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    WNBA

    Asserting the WNBA’s rightful place in culture

    Twenty years after its founding, the world’s greatest women’s basketball league was struggling to grow. Even as WNBA players found themselves at the center of conversations around identity, gender and sexuality, tickets went unsold and the league wasn’t leveraging the interest and momentum that was gaining off the court.

    We were brought in to answer the question: how do you re-envision a women’s professional sports league to connect with fans and deliver long-term profitability?

    WNBA logo

    Our process

    By leveraging WNBA’s mission of “inspiring and empowering women”, we created a lifestyle brand that emphasizes the league’s role in culture and makes space for players and fans to own who they are on and off the court.

    WNBA Logo Animation
    WNBA logo poster
    WNBA Poster: Photograph of WNBA player Jordin Canada

    Jordin Canada photographed by Lucci Mia as a part of the WNBA & Red Hook Labs campaign collaboration.

    Large quote: “The spaces that bring us together are the spaces we create. We have to carve out our own space, occupy it, and make it our own.”
    Large quote: “If the WNBA went away tomorrow…”
    WNBA Outdoor mural: All queens on this court; “freedom means no fear”; she shoots she soars

    Left: Arike Ogunbowale photographed by Kaylee Ramirez. Right: Jonquel Jones photographed by Denise Hewitt. Both as part of the WNBA & Red Hook Labs campaign collaboration.

    wnba orange logo hoodie sweatshirt
    WNBA embroidered patch designs

    Variable WNBA typeface developed in partnership with Hélène Marian and Production Type.

    WNBA orange logo mark
    WNBA Neon Signage
    Say Her Name sweatshirt
    Basketball: Wilson official game ball basketball
    WNBA press release articles as displayed on iphone

    Work

  • MLS Next Pro

    MLS Next Pro

    Defining a new league to elevate North American soccer

  • Uber

    Infusing social impact into Uber’s business strategy

  • American Express

    Democratizing premium membership for small businesses

  • AND campaign animation

    Disney

    Launching a global media platform where Blackness is infinite

  • Kate Spade

    Dreaming up a perfect day in the park for Kate Spade’s spring campaign

  • Spotify

    Directing a promising new offering for Spotify

  • Anonymous

    Crafting a more inclusive approach to innovation

  • Terry Tsiolis

    Reframing beauty for Terry Tsiolis’ collection of open studio portraits