Disruptive Narrative is a newly developed film production company based in Berlin, Los Angeles and London. Storyteller & creative producer, Sona Tatoyan, and international human rights lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, founded DN in 2016 with the aim to educate, empower, and incite social change through films that speak to injustice and the capacity for human resilience.
Through telling the stories that Hollywood does not, artists and activists can work together to maximize the potential for positive social change. Disruptive Narrative is currently producing its first film, Three Apples Fell From Heaven, a story about the Armenian Genocide based on The New York Times Notable Book & award-winning novel of the same title.
We are doing something different with the filmmaking process that will directly respond to the refugee crises of today by incorporating people of affected communities into our production.
Nexus Center nurtures an inherent curiosity that leads toward knowledge. The Nexus symbol is emblematic of our philosophy that by combining our thinking, sensing and doing we can begin the practice of creating fulfilling life experiences. Nexus Center of the Arts accepts students of all ages on an individual basis.
I designed their logo to reflect both their unique philosophy and their direction of education. The result? A fun and communicative logo!
The Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was marking the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Act which created the preliminary agreement for the formation of the peacekeeping organization.
40 years later the organization continues to function at every level in multifarious areas including media freedom, human rights, human trafficking, counter-terrorism operations as well as other areas.
Jarakite Creative Partners, a company I co-founded was asked to develop concepts and design a logo that can reflect the organization's ability to remain global and yet locally flexible. Our client agreed on the two keywords of Structure and Flow to give direction for the logo. Based on that, I created concepts that could be communicated to the broadest audience across multiple languages.
IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.
I was part of a competition and won the bid to develop the branding for IDeA Foundation. I teamed with another designer, Peno Mishoyan, and we together created one of Armenia's first dynamic logos and helped to map the identity for this great grant-making organization.
The goal of Ballet 2021 Foundation is to create original full-length ballet productions that are innovative yet timeless, universal yet Armenian, using the language of contemporary ballet and 21st century ballet technique, and the latest advances and technologies in set, lighting and costume design. On the threshold of the 100th Anniversary commemoration of the Armenia Genocide, Ballet 2021 Foundation productions will serve to present the Armenian nation’s millennial existence, survival, continued growth and development to re-confirm its relevance and potential as an ongoing contributor to the future of humankind.
New York City, USA
Chimera Research Group, a bio-medical research and pharmaceutical corporation think-tank, needed an emblematic logo that would appeal both to the medical industry and financial analysts.
I took the mythical animal Chimera and created a logo that represents the company’s mission and vision, strategically positioning them to succeed as the foremost bio-medical financial analysts in the United States.
Armenian Volunteer Corp called us to rebrand their 5-year old logo and website and develop their first-ever recruitment print materials. We delivered them an entire system of materials, including brochures, postcards, website, posters, business cards, presentation folders and bannerstands to start their brand right.
Asheville, NC, USA
Barking Dog, a sustainable and renewable energy-building group, needed an identity branding system to create market awareness in the sustainability and eco-aware building industry.
The concepts were created with both timeless and modern trends in mind, using newer abstract symbols and traditional representational symbols. We decided to use a bold sans serif hand-tooled typoface, borrowed from old WPA posters from the Library of Congress, to help characterized the logo as both “fierce” and “friendly” for their branding.
New York City, NY, USA
Animated Logo Design
Blind Dates Project invited artists from nations formally part of the Ottoman Empire to create a cross-cultural collaboration despite disparate and sometimes tense national relations. The concept behind the collaborations was based on the idea that artists have no pre-known knowledge of one another and begin a new collaborative project together. I developed a logo that reflected this “blind” meeting of artists.
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Liberty Science Center designated 2011 as the Year of Math, which they celebrated through exhibits, events, and hands-on experiments.
Our design approach took us through many iterations to finally arrive at an image that best represented the yearlong festivities and showed how math can be fun!