Creative Change Agents

Thermostat is a brand design consultancy with expertise in emotive brand identity and package design for start-ups to industry leaders. We help our clients craft brand stories and bring them to life at retail, online, work and home, that create market shifts and brand advocates.

 
$10,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2008
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Sausalito, CA
headquarters
  • 80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 7
    Sausalito, CA 94965
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Purple Wine + Spirits, Constellation Wines, C.Mondavi & Family, DFV Wines, Flora Springs Estate, Fresh Forward, Olly, Taylor Farms, Shaklee, Fitbit, LeapFrog, Pensco Trust, HumanEdge, Vision, Nextdoor, Phantom Cyber, Strongloop (IBM), Velocify, Living Social, BonNosh, Replenish, House of Borel, Travelrest, Blüm Oakland and more.

Reviews

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Retail Packaging for Bear Bag

"The packaging and display exceeded our expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

THERMOSTAT did packaging design for a consumer product. The solution has launched.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mill Valley, California
Thomas A. Cohen
CEO and founder, Ursack
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished design and display generated positive feedback from distributors and improved sales numbers. Customers can expect a knowledgeable and artistic partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the founder and CEO of Ursack, a company that makes bear and critter resistant food bags for wilderness campers. I recently sold the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire THERMOSTAT?

We hired them to design retail packaging for our products.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make our products stand out visually in order to increase sales.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them through an online search and I was impressed with their past work.

Describe the project in detail.

We had initial meetings to discuss several packaging and design concepts, then chose a design for THERMOSTAT to execute.

What was the team composition?

We worked with Shawn (Principal and Creative Director, THERMOSTAT).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The packaging and display exceeded our expectations. We received positive feedback from our wholesale customers and they increased their orders as a result.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their project management was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Shawn brings great knowledge of package design as well as a terrific artistic sensibility.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

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

Collateral Design for Wine Tasting Room

"THERMOSTAT’s commitment to detail is reflected in the quality of each design element."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - June 2019
Project summary: 

After leading a discovery process, THERMOSTAT is designing and iterating collateral material for a new wine tasting room.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sonoma, CA
Robert T. Izzo
General Manager, Eco Terreno Wines
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While still in development, THERMOSTAT inspires confidence through constant communication from the start. They keep the project moving (and on budget) by providing critical status updates throughout the engagement. Quality deliverables set them up for potential future engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the general manager at Eco Terreno, which produces biodynamically and estate grown wines made into small lot productions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire THERMOSTAT?

We needed help to produce comprehensive collateral for our new tasting room project.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a high-quality product—emphasizing a casual elegance—while maintaining costs and overall ROI.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Shawn (principal & creative director, THERMOSTAT) previously worked with us to design our logos and labels.

Describe the project in detail.

THERMOSTAT held several discovery and design meetings with us. They brought us design options and materials that are consistent with the vision we established for the project. They effectively incorporate new requirements via scope creep, extending the design elements into new items. They also position the final product to resonate with our desired consumer segment.

What was the team composition?

We work exclusively with Shawn.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is still in progress. By all measures, it’s moving forward on time and stated budget.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There’s a very effective workflow. Shawn responds in timely manner to new materials and updates. From start to finish, he created a seamless fit with our sales and marketing team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

THERMOSTAT’s commitment to detail is reflected in the quality of each design element. We’ve had fewer rounds of revisions because he understands our vision from the beginning.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No areas for improvement noted at this time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're easy to work with and accommodating of meeting location.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They delivered high-quality work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The materials represent our desired level of quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d absolutely refer them to others in and out of the wine business.