Driven to create
memorable work
for amazing
people

ST8MNT

Creating action and admiration through brand design.

As a brand you strive to spark affection, attachment, admiration, evangelism and passion for a product; a name; an idea; an experience. All of these are actions. Each person we interact with is different in their needs and wants. For this reason we design brands with resonance. Brands that move people to action.

A history grounded in the creative process

ST8MNT, a boutique Nashville brand agency, was founded thirteen years ago by two designers with their feet firmly planted in the creative process.

Having a deep respect for the power of creative, they began the process of building a company (now a team of 13) and culture where great design and design thinking is always at the forefront of what we do and the foundation on which ST8MNT is built.

This is the foundation we use to give our clients brands their voice, shape its personality and breathe life into it. A foundation we use to instill great design and great thinking into every strategy and plan.

Adam Swann wrote for Forbes: “a great design leads to differentiation, customer loyalty and higher profits.” We couldn’t agree more.

What we do

Brand Strategy
Identity Development
Packaging Design
Communications Collateral
Digital & Physical Marketing Campaigns
Copywriting & Script Development
Photo & Video Art Direction

Environment Design
Merchandise Design & Manufacturing
Apparel Design
Web Design & Development
E-commerce Site Development
UX, UI & App Design
Animation & Motion Design

Industries we serve

We partner with a wide range of brand conscious clients - from small to large, local to global - in the Hospitality, Entertainment, Spirits, Healthcare, Education, Technology, Professional Services and Consumer Products industries. We also lend creative muscle to large agencies and tech firms, and enjoy playing well with client vendors.

How we do it

We're able to do big, amazing things for our clients by being boutique and nimble. We focus on quality and best tech, sprint quickly, and customize our approach. We meet the client where their need is- whether that be for a multi-faceted entity with many different stakeholders, several points of contact and 3 partner vendors; or a small business looking for guidance in many areas. Engagements with clients range from project-basis, to short term contracts, to long term retainer involvements.

New building, New Era

It took some time, as all great things do, but we found our perfect new home. It’s got a great past filled with money drops, man-traps and stolen cash. The good news is – we are all set for the zombie apocalypse. The better news is – we have an awesome 3000 square foot vault with limitless creative possibilities. Check out The Vault.

Our creative collaborative space is bright and industrial, while our “business suit” side is mod and well-appointed. (Don’t worry, we’ll still be cranking sick beats and not elevator music). But mostly, ST8MNT’s new home is space for our creative geniuses to roam free and conquer the world. You’ll find us across the street from 3rd and Lindsley, where one can stumble into great live music any night.

Photo of the team working in the design bae.
Photo of the team working in the design bae.
Outside looking in to the ST8MNT conference room.
Outside looking in to the ST8MNT conference room.
Fantasy mural designed and painted by Tristan McNatt.
Fantasy mural designed and painted by Tristan McNatt.
Exterior of the design bae.
Exterior of the design bae.
Detail photo of kitchen tiling backsplash patterns at ST8MNT Brand Agency on 3rd Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee
Detail photo of kitchen tiling backsplash patterns at ST8MNT Brand Agency on 3rd Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee

Word on the Streets

Every now and then, you get to partner with some great clients, make awesome work and then win some awards for it. Below is a brief list when the stars aligned for our us and our partners. What's better than awards and notoriety? The smiles on our clients face when we hand off the work.

2016 : PRINT’S REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – CMA Music Festival

2015 : Print’s Regional Design Annual – Taylor Swift 1989 Album Packaging

ST8MNT has been a tremendous partner and has played a key role in re-defining the voice of two iconic brands in our portfolio — Bread & Company and Egg & I.

CHRIS TOMASSO President of First Watch Restaurants

2015 : 3 GOLD AAF Nashville Addys & 3 Silver AAF Nashville Addys

2014 : SILVER AAF Nashville Addy – Orange Dawn Corporate Event Branding

ST8MNT’s ability to glean information from a client and mold it into a business vision is outstanding.

CINDY WHITEHEAD CEO of FASTTRAX VALUE STREAM MAPPING

2014 : GOLD AAF Nashville Addy – Nossi College Poster for High Schools

We love working with ST8MNT on all our projects – in our industry it’s important we work with a team like ST8MNT that is creative, brainstorms new ideas with us and is able to keep up with the workload, deadlines and consistent changes. ST8MNT meets and exceeds the challenge every time!

AMY MOOREHOUSE Marketing Director of Country Nation, LiveNation

2013 : SILVER AAF Nashville Addy – Chris Cagle Back in the Saddle CD Packaging

ST8MNT has been a key part of our strategy in developing high end, graphically driven online applications.

MARTY REED PRESIDENT & CEO RANDA SOLUTIONS, INC.

2013 : SILVER AAF Nashville Addy – RANDA Tangrams Animation

Working with ST8MNT is my assurance of awesome creative collaboration. Fresh design + eye for detail = stellar work.

CARLA DAENINCKX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL

Core Values

  1. Steward Wisely

    Work hard to make sure every project is in budget, on time and best solution

  2. Always Grow

    Keep pushing and never stop learning

  3. Push Creative Limits

    Never make room for Safe, timid or cautious

  4. Reach for Greatness

    Skip good and hunt for better

  5. Constantly Collaborate

    Turn away ego and be open to the ideas of others

  6. Big Leaps

    Let go of fear and figure it out

  7. Rebels for Life

    Be your original self and buck the status quo

The "Circle of Trust"

Trusted partners that we've had the pleasure to call 'clients'

  • Union Station Hotel logotype for the ST8MNT circle of trust
  • Client Logo BNAWG
  • Client Logo Bobby Hotel
  • Client Logo Revelator Cofee
  • Client Logo Durham Farms
  • Client Logo O.Z. Tyler Bourbon
  • Taylor Swift Neon 1989 logotype for the ST8MNT circle of trust
  • Client Logo Live Nation
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Big Machine Label Group logo
  • Client Logo AC Entertainmnet
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Universal Music Group logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated CMA Country Music Association logo
  • Bonnaroo logo for the ST8MNT circle of trust
  • Client Logo GPS
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated TN Department of Education logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Randa Solutions logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated NCVB Nashville Music City logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Nossi College of Art logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated MissionPoint logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated National Geographic Channel logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Sony logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Salesforce logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Goo Goo Cluster logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated Warner Brothers WB logo
  • ST8MNT circle of trust one color treated CMT Country Music Television logo

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