Our brand story flows from our passion and interests. We love animals, nature, the ocean and especially marine life. We also enjoy introducing an element of mystery and storytelling in our brand. Narwhals are one of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Narwhals represent an amazing sense of possibility with a flair for the unexpected. Peppermint, on the other hand, is something used to refresh or make something more palatable. By mixing these two familiar elements, we create a unique story that is inspired by the fundamental elements of the creative process.
At Peppermint Narwhal we have over 30 years of combined creative experience. Our company serves primarily theme parks, zoos, aquariums and animal-related properties and organizations. This is no surprise since our team is made of animal lovers and amusement park enthusiasts. We believe in the simple but important philosophy, ‘do what you love.’ Following our passion allows us to work more effectively with our clients. We share common interests and have a depth of knowledge that allows us to get on board quickly. We understand how to connect with the audience because we also represent it. By working on what we enjoy, we are able to learn more quickly, achieve greater innovation and challenge ourselves to a higher degree.
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Becky has a BA in Art History with a Minor in Photography from the University of Akron's Myers School of Art. While in college she served as a teacher’s assistant in the Photography Lab and Slide Library, and worked for the student newspaper. Prior to opening Peppermint Narwhal, Becky worked as Director of a local art gallery and served as Project Manager at creative agency where she successfully handled many national accounts.
Becky’s role at Peppermint Narwhal is to manage the client campaigns. She is responsible for organizing project timelines; working with client’s to define and meet expectations and directing the creative team from project start to successful completion. Becky’s strong creative background and writing experience are also utilized on the team for everything from design to photography to copywriting.
Becky enjoys many types of music, especially 80’s Metal. She is an animal person and a true dog-lover. She enjoys art, photography, travel, wine, cheese, friends and has an appreciation for the unusual.
Brian has a BA in Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Illustration from the University of Akron's Myers School of Art and graduated highest in his class. During school, Brian served as a teacher’s assistant in the Digital Imaging Lab and the Printmaking Studio and was a part of the Creative Communities exhibition at the Akron Art Museum. Prior to Peppermint Narwhal, Brian worked as a freelance illustrator; taught digital design at the University of Akron, served as webmaster of retail software company and was a founding member of a national creative agency.
Brian has strong experience in brand development, creative visioning, design, advertising, marketing and development. He has designed and developed everything from print to interactive. He enjoys blending passion, talent and hard work to achieve innovative solutions for his clients at Peppermint Narwhal.
Brian loves nature, animals and has a strong affinity for the ocean where he especially enjoys snorkeling. He is an amusement park enthusiast who enjoys a good roller coaster. He also likes film, comic books, cooking, water gardening and all things creative.
Everything begins and ends with branding.
Traditional creative services that are the core of how your brand communicates with your target audience.
Technology allows your audience to directly engage your brand message and help you service your customers’ needs.
The world we live in is always moving, so our designs should follow suit.
Effective Social Media allows a brand an important way to connect with its audience and build stronger brand participation.
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We are a people on the go and our technology is along for the ride.
We work a variety of national and international clients. We specialize in working with theme parks, zoos, aquariums and animal-related properties and organizations.
Our clients are the foundation of our business. We pride ourselves in not only servicing our clients to the best of our abilities, but in getting to know them as well. We love the people we work with, and by fostering strong relationships we are best able to serve them. Here is what our clients have to say about the work we do.
Michael Hunt - Past-President
International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA)
Peppermint Narwhal has allowed our organization to maximize growth and member engagement by helping us bring dynamic design campaigns to life! Their personalized service and unique approach to our projects has catapulted our branding and content from ordinary to extraordinary. Without reservation, I’d recommend Becky and Brian to anyone!
Patrick Berry - General Manager
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Our company has been working with Brian and Becky for a couple of years now. We find their creative work and talents exceptional at meeting our many business needs from website design, to park signage, to map design, and more, they have helped make us look great and make our product better.
I have been working with Brian and Becky for many years through different associations and companies. From a for profit company to a non-profit company, the time, talent, and energy they put into each project has always exceeded the client’s needs.
We talk about relationships in our line of business, from animals to people. Becky and Brian know how to build business relationships and take it to a new level. They get in, ask the right questions, understand the client, their business, and needs. They bring their excellent creative work to the forefront and build a fantastic product for the client.
Billy Hurley - Owner
LeeLan Management and Consultant
My experience with Brian and Becky spans several years. Every project they managed for me reinforced the consistency of their character: passionate effort, unwavering work ethic, and satisfaction only after the client has reached the same. I would look to no other company to design my brand and related materials than Peppermint Narwhal.
Bill Wolden - Training & Development Director
Brian and Becky provide the highest quality product, teamwork and customer service that I have ever experienced. Partnering with them on various projects over the past eight years has launched our organization into a whole new level of professionalism and creativity via design work for our website, publications, banners and signs, operating systems, merchandise and so much more. They take pride in their work, take the time to get to know us as their client and are able to understand and even predict our needs as an organization. Partnering with them was the smartest thing we could have done and we are excited to keep working alongside them and can’t wait to see what we create next.
Samantha Caldwell - Event Committee
Halloween Charity Ball
The Halloween Charity Ball (HCB) planning committee has been working with the Brian and Becky Masuga of Peppermint Narwhal for the past several years and are extremely pleased with their work, professionalism, support their ability to really understand our event which makes our relationship more of a partnership. We have and would recommend Peppermint Narwhal to others. Peppermint Narwhal delivers first class service with both the ability to meet our demanding timescales and deliver service and designs that every year impresses us and our target audiences. We could not imagine working with anyone besides Brian and Becky of Peppermint Narwhal on this event.
Our portfolio is always growing. Here is a look at some of our more recent work.
Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation – Branding
Pacific Marine Life Foundation – Flyer
Six Flags Great Adventure – Concept rendering of new coaster Looping Dragon
Oceans of Fun – Climate Change educational sign for kid's camps
Oceans of Fun – Sustainable Seafood sign & Buy A Painting signs
IMATA – Signage campaigns for conferences and workshops
Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation – Amazon River Dolphin Odyssey Flyer
IMATA – 2015 Conference Microsite
Dolphin Quest – Ad Campaign
Halloween Charity Ball - 2014 Campaign; poster, invitation and tickets
Gulfarium - Dolphin Point signs
ABC Animal Training - Branding, flyer, digital presentation slides and graduation certificates
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