DEI Creative



We were honored to help with the  brand strategy for  this James Beard-nominated restaurant by  chef/owner Mitch Meyers. →


  • Branding
  • Custom Typography
  • Illustration
  • Naming + Messaging
  • Web Design + Development

The name and visual identity were inspired by the lumber and carpentry history  of Ballard, as well as the historic building that Sawyer calls home.

The Sawyer website  is built on a custom WordPress platform and features a  menu plugin (built by our team) that allows the staff to   edit both their printed  and web-based menu content in one place.

We also had the opportunity to design the exterior signage for the  restaurant, including  a custom fabricated “blade” sign that features  the Sawyer beaver illustration that we designed.