From defining and refining your brand to designing the collateral to attract attention to your next special event, Stone + Steel Creative serves as your out-of-house, full-service creative department. Over the last decade, we’ve seen firsthand how professional, engaging communications and collateral can add momentum to messages, connect with new audiences, and inspire others to take action. Let us know what you want to achieve, and we’ll help you get there.


Your brand is more than a logo; it’s the heartbeat behind every single connection you make. It’s how you tell people who you are and what you stand for, and it’s the message they’ll share on your behalf. Taking the time to define (or refine) your brand can be one of the most strategic growth moves a organization can make. Our step-by-step, thorough process clarifies and amplifies your core brand.

We dig deep with you to find unique strengths and most powerful message, then amplify it through strong visuals and memorable messaging that everyone at your organization can use. All delivered in a comprehensive messaging map and brand guidelines.

  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Development & Execution
  • Core Message Discovery
  • Key Messaging Development
  • Logo and Identity Design
  • Brand Guidelines

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Workshops and Trainings

Branding Basics

In these interactive sessions, we explore the components of an effective brand, learn why branding is so important to a nonprofit organization, discover why strong visuals are key and determine how you can improve your brand. Interactive exercises will focus on specific, tangible steps you can take regardless of your marketing experience or budget. You will leave the session with insight and tools you can use to build and maintain your strong brand. You are encouraged to bring samples of your marketing and communication materials to the workshop. The end of the session will include an evaluation of your current materials, with recommendations how to strengthen your marketing and branding.

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Communication and Branding

Bring your core team together for a half- or full-day session to explore your brand and put strong messaging into action.

In this half or full day workshop session, you and your team will tour your organization’s brand and top messages. Through several interactive exercises, attendees will get a hands-on chance to apply the brand strategy to everyday communications, gathering feedback along the way from the instructors as well as peers. All attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the organization’s mission, goals and vision and will leave the session prepared to represent your organization clearly, consistently, and with confidence.

  1. Overview of brand and messaging and why it matters to the organization
  2. Tour of the organization’s brand
  3. Understanding brand voice and personality
  4. Unpacking the overview statement/elevator pitch
  5. Communicating tone, voice, and message in common scenarios and by audience

Special Event Marketing Materials Design

Every successful event has an engaging, inspiring concept at its core that works to boost attendance, energize donors and cultivate new levels of awareness. We can help you define your event’s concept, create a visual brand around that idea, and design a full suite of event collateral to promote your cause.

  • Event Branding
  • Invitations & Save the Dates
  • Event Program
  • Print & Digital Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Presentation Materials
  • Nametags
  • Signage
  • Sponsorship Packages

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Special Event Campaign Design

A strong campaign tells a compelling story to the right people, inspiring them to act. A successful campaign or event will reach the right audiences and reinforce your brand, so they feel more connected to your work in a specific way. Every successful event has an engaging purpose or theme at its core that boosts attendance, energize donors and cultivate new levels of awareness. We can help you define your event’s theme, create a visual brand around that idea, and design a full suite of event collateral to promote your cause.

  • Campaign development and design
  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising, recruitment and awareness campaigns
  • Event branding and design

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Marketing & Communication Design

Once you have an established brand message and strong visual identity, the sky’s the limit. From annual reports and year-end appeals to comprehensive campaigns and targeted awareness efforts, we make sure that every possible interaction with your brand speaks to your audience, tells your story, and respects your budget, too.

  • Campaign Development and Design
  • Marketing Brochures
  • Advertising
  • Annual Reports
  • Direct Mailers and Postcards
  • Email Marketing
  • Newsletters & Publications
  • Presentations
  • Corporate Communications

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