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Knotel: Tailor Made by Duncan Channon

Client: Knotel
Date: Oct 2019
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As WeWork’s IPO struggles keep focus on the growing flexible workspace market, provider Knotel is drawing attention to its own global workspaces by calling out chief executives from major companies.

Knotel, which recently raised $400m in financing, is hoping to gain ground on WeWork with its first major campaign, called ‘Tailor Made’, by playfully addressing the executives of companies such as Spotify, Verizon and Colgate-Palmolive with a personalized invitation to check out a virtual workspace Knotel has designed for them.

For three weeks, Knotel will drive a personalized billboard by the New York offices of eight companies. Each board will include a link to a customized landing page with a dynamic, 3D model of a metaphorical office tailored to that company’s products and values.

The campaign – which brings to life the idea that Knotel is serious about tailoring flexible workspaces for global enterprises – is the first for Knotel by integrated agency Duncan Channon.

The billboards state personalized statements like “Noel Quinn, you deserve a workspace as tailored as this billboard,” for HSBC’s chief executive, and others with similar messages to Verizon’s Hans Vestberg and Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch.

The brand identity for Knotel was done by Elmwood New York. The agency’s work spans the entire identity system for Knotel and includes environmental design, custom typography, print and digital collateral, logo animation, social media and launch materials.



John Kovacevich – Executive creative director

Lyla Morrison – Creative director

Jennifer Kellogg – Design director

Shannon Burns – Senior designer

Madeline Lambie – Senior copywriter

J. Moe –UX/UI designer

Phil Grishayev – 3D designer


Suzanne Montgomery – Account director

Rachel Smutney – Account director

Valerie Nerio – Account supervisor


Leslie Diard – Director of communications planning

Emily McCormick – Associate director, communications planning

Olivia Alley – Communications planning associate


Rosheila Robles – Director of project management

Shaz Kuerschner – Manager of print production

Keenan Hemje – Senior integrated producer

Michelle Mirasol – Project manager

Emily Sarale – Associate producer

Scott Whipple – Studio designer


Kelleen Peckham – Strategy director

Jonah Kaufman – Brand strategist

Katherine Dean – Strategy intern

Brand Identity

Executive Creative Director: Meg Beckum

Senior Account Director: Melissa Braun

Photographer: Jonathan Jones

Account Manager: Alex Keefe

Typographer: Eddie Lee, Tien-Min Liao

Senior Designers: Tyler Bengtsen, Claudia Sandoval

Designers: Dee Dalencour, Eddie Lee

Motion Design: Chase Massingill, Sar Ruddenklau

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