Workhorse is an independent design & branding agency with offices in Washington, DC and Charleston, SC.

We partner with people we believe in to help bring visionary brands to life.

What we do

We turn ideas into brands We turn brands into beliefs

Brand & Identity

‘Authenticity' isn’t a destination—it’s the point of departure. We combine exploration, strategy, and design thinking to turn ideas into brands and turn brands into beliefs.


Design Systems

Design systems are a living, breathing element of your brand. We craft intelligent design systems that work across platforms and technologies to convey your brand beautifully.

Exhibition Design

Our multidisciplinary team works with experts and institutions to build experiences true to their intention. We use design to create captivating and consistent experiences, whether telling a story in a natural, virtual or imagined space.


Interactive Design

We view development as a continuation of the brand process—always trying to keep a consistent story. If you have a story to tell, we use the necessary tools to tell it properly. We design and develop solutions that function beautifully across screens and mediums.


Brand Strategy

We have experience with brands at various stages. Whether you're building a new identity, experimenting, or growing—our team creates a design strategy that is custom-fitted to where you're at and where you're heading.


Campaign Execution

A concept-focused campaign is a great way to expand a brand. Our experience and in-house content production know-how allow us to efficiently and consistently craft high-quality branded content and campaigns.



Progress was more than a promise in America’s post-World War II era—it was a vividly painted portrait of the future. Whether it was Westinghouse’s “Home …

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Recent Work: DC/DOX

In 2022, we teamed up with DC film festival luminaries Sky Sitney and Jamie Shor to create an identity for a new film festival. This …

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Drawing, Printmaking, and Making Peace

Art Practice Outside The Studio Workhorse is a multidisciplinary studio we all have our own interests outside of design. I’ve been keeping up with his practice …

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Branding and the Truth

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha In the process of revising the Workhorse website, we’ve been …

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Selections: Espanglish

If you have not been paying attention, this past year has beenone of the best ever for Latin music. Thanks to streaming, artists from all …

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Mood: Tehran

Design Outside the Canon The Design Canon in American education focuses mainly on Europe, North America, and sometimes parts of Asia. During one of my …

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