Chermayeff & Geismar

The reputation that New York design agency Chermayeff & Geismar has built cannot be underestimated. Anyone who has filled their car at Mobil, read a HarperCollins book or watched an NBC show will have seen one of the company's logos. Like the firm itself, the marks are simple and enduring - classic examples of identity design.

While held in huge regard by designers around the globe, founders Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar have kept the company small and focused. Even today there are just 11 employees. "Unlike many of our peer firms, we keep our office small and all three of us are personally involved in each project," explains Sagi Haviv, the third and youngest partner in the company. "This is not the most profitable way to work, but it ensures that each client gets the full synthesis of all three creative forces, and that the work is always up to the level the firm has established over the last 53 years."

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