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We Create Living Brands


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We Create Living Brands


We see a brave new world. One where brands are engaging, vibrant, and alive. Where you, our clients, are their pioneers. Searching for new opportunities, new markets, new strategies, and innovations. We are your scouts. Your guides. We are The Forest.

 

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Brands need to be alive to change. They need to change, because in contemporary society the world is changing at a blinding rate. This means that brands need to be dynamic, and have the dexterity to create content constantly, innovate experiences and products, and connect with their consumers anytime, anywhere. We believe through Exploration, Strategy, and Collaboration we can meet todays problems, head on.

 

Explorers

We seek solutions as innovative as they are beautiful in order to find and connect with your new customers.

 

Strategists

It's a pull, rather than a push, strategy. Content doesn’t interrupt, it attracts.

 

Collaborators

Clients, community, culture. These are the things that drive great work.

 

 
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Of Ideas That Grow


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Of Ideas That Grow


 

We're willing to try almost anything. We offer art direction, graphic design, branding, photography, video, creative research and more specializing in but not limited to the fields of architecture, art/music, product and interior design.

 


 

Our Offerings

 

Brand

Brand Identity & Development

Visual Design

Research Exercises

Systematic Design

Copywriting

 

 

 

Digital 

Advertising

Mobile & Web Design

Digital Publishing

Platforms & Applications

Customer Experience

 

Social 

Campaigns

Social Media Management

Analytics

Social Media Strategy


 

Featured Work

  Fête Dément  IDENTITY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / PRINT / VIDEO

 

Fête Dément 

IDENTITY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / PRINT / VIDEO

  Star Motorcycles ILLUSTRATION / APPAREL

 

Star Motorcycles

ILLUSTRATION / APPAREL

  Landscape Forms STRATEGY / IDENTITY / WEB

 

Landscape Forms

STRATEGY / IDENTITY / WEB

 
  MarketNet IDENTITY / WEB / DIGITAL PUBLICATION

 

MarketNet

IDENTITY / WEB / DIGITAL PUBLICATION

  Welcome Home IDENTITY / PRINT / WEB  

 

Welcome Home

IDENTITY / PRINT / WEB

 

  View More Work  EXPLORE MORE. 

 

View More Work 

EXPLORE MORE. 

 
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Driven by Human-Centered Design


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Driven by Human-Centered Design


Design-Centered Innovation is not only a catalyst for creating and adapting to change, but also a platform to solve complex problems.

 

Strategic Services

Data Visualizations

Research Exercises 

Observational Research

Ethnographic Research

Positioning

Business Modeling

Design Thinking

User Centered Inspiration

Innovation Workshops

User & Consumer Experience

Systematic Design & Alignment

Trend Forecasting

 

Living Brands

 

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A living brand is composed of two components. Brand, and Business strategy. We believe for design to be effective it must be aligned with the goals of the business. The two strategies are not separate, but interwoven. 

This strategic DNA is what the basis for a living brand is. 

 

Whether exercises in design thinking, business modeling, or innovation canvases; we believe that the intersection of design and business creates results. These results don't only change markets, or transform them, but create new ones. 

 

 

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Who Work Better Together


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Who Work Better Together


We are a company driven by the spirit of collaboration – with clients, with one another, with our community, and with our wildly talented friends.

 

Courageous Clients

From Fortune 500, to our own back yard. We work with courageous clients. And we love them. Because they also believe in the power of design to transform business. 

Who We Work With

  • Innovators
  • Rist Takers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives/Leadership
  • Development Teams
  • Marketing Teams
  • Design Teams

 


Creative Partners

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Let's Get Connected


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Let's Get Connected


 

Location

 

133 Division Ave. S Suite 100

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

Connect

+1 616 710 4604

hello@wearetheforest.com