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We're Trout Design Co., a design studio that creates thoughtful work to showcase authenticity & help your brand grow.

❋ Branding

❋ Illustration

❋ Packaging

❋ Custom Type

❋ Web Design 

❋ Print & Digital Materials

The Duo

Debbie Trout, founder and designer at Trout Design Co.

Debbie Trout

Founder & Designer

 LEO

❋ HOT TEA

❋ LEWIS HAMILTON WON 8 TITLES  

Debbie is the founder and designer at Trout Design Co. Creative and collaborative, she brings a vibrant mix of passion and strategy to every project. She’s worked with a variety of unique brands and has infused personality and purpose into each. A background including an MA degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and prior agency experience led her to start Trout Design Co. in 2017. Her work often integrates custom type, an ongoing pursuit and passion of hers. Outside of design she enjoys skateboarding, grounding, and 90s fashion. Hawai'i is her favorite place on earth, and her Golden Retriever Rusty is always by her side.

Tim Trout, project manager and strategist at Trout Design Co.

Tim Trout

Project Manager & Strategist

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❋ COFFEE

SHOOK ELTON JOHN'S HAND ONCE

Tim is the project manager at Trout Design Co., and also works with research, strategy, and creative ideation behind our projects. He is an analytical but outside-the-box thinker and brings another layer of thought and interpretation to our work. A Watson to Debbie's Holmes at Trout Design, he adds his unique perspective and background to every project we create. Working with TDC since it opened, he also teaches 6th grade math during the school year. Alongside his work here he likes playing sports, bucket hats, and Aerosmith. One time he was mistaken for Nick Jonas.

A LOOK AT OUR PROCESS
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Discover

Who Are Ya?

To kick things off, we’ll get on a discovery call and get to know everything about your brand.  We’ll ask you some questions and talk them over to help us formulate a direction for strategy. This step gives us a chance to understand who you are, where you’re headed and what your goals are. Once we have a plan we’ll start our creative brainstorm with our discovery where we develop a strategic blueprint along with a vision and aesthetic for your brand.

Design

The Flow State

Here we take the information from our discovery, along with our strategy, and start bringing these ideas to life. We enter a creative flow state while exploring all the design possibilities until we get down to the direction that we believe communicates your brand and your value best. We’ll talk through and present the designs to you, along with mockups so you can visualize the brand fully out there in the world. Together we will refine things until it's a complete and total ...“chef's kiss." 

Launch

Here's to You!

Here we add the finishing touches along with creating any additional materials needed for your official launch. We then deliver the final brand assets along with a comprehensive brand guidelines book (an owner’s manual of sorts), for you to reference so you can use the work in the best way possible. We'll open a bottle of champagne and make a toast to you and your brand. Until next time…

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Our clients on the map

We’re located in Greenville, SC, but our work gets to call a lot of cool places “home." Having worked with a variety and diverse group of clients we're happy to have been a part of their journey...wherever it's been.

= Clients

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Beyond

We do work with clients outside the US, as well!  

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