515-805-5239 design@818iowa.com

Creating strategic,
lasting design.

818 is a tiny design empire that specializes in brand development and environmental graphic design. At 818, we believe great design is only great if it accomplishes the right goals. We focus on harnessing the power of design to move our clients’ goals forward.




Powerful design doesn't happen by accident.

Our mission is to work together with every client on creative solutions crafted with intent. Design is at the center of everything we do and we offer a wide array of services to bring brands to life.

Featured Case Studies

Let’s skip right to the good stuff.  We have helped dozens of clients through this process before with great success. View real world examples of our other-worldly branding skills.

What Our Clients Think

818 has been involved with Confluence since January of 2012. Their insight, creativity, hard work and dedication to our mission has helped us feel confident with our brand image. They have been instrumental in developing our graphic message in our beer branding, merchandise, glassware and signage, among MANY other things. They work to develop a consistent look and feel that pulls all of our elements together, relaying instant brand recognition to our customers. I will continue to use 818 for future projects and highly recommend their services.

– John Martin, Confluence Brewing Co.

For several years, the Iowa Brewers Guild has worked with 818 on a number of projects ranging from logo design, social media assets, event support, annual reports, conference programs, and Iowa Beer Trails maps and more. We also had the good fortune of drawing 818 into spearheading the Des Moines Beer Week team, and they’ve been integral to growing this annual showcase of the Des Moines and Iowa beer scene. Every task we bring to this team is well executed and timely, their customer service is fantastic, and I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for a talented design agency.

– J. Wilson, Iowa Brewer’s Guild

I originally decided to work with 818 because of their involvement in the Des Moines community. With the amount of work I see them produce around town, you’d never believe they are a small studio. As a partner in numerous businesses and events, I don’t have a lot of time to manage a creative team — I trust 818 to complete my projects on time with a high level of creativity and service. They give great high-fives too.

– Jeff Bruning, Full Court Press

I stumbled upon 818 as a recommended vendor from the Brewers Association. That was the single best moment so far in our 18-month project of getting our brewery open. From our initial phone call, initial design offerings, complicated and demanding design requests, and our frequently changing direction, 818 has offered us their best every step of the way. Their personality, quality, and customer service are better than every other vendor I have dealt with in the brewing industry. There is no one better and I will use 818 for every project I do without question.

– Broc Flores, Fishweir Brewing Company

818 has taken Crème from an idea to a branded company. From the initial logo to branding the product and entire store, their creativity has allowed me to focus on what I do best while knowing that my branding completely relays the message of who Crème is. Their communication is impeccable with quick response times to a need. I also appreciate their willingness to coordinate with multiple printers to make sure we get the best deal and have it printed the way we need it. I can’t stress enough how valuable they are to Crème and our success.

– Christina Moffatt, Créme Cupcake

Let’s work together and create amazing things.


440 E. Grand Ave., Ste. E
Des Moines, IA 50309