Dog hospitality, reimagined.
- Brand Identity
- Graphic Design
Yardstick is a boutique dog hotel based in Nashville, TN, offering premium boarding and daycare services. Their suites-only concept aims to reimagine dog hospitality by offering more personalized care in a stress-free, elevated environment. We were approached to develop a name and visual identity for Yardstick to help express that they are a premium, trustworthy dog hotel with a friendly disposition.
A combination of two simple things that dogs love and that can help convey a homey, elevated experience in one word, as well as a way of measuring value or quality against their competitors, Yardstick, was the name our clients chose from a list of 10 names, including: Belly Rub, Toodles, and Near & Dear.
With a fun, but respectable name in hand, we developed Yardstick’s visual identity, aiming to be a hospitably sophisticated brand, resonating with Millenial and Gen X dog parent’s. To do this, we developed a bold, custom logo with little character details, along with a collection of custom shapes and framing mechanisms based on dog toys.