A Civil Fox
Heartfelt Headstrong Design

About

Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Design & illustration for brands, publications, and people.

carissahempton

carissa Hempton

Design Director at NUU Group
Co-creator of Print Prologue

I am currently the design director at NUU Group, a design and brand experience group in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining NUU, I co-created and ran A Civil Fox, an independent graphic design studio, from 2013–2017 after a 9-year stint as a senior designer at Deuce Creative. I’ve served on the board of AIGA Houston as the Membership Director and Associate Director of Emerging Membership from 2012–2016, when I helped launch the chapter’s mentorship program for emerging designers: Design Loop. I remain an active member of AIGA, volunteer through Big Brothers Big Sisters, work with my husband Paul on our side project Print Prologue and try every day to be the best mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend I can be.
 

some thoughts about design

I believe the ways things are intentionally built and constructed have the power to change the quality of life for every human being. And that good design makes something work better, as well as making it look better. I begin every project with these primary goals: create great design that communicates simply, clearly and effectively. To improve an audiences’ perception of and experience with brands and products. To increase the quality & value of brands through purposeful design and messaging.

 

my work has been featured in

Monocle Magazine
Print Magazine
HOW Magazine
For Print Only (FPO)
Revision Path Podcast
SwissMiss

capabilities

Branding & Identity Systems
Logo Design
Art Direction
Package Design
Stationery Design
Web Design
Editorial Design
Brochures, Catalogs & Look Books
Signage
Naming, Positioning & Messaging
Product Development
Exhibitions & Event Collateral
Consulting & Curation

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