Red Thread: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

When it comes to building modern brands, we believe the best are built around a core belief—what we call the Red Thread. Unearthing such a unifying idea can open new doors to a brand’s best possible future, a strategy we used to guide a new design system for America’s oldest and largest youth mentorship organization....

Barkley Design: Inspired by Democracy

Inspired by our chief ideas officer, Tim Galles, the Barkley Design team created a series of VOTE posters that not only inspire people to hit the polling booths today, but also showcase the power of design for social change—a lofty challenge we think they nailed. Feel free to share, and tag us too!

Sugar-Coated Social Issues: The Wage Gap

When it comes to fueling conversations that bring attention to important topics, culturally relevant moments provide some of our favorite opportunities to speak up. So first, Happy Halloween, a holiday we have not only been celebrating in our offices since last week, but have been thinking about for a while as a moment to raise...

BrandLab and Barkley Host Event for Diverse Group of Young Creatives

At Barkley, we believe if you’re serious about making the world a better place, you add something good to it. Most recently, this meant spending a morning with 86 young minds full of fresh ideas for the future—made possible by a visionary nonprofit new to Kansas City and dear to our hearts. Founded in Minneapolis,...

Big Brothers Big Sisters RISE

On Aug, 27, 2016, Barkley had the pleasure of joining forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for the second annual RISE event. The RISE event is a themed rooftop crawl throughout the Crossroads district. Five different roofs participated this year and each had a fun filled holiday theme. Big Brothers Big...

Barkley Does ‘Good’ For East Kansas City

Each year for one day, Barkley partners take a break from their desks and workloads to ‘add good’ and volunteer for various causes. In years past, Barkley has helped build a playground at Genesis Academy, packed food for families at Harvesters or beautified and maintained facilities for various nonprofit and essential organizations. This year, in...