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Blend Creates is an integrated creative agency born from the ever-increasing need in the marketplace to maximize both traditional and digital design under one roof. Our team can help you create valuable connections between people and brands—online, offline or both.

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Microsoft

WINDOWS 8 APP

Milbrandt Vineyards

BRANDING/LOGO/PACKAGING/COLLATERAL

Entirenet

BRANDING/LOGO/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL

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Microsoft

WINDOWS 8 APP USER EXPERIENCE

Microsoft came to us seeking strategy, information architecture and visual design for a Windows 8 App. It needed to run on the new touch screen devices as well as be navigated with a mouse or track pad. Our design team gave the app a unique look within Microsoft's latest brand guidelines.

Award winning winery branding, logo and wine bottle label design
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Milbrandt Vineyards

BRANDING/PACKAGING/COLLATERAL/LOGO

Butch and Jerry grew grapes for years before deciding to market their own wines. The competitive Washington wine business and their desire to expand rapidly demanded a brand that could grow with them. Our unique positioning statement and backstory led to the award-winning logo and packaging, which reflect the winds that blow around the Wahluke slope. Response has beaten all expectations and they are currently the 7th largest winery in the State.

Corporate rebranding, brand messaging and website design and development
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Entirenet

BRANDING/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL/LOGO

In order to diversify and expand, Entirenet partnered with our team to develop a messaging framework - a clear, consistent message about who Entirenet is, what they offer and the benefits they provide. A new tagline, updated logo, refreshed website and sales tools followed. Entirenet is on track to grow year over year revenue by more than 70% and has seen a 35% increase in new clients.

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System Three

ADVERTISING/DIRECT MAIL/WEBSITE

Windows 8

USER EXPERIENCE/USER INTERFACE

Bajaj

PACKAGING/NAMING

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System Three

ADVERTSING/DIRECT MAIL/WEBSITE

With the launch of a revolutionary new product, System Three needed to get the word out and generate demand. This bold, multi-tiered campaign included trade publication advertising, direct mail and banner ads, all of which drove prospective customers to a product specific microsite to claim their free sample. Bright colors and catchy headlines broke the norm and achieved a response rate of nearly 7%—almost double the industry standard.

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Windows 8

USER EXPERIENCE/USER INTERFACE

This Windows 8 App is one tool used by internal Microsoft and partner sales teams for product training. The requirements were a unique and scalable user experience design. The end result is clean and easy to use.

Packaging design for water purifiers
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Bajaj

PACKAGING/NAMING

Package design for the India market presented exciting new challenges. We facilitated focus groups in the US and India to research and test numerous package designs for this diverse culture. The clean, straight- forward designs demonstrated why it's a superior product. The final packaging used English, Hindi and icons to eliminate communication barriers.

Peripheral Visions

WEBSITE

Microsoft Partners In Learning

EVENT/COLLATERAL

Sundquist Homes

WEBSITE

Peripheral Visions corporate website redesign and development
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Peripheral Visions

WEBSITE

As a top replacement part provider for several brands of medical equipment worldwide, Peripheral Visions desperately needed a website makeover. We created a sitemap that works for the various user types and delivered a friendly, easy-to-use UI design that helps the user quickly identify where they want to go. Localized landing pages in 10 languages help broaden the appeal as over 65% of their site visitors come from outside the United States.

Event design for Microsoft
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Microsoft

EVENT/COLLATERAL/WEB BANNER

For this annual event, we designed and produced collateral, leveraging Microsoft’s updated brand guidelines and vibrant new color palette. Events naturally come with loads of information that needs clear presentation. The fact that the audience was international further underscored that need. Happily, the client loved all of our ideas and the tight deadlines were met with room to spare.

Wordpress website for Seattle area real estate developer
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Sundquist Homes

WEBSITE

The client requested an easy-to-update redesign of their existing website. Using the provided branding, color palette and imagery, we created a fresh look that showcases these fine homes and communities. The site features an interactive communities map, detailed neighborhood information, photography and floor plans. Links on each community page put prospective buyers in direct contact with the appropriate agent.

Hideaway

BRANDING/LOGO/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL

Red Dot

WEBSITE

First Cleats

BRANDING/LOGO/PACKAGING/WEBSITE

Real estate community branding, advertising, website and collateral design
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Hideaway Condominiums

BRANDING/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL/LOGO/ADVERTISING

The developers of these new, high-end condominiums in the Portland, Oregon area needed unique collateral and a website to attract the right buyers. After designing the logo, we created the brochure which features die-cuts and fold out floor plans. The website details area and community information and signage, direct mail pieces, flyers, and advertising followed. The identity and collateral are both award-winning.

Seattle website design and development
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Red Dot

WEBSITE

This heavy-duty equipment HVAC manufacturer was expanding in new markets around the globe and needed to reach new business opportunities. The updated website design brought key market segments up front with easy navigation menus. Calls to action drive users to the right areas. Red Dot has continued to work with our team to improve their SEO.

First Cleats consumer product branding and packaging design
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First Cleats

BRANDING/WEBSITE/PACKAGING/LOGO

Before this client could take their concept into product development, they turned to us for a name, brand identity, packaging and ecommerce website. The sporty packaging is fun, appealing and features an AstroTurf- covered platform to showcase the shoes. The website features a robust CMS, shopping cart and integrated social media. In just 5 months, the product was in dozens of stores nationwide, including Nordstrom.

Ballard Organics

BRANDING/LOGO/PACKAGING

Astound

BRANDING/LOGO/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING

Bin Vivant

BRANDING/WEBSITE/EVENT/COLLATERAL/LOGO

CPG Packaging design
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Ballard Organics

BRANDING/PACKAGING/LOGO

Ballard Organics was ready to expand distribution beyond the Seattle market. Organic products are one of the fastest growing retail segments. Our team created a recognizable, cohesive package design for over 20 different products. The updated identity and strong color palette help the products stand out on the retail shelf.

Award winning branding for broadband and telecom company
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Astound

BRANDING/COLLATERAL/LOGO/ADVERTISING

A broadband service provider moving into markets where competitor, Comcast, was the only choice in town. We developed an award-winning brand that inspires potential customers to sign up with a company that takes customer service seriously. The fresh, contemporary brand was applied consistently across all marketing mediums resulting in an increase in brand recognition from 9% to 63% within one year of the launch.

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Bin Vivant

BRANDING/WEBSITE/EVENT/COLLATERAL/LOGO/ADVERTISING

The Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point opened a new restaurant and came to us for brand development. Bin Vivant, an upscale “vino-centric” venture, focused on the perfect pairing of wine and food. The unique award- winning logo communicates this pairing concept visually. Invitations to grand opening events, unique, hand- assembled menus, a vivid website, bold signage and an advertising campaign followed.

Alhadeff Portfolio

BRANDING/LOGO/WEBSITE/MARKETING

HaloSource

PACKAGING/COLLATERAL

HaloSource

WEBSITE

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Alhadeff Portfolio

BRANDING/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL/LOGO

There's a lot we could say about this extensive real-estate offering portfolio, logo, collateral pieces and website, but we think the words of one recipient speak for themselves. “I have spent 30 years in the real estate business and have seen my fair share of offerings. You have assembled, without question, the finest offering memorandum I have ever seen...” Feel free to contact us for more details.

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HaloSource

PACKAGING/COLLATERAL

With numerous water purification products to choose from, HaloSource needed their packaging to stand out on the retail shelf. For this reason, we stayed away from blue and used bright colors and clean visuals to showcase the product. We created versions for domestic and international markets and matched the product guides and user instructions for a truly cohesive brand. Need help with your brand?

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HaloSource

WEBSITE

HaloSource chose us to upgrade their company marketing portals for their IPO. After designing a more professional corporate site and four business segment sister sites, a comprehensive back-end management system that integrates with two databases and their CRM tool, was deployed. The sites share common structure yet maintain individual branding. Features include a news ticker, video carousel, product galleries and blog tools.

Microsoft Management
Summit 2009

BRANDING/EVENT/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL

CamWest

WEBSITE/LOGO

Evergreen Safety

WEBSITE

Microsoft Event Branding
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Microsoft Management Summit 2009

BRANDING/EVENT/WEBSITE/ COLLATERAL/LOGO/ADVERTISING

We branded this event with an image conveying the theme “Physical. Virtual. Powerful”, under the umbrella of the Microsoft brand. The event focused on the management of data environments and our concept of a spiral in motion that personifies the powerful IT structure - constantly moving and always connected. We can help you connect with your audience.

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CamWest

WEBSITE/LOGO

With three new high-end communities opening in desirable West Bellevue, CamWest looked to us for an elegant website showcasing the unique homes being offered. Working closely with the CamWest team we developed a strategy and then created a site full of unique functionality, including a custom interactive map detailing nearly100 local amenities. Users responded with many compliments and the homes quickly sold out.

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Evergreen Safety

WEBSITE

The client had a dysfunctional, cluttered site attempting to serve two distinct target clientele. Splitting it into two sister sites - one for workplace safety, the other for motorcycle training - solved that problem. Identical frameworks saved money in development. Separate color palettes and streamlined navigation give each site its own identity. When you work with Blend Creates we solve your communication issues.

Pinnacle

PACKAGING/NAMING/LOGO

Associated Behavioral Health

COLLATERAL

KG Investment Management

WEBSITE

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Pinnacle

PACKAGING/LOGO

This luggage line was developed for Costco. The physical packaging had to meet Costco's strict requirements, work with vertical and horizontal pallet stack options and connect with the 18-30 year old active adult target audience. We also handled naming, branding, photo art direction and copywriting. An estimated 90-day supply was manufactured which sold out in 30 days!

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Associated Behavioral Health

COLLATERAL

This piece was designed to stand out on the crowded counter at a primary care provider's office. We wanted to challenge the stigma of mental health disorders and diseases head on so the audience would not feel like they were alone. Bold typography and bright colors offer statistics and information intended to encourage prospective patients to reach out for help.

Real Estate website design and development
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KG Investment Management

WEBSITE

KG Investment Management works with real estate clients through each phase of the investment lifecycle. They needed a website that highlighted their capabilities, was intuitive to use and could easily be updated. We solved their issues by creating a straightforward site plan, simple user interface and backed it with a robust CMS.

Elliott Bayview

BRANDING/LOGO/WEBSITE

High Streets

BRANDING/LOGO/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL

Point Edwards Condominiums

EVENT/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING

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Elliott Bayview

BRANDING/WEBSITE/LOGO

This LEED certified apartment building features modern conveniences within traditional architecture. We developed the tagline and logo to showcase the building's central location and built-green technology. The website features links to area amenities, walkability score and a registration form.

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High Streets

BRANDING/WEBSITE/COLLATERAL/LOGO/ADVERTISING

Working closely with the developers of this multi-use retail area at Issaquah Highlands, we developed materials for the discovery phase of their upcoming project. First we designed an identity speaking to the high-fashion, yet natural, northwest setting that is unique to The High Streets. Next came the website and a corresponding booklet, which gave prospective tenants information needed to make an informed decision about locating there.

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Point Edwards Condominiums

EVENT/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING

You don't often get a view like the one from your balcony at Point Edwards Condominiums. We created this fresh campaign, including several elegant taglines, to show how striking this unique community really is. The entire community was designed around water and island views, so what better way to show it off than with bold images and soft text? In the first month this campaign brought in more traffic than the entire quarter prior.

Seattle City Light

BRANDING/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING

Simply Wines

BRANDING/PACKAGING/LOGO

Microsoft Management
Summit 2012

EVENT/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING/WEBSIT

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Seattle City Light

BRANDING/EVENT/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING

The anniversary of one the most unique dams ever built needed a celebration that would engage the public and excite the community. Seattle City Light wanted something fun that would encourage the people of the local towns to attend as well as perceive Seattle City Light to be as focused in eastern Washington as in Seattle. We developed an award-winning campaign, including posters, advertising, direct mail and an event booth.

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Simply Wines

BRANDING/PACKAGING/LOGO

Wahluke Wine Company needed to brand a new line of wines to replace existing product in the Midwest. This affordable tier wine is aimed at social wine drinkers who don't seek sophistication in their wine purchases. It's “simply” a good wine, with no gimmicks or frills. The one-piece label features modern, bold graphics, and is inexpensive to produce. The concept is easily scalable as the line grows beyond its initial launch of three wines.

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Microsoft Management Summit 2012

EVENT/COLLATERAL/ADVERTISING/WEBSITE/SOCIAL

As part of the core vendor team for this event, we created over 15 components for MMS including the main conference guide, traditional and online advertising, copywriting, website enhancements and precomposed tweets. Big events are a big job and clients turn to us because they know we'll make it seem easy, even with thousands of attendees. Besides that, we play well with others.

SERVICES

This is what we do

IT’S YOUR BABY, YOUR EVERYTHING, YOUR BRAND.

People respond to brands that speak to them, not at them. Much deeper than just a name or a logo, your brand is the summation of your every effort in the marketplace, and the very personality that defines your company or product. A bit daunting, isn’t it? The good news is that steering toward the brand image you want to project is completely within your control, and when you engage with us we’ll help you either make a dramatic course correction, or help you accelerate in the direction you were already headed. It’s all about going forward with purpose, focus, and consistency.

HOW YOU LOOK PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN HELPING THEM LOOK YOUR WAY.

Does your product or service suffer from a mistaken identity, or worse, no identity at all? With all the visual clutter we are subjected to on a daily basis, it’s more important than ever that your products and services align closely with an overall brand direction you feel confident about. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PACKAGING

The earliest recorded use of paper for packaging dates back to 1035, when a Persian traveler visiting markets in Cairo noted that vegetables, spices and hardware were wrapped in paper for the customers after they were sold.* We haven’t been around quite that long, but our years of experience have taught us a thing or two. We understand what will help your product appeal to the customer online or on a retail shelf.

* Diana Twede (2005). "The Origins of Paper Based Packaging". Conference on Historical Analysis & Research in Marketing Proceedings 12: 288-300 [289].

PRINT IS TO WEB WHAT RADIO IS TO TV: STILL GOING STRONG AND AS RELEVANT AS EVER.

Sure, you might be able to put it all on your website and call it good. But the reality is that some things still speak better on paper, and they always will. We’re well versed in the language of ”print“ and work with a variety of printers to create and produce the appropriate pieces that help you stand out from the crowd. From one-offs and short digital runs, to multi-signature web printing, our expertise helps the process run smoothly.

HELPING YOUR EVENTS BE LESS EVENTFUL

If you’re in charge of event planning and execution, then you know that the team you assemble can make or break the event, not to mention your reputation. We’ve been a trusted team member on countless events and know that the details matter. We can brand it, design components and collateral, and design them for the mobile environment.

GREAT DESIGN ALONE WON’T MAKE A GREAT WEB SITE…BUT IT HELPS.

These days, the web is likely the first place a potential customer goes for information on a product or service. And they make a decision about whether to click deeper into your site within seconds. You might have the coolest, newest, hippest product out there, but without a clear website that fits your brand and makes sense to the reader, you’re wasting your time. Our team partners with you to ensure that your online presence works as hard as you do.

HAPPY CLIENTS

"Thank you SO much for the quick work to get creative made for our last minute event. I love the design and had very positive feedback from our staff and partners. I really appreciate it!"

Kristi B.
Senior Events Manager, Parallels

  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Positioning
  • Brand Systems
  • Corporate Identity
  • Logos
  • Packaging Design
  • Print Collateral
  • Retail Graphics
  • Website Design
  • Web Development
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • eCommerce
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Online Advertising
  • Positioning and Messaging
  • Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Direct Response
  • Trade Show Graphics
  • Environmental Design
  • Illustration

CLIENTS

We don’t mean to be name droppers, but...

  • Associated Behavioral Health
  • Atossa Genetics
  • Ballard Organics
  • Bellevue Schools Foundation
  • Camaraderie Cellars
  • City of Seattle
  • Cure 4 Type 1
  • Entirenet
  • Evergreen Safety Council
  • First Cleats
  • HaloSource
  • Intellectual Ventures
  • KG Investment Management
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft Alumni Foundation
  • Milbrandt Vineyards
  • Milligan Events
  • Mix Public Relations
  • Operation Nightwatch
  • Paccar Parts
  • Pacific Alaska Freightways
  • Parallels
  • Peripheral Visions
  • Red Dot
  • Roth Hill Engineering
  • Seattle City Light
  • Standard Parking
  • Sundquist Homes
  • System Three Resins
  • Triad Development
  • Windows 8
  • Woodinville Wine Cellars
  • Zaser & Longston, Inc.

ABOUT

All about us

IRONICALLY, OUR "ABOUT US" IS ALL ABOUT YOU.

In this business, our experience is one of your greatest assets. We are a group of seasoned, highly proven creative professionals who are able to arrive at memorable, actionable results quickly. Great creative is always the result of diligent preparation, and at Blend Creates we are not afraid of getting our hands dirty. We listen well, welcome our client's valued participation, and deliver solutions that work. If you are looking for an agency that understands what real business is about and believe success is measured by a ringing phone or increased web traffic, look no further.

HOW WE MIX IT ALL TOGETHER

When you first work with us, you’ll notice we like to ask questions—lots of questions. The answers will help us ’discover“ what your needs are, give us insights into what your brand personality can become, and whether you really can’t stand bright yellow or fire engine red.

We look at your competition. We think about the end user. We start to figure out in which direction you wish to steer your brand or project and begin the ”design“ process. Sometimes it’s scribbles on a napkin, other times we brainstorm as a group with a white board. There isn’t a right or wrong way to generate ideas because each project is unique. The important part is that we have ideas—usually lots of them. We show you the ones we think are the best and, with your approval, move into the ”development“ phase. The length of this phase depends on many factors: your time frame; the size of the project; how many pieces need to come together, to name a few. And then, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, ”deployment“. Whether it’s flipping the switch on your new website, seeing your product on the shelf, or using your new logo in your email signature, it’s always a proud moment. For us, too.

WE ♥ OUR COMMUNITY

Cure 4 Type 1

BRANDING/WEB/COLLATERAL/LOGO

Operation Nightwatch

BRANDING/WEB/COLLATERAL/LOGO

Bellevue Schools Foundation

WEBSITE

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Cure 4 Type 1

BRANDING/WEB/COLLATERAL/LOGO

Cure 4 Type 1 is a non-profit organization aimed at finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. When the devastating news of their child's diagnosis was delivered, this family chose to get involved rather than sit on the sidelines. The logo, collateral and business papers are edgy friendly, and hopeful.

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Operation Nightwatch

BRANDING/WEB/COLLATERAL/LOGO

Operation Nightwatch runs several programs aimed at helping the homeless. We designed their logo and website to illustrate the needs of the homeless community and enable the user easily find out about services offered, as well as ways to help. Every year we proudly donate our design services for their annual fundraising luncheon “Hero of the Homeless”.

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Bellevue Schools Foundation

WEBSITE

Frustrations with the way things are often result in making things better. That's exactly what happened with the Bellevue Schools Foundation's website. A new Executive Director knew the existing site needed a major upgrade in order to meet her many goals. The site we designed is reader-friendly and easy to use. Most importantly though, the design, photos, graphics and typography all support the number one mission: kids and learning.

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