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25 Years of Willow: Brad Gillum

“If this doesn’t work out, I’ll have to go get a real job to support my family. Maybe sacking groceries.” We’re celebrating a big birthday this week at Willow; in fact, we’ll be celebrating all year long. But we wanted to take time out for a little reflection before we blow out the candles, and who better to ask to...

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Re-Leaf and Restore (Part Three)

  Beginning with a brand archetype to understand how your message resonates with customers on a deep subconscious level is the most helpful way to begin creating visual tone. It sounds a little heady, and it kinda is, but here’s an easy way to think about it. A long time ago, psychologist Carl Jung believed that the reason some characters...

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The Naked Truth (Part Two)

We think a brand is a promise. And the craft that brings that promise forth effectively and transformatively is multilayered. I get asked a lot about our branding process and talking about what we do for our partners is language I use every day. But this year, when we turned the tables on ourselves, I gained a whole new perspective....

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Being You Taught Us a Lot About Being Us (Part One)

For the past year, we’ve been getting in touch with our inner client, turning our process on ourselves, and watching who we are as a brand unfold. We’re not gonna lie. It’s a little nerve-racking sitting on the client side of the table with giddy anticipation, both excited and uncertain of how it will all turn out. We had forgotten...