History


Everything has a beginning. We can find the essence of something by tracing where it began. That is why history is so important.

History technically began when man learned how to write. Thus the name is like a portmanteau of the words “his” and “story”. It is the story of man.

Throughout the ages graphic design has been used to portray messages long before the alphabet system was instituted. People communicated using symbols of either characters, hieroglyphics, or cuneiform. Pictures paint thousands of words even way back then.

With that said, history is not only written but also drawn, illustrated, and captured. The Mona Lisa, Sistine Chapel Fresco, Starry Starry Night are much a part of it as with the Swastika, Yin-yang, and the historical photos.

Not only does graphic design record or write history but also changed it or molded it through the ages. The blog posts in this category will take you into a journey to the past



I recently had the privilege of working with Creative Repute to produce signage designs. The entire design process from start-to-finish was fantastic: the artist who worked with us was extremely responsive to our questions and needs every step of the way, and ultimately really helped us to turn our ideas and concepts into something beautiful. I could not be happier with the Creative Repute!

Elizabeth McGinsky

Elizabeth McGinsky Enterprise Center

Nile worked with our nonprofit organization to design promotional material for multiple events. She turned projects around quickly and professionally, incorporated our feedback, and even took the time to show us how to alter templates of posters so we could update them ourselves! We’re so happy we got to work with her and will be contacting her for future jobs.

Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn village of arts and humanities

I can’t say enough good things about Nile Livingston and Creative Repute. They fulfilled a variety of graphic design and web support needs for a complex, year-long music project: design of a project logo, design of print and online advertising, design and support of a dedicated website, design of our concert program, and more. The CR team showed exceptional sensitivity and responsiveness to the historical and cultural intentions of the project, and worked attentively with us to express an aesthetic that embodies the project’s narrative. Nile has been available whenever we’ve called on her for advice, for problem-solving, or to explore a new assignment. They consistently met our agreed deadlines. As we bring the project to a close, CR’s work is part of what has made the project memorable and impactful.

Germaine Ingram

Germaine Ingram Pew Fellow

It was such a pleasure working with Nile from Creative Repute! She created beautiful illustrations for a coalition project, captured our vision perfectly and delivered the finished projects quickly.

Zakia Elliott

Zakia Elliott is a Program Manager at Philly Climate Works