Building Community

After 71 years building some of the most significant structures in Seattle and beyond, the region’s #1 contractor is experiencing competitive pressure from national and international firms who have swarmed the market to win large projects from the likes of, Microsoft, Starbucks, UW, Boeing and a thriving local healthcare and retail sector. 

Sellen has enjoyed a stellar reputation and in many measurements considered the top general contractor in the region. But its leadership knew they could do more to stand out, to claim what is uniquely theirs, and to build deeper relationships in the community.

We took part in “refreshing the brand” and find a way to amplify what was most valued about the firm and its work. After executing a broad research study, both within the company and externally with its clients and partners, we developed a potent design strategy that was authentic, differentiating and works to engage all stakeholders. We continue to create a series of communications to express the strategy – efforts that will inspire employees, engage clients and put competitors on their heels.

Scope of work included:

  • Website Design (UX and Visual)
  • Communication Design
  • Research
  • Brand Strategy
  • Messaging
  • Public Installations
  • Internal Workshops