Design that makes the difference.

2021 Gala — Your City Your Story Image

WBEZ Chicago 2021 Gala — Your City Your Story

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Centennial Anniversary Identity Image

Field Museum Centennial Anniversary Identity

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Gately Park Donor and Mural Wall Image

After School Matters Gately Park Donor and Mural Wall

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Strategic Plans Print and Website Image

City Colleges of Chicago Strategic Plans Print and Website

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Brand Development and Website Image

Pillars Fund Brand Development and Website

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Bark was founded on the belief that great design can embolden those who are expanding on the promise of our communities. Since 1997, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of design to produce unexpected and extraordinary work for remarkable organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to large corporations.



our clients


“Working with their talented group of professional designers for ten years, I have absolute confidence in their dedication to a project, superior creative product and service ethic that ensures clients are heard and happy. They have delivered outstanding donor communications, annual reports, invitations, newsletters, stewardship reports and highly effective proposals. It is a pleasure working with Bark and they have my highest endorsement.” Charles L. Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
The Field Museum

“Bark has been Latin School of Chicago’s communication partner since 2013. The team is comprised of good listeners and designers who are focused, creative, and fun. They help us convey messaging in a visually engaging and compelling fashion.” Anne M. Hobbs, Director of Development
Latin School of Chicago

“John and the team at Bark Design are uniquely valuable partners because they truly get us. They have been instrumental in helping us continue to build and evolve our brand. Everywhere I go, every meeting I have, people remark on our materials and how beautiful and distinctive they are. Our secret is the good people at Bark Design. They help bring our mission and our stories to life for donors, partners, prospective scholars, and potential volunteers.” Paige Ponder, CEO
One Million Degrees

“For four years the folks at Bark Design have been consistently producing incredible work for us. They meet and in fact exceed every request we have, and are an absolute pleasure to work with. From our logo and branding to our website to album artwork to design work for our programming, Bark's work has helped define the image of our organization.” David Skidmore, Ensemble Member and Executive Director
Third Coast Percussion