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December 17, 2020


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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 out and just toured the project and saw the beautiful interior finishes, they open in early 2021. We collaborated with our friends in Montana, Lone Mountain Land Company, on both the Wilson Hotel in Big Sky and their new restaurant/club, Three Forks. Our flavor buds were piqued when Branch and Barrel released new flavors with new EBD packaging to match. Market Station in LoDo is finishing up rapidly, complete with a custom art program and luxury apartments. We embraced our western heritage working with Karman Western Wear on refreshing their Tin Haul brand. Happy Canyon Shopping Center received a new brand and environmental signage for their site-wide renovation. We met some amazing home builders and built a brand as quality as they are, Smith & Meade. We celebrated with our long-time client, Hammonds Candies, as they turned 100 years old. We witnessed innovation in the food industry in January at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Who knew mung beans were the next hot snack food!? And we looked towards the future with a University of Chicago project and their mission to reduce carbon pollution as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

Oh, and we turned 30. No big deal.  

This year we’ve grown in so many ways, but it’s the expansion of our EBD family (and its continued health) in which we are most proud. Whitney gained a spouse, Rose had a baby girl, FOUR adopted puppies joined the studio, and lastly, everyone remained COVID free! 

Looking forward to 2021, we are excited for what the year will bring, the new clients we’ll meet, the innovations we’ll see, the lasting brands we will get to build. But most of all, we’re looking forward to crossing paths, in person, with you all. Thank you for all of the fun.  

Happy Holidays from EBD!

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