The Open Application Network is a new shared infrastructure for the world's digital activities. It was created as an alternative to closed platforms (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, Shopify, Uber) that tend to limit the control, privacy, security, and connectivity of those who build upon them. We helped the founding team define and launch the brand to reinforce their belief that tomorrow's success stories won't be built on yesterday's platforms, and to immediately establish the brand as a powerful new utility for those who believe open is better.


Brand Strategy


Brand Identity Design

Currency Symbol Creation

Website Design

Event Signage

Social Media Strategy

Launch Creative

Investor Presentation Design

To launch the brand we took out a full page ad in the New York Times to tell the world about the unintended consequences that platforms bring.

The New York Times ad, along with a broader social campaign, led people to where they could discover how the organization was working to solve the unintended consequences of platform thinking.


Aion is the digital asset of The Open Application Network. The new Aion wordmark was designed to work seamlessly with the OAN master brand identity. Rather than complicating the system with a secondary mark that would double as a currency symbol we integrated the symbol into the main wordmark for better comprehension and brand recall. 



Want to create a better brand story?

We'd love to hear from you.

 Jason Last  Partner, Strategy Director

416 906 1447


Niall Kelly  Partner, Creative Director

416 906 1467


Tamara Staines  Managing Director

416 660 7378


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