Hamlin Robinson School
We helped this small, independent school develop their brand and extended it to a wide range of marketing materials which included building signage, brochures, web design, posters and business stationery.
A nonprofit dedicated to saving organic farmland in Washington state, PCC Farmland Trust requires an expansive set of marketing and outreach materials to support its work and connect with a large audience of dedicated volunteers, supporters and participants. The Trust was founded by PCC Natural Markets as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2009. Communicating the distinction between the nonprofit and its original parent company is a critical part of the work Beans n’ Rice has done. We’ve been so fortunate to have partnered with the Trust since the beginning, helping it evolve its distinct brand over the years.
The Theo Chocolate Cherry and Chili dark chocolate bar helps support PCC Farmland Trust and preserve one of our most valuable natural resources: farmland. Beans n’ Rice provided the artwork and design for this special-edition chocolate bar. It was a treat to partner with two dynamic local organizations and a pleasure to work on a project that saves local organic farmland.
A nonprofit that serves at-risk youth and young adults, Friends of Youth underwent a major rebranding effort in 2010. Beans n’ Rice was chosen to apply the new brand to the organization’s printed communication pieces, including annual reports, program brochures, and event promotional materials. More
We were delighted to design the screen printed cover and an interior illustration for this limited edition book of 15 full-color illustrations created in tandem with the original music on Ball of Wax 37: 15 songs and illustrations about animals guaranteed to delight persons of all ages! More
This wedding took place in a lovely, quintessential Pacific Northwest location; right on Hood Canal smack in the middle of the woods. We were asked to create an announcement set that would set the stage for the where, what and when of Nick and Stef’s wedding. The invites feature white ink printed on kraft paper, retro type faces and woodsy imagery to help set the stage for this outdoor wedding adventure. More
Each month, we design a set of fours signs that are hung in local area PCC Natural Markets. The signs promote PCC Farmland Trust and feature seasonal events, stories and happenings. These signs are given prominent display in the Seattle-area grocer, providing a huge opportunity to connect a farm-friendly audience with the resources that provide their food.
When Chris and Jana commissioned us to design their wedding invitation set, they had chosen a color palette, but otherwise, hadn’t made any firm decisions as far as themes, imagery and design. We landed on some imagery that featured high-contrast illustration of the couple, a bright color palette, and air-mail theme. The wedding invitation is a 4-panel folded self-mailer with a perforated tear-off RSVP card. More
In fall 2010, this small, independent school for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties moved to a new location in the heart of Seattle. The school used this opportunity to reboot its image, and Beans n’ Rice was selected to help develop the new brand and apply it to marketing materials. One key visual element that we wanted the brand to include references a multi-sensory teaching method which involves the use of sweeping hand strokes, used to write letters in the air.
Jen and David have spent many hours watching live music together. Their wedding invite was hugely influenced by this shared pastime; from the screen printed invitation to the save the date “ticket”. The wedding took place at the historic Seattle Smith Tower and was presided over by Team Surmandle’s mascot, Milo the owl all of which make an appearance in the custom illustration on the invitation. More