Turning meh brands into magic with story and beautiful design

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Truth:

You need strong branding to stand out and have your powerful message heard.

Truth:

You’re sick of the cookie-cutter, templated tools everyone has used to death.

Truth:

So much of digital branding today is lacking humanity, passion, and authenticity.

UNTIL NOW

Branding Collective is a boutique design studio where the beauty of imagination french kisses the business of function… as a policy.

Where the artwork on the screen nods approvingly at the science of the sale… and makes room for both.

Where originality (eagerly) locks eyes with profitability–and refuses to break the stare.

And, where no brand is ever just another brand, but a living, breathing, pulsating, pixel-panting representation of your most brilliant thoughts, ideas, layers, feelings, emotions, desires, philosophies, beliefs, imagination, knowledge, expertise & sun-blinding hopes for the world.

Branding Collective ties the knot between the left brain and the right, to deliver brand visual stories that are unsurpassed in both their beauty and their brains.

At the studio co-collaboration is a religion, the beautiful push & pull off a messy exchange of ideas is the process – and one that must be respected. It’s the only way to work, because you must show up in your design – not simply as a face on top of it. Guaranteed.

Together, we’ll work on your brand from the bottom to the top (and around the backend, too), allowing for plenty of hair whipped creativity & mint fresh ingenuity–while still keeping our eye on the important stuff that all smart brands should have: your beauty and genius and the things that you’re selling (smartly) front and center. And everything else that’s all business.

Furthermore, cookie cutters are forbidden (only metaphorically, of course–some fresh-baked ginger snaps are always welcome), bad service is a cardinal sin, and half-hearted communication can run along and die along with 1990’s web graphics.

You come here when you can’t stand the templates and the copycats anymore when you want to stand for something meaningful, and the only thing standing in your way is a lack of know-how and ideas. (Don’t worry, We’ve got both.)

We’ll methodically be unmethodical, as our work together serves to stand as a statement against the voodoo dolls of this world, the generic blank faces, and the cold-nosed corporate robots.

And slowly, but every so inevitably, your brand will begin to take on a visual heartbeat of its own, reminding us all with every page load, every click, and every new sale.

That the best brand isn’t just a brand. It’s humanity in disguise.

meet the team

OLGA MARIA

Creative director, brand storyteller & designer

Not so long ago, I was living my dream career as a cell biologist, taking “microscopic” photos of cells, to visually tell a story about what we can’t see with the human eye but reveals the detailed intricacies of what makes life so special. While my work itself was great, I realized something was missing.

I eventually realized that we are not going to experience freedom, deep connection, and true passion in life by hiding who we are and the change we’re here to make in the world. In my journey, I found out that when you do things differently when you invest in yourself and your abilities, you are in turn advancing the world, too.

I decided to take my experience as a researcher and professor and, design and artist skills, to put it to work as a creative director, story & design, to empower people to go after their true desires and calling. Because the thing is, we aren’t meant to blend in with the crowd. We were born to stand out and to fully express our gifts. Because if we’re not being ourselves, then what good are we really doing for others?

MELANIE MARQUES

All around designer extraordinaire

I’m a young Portuguese designer and just like my country my design is full of colors and simplicity. I think of myself as an image baker and my ideas come mostly from daydreaming.

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