DDW is Sausalito-based brand design consultancy that specializes in creating effective and stunning design solutions inspired by deep brand stories.
Our mission is to help solve tough business challenges with design thinking that creates increased success for our clients.
We’ve been in business for over 20 years. We have long-term relationships with many of our clients (e.g. Sprint - 19 years, Anheuser-Busch - 20 years, Campbell’s - 5 years). And we’re continually excited about our new partnerships – Amazon, Starbucks, Energizer and more.
Our work spans multiple categories, from corporate to consumer, including retail, fashion, food, health and beauty, hospitality, pharma, technology, and wellness. And our work has won numerous awards for our creativity.
We also have deep experience helping clients create meaningful sustainable packaging solutions as proof of their commitment to the planet — from structural design and engineering to methods and materials, packaging life cycle assessment and sustainable packaging standards and guidelines.
At the core of what we do is the belief that our changed world calls for a new —and deceptively simple— equation: Deep Brand Story + Fresh Brand Design = 21st Century Success.
Great brands know that the 21st Century consumer expects more than ever before – from the experience of visiting your site, to opening the door to your store, to the performance of your staff, to the visual language, the colors, shapes and textures of your products, to the brand’s voice and the way the brand behaves in the world.
Great brands understand that every touchpoint along that journey adds up to a larger brand story – and a compelling story is key to long-term brand success. Brand design grows directly from your deep brand story. Brand design aligns the physical and digital expressions of your story in a coherent and meaningful way. Brand design tells your story by tapping into all the senses – through imagery, color, type, shape, texture, language, and tone.
DDW specializes in helping brands find your most authentic and motivating BRAND STORY. Then we unleash our creative talents to bring the story to life through fresh and inspiring BRAND DESIGN.
Of course I'm biased, but I believe we offer something really special here at DDW -- smart, insightful strategy, world-class design, 30+ years of experience, all wrapped in the intimacy of a small boutique.
Love coming to work here. Great people, great projects and great location.