Design Axl is led by James Grady, a Boston-based designer and educator with nearly two decades of broad-based experience.

We are a boutique practice that helps organizations build their brands and visually communicate the data at the heart of their businesses. We’ve worked with cutting-edge clients in healthcare, technology, food/beverage, and the arts, providing them with print and interactive design, UI/UX, information design, and data visualization. Get in touch

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Grid City Beer Works: Branding

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Grid City Beer Works: Branding

James’ design approach is a powerful combination of theory and execution. Informed by an empirically based methodology that he developed as part of his MFA thesis at Rhode Island School of Design, it encourages a deeper level of creative exploration, which he balances with an unparalleled understanding of brand and visual communication.

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This intersection of education and practice continues to inform Design Axl’s creative approach. As an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Boston University, James has a unique testing ground to develop new ideas and share them with young, engaged students eager to push the boundaries of what design can do.

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Central to our approach is close collaboration with clients. We become an extension of your team, working side by side with your executives, engineers, and marketing to shape your organization’s brand. You help us understand the mission of your organization and the power of your data, we find novel, impactful ways to visually communicate that story, and why it matters to the world.

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