2018 has been quite the year for Brand Joint, our cannabis branding studio based in Annapolis! Looking back, it’s hard to put into words the amount of fun we’ve had doing the work we love. But, we’re going to try!

This was the year for field trips! Our Brand Discovery sessions have led us to exciting places, like on an oyster boat on the Potomac, cannabis cultivation & processing labs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and DC, and a decorative door and cabinet hardware factory in Western New York. In February, Jenn spoke on the main stage at the Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver. And in November, she attended the nation’s largest cannabis conference and expo in Las Vegas. In May, Jenn and Shelby travelled to Boston for the HOW Design Live conference. They came back full of creativity, inspiration, and productivity tips that kept our team motivated throughout the entire year. In October, the Brand Joint crew successfully solved the puzzle to exit the Mission Escape Room in Annapolis (with a minute to spare). It was a great team-building experience!

Our apparel line, Crabcakes & Cannabis has become the “must-have” of the year. We had a blast at pop-up shops and festivals across the state — with our team working the booth. It’s always fun to be out from behind a computer screen and interacting with customers!

And, when we needed some rest and relaxation throughout the insanely busy year, you could find us in the mountains of Colorado, singing along at Bonnaroo, or soaking up the sun on the beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

We designed quite a few logos and completed several websites, but our packaging design really stole the show this year. We hate to brag (not really), but our design for Prime Extracts, a brand of Maryland refined cannabis concentrates won Best Branding by LeafLink. We are also working on some new brands which we’ll launch early this year, so stay tuned!

Our cute Annapolis studio is growing and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Two amazing new women joined our team: Graphic Designer, Kelsey and an Office Manager, Deanna.

Throughout this busy year, we’ve been so fortunate to work with the best clients around the world. With our deepest gratitude, happy New Year from the Brand Joint family!