Silver American Advertising Awards, Northwest
Gold, American Advertising Awards, Northwest

Shine Dental

Dr. Steven Justesen and Dr. Eric Nygard purchased Advanced Dentistry in Bozeman and sought to make the practice their own. Dr. Nygard is currently one of four doctors in Montana who specializes in dental anesthesiology, so they wanted to promote this as well as their focus on gentle, judgment-free dentistry.

Hardy started by defining the goal, which was to communicate their level of expertise and dedication to making patients feel comfortable while receiving dental care. This would include people with anxiety and special needs.

To make the Shine Dental brand feel bright and friendly but not childish, Hardy designers opted for an approachable color palette and simple illustrations. Shine Dental now has a brand and tools that accurately tell its story and differentiate it from other dental practices in Bozeman.


Brand Exploration
Brand Strategy
Brand Positioning
Brand Identity
Business Set
Website Design


Bozeman, Montana



A more powerful brand that appeals to all ages, accurately setting Shine apart while communicating its value.

Riverhouse event photography showing a couple eating BBQ togetherRiverhouse homepage mockup on an ipadRiverhouse Montana drivers license branded artwork with logo seal
three versions of the Security Title Co logo side-by-side
An image showing several of Security Title Co's brand book pages
Security Title Co merchandise and business set design
Image with the headline "we eliminate risk" above an illustration of two people putting items into a giant safeAn image of a mother and child with the Security Title Co logo in the corner

The dentist’s office can be an intimidating, dreary place, and many potential customers were not aware of the extensive services offered by Shine Dental.


Showcase Shine Dental’s fun and compassionate approach to their industry while also instilling a sense of trust that you would expect from a medical professional.


Implementation of fun, approachable brand elements, such as bright colors and simple illustrations, while maintaining a professional aesthetic.

Brand Launch

Hardy facilitated a multi-phase brand launch that considered everything from employee-owner training to the ‘why pay more’ signs. The first step was to train all leadership staff on the new strategy. By providing consistent language, their leadership team has the tools to communicate the brand to all employee-owners and customers, utilize it in hiring, and lean on it for business decisions. To support the high level of service T&C is known for, we created talking points, rack cards, and tools that empower employee-owners to answer questions customers may have.


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.

Reason no. 8

The longest line you’ll see comes from a reel.

reason no. 12

Big ideas are best discussed on the back of a pickup.

Custom icon set done for the Riverhouse brand
Riverhouse BBQ food photography showing a BBQ sandwich and fries
low-contrast Riverhouse logo on blue backgroundRiverhouse BBQ menu designslow-contrast Riverhouse logo on brown background
examples of Security Title Co's website pages
Gif of various custom illustrations done for the Security Title Co brandA grid of the Security Title Co team members at community eventsCustom icon set done for Security Title Co
Our first year in business we decided to do a complete re-branding of an existing dental practice we purchased. It has easily been one of the best investments we have made as new business owners. Hardy helped us create a brand that really showcased who we are personally and as a company. Having a brand book has helped tremendously, it has been helpful to have a reference when purchasing branded products and will certainly be useful when we start our remodel. We are so grateful to have found such a talented group of amazing people to help us with this process!
Dr. Stephen Justesen
Shine Dental
Photo of riverhouse meat with tagline "It's a Smokin' Good Time" overlaid
An illustration of two people in front of a For Sale sign next to Security Title Co's tagline Grounded in Montana Rooted in Community

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