Receptor Opens at Republik

ATLANTA The Republik said it has formed a new division, Receptor, to provide design services.

The division is based in Charlotte, N.C., and led by Brady Bone, who works with two other designers and reports to Robert Shaw West, Republik’s CEO. Initial clients include Consolidated Shoe, the Nasher Museum of Art and Harper’s Restaurants.

Bone said he was forming his own design company earlier this year when Republik asked him to join its independent Durham, N.C., operation and make his venture a unit of the agency. He brought the Harper’s account and two undisclosed clients (including a Fortune 100 company) with him, he said.

Receptor provides design services such as corporate logos and branding, collateral material, packaging, point-of-purchase displays, signage and uniforms. In addition to working for existing Republik clients, Receptor will maintain its own accounts, Bone said.

Bone, 35, has been a designer for the past 14 years. While a student at North Carolina State University, Bone worked on design projects for IBM. He also has worked as a designer for Mervil Paylor Design, Bolt and Hawse Design, all in Charlotte. He said he spent the past four years freelancing.

He plans to expand his staff during the next 12 months to include creative and project management people, he said.