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Our Work

Tim and Dawn’s work unfolds the landscape, history, and dreams for the future. Their collective practice and craft are embodied in designs built with a discipline of deep research, cultural understanding, functional programming and through rigorous design process and mastery of material composition. Language, light, flow, space, form, color, texture, and layers are balanced and woven into memorable, iconic, and timeless legacies.

Tim Girvin and Dawn Clark began collaborating in 2004, creating award-winning designs for luxury flagship stores Seibu, Sogo, and Harvey Nichols in Japan, Indonesia, and Dubai, along with numerous large and small scale projects and brands around the world. Tim continues his legacy of brand mastery, including luxury brand identity for brands including Nordstrom, Leviev, Wynn, and major hollywood film studio titles including The Matrix, Apocalypse Now, The Lord of the Rings, along with innovative start-up strategies and numerous high-craft packaging designs for niche luxury products and global brands. Dawn brings decades of small and large scale architectural and interiors brands and environments, including Nordstrom’s NYC flagship store, Starbucks global concepts, and Amazon’s newest physical store, Amazon Style, which she led the Amazon UX and build teams for physical/digital retail innovation projects.

Nordstrom Flagship NYC

Dawn Clark, AIA as the SVP of store design and construction for all Nordstrom stores, and their most significant store to date—NordstromNYC. She wrote and directed the entire strategy, and created a completely new designed experience for all new and renovation stores for Nordstrom. Over the course of her 7 years as SVP of store design, architecture, and construction, she led the development of 20 new full line concept stores, over 100 new Rack stores (along with a new concept), three flagship renovations, 25 full line store renovations, and the NYC flagship.Tim Girvin designed the Nordstrom logotypography, as well as a custom font for use in collateral and all signage; GIRVIN’s team also designed the system wide signage systems for internal shopfronts and exterior banner, entry identity renderings, shopping bags, and gift boxes.

BadAss Coffee of Hawai’i

BadAss Coffee of Hawai’i was in need of a codified new presence, with dozens of corporate and franchised locations and a faltering image and street presentation, BACoH required the ideation and management of a newly organized shopfront and brand integrated identity, packaging and interiors; we workshopped the soul of Bad Ass, rebooted a tighter voice for integrated marketing and implemented a comprehensive shopfront and café interior design program, as well as new footprints and drive-thru strategies that are the standard in all renovation and deployment.

The Yogurt Culture Company

We invented the name, and the concept, for Group Danone’s foray into a national retail experiment. We designed the prototype at Park Avenue, adjacent to NYC’s Grand Central terminal, and assisted in retail planning and acquisition, identity, shopfront, interiors and holistic customer journey, as well as the innovation of yogurt making, service and culinary amenities.

Nordstrom The Domain Austin

Dawn Clark created a new design code and concept for the new Nordstrom store at the Domain in Austin. A contextual approach and smaller scale store with a reduced build-out budget included a distinctive approach to merchandise planning with a more flexible design allowing for continual change and adaptation to local tastes and business trends, while celebrating the tailored artistry of the Nordstrom product offerings. Tim Girvin designed a broad-sweeping floor patten expression for this store inspired by the spirit of tailored clothing, while adding texture and richness to an exposed structural concrete floor. The result was a creative and striking integration of the new design code and an unlocked and flexible field for continuous merchandise evolution.

Siren Song Winery

Our work for Siren Song started with the ownership—two technological marketing experts, Kevin and Holly Brown—who leveraged their experience in food and wine and a love of entertaining. Diving deep into a classical French provincial and coastal visualization, GIRVIN’s team, along with Dawn as interior design lead, and Jonathan Brandt, AIA, supported and actualized their vision. We provided the entire interior design package including materials, colors, finishes, lighting, furniture, and artwork, in addition to the identity as a holistic experiential proposition from wine labels to the complete signage and brand design.

For more about us and our work, view our Designed Experience book here.