Clip Card Reader

Lead Designer
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The Clip card reader is a new mobile payment device that allows both swipe and dip transactions. The Clip brand and reader were designed in tandem for emerging markets unfamiliar with mobile payment services. First launched in Mexico, a market long dominated by large banks that only offered costly and difficult to use credit card terminals, Clip’s bold, bright design serves as a charismatic ambassador to the world of mobile payment. The iconic badge design of the logo is utilized across all Clip products, from the app to the reader, including branded collateral such as window stickers. The badge also serves a functional purpose as its fins stabilize the reader and prevent it from spinning on mobile devices of a variety of sizes and thicknesses. ClipLock, a proprietary verification system, adds a comforting level of security to consumers fearful of widespread cloning devices.


Box Clever is a design studio founded by Bret Recor and Seth Murray with the mission to create purposeful, expressive designs that embody big ideas and challenge convention.

The studio's name is a reference from the boxing world where the strongest competitors rely as much on their wits as their brawn. As a studio we take a similar approach, identifying and maximizing opportunities, responding to any challenges that arise with agility, and pulling no punches when it comes to execution.

Box Clever is made up of a team of award-winning designers and thinkers all driven to create the best - the most elegant, meaningful, functional - products, brands, and experiences possible. With varied education, professional experience, and personal backgrounds we share a passion for the complex process and magic of making things.