Find out what we've been up to! We post things like recent projects that haven't been added to our portfolio, projects in the works, events that we've taken part in, and fun field trips we go on. You know, important stuff!
Screen grabs of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy website showing images of Wilma and nature
March 24, 2023

Writer, Activist, Teacher: Wilma Dykeman

The Wilma Dykeman Legacy was founded in 2012 by her son Jim Stokely, to honor Wilma's extraordinary life. The Legacy works to sustain her core values of environmental integrity, social justice, and the power of the written and spoken word. We're grateful for the opportunity to create web and print materials for this admirable non-profit organization. Locally, Wilma is best known for her book The French Broad (a Rivers of America book) but there is so much more to learn about this avant-garde individual.

Everybody's Bruncheon Club logos shown against different backgrounds. Retro bubble type in orange and maroon shading.
February 14, 2023

Everybody's Bruncheon Club

Everybody’s Bruncheon Club is an eatery & live music experience for residents and tourists in the Boone, NC area. They integrate classic southern cuisine (yay biscuits!) with tex-mex brunch offerings, all set in a 70s-style retro environment. Owner Bryan Kossol started the restaurant after finding success with his food truck Everybody's Loaded Biscuits. We had a load of fun working on this project.

Law firm logo with Celtic symbol and a screen grab of website home page
January 25, 2023

Legal Services Made Simple.

Irvine Law Firm offers a less expensive and more convenient alternative to the traditional law firm. They bridge the gap between online services like LegalZoom and the conventional path, blending the best qualities from both worlds. We created the logo and identity system for the firm, with this in mind. The solution reflects an affinity for Celtic symbols and a balance that highlights their collaborative approach to law through mediation and resolving legal disputes outside of the courtroom.

The website is designed to blend the feel of the traditional firm and online legal services, and offers a lot of good information to clients and the general public alike. It includes some unique touches like the multicolored fluid-acrylic painting elements created by Stephanie Irvine.

Endodontics logo with mountains and yellow sky
January 18, 2023

Dental Recognition

Asheville Endodontics identity will soon be recognized by DesignRush in their Best Logo Designs of 2023 dental logos article. We really enjoyed creating this initial branding for a new startup and neighbor of ours.

Teacher's Farm logo with vintage style graphics and an old tractor
November 4, 2022

A Teacher's Farm

This recently completed logo for a start-up farm in Polk County NC is inspired by a vintage tractor and feed bag graphics of the 30s and 40s. Founded by a public school teacher, they hope to be up and running and selling all sorts of veggies by the Spring.

Toyota Tacoma truck with graphics parked in the North Carolina woods
October 24, 2022

Raising The Bar

NSO (North State Overland) is an off-road adventure brand that designs, engineers, and produces modular rack systems for Toyota trucks. They were interested in applying a full vehicle wrap to one of their trucks, creating mobile signage that can be displayed at trade shows, on the streets, or even out in the wilderness. We were happy to expand on their existing branding with the introduction of a harmonious color palette, identity application style, and illustration featuring Mount Pisgah.

Civil Design Concepts trade show booth website coaster and brochure
September 28, 2022

We Are Asheville NC

Civil Design Concepts of Asheville needed branded materials for their recruitment booth at various college job fairs. 828:design worked to create these background banners, a table wrap, a recruitment web page, a brochure, and give-away coasters. To learn more, visit CDC's careers page.

Website homepage design for law firm that has light blue triangles
March 7, 2022

Smart Legal in WNC

McGuire, Wood & Bissette is one of the oldest law firms in Asheville. 828:design redesigned the firm's visual identity in 2015 and continues to fulfill their design needs through a number of marketing channels. This new site design works to simplify the user's experience and promotes the firm's forward-thinking commitment to innovation, creativity and service. Check out the new design at

February 2, 2022

Navigating Wealth

Black Balsam Wealth Advisors helps map a path for families and businesses to create, preserve, and transfer their wealth. They are partners with Northwestern Mutual, a 160 year old national brand with strict co-branding guidelines that need to be met and approved for use. Our solution adopts familiar navigation imagery to connect the name Black Balsam (a local hiking mecca) and the financial navigation services they offer to their clients.

Annual Report cover with heavy equipment at groundbreaking site. Two report spreads and an e-blast invitation.
October 5, 2021

The New Frontier

The Partnership (Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development) held its first Annual Event since 2019 on September 30th, at Jeter Mountain Farm. What a great event! We worked with the organization to help realize their theme of The New Frontier, which highlights the group's historic efforts to help grow Henderson County's various manufacturing sectors. Our services included the design of their annual report, report envelope, event invitation eblast, and event banner. On to 2022/23!