Brand Building For Successful Placemaking

Located in Denver just a few steps aways from Union Station stands the Kimpton Hotel Born. This hotel was part of a much larger project to transform Denver’s Union Station into a vibrant downtown neighborhood. It was our role at…

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Sep
16

Behind The Scenes: Notes From A Production Manager

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AS A DISCIPLINE Every great design firm needs at least one realist, aka the Print Production Manager. My name is Tiffany Gronski and my purpose is to fabricate and print projects to align with the vision of our…

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May
12

Q&A: 10 Years In The Cannabis Industry

Since its legalization in Colorado in 2014, the cannabis industry has grown exponentially, with 2021 sales skyrocketing nearly 40% more than 2020, reaching an estimated total of $25 billion (PreparedFoods). It takes experts to adapt to the industry’s ever changing…

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Apr
19

Get to Know EBD

Maybe we already know you or have seen some of our work. But behind that work, there’s a lot more to EBD – what drives us, what makes great client partnerships and how we create. We’re giving you a window…

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Mar
10

Why Design Driven Brands Are So Successful

Excerpts from a conversation between Ellen Bruss, Jennifer Hohn, and Andrew Hoffman on The Ad Club’s Design in Advertising Panel – Why Design Driven Brands Are So Successful. Moderated by Ken Garcia. Ken (moderator): Welcome everyone. We’re so grateful to…

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Nov
12

Notes from A Production Manager: Signage Edition

What to consider, when considering signage? To answer that question simply, consider everything. Seriously, everything. Whether you’re looking to light up the night sky or do your wayfinding in a building or environment, signage requires a tremendous amount of consideration…

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Jun
4

A Connoisseur Cannabis Brand Elevating the Denver Retail Experience

EBD is located in Colorado, so our feature for April is one of our clients in the Cannabis and CBD industry. We’ve worked in consumer goods and retail for over a decade, so when two independently successful retail entrepreneurs, Amanda…

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Apr
20

36 Hours- Curated by EBD

Over the last three years, Denver has grown by over 100,000 people and shows no sign of slowing down. Perhaps it’s the 300 days of sunshine or maybe it’s the proximity to nature? All we know is that it’s easier…

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Feb
5

Wrapping Up 2020

As the year comes to an end, a year unlike any other at EBD, we look back at the triumphs, new relationships, and work we were able to accomplish…all while working remote.  In 2020, we watched McGregor Square Residences top…

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Dec
17

Building a Boutique Agency

Ellen Bruss Design – EBD began after I had been working for a few years in both the music business and for agencies big and small. I primarily worked for Fey Concerts, the largest music promoter between the Midwest and…

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Oct
30

Celebrating a Century of Sweetness

‘I’ve heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true.’ -Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  When Carl T. Hammond Sr. opened his candy factory in 1920, he probably couldn’t imagine that his business would still be flourishing 100…

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Aug
12

4/20 Wellness

Wellness and self-care are currently at the forefront of everyone’s mind. COVID-19 has many people reaching for different modalities as they navigate this challenging time. A time where feeling ‘well’ seems harder to come by in all corners of life….

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Apr
20

Support Local Business

As a society, we’re all experiencing and learning about the COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. And we’re doing it together. The concept of community has taken on a whole new perception in the past couple of weeks. Here at EBD our…

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Mar
25

A Residence Inn by Marriott Becomes a Mountain Local

The Wilson Hotel, which opened summer 2019 In Big Sky, Montana, took design inspiration from the historic architecture found throughout the state—an overt nod to the grand hotels of Montana’s past. Its name is also a local reference to nearby…

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Dec
26

The Case for Design: A Graduation Keynote

Good morning to all of the graduates; and their families and friends. I am honored to be speaking to you today, at a place that I have watched grow into a great institution. My design & marketing firm, EBD, has…

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Sep
24