AOL Employee Recognition
Case Study

AOL Employee Recognition

AOL is an American web portal and online service provider based in New York City. It is a brand marketed by Verizon Media. The service traces its history to an online service known as PlayNET. PlayNET licensed their software to Quantum Link, who went online in November 1985.


Custom Awards


Acrylic + Lucite

Code Name

Core Values Fingerprint

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The Challenge

A common request of the Cristaux design team, AOL was in need of something creative, but they had a firm budget that they needed to uphold.


The Solution

Keeping in mind our objectives, the Cristaux team used simple square panels of acrylic for this design. We worked with AOL to create a design that captured many of the core values they wanted to embody. To complete the full vision, we reorganized their core values in the shape of a thumbprint which reinforced the brand identity in a special way.