January 3, 2019
Drift 2018 Year in Review6 min read
Thank you to all of our amazing clients for making this year so awesome!
2018 has been an incredible year here at Drift. We’ve seen growth in the depth of our work with faster, mobile friendly website design, high production video, thoughtful strategic branding and lots of really cool content. The size of our team has grown! We’re now a 10 person design army. We moved to a new, bigger office. And our desire to do better and better work has continued to rocket. Our customers have seen increased leads, more brand awareness, and better conversions and that’s the biggest win of all for us. Grateful for every win this year.
We have some big things coming in 2019 and we can’t wait to share! In the meantime, here’s a look back at some of the creative work we did in 2018.
All the King’s Men
Nestled in downtown, Bryan, Tx next to the Queen Theatre, ATKM has the tastiest of all BBQ in all the land We helped develop the brand, design menus, design the interior space, showcase the beautiful cuts of meat with food photography and we helped eat lots of BBQ.
The Blackwater Draw team is awesome. We love the creative freedom and the expertise they bring to the table. Package design in the beverage industry is one of our favorites! Check out all of our can designs here.
New website design for a civil contractor doing work all over the U.S. We helped with a brand new responsive web design that more clearly captures the scale this team can handle and the outstanding safety they bring to every project. We know B2B web design and the impact of perception.
Christopher’s World Grille
Christopher’s World Grill in Bryan, Texas is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants. We’re very lucky to help such an incredible brand with their marketing, photography, and website. Their new site launches in January! Check out their social accounts to see a sampling of their work we’ve been doing for them!
Stella Southern Cafe
We helped launched Stella Southern Cafe this summer and took over their social marketing shortly after. We grew their following by 326% on facebook, nearly 1000% on instagram, and 700% on email. We’ve developed an evergreen campaign that fosters active user generated content (based on our #stellamugshots campaign) and strong engagement across their social channels.
Super Secret Project
We’re very, very excited about this fella. It’s a web application and mobile application. It’s awesome. And we’re launching Summer 2019. Very. Very. Excited. Did we say that already?
Event Identity is a fantastic wedding planning provider in Houston, TX. We built a new, ultra modern, responsive website that’s very out of the box (container). Check it out!
A trade show booth is one of the most interactive forms of design. And we love designing for the experience. We designed this trade show booth for Eagle Metal, created all the graphics, developed on-brand messaging, designed print collateral and produced video content to top everything off. Delighted to hear about their successful trade show!
This man is one of a kind. He talks a big game about riding bulls. He’s the best at everything, even if he’s only tried it once. Pow Pow. On to the next one. Ridin’ Bulls and Punchin’ Fools. We love working with Dale and helping to come up with his next great t-shirt design.
Polar Bear Pools
The awesome crew at Polar Bear Pools let us truly showcase their brand with a brand new website and photos to really help showcase their personality. They make backyards awesome with custom pools and patios. And they really want to do great work for their customers. When business owners talk passionately about what they do, and the WHY behind it all – we get tingles and it makes us better designers. Check out the website!
This illustration project had us diving into traditional Mexican culture and finding ways to spin the aesthetics in new ways, suitable for this elegant dinnerware boutique. Check out all the illustrations here!
We love working with restaurant brands and helping showcase their personalities online. Creating content people actually want on their social feed is what we do. And trust us, people want these bangin’ burgers on their feed. Yes, please. #getinmybelly
4th of July Illustration
We’re always trying to learn new things. It’s one of our very important core values. Sometimes we like to share those things on our social channels. We post most of this kind of work on our Instagram, so if you’re not following us, come check us out!
We love crafting experiences for conferences. That Conference is a tech conference at a giant indoor water park in Wisconsin. Take a look around the work we’ve done and you’ll instantly feel at home and ready to hang out with this crew. It’s low key, packed full of amazing content, and more summer camp than traditional tech conference.
We built a brand new responsive WordPress website for A&J Steel that creates a perception more in line with who this brand is today. They’re a national steel reinforcing company that recently helped with the rebuilding in Puerto Rico. We love getting to push the envelope with our b2b construction industry customers.
One of the greatest self-initiated projects we’ve ever put together. The whole team came together to make this high-five day epic. Check out the video!
Walsh & Mangan
The Walsh & Mangan team is authentic, ready to serve, thoughtful, and the team is packed with experienced real estate agents. This crew is truly motivated by their customers’ successes. We were honored to help show that personality off in their new website.
George H. W. Bush Library
Designing the George H. W. Bush Library website was an incredible honor. It’s even more impactful with the former president’s recent passing. To know we’ve played a tiny role in preserving his legacy through the library and foundation website is something we’ll always cherish! Once in a lifetime experience!
Mid-South Synergy has trusted us over the last few years to help build out their new website, create all kinds of printed collateral, video, branding, and strategic direction. The Mid-South team has some visionary leadership and we’re lucky to be involved with their growing brand.
Malek is constantly making innovations in home automation and ways to improve heating and cooling efficiency. We’re looking forward to a growing partnership and the work we’ll be doing for them in 2019!