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December 21, 2017 - No Comments!

2017: A Year in Review

As we enter the new year, our team took a moment to reflect on the variety of work we’ve completed for our amazing clients in 2017. Last year has been our most productive and exciting one yet. Along with developing brand strategy and designing websites and packaging, we completed several logo projects for our dispensary and processor clients. Below you’ll find a few of our favorite cannabis branding projects of 2017. We're excited to see what 2018 has in store!

Charm City Medicus

Charm City Medicus is a Baltimore-area dispensary opening in a few weeks. Throughout the last several months, our team has helped develop social media strategy and promotional material leading up to their opening date. As they await their Grand Opening, their Facebook page has over 1,000 engaged followers, more than any other dispensary in the state.

 

Education is a huge marketing tool that has been an asset in the pre-opening success of CCM. This past November we helped coordinate an educational Veteran's Day event to inform their patients and the surrounding community about the medical benefits of cannabis. The "Healing Our Heroes" event was a huge success! Several industry professionals and experts weighed in on a panel and discussed how cannabis is grown and processed, and described how different strain types can help treat various ailments.

National Holistic Healing Center

National Holistic has been a beloved client since Brand Joint's beginning. Located in Washington, D.C., this medical cannabis dispensary was the last to open, but currently has the largest patient base in the city. In the last two years, we have helped update and elevate their branding and marketing materials, interior space and most recently, their website to match the team's warm and inviting personalities. Referencing their motto, "treat yourself with nature," the website design depicts elements of nature, providing a soothing experience for patients.

Crab Cakes & Cannabis — That's What Maryland Does!

This year, Brand Joint launched our first lifestyle brand. As Maryland is our home state, our first apparel line was specifically designed for cannabis enthusiasts and lovers of all things Maryland!

Products include sweatshirts, t-shirts, zip-ups, beanies, baseball hats, patches and stickers. These products are sold exclusively in Maryland dispensaries across the state. Check us out on Instagram and visit our website for wholesaler info!

Prime Extracts 

Prime Extracts distills the cannabis plants down to its prime component in order to make the finest quality cannabis oils and concentrates. Using prime numbers and shapes, we designed a bold, minimalist logo that references the concentrates Prime produces. The animation of the geometric shapes creates an interesting design element featured on their website. Most recently, we designed the packaging for Prime products that will be unveiled in Maryland dispensaries this year.

Cannavations

Cannavations is a boutique medical cannabis dispensary located in Cockeysville, Maryland. We designed their logo and website to reflect the clean, light and airy atmosphere of the dispensary itself.

The raised “v” over the green cross symbol for medical cannabis symbolizes the elevating and positive, healing effects of the high-quality medicine Cannavations provides at the dispensary. The animation creates an interesting and engaging element that can be used on the website and digital platforms. 

 

 

September 27, 2017 - No Comments!

Brand Joint Fall Intern: Angus Walbeck

Brand Joint is excited to have our fall intern, Angus Walbeck join our team! Angus joined the Brand Joint team to gain “real world” experience after graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design from Salisbury University. While at Salisbury, Angus developed advertising and promotional materials for Fat Fish Bar and Restaurant.  Read more

July 20, 2017 - No Comments!

Cannabis Branding Internship Opportunity

Summer isn't quite over yet, but we’re already thinking ahead to fall. We're not just looking forward to a break from the Maryland heat, but we're excited to welcome our fall intern! Each semester, Brand Joint and our sister company, Peppermill Projects, seeks out an aspiring Graphic Designer who is passionate about design and looking for real-world branding experience.

We won’t make you fetch us coffee (but we’ll gladly take one if you’re offering). Instead, you’ll learn the ins and outs of working at a full-service cannabis branding studio. You’ll work alongside our design team to create social media content, including styled photoshoots, illustrations and animation. You’ll sit in on brainstorming meetings and help dispensaries, processors, growers and other cannabis businesses develop brand strategy and creative solutions. Our goal is to help you build your portfolio and provide you with the skills and enthusiasm for starting your career in Graphic Design!

WHO YOU ARE: You are in your Senior year at an excellent Graphic Design program at a college or university. You’re creative, detail-oriented and have a passion for design and typography. Your skills include:

– Experience with the Adobe CS including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
– Squarespace & WordPress
– Other interactive, photography and illustration skills a plus

WHAT YOU NEED: A strong work ethic, positive can-do attitude, excellent communication skills, an ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and an enthusiasm for improving your design skills!

NEXT STEPS: Email your resume and a few lines on why you should be our next intern to hi@brandjoint.com Please include a link to your online portfolio. This is an unpaid internship but suitable for college credit.

April 19, 2017 - No Comments!

Summer Intern: Richy Arthurs

The Brand Joint office has gone international! Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Richy Arthurs joined the Brand Joint and Peppermill Projects team for an internship to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a cannabis branding and design studio. Richy studied Web Development at Maynooth University and was formerly employed at IBM in Dublin.

Richy "cycles" to our office weekly, where he assists our creative team with brainstorming sessions and promotional projects. Since joining the team, Richy has quickly (and impressively) picked up some interactive and animation skills. He's currently working on some fun, informational videos for Brand Joint and our clients.

In his spare time, he enjoys photography, reading, ultimate frisbee, drinking beer and scoping out his new home here in Maryland. Welcome to the team, Richy!

March 20, 2017 - No Comments!

Summer Internship Program

The east coast’s premier cannabis branding and graphic design agency Brand Joint (and its sister company, Peppermill Projects) is looking for an aspiring Graphic Designer to join our team for a summer internship!

WHAT YOU’LL DO: You’ll learn the ins and outs of working at a full-service cannabis branding studio. You’ll work alongside our Design team to create social media content including styled photoshoots, illustrations and animation. You’ll sit in on brainstorming meetings and help dispensaries, processors and growers develop brand strategy and creative solutions. We’ll let you draw on the walls and you won’t even get in trouble for it!

WHO YOU ARE: You are in your Junior or Senior year of an excellent Graphic Design program at a college or university. You’re creative, detail-oriented and have a passion for design and typography. Your skills include:

  •  Experience with the Adobe CS including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  •  Squarespace & WordPress
  •  Other interactive, photography and illustration skills a plus

WHAT YOU NEED: A positive can-do attitude, excellent communication skills, an ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and an enthusiasm for improving your design skills!

NEXT STEPS: Email your resume and a few lines on “Why You Should Hire Me” to talent@brandjoint.com. Please include a link to your online portfolio. This is an unpaid internship but suitable for college credit.

February 9, 2017 - No Comments!

Happy Birthday, Brand Joint!

Today we're celebrating Brand Joint's one-year anniversary! We have met so many incredible, talented entrepreneurs in the growing cannabis community in the past twelve months. We feel so lucky to do the work we feel passionate about for our amazing clients. Take a look at a few of our one-year milestones:

We can't wait to see what's in store for year two. Thank you to all those that have helped make this such a successful first year for Brand Joint!

January 23, 2017 - No Comments!

Brand Joint Supports The Women’s March

The Women’s March on Washington has millions of women feeling more empowered than ever, including the women at our Annapolis, Maryland cannabis branding studio and sister company, Peppermill Projects. We are always encouraged to “design for good.” We designed a series of posters after feeling empowered to participate. You can head over to Peppermill Projects to download the posters, share on social media, hang up in your house, keep close to your desk — wherever you need that motivation to keep your head up and keep fighting for what’s right.

Take a look at the posters in action this weekend during the Women's March on Washington!

September 29, 2016 - No Comments!

CBOG Show & Tell

On September 28th, the Creative Business Owners Guild (CBOG) hosted a lovely Happy Hour with DMV-area creatives at the beautiful office of General Design Co. located in Washington, D.C. Brand Joint met with 3 other Graphic Design studios; General Design Co., GRAPHEK and Openbox9 to present some of our recent projects and discuss our branding and design processes. It was inspiring to be in a room full of passionate creative minds talking about the work that we love doing. We look forward to getting together again soon!

The Brand Joint team: Grace, Nicole and Jenn  The Brand Joint team: Grace, Nicole and Jenn Nicole and Grace presenting recent work for National Holistic Healing Center Nicole and Grace presenting recent work for National Holistic Healing Center DMV-area designers mingle in the kitchen before presentations  DMV-area designers mingle in the kitchen before presentations The Openbox9 team utilizing the staircase for their presentation  The Openbox9 team utilizing the staircase for their presentation A designer happy hour wouldn't be complete without well-designed craft beer! A designer happy hour wouldn't be complete without well-designed craft beer! The GRAPHEK team with the real MVP of the night: pizza  The GRAPHEK team with the real MVP of the night: pizza General Design Co. explaining their design process  General Design Co. explaining their design process The GRAPHEK team explaining a few conference campaign concepts  The GRAPHEK team explaining a few conference campaign concepts