Hi. We're Quantum Branding. Here's our story.
The year is 2007. It's just before Christmas. The economy was going downward, the housing market was in crisis, and a young creative director named Stæven had just been given a letter from a tearful boss that the agency he worked at was closing its doors.
He went home with his box of stuff and contemplated, as any of us do. There was a mixture of fear, panic, and anxiety. But there was also a sense of success and satisfaction still in his pocket. He'd worked at several agencies and several smaller design studios."What do I do next?" was the natural question, but "what do I really want to do?" was the truer question. He wanted to do branding—and not just designing logos, but solve problems. The big kind. The ones that really count. Make brands that functioned commercially and on a high-level. But there were no agencies here in Nashville doing that, just one-stop shops.
While necessity is often the mother of innovation, passion tends to be the father of pursuit. and that pursuit was to follow passion and opportunity. In January 2009, Quantum Branding opened its doors.
We work in the field of brandonomy—the study of brands—and through the principles of brandometry, advise our clients.
Since 2009, Quantum Branding has been founded on the ideas and values countercultural to the typical agency. In fact, out of our experiences at previous agencies—everything from our structure, environment, and culture to how we do business, talk to clients, and even see ourselves—is radically different.
There's no corporate BS, cubicles, obnoxious agency overhead, red tape, or a fancy walnut conference table to get in the way. Instead, there's a vibrant, fluid agency model that allows us to do our best work, work with the best clients, and make the most impact.