Blackhawk is a professional branding agency based in Austin, TX. Our multidisciplinary development team builds brands that make people feel something.
Because it’s not just about your logos, fonts, and colors. Those pieces are important, but they are only the tools that help express the voice of your identity and brand to the world around us.
Your brand can and should be much more. It’s who you and your company are. It should breathe life into your business and help you grow. We now live in a world where the consumer-business relationship has gone beyond a transaction of products and services offered in exchange for cash – people want to connect with brands they love on a much deeper level.
Our job: to help you loudly declare your brand for all to hear. Ready for us to help you tell your story?
Blackhawk’s team of designers and content writers offer a range of services rooted in brand development, including graphic design, web design, brand strategy, and style guide creation.
Creating a memorable, recognizable, and approachable brand (and utilizing it properly) is key when it comes to effectively communicating with your audience. This includes things like garnering attention from potential customers, and loyalty from existing ones.
There are three things that are the basis for brand development, all of which must be considered in order to create a successful plan for your business: brand strategy, brand identity, and brand expression. All three of these elements continuously work together to create a singular, all-encompassing roadmap for marketing your brand to consumers.
A brand strategy is the culmination of brand messaging that affects the way your brand is perceived by potential customers. This includes things such as mission statements, vision statements, and company values. This information also gives presents as an opportunity to show audiences your brand personality. Clearly demonstrating a unique and interesting brand personality is often more memorable than a lack thereof.
Through the analysis of user data, it is possible to gauge how your brand is currently being perceived. This analysis helps us determine whether the next steps are to make slight changes to the brand strategy (tone and personality), or to rework it completely.
While brand strategy is more about written content, brand identity relates to consumer perception in terms of design. Elements of brand identity include logos and other visual design materials. Having a unique and recognizable logo, color palette, and general design style makes it easy and quick for consumers to create an association between your business and your product or service.
Brand expression is where strategy and identity come together to create messaging materials. Using on-brand language and design work to speak to customers helps to even further engrain your brand’s personality in their minds, especially if they find they can relate or identify with you.
Here at Blackhawk, our mission is to Help You Win. We keep these overarching principles in mind, and offer brand development services in a variety of areas:
Whether it’s a logo, updated color palette, social media posts, or other branded company materials, Blackhawk’s graphic design team will work with you to create something you can be proud of.
A large part of brand expression involves maintaining the consistency of tone and appearance across all channels. This is why it is important to have a website that reflects your brand in the same manner, especially if your final stage of consumer conversions takes place online.
To ensure that future creation of assets or rebrandings go smoothly, it is extremely helpful to build a style guide that houses all company fonts, color palettes, and other general design elements.
Wireframes are visual representations of website layouts. Having these can make it much easier to see the way pages interlink, how information is presented, and how a user would be guided throughout the site.
At Blackhawk, our designers use Figma, a collaborative platform where you will be able to see progress on your design as it happens. You will also have access to leave feedback in the form of comments directly in the file, so our designers can create the perfect website for your company.
If changes need to be made on a preexisting design, or even some of our work, Blackhawk is ready to help. We understand the business world is volatile and always shifting, and helping your business keep up with that is our life’s work.
|Brand Strategy - Mission, Vision, Values, Archetypes|
|Brand Identity - Logo, Visual Brand|
|Brand Expression - Brand Collateral|
Our very first call from a Google search ad that they set up brought us a huge sale of $25K! The Blackhawk team are better than we could have possibly imagined.
Their team is top-notch. They were extremely thorough and their ability to bring our ideas/vision into reality was very impressive. I cannot recommend them enough!
My Small Wonders
They care deeply about the work they do and providing the best solutions for their clients. I highly recommend connect with them! You won't regret it!
I Am Second
Everyone is a master of their own domain but compliment the overall strategy and bring valuable contributions to every meeting and deliverable. Thank you all.
A delight to work with. Not only are they talented, but they have an amazing culture. Always upbeat and positive; it was a joy to work with them on our website project.
I Am Second
We've been working with Blackhawk for about a year. I started with one location and then awarded them two more because they did such a great job.
Perspire Sauna Studio Austin
I am happy to have Blackhawk as part of my team. They answer emails quickly, send status reports, and schedule meetings frequently to discuss further goals.
Our experience has been exceptional! We’ve worked with several team members and all have been creative, insightful, and responsive.
Web dev, content creation, SEO, google ad optimization – they can do it all. They’re a trusted partner of ours, would recommend them to anyone.