Good Design Makes a Difference

RocketDog is a full-service integrated design and marketing agency, that works with companies on creating product and service launches and branding initiatives and much more. RocketDog works on interactive web, marketing materials, packaging design, email & direct mail campaigns, and Social/Mobile strategies and integration.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1999
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Seattle, WA
headquarters
  • 1700 Westlake Ave N, Suite 200
    Seattle, WA 98104
    United States
other locations
  • 600 B St
    San Diego, CA 92101
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Microsoft, BMC Software, Lenovo, Evergreen Healthcare, Expedia, Seattle Pride, Girl Scouts of the USA, Concur, University of Washington, Revel Consulting, Mackie, JeffreyM Consulting, SAP
New Brand for Evergreen Health Image

New Brand for Evergreen Health

CHALLENGE:
Help the largest hospital on the Eastside claim the mindshare that a medical service provider of their size and excellence deserves.

SOLUTION:
A comprehensive marketing campaign that spanned transit, online, print, email, mobile and a completely redesigned and redeveloped Website. Our design strategy focused on the concept of Breakthrough Care to position Evergreen

as a regional powerhouse. The entire Website site is built on a custom CMS and e-commerce engine that gives our clients full control over their content (all 3,500+ pages of it). As a result of our marketing campaign, they saw a 40% increase in web traffic before we even launched the new site.
Website for Bellevue Club and Reflections Magazine (Club Magazine) Image

Website for Bellevue Club and Reflections Magazine (Club Magazine)

CHALLENGE:
Turn a dated and disconnected set of web pages into a delightful and useful online environment for club members.

 

SOLUTION:
We rebuilt the “members only” Website from the ground up. We modernized the design and layout of the site, making it a more appealing, more user-friendly experience that is fully integrated with the clubs management

tools.

 

We then overhauled the in house magazine site. “Reflections” was underused, dated, and difficult to navigate. We delivered an entirely new site with an “e-mag/Pinterest” feel, built on a simple to use CMS.

 

The response has been overwhelmingly positive on both fronts, and these formerly unused resources have become key tools for members.

Recruitment Materials and Infographic for Concur Image

Recruitment Materials and Infographic for Concur

CHALLENGE:
Concur needed to attract and retain top-flight candidates for their competitive internship program. We knew success would mean luring talented engineers and analysts away from more obvious Northwest tech titans.

 

SOLUTION:
A kit of recruitment materials that used infographics and illustration to tell a “no BS” story about the experience of working at a

company with strong values, great momentum, and kick ass technology. The kit included a brochure, conference giveaways and an informational landing page with links to enroll. As a result, Concur saw a dramatic lift in the volume and quality of incoming candidates.
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New Brand for Comprehensive Wealth

CHALLENGE: One of the PNW's top 5 wealth management firms, CWM was struggling to shed an outdated brand that was underselling the exceptional level of service and performance this humble family business delivers.

SOLUTION: A complete overhaul. We began with research and strategic positioning, designed a new identity, and brought the brand to life through a suite of materials that

included marketing collateral, business papers, a new Website, email templates, and more. The new brand has paid huge dividends in attracting new and larger clients.

As one new client put it,

"We felt like we knew you before we ever came into your office."

Recruitment Materials for the University of Washington Image

Recruitment Materials for the University of Washington

CHALLENGE: Make our hometown university THE university in the eyes of new students in a crowded environment where everyone is eager to tell you they're the best.

SOLUTION: A series of unique look books that give potential students a REAL understanding of life at U-Dub. UW needed an infusion of energy to help them stand apart. The new books use a creative blend of photography,

infographics, and illustration to create a compelling but accessible narrative, positioning UW as THE destination for engaged undergrads.

"This is awesome! I’ve looked at a lot of schools’ pieces to compare and contrast… and this is one of the most, if not the most, impressive piece I’ve seen. Great work." — Matt Bishop, Admissions Counselor

Thinkspace Website (Homepage - Full View) Image

Thinkspace Website (Homepage - Full View)

CHALLENGE: Take an industry pioneer and evolve their brand and improve their visibility to help them stand out in a very crowded industry space, especially with the likes of companies like WeWork. 

SOLUTION: After doing an in-depth research phase on the industry to get a good feel of what the market was demanding, we evolved the thinkspace positioning and visuals to not only convey the

high-level of service they deliver, but also to position them as a top-tier player int he markets they serve. As one of Seattle's first coworking envoirnment, we needed to bring back some of the "Wow Factor" to the Brand. We delivered a suite of collateral, event materials, email and digital marketing, and a new Website.

Reviews

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Web Development for Brand Merchandise Firm

"My team was so excited to share out new website with existing clients and prospective clients."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - Sept. 2020
Project summary: 

A branded merchandise firm needed to update and revamp its website and hired RocketDog Communications to provide the necessary services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bellevue, Washington
President, Branded Merchandise Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company is confident that the new website will help them present the business in a way that will drive more traffic and sales. The entire process was easy, as the team prioritized communication via Zoom in order to discuss each step of the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the owner of a branded merchanidse firm. We help clients open doors, create connection and make lasting impressions through the use of branded merchandise.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire RocketDog Communications, and what were your goals?

Our website was created about 12 years ago. Who we were then and what we offered is very different than now. We needed a website that told the story of who we are now and the services and products we provide to clients.

SOLUTION

How did you select RocketDog Communications and what were the deciding factors?

I spoke with several companies and chose RocketDog because of the creativity I saw in other work they had done and because they were very competitive price wise to others I spoke with.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

We had a few initial meetings to discuss look at feel and then we were off and running. We had meetings as needed during the 3 months the site was in development.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

I had one contact during the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

My team was so excited to share out new website with existing clients and prospective clients. I know the new site will help us present ourselves in a way that will drive more business.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

We had Zoom calls as needed to discuss next steps throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

Michael made the process easy and fun.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

n/a

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Professional Services Firm

"RocketDog Communications is proactive to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

RocketDog Communication was hired to update an outdated website within a quick timeframe. The team designed the look and feel of the site. They also integrated the platform with a database system. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Rosie Van Loh
Managing Partner, SumBridge
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at RocketDog Communications delivered quality work within a strict timeline and budget. Their communication style was noteworthy. Their detailed approach complemented their project management style. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing partner at SumBridge. We do accounting and finance recruitment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with RocketDog Communications?

We were looking to update our website. It seemed very outdated. In a quick timeframe, our goal was to bring a more current website that creates a personal connection with viewers of our site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In terms of functionality, we have a few complex backend components that needed to be tied into our database system. RocketDog Communications took charge of the information we had and ran with it to figure out the next steps.

Initially, they came to me with a detailed project plan with our goals incorporated within it. For the integration work, we use an applicant tracking system that pulls and feeds data in and out. Their team did a lot of research to ensure they had everything to make the technical pieces happen.

Along with the functionality and integration work, they designed the look and feel of the website.

What is the team composition?

Michael (Owner) has been our lead person. He has a development team with one or two people.

How did you come to work with RocketDog Communications?

One of the partners in my firm has known Michael through a networking group. In the past, they did some print marketing work, and since we were happy with that, we reached out to them for this project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with RocketDog Communications in May 2020. The site is set to launch soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’re a small firm, so the fact that we could trust them to get it done was awesome. Since we are a tiny business, we had to be cost-conscious, especially with everything that’s going on in the market right now. They’ve also been really fantastic with sticking to the timeline.

RocketDog Communications is proactive to work with. Michael is waiting for me on new information all the time, not the other way around. I’ve also been impressed with their quality and attention to detail. I never felt that our business was less important than other projects. I appreciate that we get the time and attention no matter what the dollar amount is.

How did RocketDog Communications perform from a project management standpoint?

RocketDog Communications knocked project management out of the park. They committed to delivering on time and on budget.

They put together a great project plan, detailing everything step by step. We also use Asana to communicate back and forth. If they hit any roadblocks, they’re very communicative. They’re also proactive about solving challenges.

They managed the entire process. I’ve appreciated that because I don’t have a lot of time, but they made sure to update me when they needed to.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their quality is most impressive. In the beginning, we had a mindset of where we wanted to go. We communicated that in a simplistic way, and we were all impressed with the thought process of how they put it together.

Our previous site felt clunky, but RocketDog Communications delivered a new story with our updated website. I’ve personally struggled with past developers when telling them what I want to be accomplished. They think they get it but don’t. I appreciated that RocketDog Communications put the story behind it, but were also inclusive of our audience.

The level of detail was found in the little stuff as well. The pictures and visuals had a variety of age and cultural backgrounds that ties into the narrative that they were trying to tell. They know what they’re doing creatively.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind. I’ve been satisfied with the service.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be organized and have your materials ready. Their team will hit the ground running, and you don’t want to block their success helping you. I would also say be open-minded. The more open they can be with your end goal, the more creative license they can have. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the options they gave me.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Any hiccups have been mine.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely.

Website Redesign for Workspace Services Company

"They do great design work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - May 2019
Project summary: 

RocketDog Communications rebuilt a website and offered a variety of marketing services (e.g. a suite of marketing collateral along with digital and email marketing services).

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Peter Chee
CEO, Thinkspace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users continue to compliment the visual appeal of the new platform, and the client is pleased. RocketDog Communications maintained an effective project management style throughout the engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Coworking space in Seattle and Redmond. I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire RocketDog Communications?

Website rebuild

What were your goals for this project?

Create a new website

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I've worked with them before

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

"Thinkspace was looking for the right partner to take our Brand to the next level. We found that partner in RocketDog! They approached the project from a holistic mindset and created a more comprehensive and integrated look for all of our materials. They delivered a complete solution that encompassed a fantastic new Website, digital marketing, email marketing, as well as a full suite of marketing collateral. They delivered on all fronts, both on time and on budget. We feel our brand is stronger, more engaging, and certainly positions us well in a very competitive space.” – Peter Chee thinkspace Founder & CEO

What was the team composition?

Three people were on the team

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Everyone says our website looks great!

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Yes it was handled between my EA and RocketDog.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They do great design work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No really

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Graphic Design for Print Work for Home Automator

"We are satisfied with the work done thus far."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A home automator hired RocketDog Communications to create graphic design work. They created a series of banner ads, print magazine ads, and handout pieces to create a cohesive look for their brand image.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bellevue, Washington
Melissa Mitchell
Marketing Manager, Wipliance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the ad campaigns are beginning, the automator is optimistic about the campaign. RocketDog took a personal approach to get to know the company, allowing them to understand their unique business model and how to best increase their audience with messaging and design.
 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the marketing manager for Wipliance- we are a custom integrator for home technologies including audio/video/home theater as well as home automation, lighting control and window treatments. I manage all print, online and other outreach campaigns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire RocketDog Communications?

We hired RocketDog to take our graphic design for print work to the next level- as I am more versed in web design. RocketDog has since created a series of banner ads, print magazine ads and handout pieces with a cohesive look and feel that complements our brand image.

What were your goals for this project?

We have objectives for a targeted mailing campaign as well as pay per click and retargeting campaigns to utilize this creative. We anticipate a decent ROI from PPC campaigns as well as the multifunction print piece that can be mailed or handed out as needed.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected RocketDog because we felt their approach aligned with ours in terms of communicating a message to our audience with a unified approach, and the work they have done for businesses in our area is renowned. We selected between a few firms that had similar objectives, but ended up choosing RocketDog because they match professional style with a personal approach.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

After determining a vendor we had several meetings with our company owner and RocketDog to determine best method for carving out a lengthy design punchiest with a monthly retainer- prioritizing projects that have the shortest runway to implement so we could see results quickly (banner ads and ppc creative) as well as catching up on magazine print ads that have deadlines for later issues.

What was the team composition?

Currently we are in communication with Michael (owner) and am not familiar with other team members. Michael has taken a hands-on approach to this project and we appreciate the level of detail he has used.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have just started the PPC and retargeting campaigns, so no tangible outcomes yet, but we are very optimistic.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

RocketDog uses Asana to collaborate between client and creator, we like this system as it provides accountability on both sides and quick response methods.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciate the personal approach that RocketDog has taken to understand our unique business model and how to best increase our audience with messaging and design.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It is too early to tell- but we are satisfied with work done thus far.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer