Brand Launch: Ditto
Ditto is a new beverage venture launching summer 2021 with a ready-to-drink Piquette spritz. Their zero-waste products are made from up-cycled grapes grown in Napa, California. We worked with the founders to develop the visual identity and packaging system for their launch assortment. Case study is in the works; check out our full range of concepts on our IG feed.
New Client: Land Made Beer
This summer, we’re excited to begin working with the founding team at Land Made Beer, a new destination farm brewery in Maryland. In addition to the brewery’s visual identity, we’ll be working closely with their team to develop the brand’s packaging, collateral, and environmental applications.
New Work: Salsa Cycles
Since our firm’s founding in 2019, we’ve been fortunate to work with the in-house creative team at Salsa Cycles on various apparel design initiatives. The artwork from one of our first projects together—a piece celebrating the many surprises to be found in outdoor bicycle adventures—can now be purchased via their site.
News: GFF to Urban Outfitters
Our client Good Flower Farm recently shared an exciting announcement: their new Magic Mushroom product line has been picked up by Urban Outfitters. For a small team that grows many of their own ingredients and makes each product by hand, getting national distribution and visibility through a retailer like UO speaks volumes for their product quality and brand position. Congratulations to Rachel and the GFF team!
Brand Launch: Tinker
Congratulations to our friends at Gardner Builders who recently launched Tinker, a subsidiary specializing in material procurement. In 2020, Gardner commissioned Buddy-Buddy to develop the sub-brand’s positioning, key messaging, visual identity, and go-to-market collateral. Full case study coming soon; learn more about Tinker here.
Press: 2021 Dieline Awards
The results from the 2021 Dieline Awards were just announced, and we’re proud to receive a third-place award in the personal care category for our work with Odele Beauty. Ahead of their launch in 2020, The Dieline wrote a feature article on the project, which you can read here. Thanks to the Dieline for this prestigious award and congratulations to our client team at Odele.
Client Relationship: Google
Over the course of 2020, we were privileged to work with Area 120, Google's in-house incubator for early stage products, on a number of brand development initiatives for its new ventures. We're excited to share the work as each venture is announced and rolled out in the months to come.
Press: The Brand Identity
The Brand Identity promotes innovative design work from around the world to their audience of +1M readers. We sat down with TBI’s Founder + Director Elliott Moody to discuss our new case study for Good Flower Farm. You can read the interview in full at this link.
New Client: Glory Skincare
We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Glory Skincare. Founded and powered by women of color, Glory formulates clean, elevated wellness products for melanin-rich skin, empowering women of every hue to prioritize their personal health and wellbeing. We’ll be working closely with their team to develop a new visual identity and packaging design system launching in 2021. Learn more about Glory here.
New Client: So Good So You
We’re excited to begin working with So Good So You on a brand design audit and packaging refresh for their fast-growing line of functional wellness beverages. Founded in 2014, the brand has experienced rapid growth over the past 18 months, culminating in a recently-closed $14.5m round of series C funding. SGSY is based in Minneapolis, shipping their organic shots to 4,500+ retailers nationwide.
New Client: Salsa Cycles
Minnesota-based Quality Bike Products (QBP) is responsible for some of the world’s finest cycles, including Surly, All-City, and Salsa. We’re thrilled to partner with the team at Salsa Cycles on a number of apparel design initiatives releasing in 2021.
New Work: Good Flower Farm
We’re excited to share our case study for Tennessee-based skincare brand Good Flower Farm. The scope of our three-month partnership included a new brand identity system, custom logotype, symbol library, and an overhaul of their product packaging. Check out the case study here.
Press: CommArts Studio Feature
Buddy-Buddy was recently featured by the kind folks at Communication Arts magazine. Interviewed for the publication’s “Fresh” column, the conversation covered our studio’s process, background, inspiration, and philosophy. Read the article here.
Brand Launch: Nimble
Over the course of 2019, we worked closely with the team at Gardner Builders to launch their first sub-brand. Nimble specializes in multi-site consultation, development, and program management. Full case study in the works; check out the brand’s launch video.
Press: Thesis Beer in CommArts
Communication Arts is widely considered to be the world’s preeminent publication for the design and visual arts industries. So when they wanted to showcase our work for Thesis Beer, we were understandably chuffed. Read the full feature here.
Brand Launch: Odele
Launching in Target stores nationally in January 2020, Odele is a new beauty brand comprised of clean, premium, and gender-neutral hair care products. Female-founded and -operated, Odele was created with the mission of uncomplicating the beauty space. See the full case study here.
New Client: Chef Paul Berglund
We’re proud to announce a new partnership with James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Berglund, developing the visual identity and branded applications for his latest restaurant concept. Check out the case study here.
Brand Launch: Thesis Beer Project
Our clients at Thesis Beer Project have officially opened their doors! Their stunning new space in Rochester, MN features nearly 2,000 sq, ft. of murals designed by Buddy-Buddy and painted by Kelly Fee. See the full case study here.
New Client: Schwan’s Company
Founded in our home state of Minnesota in 1952, we’re thrilled to begin working with the team at Schwan’s on a number of new food packaging projects.
New Work: Permanent Records
Ross was selected by the good folks at Permanent Records to participate in their third edition of music-inspired tattoo artwork. Learn more about Ross’s piece and its corresponding song here.
New Work: Daughters of Rosie
Daughters of Rosie is working to get 2 million women into U.S. manufacturing jobs by 2025. Their Berkeley, California-based team hired Buddy-Buddy to reimagine the business’s visual identity.