Who we are

Fat Pencil Studio was founded in 2004, with the idea that the world could use a little more perspective.

Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of attorneys investigate and present the central themes of their case. Our staff is a team of smart, creative people with engineering & design degrees and a shared passion for crafting compelling visual stories.

What do a bunch of designers have to say about court cases?

Consider for a moment that building a case is like building a structure. It requires the coordinated effort of many experts led by a strong vision of what could be. The attorney is like the architect, who analyzes the project’s design objectives, then comes up with a detailed plan to achieve the best outcome for the client. In order to execute the plan, they lead a formidable team of skilled professionals, and craft many solutions along the way.

Now consider that building a structure is like building a case. Architecture, like advocacy, can be understood as an argument: a bold assertion that, given the constraints (of site, budget, regulations, etc.), this is how we should occupy space. Similarly, legal arguments are bold assertions that, given the constraints (a.k.a., the statues and the evidence), this is how we should understand a case.

An architect would never dream of undertaking a project without an array of visual tools at their disposal. We don’t think a lawyer should either.