LOWERCASE Partner Tim Bruce Teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Founding Partner, Tim Bruce, teaches design and typography in the Visual Communications program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Recently named “the most influential art college in the United States”, SAIC’s interdisciplinary approach to art and design gives students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.

Tim’s faculty bio can be viewed at SAIC.

LOWERCASE Partner Tim Bruce Speaks at the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA)


From CSCA – “At a time when so much of our work is born digital, Tim Bruce reminded us that…clients can benefit from a grittier, more hand-made effect. While the portfolio of his agency, LOWERCASE, is widely varied, Tim’s presentation to CSCA focused on his personal affection for folk art (some of his favorite artists come from Columbus), and the influence it’s had on his client work. Tim’s funny and compelling presentation captivated the audience.”

This video includes segments from a presentation by keynote speaker Tim Bruce, who lays out a “Plan B” path for focusing on what matters most rather than what’s commonly expected.

Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes communication design in central Ohio and fosters a better understanding of the context and function of the visual, written, and interactive arts in commerce, industry, education, and the community.

Business Graphics from Rockport Publishers Profiles LOWERCASE’s Work for Two Companies


This rare, comprehensive study of graphic design drills down to reveal the undeniable relationship between design and business success. Whether it’s a complete redesign of a company’s identity or the launch of a new product or service, an effective design helps business communicate clearly and accurately in a compelling and valuable way.
Business Graphics present fifteen remarkable case studies and hundreds of innovative examples that illustrate how strategic and thoughtful design can positively affect business development, sustainability, and growth.

AR100 Award Show Bestows Six Top Honors to LOWERCASE Designed Annual Report

New York

LOWERCASE receives six top awards:
    Best of Show
    Best Printing
    Best Cover Design
    Top 10 Design
    Top 10 Photography
    Top 10 Typography
The Black Book AR100 & CSR Award Show is the country’s largest and most prestigious design competition for annual reports.

Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects Profiles LOWERCASE Work

Brimming with inspiration, Damn Good highlights the favorite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects.
This unique and diverse collection challenges the status quo and typical industry boundaries, and also contains the stories behind the work—in the words of the creative teams who designed them. Damn Good features a bold range of design work, spanning 35 countries and multiple disciplines, including print, identity, packaging, interactive, and more.

Graphis Platinum Award Given to LOWERCASE Designed Annual Report

New York

Of the 100 award-winning reports, ten were selected to receive the highest honor – the Graphis Platinum Award. Lowercase is proud to be honored in this top group, having received the Platinum Award for the 2010 annual report we created for long-time client, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

PDN Photo Annual Features LOWERCASE Custom-Designed and Built Client Website

LOWERCASE custom design and build for Paul Elledge Photography “iPhone. Once A Day, Everyday” website is featured in Photo Annual for Photo District News.
Photo District News is an award-winning monthly magazine for professional photographers. The Annual showcases outstanding work in the field of photography.