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ABOUT
YaM Brand is a graphic design and photography studio in Seattle that specializes in brand identity and development with a focus on the environmentally responsible. For more than a decade, YaM Brand (formally YaM Studio) has helped local and national clients meet or surpass their targets; from brand identity and development to designing packaging to creating out-reach campaigns for nonprofit agencies. Principals Angela Mack and Michael Young honed their aesthetics while earning degrees in fine arts, illustration, and photography. They are artists who understand businesses needs, and their clients appreciate the fact that their creative IS creative.
PORTFOLIO
PACKAGING
YOLO Colorhouse

YOLO Colorhouse, an environmentally responsible paint company, required an identity reflecting the simple unity of art, nature, and science that were intrinsic to its line of paints.

Aha Toro

YaM Brand designed advertising and threepack gift packaging for Artisan 100% pure blue agave Aha Toro tequila imported from Rancho El Olivido, Mexico.

ch-chocolates

ch-chocolates specializes in handcrafted truffles, a fresh product free of preservatives at their best the first week after being made. YaM Brand’s mission was to have the identity express the care that goes into these sweets.

Norton Arnold Vintner

YaM Brand realized what Norton Arnold Vintners really cares about is the complexity of his artisan wine. The logo and label design captures this artistic sensibility.

Roots Remedies

Roots Remedies is an herbal medicine company launching its first line of energy, sleep, and immune tonics. The idea that the product is locally-grown and environmentally responsible factor in to each aspect of the design.

Boost Home

Boost Home do-it-yourself energy and water saving solutions are packaged in kits with everything needed for easy installation. For homeowners or renters.

COLLATERAL
YOLO Colorhouse

YOLO Colorhouse, an environmentally responsible paint company, required an identity reflecting the simple unity of art, nature, and science that were intrinsic to its line of paints.

Aha Toro

YaM Brand designed advertising and threepack gift packaging for Artisan 100% pure blue agave Aha Toro tequila imported from Rancho El Olivido, Mexico.

Poetry on Buses

Twice in a row, YaM Brand established an identity for the “poetry on buses” theme. Enticing more than 3,000 to submit poems, each of the 55 jury selected poems are included in a book and on bus placards.

South Downtown Foundation

The South Downtown Foundation was formed to address the impacts of the new Football Stadium and Exhibition Center, YaM Brand created an identity and collateral that represents the uniqueness of each of Seattle’s three South Downtown communities.

WIC

Educational materials for the government agency that serves Women, Infants and Children (WIC). YaM Brand concepted and designed a series to address health and behavior messages.

4Culture

E4Culture is King County’s cultural services agency, with programs in the arts, heritage, historic preservation and public art. YaM Brand worked with 4Culture’s Heritage and Preservation staff on Destination Heritage

Saint Leo University

YaM Brand developed Connects, a dynamic, oversized, biannual magazine with fresh content highlighting academic programs, student communities, and alumni success. Connects and supporting materials provide visual excitement and engaging stories, setting them apart from the many publications that flow into high school students’ mailboxes each year.

IDENTITY
YOLO Colorhouse

YOLO Colorhouse, an environmentally responsible paint company, required an identity reflecting the simple unity of art, nature, and science that were intrinsic to its line of paints.

Aha Toro

YaM Brand designed advertising and threepack gift packaging for Artisan 100% pure blue agave Aha Toro tequila imported from Rancho El Olivido, Mexico.

ch-chocolates

ch-chocolates specializes in handcrafted truffles, a fresh product free of preservatives at their best the first week after being made. YaM Brand’s mission was to have the identity express the care that goes into these sweets.

Norton Arnold Vintner

YaM Brand realized what Norton Arnold Vintners really cares about is the complexity of his artisan wine. The logo and label design captures this artistic sensibility.

Starsail Cruises

Experience the thrill of sailing a classic tall ship in the Pacific Northwest by booking a cruise with Starsail Cruises.

bKat

Handmade original designs, Seattle-based bKat specializes in leather bags and kids clothes made from repurposed cashmere sweaters.

GSI Signs

GSI Signs is an architectural signage company and manufacturer of both interior and exterior sign systems serving the Pacific Northwest.

Mary Meyer Life Fitness

The purpose of Mary Meyer Life Fitness is to create the safest environment for the novice to advanced athlete to get coaching on skills and technique as they participate in a physical challenge.

Roots Remedies

Roots Remedies is an herbal medicine company launching its first line of energy, sleep, and immune tonics. The idea that the product is locally-grown and environmentally responsible factor in to each aspect of the design.

WEBSITES
YOLO Colorhouse

YOLO Colorhouse, an environmentally responsible paint company, required an identity reflecting the simple unity of art, nature, and science that were intrinsic to its line of paints.

Clinkston Brunner Architects

Sustainable practice is at the core of Clinkston Brunner Architects. They seek to incorporate sustainable approaches in a meaningful and truly integrated way whenever there is an opportunity.

ch-chocolates

ch-chocolates specializes in handcrafted truffles, a fresh product free of preservatives at their best the first week after being made. YaM Brand’s mission was to have the identity express the care that goes into these sweets.

WIC

Educational materials for the government agency that serves Women, Infants and Children (WIC). YaM Brand concepted and designed a series to address health and behavior messages.

Roots Remedies

Roots Remedies is an herbal medicine company launching it’s first line of energy, sleep, and immune tonics. The idea that the product is locally-grown and environmentally responsible factor in to each aspect of the design.

VIEW BY CLIENT
Saint Leo University

YaM Brand developed Connects, a dynamic, oversized, biannual magazine with fresh content highlighting academic programs, student communities, and alumni success. Connects and supporting materials provide visual excitement and engaging stories, setting them apart from the many publications that flow into high school students’ mailboxes each year.

YOLO Colorhouse

YOLO Colorhouse, an environmentally responsible paint company, required an identity reflecting the simple unity of art, nature, and science that were intrinsic to its line of paints.

Aha Toro

YaM Brand designed advertising and threepack gift packaging for Artisan 100% pure blue agave Aha Toro tequila imported from Rancho El Olivido, Mexico.

Poetry on Buses

Twice in a row, YaM Brand established an identity for the “poetry on buses” theme. Enticing more than 3,000 to submit poems, each of the 55 jury selected poems are included in a book and on bus placards.

ch-chocolates

ch-chocolates specializes in handcrafted truffles, a fresh product free of preservatives at their best the first week after being made. YaM Brand’s mission was to have the identity express the care that goes into these sweets.

South Downtown Foundation

The South Downtown Foundation was formed to address the impacts of the new Football Stadium and Exhibition Center, YaM Brand created an identity and collateral that represents the uniqueness of each of Seattle’s three South Downtown communities.

WIC

Educational materials for the government agency that serves Women, Infants and Children (WIC). YaM Brand concepted and designed a series to address health and behavior messages.

Roots Remedies

Roots Remedies is an herbal medicine company launching its first line of energy, sleep, and immune tonics. The idea that the product is locally-grown and environmentally responsible factor in to each aspect of the design.

Boost Home

Boost Home do-it-yourself energy and water saving solutions are packaged in kits with everything needed for easy installation. For homeowners or renters.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Commercial photographer, Michael Young, specializes in still life and location.
ACCOLADES
  • Case study in Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects, a book by Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam
  • Featured in the book Big Book of Packaging, Harper Collins Publishers
  • Juried Communication Arts Design Annual
  • Spread in the book Brand & Branding, MONSA Barcelone Publications
  • Spread in the book Designing the Brand Experience, Sandu Publishing
  • Two selected works in Color: Messages & Meanings: A Pantone Color Resource a book by Leatrice Eiseman
  • 14-page feature in Design 360° International Concept and Design Magazine
  • Selected to accompany Communication Arts feature story on packaging
  • How International Design Annual
  • Communication Arts International Design Annual
  • Print's Regional Design Annual
CONTACT

YaM Brand LLC
6251 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206.624.6648
info@yambrand.com

 

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