CODO Design was founded in 2009 on the deeply held belief that we can create better work by including our clients in the creative process.

About

Cody and I (Isaac) met in college in 2006. We bonded over pizza & craft beer internship experiences where we each saw the creative industry creating unnecessary barriers between clients and designers (leading to blown deadlines, boring design and frustrated teams). 

We believed we could could create better work by directly including our clients in the creative process as early, intimately and often as possible.

With that idea in mind, we graduated on May 10, 2009, founded CODO the following Monday and have since grown to become one of the most sought after food and beverage branding firms in America.

For eleven years, CODO has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with craft breweries, food and beverage CPG artisans, hospitality groups, distilleries, cannabis startups and restaurants on everything from positioning, branding and rebranding, naming, web design and internationally recognized package design (that creates rabid fans and drives revenue growth).

Whether you’re defining your brand for the first time, reinvigorating an old brand, or creating an important brand extension, we got you.

Services

While branding, packaging, web design and environmental design are our stock in trade, here are some of the other things we can help you accomplish.

  • Brand Strategy & Positioning
  • Brand Identity Systems
  • Comprehensive Package Design
  • Brand & Product Naming
  • Web Design & Development
  • Brand Audits & Rebranding
  • Brand Standards
  • Ongoing Brand Management
  • Messaging & Story Development
  • Collaborative Art Direction
  • Immersive Environments
  • Print & Illustration
  • Brand Launch Campaign
  • Kicking a Keg
  • Amateur Cicerone-ing
  • Book Recommendations
  • Dog Sitting
  • Dog Walking
  • Really, anything to do with Dogs
  • Changing a Flat Tire
  • Matching the Hatch
  • Smoking Ribs and/or Brisket
  • Garden Consulting
  • Professional Mourning
  • Bushcraft
  • Locksmithing

HANDS-ON BRANDING

You know yourself better than we do. That’s why it’s so important for us to really get to know your organization. We want to understand what makes you tick, what you value and how you’re different from your competitors. We do this by spending time with you and people who know you. Together we work to build a deep understanding of your company, culture, industry and how you’re different. You may even learn a few new things about yourself. Once we discover what makes you YOU, we work with you to define the key messages and compelling truths that make up the foundation of your brand. Finally we get into the work of expressing your newly discovered identity across the many ways people interact with you.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and build your brand? We are. Shoot us an email and let’s get started.

CODO x CRAFT BEER

CODO x CRAFT BEER

Since branding our first brewery partner in 2010, we’ve traveled all over the country, and increasingly, the world, to bring regional production breweries, brewpubs, nano breweries and contract breweries to market through brand strategy and positioning, rebranding, naming, package design and web design. 

Our thoughts on craft beer are regularly featured on leading industry publications, and despite our blue language, we’re invited to speak at beer industry conferences around the world. We’re also proud to serve as branding subject matter experts at the University of Vermont’s “Brewery Marketing & Branding” program where we remotely teach students from around the world about the finer points of brand strategy.

This work informed our 2017 book, the Craft Beer Branding Guide and our 2020 release, Craft Beer, Rebranded.

Meet our Creative Director, Hank.

Dry Cider (Ash & Elm)
6.5% ABV
Left Tap
Pachanga Mexican Lager (Sun King)
4.2% ABV / 24 IBU
Right Tap
Craft Beer, Rebranded
A step-by-step guide to rebranding your brewery
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As of 8/8/19