A resilient brand identity keeps on going
David Dessinger, a relatively new transplant from California when I met him on the ferry, took to Bainbridge Island right away. He sought out the help of Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Berkeley before starting Pegasus Coffee. We drifted apart at one point in the evolution, as our situations changed.
Looking back on this branding work we did together, it has been resilient in a way I could not have anticipated. The credit goes to David, who was open to my ideas in the first place. Secondly, and most importantly, he has kept it alive and well, throughout the build-up of his multi-location retail business, and the vital wholesale business he operates now—Pegasus Coffee Roaster.
Thanks, David—for the chance to create a lasting logo, and what you’ve done to preserve the best of our collaboration. I still like the patterned coffee bag better than a solid, but that’s just me. The earthy letterhead paper color may be the next trend.