Brand Identity and Packaging
Cleaf Farms

2021 AAF Cleveland Silver ADDY: Identity
OBJECTIVE: Brand an urban aquaponics startup in a way that was easy for prospective business partners—ranging from municipalities to chefs—to understand his products and process. 

SOLUTION: Aquaponics is based on hydroponics—where plants are grown in a water solution—but the water stream also incorporates fish as a key part of the nutrient cycle. 
With such a unique business model we knew the logo had to help tell the story. We built the logo mark on an underlying geometry of circles that incorporated the fish and leaf into a water droplet, taking care that everything felt balanced. A strong brand will work equally well in color and in black and white, which we applied to packaging designs and apparel. 

​​​​​​​When one is venturing into a new business, it’s always great to find the right help to convey the right message to attract your potential customers. Its one thing to create the business and make the product, but it’s totally another when one has to attract people to try it. As a result, startups such as mine have a challenging time creating the right brand; a message that truly reverberates with our audience.  
That’s why working with Fizz Creative was awesome! They worked with me throughout the design process and diligently kept me in the loop. They really took the time to take my thoughts and feelings into consideration when creating a lasting brand. As a result of our close collaboration, the final product turned out great and was everything I needed and more! The right help! The right message! Thank you!
–Kevin Calhoun, Cleaf Farms
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