Small businesses deserve big treatment.
We believe small businesses are the heart and soul of commerce. They deserve the same level of strategic design thinking that our global brand clients receive.
We have distilled our knowledge working with global brands into a streamlined program for small businesses. We pride ourselves on long-term working relationships with clients of all sizes. We review applications each quarter and accept a limited number of clients. Apply to participate.
A few samples of our work for small business appear on this page, along with links to deeper case studies.
Fort George Brewery
Extensive branding & marketing projects
How do you launch a brewpub in a small, blue-collar town, and grow it into a mighty force of Northwest brewcraft? Fort George Brewery did it with award-winning beers, a strong community, and a tight collaboration with Plazm.
Portland Center Stage
Rebrand & poster campaigns
Like the city itself, the largest, longest-running theatre company in Portland was on the brink of a new era, with a new physical building. Portland Center Stage brought on Plazm to rebrand and create posters for two seasons of compelling theater.
Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop
Naming, identity, brand launch, packaging
Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop is a not-for-profit, social enterprise bakery that supports adults with acquired brain injury (ABI), helping them return to work, play, and life by baking delicious, hand-crafted cupcakes. After launching at the Portland Farmers Market for two successful summers with help from Plazm, Sarah Bellum’s opened a brick and mortar location in Multnomah Village.
Sisters Farmers Market
Brand strategy, graphic identity, brand re-launch
The local farmers market formed a vital part of the small community in Sisters, Oregon—and it was in trouble. The market brought on Plazm for a strategic rebrand including new logo and communications plan. We’re happy to say the Market succeeded and thrived!