who we work with

Nike
FEIT
Precious Plastic
‍New Balance
Day Owl
Brooks
Skechers
Pininfarina
Marc Jacobs
Toogood
BDDW
Gwynne Sound
And 1
Brandblack

What we work on

Product Design
Brand Identity
Sustainable Strategy
Creative Direction
Product Development
Impact Marketing
Web Design
Packaging
Material Design
Material Sourcing
Naming

Almanac is the design practice of James Gall, Danny Chambers, & friends. Feel free to reach out to us@almanac.coop.

Experiences
Nike

Shared Values

Thorough
Design each part in consideration of the whole.

Optimistic
When observing with criticism, provide criteria for possible alternatives.

Cooperative
Make space for others to inform the result.

Honest
Build with the intention to share the process for others to observe.
Capabilities

Brand
Values Audit
Comms Strategy
Identity System
Creative Direction

Softgoods
Consumer Research
Market Insights
Product Design
Materials Sourcing

Software
User Journey
Product Architecture
Interaction Design
Product Iteration

Impact
Systems Mapping
Sustainability Strategy
Circular Business Growth
Simplified Messaging

About Us

At Almanac, we are friends, designers, and collaborators who share common values. Danny grew up in the rural midwest and was raised on a foundation of public service and time outside, while James grew up in the suburbs of New York, raised by two designers who taught him to value observation and education. We met while attending the product design program at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP. The Co-Op (internship) program there provided us with both Bauhaus foundations and professional experience. After graduating, Danny went on to work as a Materials Designer for Nike(multinational corp/goddess of victory), while James continued his work with FEIT, a brand that makes small-batch, handmade footwear from natural materials. Through it all we have worked on projects whose applications and influences span far and wide. Alma is the ongoing organization of this work; our neighborly practice of giving back to a world that gives so much.