Plant-based, compostable straws don’t have to suck.
From their home base in Dillon, Montana, this motley team of farmers and scientists transforms PHA (a very sciency acronym for a plant-based material that completely biodegrades within 120 days) into ANU type of drinkware.
After years of working on these products, ANU’s three founders: Tony, Jamie, and Anthony, came to Hardy to help bring this concept to market. The Hardy team worked on everything from the brand, name, packaging, and sales materials. When positioning the brand, we took to heart what Marty Neumeier recommends, “when everyone zigs – zag.”
So instead of focusing on a choking turtle or overusing the color green, the ANU Drinkware brand celebrates the fact that you should be able to enjoy convenience without sacrificing the health of the planet and your family. This resulted in a vibrant, clever brand full of illustrations, bright colors, and personality.
All of ANU Drinkware’s touchpoints, from their packaging to their website, have been crafted for the ease of their primary clients like restaurants or hotels but keep the end user, like busy young parents, in mind. Take a look through how we’ve set the ANU Drinkware brand from their competition below.
Marketing Materials Design
Website Design and Development
ANU Drinkware’s uniquely positioned brand, engaging website, packaging, and sales materials set their company apart as they start selling their products across the nation while also setting them up for future product line growth.
Differentiate ANU from the competition while not fearmongering or guilting people for wanting to use a single use product.
Position the ANU Drinkware brand apart from their competition while creating a brand that will resonate with both their wholesale clients and end consumers.
When you mix a clever name, whimsical illustrations, bright colors, and witty copy with fully biodegradable, safe materials, you get a brand that excites you to use single-use drinkware products.
The Bridger Brewing team wanted to be prepared to can and distribute its beer after opening its second location. AMS partnered with Bridger Brewing for packaging design concepts. The first step in the packaging process involved a strategy session in which the unique identity of each beer was explored and dissected. Several concepts were then sketched out. Once a concept was selected for each beer, custom illustrations were created for cans and boxes. The result is a full lineup of beers, each with its own design that is unique while still clearly a member of the Bridger Brewing brand.
The longest line you’ll see comes from a reel.
Big ideas are best discussed on the back of a pickup.