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, specifically 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.