The Cast Iron Design Company is a
We work with clients to produce one-of-a-kind design solutions
and charge a fair price for our services without compromising quality
We're committed to
We Believe Green Design
Doesn't need to be
stuffy & serious
or equate to inflated production costs
We have experience in
Our “swiss army knife” assortment of services include:
Logos, Branding/Identity Systems, Posters, Screenprinting, Illustration, Packaging, Websites, Creative Copywriting, Photography & Riddle Solving.
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Other things you may want to know about us
Green design is about getting more out of less—less materials, less energy, less water, less waste, less carbon emissions, et cetera—in order to minimize environmental impact. We carefully consider our options in order to produce the highest quality finished product with the smallest environmental footprint. There is a common misconception that green design equates to higher costs, which isn’t always the case. Often, green design solutions end up saving money.
We believe that considering the environmental impact of a project is an essential facet of any good design solution. Our approach to green design is research-based. Take for example, paper. Though paper may seem like a simple material, it's a surprisingly complex subject. Choosing the best option requires careful research for each individual project. We work with clients, manufacturers and production specialists to consider the environmental impact throughout all stages of the process, extending beyond the traditional role of designers.
The Cast Iron Design Company is co-owned by founders Richard Roche and Jonathan Black. They met in design school and soon realized they had a natural chemistry along with complementary skillsets. Not long after graduating they put their heads together and started a design company.
Richard loves fiddling with old fashioned cameras and honing his photography skills. His early college years as an English major were spent skipping classes and playing with design software in his dorm room. He soon made the wise decision to change majors and play with design software in the classroom, eventually leading to a BFA in Graphic Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is a proud three time champion of the Pinewood Derby, loves canoeing, poking fires with sticks, and dreams of someday building a ship in a bottle.
Jonny is very tall, very sarcastic and extremely ticklish. He is an avid craigslister, accumulating a majority of his belongings from the service (including this awesome fridge). As a youngster, he won an a cappella singing competition and as a teenager, led a punk rock band to
international fame minor local awareness. Jonny has a BFA in Graphic Design from Minnesota State University Mankato and an MFA in Visual Communications (with a focus on sustainable design) from the University of Arizona. If the BFA and MFA aren’t enough credentials, Jonny also holds a “Certificate of Participation” from the esteemed D.A.R.E. program.