What a year! We had so much fun in 2021 that we couldn’t fit all of the highlights into a single newsletter. Knowing that the world needed to see more of our process, we decided to toss it all together into this lovely scrapbook. We hope you enjoy looking at all of our fondest 2021 memories—a plethora of sketches, fun at markets, dogs, hanging out in the office, and just generally being able to do what we love with some of the coolest people on Planet Earth. Cheers to a great year, and on to great work and sweet memories in 2022!
Your friends at MRC
WINTER 2021 Cranking out some fire designs.
The best way to come up with great branding is to try everything. And what better way to try everything than to draw it all out?
We had lots of fun with this one. Can you tell?
Menu Masterminds We loved designing menus this year—something about fitting all that info into a page or two is suuuper satisfying.
SPRING 2021 April showers bring May flavors!
Burny Wild’s Adventure Sauce
Stuff with our pal (and yours!) Burny is starting to get real. The packaging is perfect—we can’t wait to get this guy into the hands, plates, and bellies of millions.
Who wouldn’t go nuts for awesome packaging like this?
SUMMER 2021 Soaking up the sun!
MRC opens an office at the beach! (Kaitlin moves to Charleston.)
Rewind Retrobar sketching Thinking through a brand as fun as this one is an absolute blast from the past. Anyone seen our GameBoys?
Talk about feeling on top of the world. What a view!
AUTUMN 2021 Chilling out and working hard.
Podcasts & Office Life Living and working through a pandemic is tough, but it has its bright spots. We were thankful to be able to adapt and work in the office safely, and to get back to doing what we love!
Branching out into children’s books! Being able to help our children navigate the pandemic is strange and difficult, but through harnessing our own passion for hand drawing and storytelling, we got to help with that too.
Adventuring with Burny Wild
Finally getting Burny goods out to downtown markets has been a huge hit!
Disney producer Don Hahn agrees too.
Forever burnin’ up for Burny 35
Craften Food Hall We loved helping our buddies craft the ideal improved-food-hall experience.
Rewind Retrobar What an awesome time we had replaying our favorite childhood video games in our minds! (Or maybe after bedtime in the dark. Don’t tell Mom.)
We’re still totally jelly at the knees for this Southern Season van wrap.
The best views!
While this year certainly wasn’t paw-fect, our design assistants helped to make it a little less ruff. No designer’s block is incurable with some puppy kisses and cuddles. We dig all of the stuff we got to work on this year, and are thankful for everybody who helped us unleash our creativity this year. Happy Paw-lidays! See you in 2022! Love, Jabar, Michele’s assistant Winnie, Mike’s assistant Buster, Joey’s assistant Cullowhee, Kaitlin’s assistant Steve, Spencer’s assistant and Rascal, Emma’s assistant