Kathleen Harward is a retired lawyer that took a leap of faith to pursue her dream of becoming a children’s book author. She approached CJDesign unsure of how to achieve this dream, and together we created a reality. It began with branding, continued into book layout design, and we continue our growth as an e-commerce based children’s book company.
Brandy Wilbur Pie was a chocolate lab with a life dedicated to others. The stories that Brandy created throughout her life was the inspiration behind the branding, and many of the books. Our branding and logo design needed to be warm, friendly, and keep the memory of Brandy alive for years to come. The versatility of the elements carries the branding through all mediums, from websites to book covers.
CLIENT & INDUSTRY
Brandy Pie Book Company / Children’s Books
Fort Collins, CO
WHAT WE DID
Brand Identity, Website Design, Book Layout Design
SHE’S WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Brandy Wilbur Pie
This wonderful chocolate lab, Brandy Pie, remains the inspiration behind the creation of Brandy Pie Book Company. Her spirit, beauty, personality, and cherished memories are what became the heart of this logo. brand and website.
CLEAN, BUT WITH CHARACTER
Brandy, The Brand
Brandy was a true Colorado labrador. She spent countless hours of her life in the Rocky Mountains, often as the trail guide for Kathy and her family. Brandy used to be hiking in front, and look back every few seconds to make sure everyone was still trekking along.
ROCKY MOUNTAINS x BRANDY PIE
Rough Linework… Minimalist Logo
The team, as well as the client, spent many conversations about the linework style for this logo. We tried smooth, round, geometric, and finally settled on a subtle ‘mountainous’ style for the branding. We contrasted the rough edges on the logomark with a smooth script, and solid sans-serif for garnish.
OUR FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK
The Shared Dog – Layout Design
As ChristopherJewellDesign’s premiere work on a published children’s book, we took pride in an extremely high attention to detail on every page. From cover to cover, The Shared Dog was a blast of a project that has secured its’ spot in the CJD Hall of Fame.
OUR SECOND CHILDREN’S BOOK
The Lost Recipe – Layout Design
The second book of Brandy Pie Book Co.’s six book series featured a watercolor artist based in Poland. If you’re interested in taking a closer look at the work we collaborated on, feel free to visit brandypiebooks.com.