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.

Call or email Isaac to discuss your project today.  


Cody and I (Isaac) met in college in 2006. We bonded over 12,000 beers 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 more than 14 years, we’ve 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.


While brand strategy, identity design, comprehensive package design and website design & development are our stock in trade, here are a few other things we can help you with.

  • Brand Strategy & Positioning
  • Brand Identity Systems
  • Brand Architecture & Extensions
  • Comprehensive Package Design
  • Brand & Product Naming
  • Web Design & Development
  • Brand Audits & Rebranding
  • Brand Standards & Guidelines
  • Ongoing Brand Management
  • Messaging & Story Development
  • Collaborative Art Direction
  • Immersive Environments
  • Print Design & Custom Illustration
  • 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


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.



Since branding our first brewery partner in 2010, we’ve traveled across the country and around the world to bring new breweries to market or rebrand regional and national favorites.

Our thoughts on craft beer are regularly featured on leading industry publications, and despite our blue language, we’re invited to speak at industry conferences around the world.

We’ve written three books on beer branding, including the Craft Beer Branding Guide (2017), Craft Beer, Rebranded (2020) and The Beyond Beer Handbook (2023).

Additionally, we write the Beer Branding Trends Newsletter each month for more than 6,000 beer and beverage industry subscribers and rock the mic on the BBT Podcast where we dive into the art and science of building stronger beverage brands.

Meet our Creative Director, Hank.

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Craft Beer, Rebranded
A step-by-step guide to rebranding your brewery