Council of Korean Americans Branding

Client
Council of Korean Americans | CKA
Components
Logo, Stationery and Business Cards
Awards
2016 Graphic Design USA

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a non-profit organization of successful Korean American leaders, who share the dream of advancing opportunity for their community across America and giving back to the next generation of leaders. Always seeking to build a better world, and recognizing that their community must evolve and change as quickly as the world around us, CKA reached out to GRAPHEK for help in designing a new logo and resetting their organization’s brand to better reflect their membership.

A nation’s flag is a powerful design element and arguably the single most visual representation of a nationality. Our team knew that tying the Korean flag with the flag of their adopted homeland, the U.S., had to play a critical role in our design. Through numerous sketches and ideas, we drew ever closer to the intertwining of the two identities, leading to the distinct presence of a standalone organization.

The process of designing a logo is, in our view, the visual representation of the enormous trust that a client must place in its design team. A logo is often one of the first steps an organization takes to discover and define their brand, and that trust is not something we take lightly; we know that the tone we set during this early stage of branding will reach every department, every partner and even extended affiliates.

“Thank you so much for going the extra mile on behalf of CKA over the past few months. You really helped make CKA’s launch and the White House Briefing a great success. People have commented that CKA looks so professional and it’s all because of you! We’re looking forward to continuing working with you.”

_Christina Yoon

Former Executive Director – Council of Korean Americans