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Now Matters Now

Now Matters Now is an online suicide prevention program designed to teach life-saving skills and coping mechanisms to those most at risk. Developed by Group Health and a team of advisors, the program was recently adopted by Facebook and made available to their entire community of members.

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The JANDS Center

The JANDS Center is a forthcoming mixed-use facility in Seattle, WA, meant to encourage creative synergy. In anticipation of their opening in 2017, Civilization created an identity and interim web presence to match this bold new approach to arts philanthropy.

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Global Yodel

Global Yodel is a network of citizens from all over the world who share an appreciation for creativity and the arts, a passion for travel, and an interest in humanity.

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Seattle Design Foundation

The Seattle Design Foundation was established to create a platform for Seattle area designers, in both social and financial capacities.

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Prism is a retail and art gallery experience offering independent work and objects from artists and designers in the heart of Ballard, Seattle, Washington.

Orleans + Winder

Detroit based fashion and design purveyors Orleans + Winder believe that connection to contemporary design - on a local and global scale - is an essential part of life.

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Linksbridge is a data-driven organization that provides consulting services to clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on how they can better communicate and run their business.

The National Community Land Trust Network

The National Community Land Trust Network provides leadership and aid to community land trusts that create permanently affordable housing programs throughout the US.


Sweetgrass Food Co., a healthy and organic new fast casual restaurant in Seattle, approached us to help define and refine their vision, from branding to interior consultation.

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