We are a boutique and experienced creative agency specializing in brand strategy, identity development and packaging design for enterprising businesses.
At Blend Branding we’ve perfected the formula for solving the toughest creative business challenges. For twenty-five years, we’ve helped small brands get their start and large brands find their edge. Our solutions have enabled clients to better engage their customers and grow their businesses through the right mix of marketing strategy, storytelling and brand design to create exciting brands with successful retail and online presence.
Food & Beverage | Wine | Health | Lifestyle | Retail | Business
Naming, Identity & Implementation
Structure, Label & POS Display
Branding, Menu, Signage & Promotion
& Social Media
Concept, Design & Development
While we have engaged with many diverse companies in the past 25 years, we have to say that consumer facing business is the most compelling. Here’s a snapshot of some of our work.
See more work below
BRANDING AND PACKAGING FOR A PAINT & PLASTER COMPANY
REBRANDING FOR AN AUTHENTIC LINE OF QUESO DIP
Mariani Fruit Company
NEW PRODUCT PACKAGING LINE OF DRIED FRUIT
Folio Wines | Michael Mondavi
REBRANDING CANVAS WINE FOR HYATT
Revel Kitchen & Bar
NEW RESTAURANT BRANDING, MENUS, SIGNAGE
“Rob is a master at meeting his client’s goals from both a creative and business side. He’s the best of both worlds. And the work speaks for itself.”
Board Advisor | GTM + UX + Innovation
“I have worked with Rob for over 20 years on multiple projects from logos to sales collateral to website design. His work is consistently creative and unique, as well as on time and budget. He consistently takes my vision and translates it to a professional design that helps me reach my goals.”
Former Marketing Director, Mary’s Pizza Shack
Rob founded Blend Branding after running Mez Design for 25+ years. He has deep experience and passion for the creative process. He has been involved in creating successful brands for more than 30 years, working in partnership with The Republic of Tea, Robert Mondavi, Folio Partners, Beringer Wine Estates, Clif Bar, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Black Angus Steakhouse, Divine Organics, Barbara’s Bakery, Williams Sonoma, EA Sports, LeapFrog Toys, Levi Strauss and Wells Fargo to name a few. He has assembled a solid and diverse team of creative strategists, designers and project managers to guide the process from start to the final product.
You can often find Rob volunteering his time with a local non-profit or exploring an epic adventure on his road or mountain bike in Marin.
Denise brings over twenty years of Branding, P.R. and Marketing experience in the restaurant, retail and start-up industries. She has expertise in marketing, advertising, social media, public relations, project management, design and brand building. Most recently, Denise managed branding and marketing for Steele & Hops Public House, Abra Marketing and Ctuit software (for restaurants). In addition, Denise’s years at marketing for retailers like Eve.com, Safeway, Macy’s West, Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus and Mary’s Pizza Shack have given her the background to manage marketing plans at national and local levels.
Pepp has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. While not on the tennis court or hiking trails, Denise can be found attempting to keep up with her twin daughters.
William is a brand and marketing expert who has worked with and built some of the biggest and most successful brands on the planet. With a steady focus on business impact, he specializes in the creation of dynamic communication strategies and engaging content that connects large and small brands with their target audience.
Some of his clients have included Adobe, AT&T Wireless, Clorox, Coors Brewing Company, Fairbanks Morse Defense, First Citizens Bank, J.M. Smucker, Levi Strauss, McCormick Spices, Mitsubishi Power, Sephora, Sprint, and Taco Bell.
William is also known for his music photography and can be seen shooting concerts all over the Bay Area.
Battea – Class Action Services
Black Angus Steakhouse
California Walnut Board
Clif Bar, Inc.
Constellation Wines U.S.
Daskara Olive Oil
Folio Fine Wine Partners
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hooked on Phonics
Levi Strauss & Co.
Mariani Fruit Co.
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Marin Coffee Roasters
Marin County Fair
Mary’s Pizza Shack
Mountain Village, CO
Napa Valley Kitchens
Pepper Dog Salsa
The Republic of Tea
Robert Mondavi Winery
Rome Luxury Suites
Saint Hilary’s School
SF Fashion Week
Sonoma State University
Southern Wine and Spirits
Three Sticks Winery
Tastes on the Fly
The Doctors Company
Vela Windsurfing Resorts
Wild Planet Toys
Wilderness Trail Bikes
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558 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA
415 | 308.2554