Compton Construction

Compton Construction builds unique, creative spaces spanning everything from co-working spaces to some of Columbus’ favorite breweries.

Detail of the etched wooden illustrattion

Compton wanted to win over their dream client—BrewDog. As far as a construction company and brewery go, these two were pretty much made for each other. They asked us to design a memorable sales kit that showed how the Scottish brewery’s punchy attitude and Compton’s bold personality were a perfect match.

But first, beer.

And wood. And leather. The chosen materials for this pitch went above and beyond a plain old printed booklet. Inspired by vintage beer crates, the custom box, made by Columbus Idea Foundry, was laser-etched with our BrewDog-inspired illustrations.

Beer bottle that says 'This is a bribe'

Compton unplugged—telling their story.

The hand-bound proposals told the authentic story of Compton’s history, experience, and culture. It may or may not have also included an image of their Principal riding a bear…

It did. It definitely did.

The proposal book showing Compton's Principle riding a bear

Break the seal, make a deal.

Throughout the pitch, our copywriting was heavy on sarcasm to match BrewDog’s “stick-it-to-the-man” attitude.

Beer label text: NOTICE: Unless you're a fun sponge who drinks like your Aunt Carol, having just one of these beers will not get you drunk. Please consume in excess.
Details of the book showing different page layouts

This pitch won several awards including a Local and Regional Gold Addy.

The full suite of elements: The handcrafted wood box, two beer bottles, and the pitch book.

This design sprint reflected the fun and hard work of Compton themselves.

What we delivered to Compton Construction

Brand Strategy & Positioning

Pitch Collateral

Print Design

Storytelling

Packaging

Illustration

Copywriting

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