A brand is more than a logo.
A brand is a story. About people. And we are passionate about telling that story through a minimalistic approach to design from logos to advertising. Our goal is to tell a brand's story with the least amount of moving parts as possible in order that the message and tone of the brand speaks vibrantly to its market.
Our roots in the music industry.
From full print packaging and production to digital album artwork, with our rich background in the touring market, our goal remains unchanged: To leave an impression on the audience of the amazing artists we get to work with. This impression begins with album art that represents the artist's vision and brand.
Design & Production.
We not only design crisp, professional artwork for our client's apparel needs, but we can take the design all the way to the finish line thanks to our relationships with multiple merchandise production companies across the country. Our goal is to not only make your brand look great, but to also make the process as efficient as possible for you from start to finish.
Bringing brands to life.
Once a brand's identity has it's frame via logos and brand marks, the story can be unfolded through vibrant advertising campaigns.
Physical product branding.
We love when we have the chance to help create an aesthetic for physical products that can enhance an entire brand. This has primarily been in the music gear world thus far, helping re-brand company identities to then re-imagine their core product line, or simply re-working single product one-off designs.
Who We Are
I grew up in the Los Angeles area and was surrounded with music and art from an early age.
My dad introduced me to guitar and I began writing songs around age fourteen. By the end of High School I had also found a passion for graphic design. I specifically loved where these two worlds of music and art collided.
To make a long story short, after initially going to design school, then working at a couple of small indie labels as a designer, touring with a band called Kutless (Tooth & Nail Records) for about eight years, moving to Nashville for almost five years, and signing a publishing deal with Capitol CMG Publishing (Nashville), I have now ended up in the Pacific Northwest with my wife and one-year-old son. I decided to come off the road in the summer of 2014 in order to pursue my family, songwriting and my design business more fully.
Born out of my involvement in the music industry over the last ten years and my specific passion for the collaboration between visual and audio arts, Equal Seven now exists as my creative headquarters.
Nick de Partee
Founder & Designer