Level Design Group

Overall Visual Branding, Main Title Sequence, On-air Graphics

Level Design Group is a multidisciplinary design firm with expertise in developing creative communications and branding. Founded in 2000 by partners Jennifer Bernstein and Nicholas Hubbard, work spans the media of print, web and motion graphics. Clients include: The New York Foundation for the Arts, Deutsche Bank, P.O.V. (film series on PBS), and MetLife.

Level's collaboration with Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini began in 1999 when the Studio was commissioned to design the overall visual concept, print campaign and main title sequence for their film "Well-Founded Fear." Since then, they have collaborated on multiple projects, including a presentation of the film "How Democracy Works Now" in book form as the series was first being developed 6 years ago. Something that Shari wrote about our collaboration has stayed with us:  "Over the past 11 years we've asked Level to tackle a huge range of design challenges, from film titles to posters, press kit's and what turned out to be possibly the most beautiful pitch book ever produced for an independent documentary. In every case, they have amazed us with their ability to synthesize ideas and come up with a design solution that communicates serious complexity in what appears to be just a simple, beautiful form."

Principals Jennifer Bernstein and Nicholas Hubbard have over 30 years experience in the practice of graphic design for print and motion.

Prior to founding the firm, Jennifer was a design director at Wechsler & Partners and Balsmeyer & Everett Inc, where she designed print campaigns for the financial sector and title sequences for feature films respectively, including for the feature films Fargo, Girl 6, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and Waiting To Exhale. Jennifer is also a dedicated design educator. Since 2000 she has been a faculty member of the Graphic Design program at UArts in Philadelphia. Jennifer also teaches design at NYU, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and been a guest critic at the Yale School of Art, R.I.S.D., Parsons School of Design, Pratt, and F.I.T. Jennifer received her BA magna cum laude from Brown University and her MFA in graphic design from the Yale University School of Art.

Prior to founding the firm, Nicholas was a designer at such New York studio's as Foca and Doublespace. Additionally, Nicholas worked in the feature film business for over 9 years on films such as: The Fisher King, The Godfather III, Sleepless in Seattle and Home Alone II to name a few. Nicholas has also been a guest critic in the graphic design programs at Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts in NYC and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Nicholas studied film at NYU / New York University.

Level's work has been featured at The Sundance Film Festival, "New Directors, New Films" at MoMA, The New York International Documentary Film Festival and on PBS. Their work has been published in The New York Times, Type In Motion (Rizzoli Books), I.D. Magazine, and in Zed, The Virginia Commonwealth University Design Journal, and was awarded Best of Category in the ID Magazine Design Annual, and won a 2008 Create Award.


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