Straight Design in a freelance consultancy where a simple, direct approach shapes the creative direction in the visual solutions created for you.
Straight Design is the brainchild of Andrew Bass, Jr. Always a creative thinker as a child, he just seemed to know that he’d grow up to be a storyteller. Andrew followed his creative instincts to graduate from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design. He’s worked for companies like Essence, Black Enterprise, McGraw-Hill, CMP Media and Nielsen.
During the day he works for RIMS, the risk management society as their Art & Production manager of their member publication, Risk Management, and after hours runs Straight Design, his freelance consultancy. Specialities of the studios include visual identity, editorial and book design, marketing communications, digital design and art direction.
Past clientele have included Jill Scott's Blues Babe Foundation, Screen Consultants, B.V., Urban League Long Island and Philadelphia and the Incorporated Village of Hempstead.
Awards and Recognition
1998 Neal Award
1998 Neal Award
2002 Folio’s Ozzie Awards
2004 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Awards
2004 American Graphic Design Awards
2005 American Graphic Design Awards
2008 American Graphic Design Awards
2009 American Graphic Design Awards
2011 American Graphic Design Awards
2012 American Graphic Design Awards
2015 EXCEL Awards
2015 American In-house Design Awards
2016 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Awards
2017 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Awards