Lincoln Design Co.
This week on the show I’m stoked to bring you Lincoln Design Co.
I’ve been following these dudes work religiously since I discovered them on Instagram about a year and a half ago. I was lucky enough to meet up with them at Crop Conference and get them on the show with their crazy schedule.
Lincoln Design Co is a Brand Design & Creative Agency who works with the likes of Nike, Element Skateboards, Harley, Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Disney, Nerf, Hot Wheels, Tony Hawk, Nickelodeon, yadda yadda I could keep on going but you get the point.
These dudes are the shit and I feel very honored to get to share a bit of their story and background with you today.
In this episode, Dan Janssen and company talk about:
- building Lincoln Design Co. from the previous Soup Graphics.
- organizing a killer on-site / remote team of illustrators and designers.
- how they got started whether they had the traditional design education or not.
- managing large client with tight turnaround times.
- making time for brand awareness by having fun with creating merch.
- what the typical day-to-day operations look like.
- a look into their designing process.
- upcoming projects and work they are excited about.
Their team is made up of 6 people:
- Dan Janssen – The fearless leader and founder who specializes in graphic design
- Dustin Noden – Dan’s second in command, art director and designer a.k.a. “@dontrealllycare“
- Brandon Hunsaker – Senior Illustrator (works remote in San Diego)
- Damasso Sanchez – Senior Illustrator and animation wizard (works remote in San Diego)
- Davy LeChevance – Designer / Illustrator / Script & Pizza enthusiast a.k.a. “@Mighty Short” from France
- Jordan Mahaffey – Designer a.k.a. “@StakeYourClaim“
Upcoming Things to Keep an Eye Out For
Over the next few months, it’s safe to say Lincoln Design Co. has a few things popping off that we should be excited for.
Recently on June 16th, they had an open house to kick off their new office location…and they have a skate ramp built inside.
They also have some upcoming collabs with Morning Breath Inc and NASCAR x Ninja Turtles. Other things coming up they are excited about are Transformers Primitive Skateboard Packaging and team retreat towards the end of summer on the Oregon coast.
- Lincoln Design Co’s Website
- Lincoln Design Co. IG
- Dan Janssen’s Work
- Dustin’s IG – @Don’tRealllyCare
- Brandon Hunsaker’s Work
- Damasso IG – @SazonCollective
- Davy IG – @The Mighty Short
- Jordan’s IG – @StakeYourClaim
- Morning Breath Inc
- Matt Dawson
- Crop Conference
- Creative South
- Mike Jones
- Music by – Blookah