Category Archives: Case Studies

TV Commercial: Three Louisiana Football Legends at TJ Ribs

Every city has its local favorite—an eatery that has gained favor with the community due to great food and service. A gathering spot that has maintained a place in the hearts and minds of locals through the years. A celebrated tradition transcendent of culinary trends and flash-in-the-pan concepts. In the heart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana… Continue Reading >

TV Commercial: Three Louisiana Football Legends at TJ Ribs

Brand Identity

Brand Identity A strong brand identity is the foundation of any successful marketing program. A good logo conveys an organization’s core mission and brand personality, and it is distinct, memorable and exemplifies an organization’s values. The visual tone and symbolism of a good logo works to inform all other visual communications for an organization. This is… Continue Reading >

Brand Identity

Mustang Catering

Mustang Catering Owned and operated by chef Carole Sullivan, Mustang Catering has gained a distinguished foodie following in Southwest Montana over the past decade. Carole crafts individualized event settings with delectable menus for private parties, family gatherings, and other unique occasions ranging from cowboy branding celebrations to ladies’ garden parties on the banks of the… Continue Reading >

Mustang Catering

Montana Party Rentals

Montana Party Rentals Montana (and Wyoming) Party Rentals outfits customers with everything they need to make any event a perfect, memorable occasion. Whether planning an intimate or grand style gathering, Montana Party Rentals provides a unique selection of one-of-a-kind products backed by exceptional service, event consulting, and creative staff. This hands-on approach has set a… Continue Reading >

Montana Party Rentals

Rib and Chop House

Rib & Chop House With it’s monumental landscapes and expansive river valleys, the Rocky Mountain West has long been cattle country. From St. George, Utah to Billings, Montana, ranchers, locals and tourists flock to the Rib & Chop House nightly in celebration of the West and it’s official fare: Certified Black Angus Beef. In addition… Continue Reading >

Rib and Chop House

Be Audacious

Be Audacious Be Audacious is the personal brand of author, life coach, motivational speaker and wilderness advocate Michael W. Leach. First and foremost, Michael is a storyteller and inspirer of people using his Be Audacious brand to instigate millennials and other seekers to pursue their passion, live a life that matters and change the world.… Continue Reading >

Be Audacious

Sweet Pea Festival

Sweet Pea Festival A long-standing tradition and the cultural highlight of summers in Bozeman, Montana, the Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day arts festival packed with music, theater, dance, art, food and countless community events. First organized over 35 years ago by a dedicated group of volunteers, Sweet Pea has evolved into a major arts… Continue Reading >

Sweet Pea Festival

Brand Livingston

Brand Livingston Brand Livingston is a comprehensive branding and marketing strategy for the town of Livingston, Montana started in 2011. As a program of Vision Livingston, a grass-roots community organization intended to address local business concerns, Brand Livingston reflects the various sectors that make up the local economy. Engine 8 facilitated the development of Brand… Continue Reading >

Brand Livingston

Raich Montana Properties

Raich Montana Properties Just north of Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River rushes through the rich ranch lands and expansive terrain of Paradise Valley. This lush expanse is home to Raich Montana Properties. The company’s founder, Tracy Raich, has set a new standard in Southwest Montana for exceeding expectations and executing every step of the… Continue Reading >

Raich Montana Properties

ITVS

ITVS ITVS funds, promotes, and presents independently produced, award winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award winning weekly series Independent Lens. Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS), ITVS celebrates voices and visions of underrepresented communities and presents programs that… Continue Reading >

ITVS

Tío Javis

Tío Javis Originally founded in Houston, Texas by legendary restauranteur Ninfa Laurenzo, Ninfa’s has been at the forefront of Tex-Mex cuisine in the US. From humble beginnings in a converted tortilla factory to running 40 locations worldwide, the Ninfa’s brand has become synonymous with authentic Tex-Mex. Ninfa’s continues to infuse the original flavors of Mexico… Continue Reading >

Tío Javis

Elichai Fine Jewelry

Elichai Fine Jewelry Elichai Fowler, a remarkably talented jewelry designer, creates stunning original custom jewelry and operates a retail gallery in Livingston, Montana. Fowler hired Engine 8 to develop a brand strategy that would serve as a catalyst for a dynamic new image for his company. Through market research and analysis, Engine 8 developed a… Continue Reading >

Elichai Fine Jewelry

Gil’s Goods

Gil’s Goods Part nostalgic diner, part Euro-café, Gil’s Goods blends sustainable food practices and a comfortable ambiance with an unbeatably delicious menu. Offering a selection of wood fired pizzas, sandwiches, baked goods, and desserts, Gil’s S.O.L.E. food (sustainable, organic, local, ethical) complements its array of coffee, tea, homemade sodas, and wines. The Engine 8 team… Continue Reading >

Gil’s Goods

Web Design: Visit Livingston, Montana

Following up from last year’s blog post about our work with the Brand Livingston campaign (June 2013),  Engine 8 recently launched VisitLivingston.org. The new website is the keystone of the campaign’s comprehensive marketing effort dedicated to promoting tourism and bolstering the local economy in the Livingston, Montana area. The dramatic technological shift in the last ten years… Continue Reading >

Web Design: Visit Livingston, Montana

Book Design: Gatherings: Recipes from Montana’s Mustang Kitchen

Engine 8 is proud to announce the publication of Gatherings: Recipes from Montana’s Mustang Kitchen by Livingston chef and café owner Carole Sullivan. The new cookbook reflects Carole’s unique passion for food and her delight in sharing her talent. With the help of her business partner and husband, Dan, Carole has gained quite a following among foodies… Continue Reading >

Book Design: Gatherings: Recipes from Montana’s Mustang Kitchen

The Livingston Brand Comes to Life

In 2011 Engine 8 started talking to business owners and community leaders about creating a brand for the town of Livingston, Montana. With its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, premier fly fishing, and a western-eclectic small-town vibe, we all knew Livingston had great things to offer — we just had to tell the story. Fast… Continue Reading >

Brand Identity: Gil’s Goods

The Livingston, Montana food scene recently received a culinary spark with the opening of Gil’s Goods. Part nostalgic diner, part Euro-café, Gil’s blends local/sustainable practices and a comfy ambiance with downright good food. The Engine 8 team collaborated with local chef and entrepreneur Brian Menges of 2nd Street Bistro and interior designer Gigi Aelbers to… Continue Reading >

Identity and Web Design: Guthrie Lane

When Angela Devine, the founder and owner of Guthrie Lane, contacted Engine 8 to develop a brand identity and website we jumped at the opportunity. Our initial enthusiasm for the project was due to Angela’s authentic vision and her unwavering commitment to designing and handcrafting classic children’s clothing from her studio in downtown Livingston, Montana.… Continue Reading >

Brand Strategy: Elichai Fine Jewelry

Elichai Fowler, a remarkably talented jewelry designer, approached Engine 8 in 2011 to rebrand his business. At the time, Fowler was creating stunning custom jewelry for clients and operating a retail gallery in Livingston, Montana. Although customers were raving about the work and word of Fowler’s talent was spreading, he felt his company brand was… Continue Reading >

Identity and Web Design: Plume Bridal

Engine 8 would like to congratulate Plume Bridal on its recent grand opening in Downtown Bozeman, Montana. Months before the opening, Plume enlisted Engine 8 to craft a distinct, boutique brand that would captivate brides-to-be and fashionistas of all ages. To start, Engine 8 designed a brand identity, which evokes the beauty, grace and style… Continue Reading >