We’re a design firm dedicated to creating and revitalizing visual brands—a talented group of thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators with big ideas.
Whether they’re a start-up with fresh VC funding, or an established company preparing to IPO… there’s one thing most 405 Group clients have in common: the brand is at an inflection point—a time of significant change where the ship is changing course.
Managing change can be difficult. But that’s where we can help. Whether it’s determining what aspects of the old brand should carry forward, or helping define an entirely new brand, we have 30+ years of experience to help facilitate change.
We focus on developing dynamic and integrated brands that forge strategic connections, influence decisions, and inspire action.
Our goal is to create a valuable and memorable customer experience by working with clients to develop an integrated brand communication strategy. We audit current materials, assess competition, evaluate successes and problems, and provide thoughtful solutions that will cut through the clutter of marketing hype and demonstrate a distinctive brand message to apply across all channels—whether it’s on a mobile website or in an annual report.
Website Design & Development
Print & Sales Collateral Systems
Environments & Tradeshows
Brand Standards & Guidelines
Some clients think of us an extension of their team—their design police. (We even have badges…) When they call us, the flashing light immediately goes on the roof. Look, we don’t know all their kid’s names and how they spent their summer vacations. (TMI) But we know their brand, their products & services, and what to do to creatively communicate that promise to their customers.
Our partners are not “vendors”, they’re extensions of our team, helping us to provide a robust cache of services to our clients. In many cases we’ve worked with them for over 25 years and would trust them with the keys if we needed to. We’re also happy to collaborate with our client’s vendors when necessary. (How do you think we meet good people in the first place?)
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Remember, it’s all about the content. What you say… is what you show, is who you are, is what they think. Partnering with an experienced, expressive writer will unlock possibilities you’ve never dreamed of using mere words.
Legacy Venture, Ascent, Sencha
Aerohive Networks, Retail Solutions, Ascent
Just take a look at this list. Over 25 years of relationships—everyone from technology, bio-tech, and healthcare… to venture capital, philanthropy, energy, and law. Whew! And they’re not as different as you might think. They all came to us during times of change, in need of guidance and creative solutions that would solve their marketing challenges. They have one other thing in common—they’re all satisfied clients!