Hawk Design is an independent graphic design studio, run by myself, Cody Hockin. My studio specializes in brand identity design and works with small businesses in local markets. It has been my experience that most local small businesses don’t know where to start when it comes to creating and managing their brand identity. I have also come to find that most business owners don’t have an exuberant amount of time and money to invest all at once.
Hawk Design crafts scalable branding solutions for like-minded business owners to achieve greater success.
Cody Hockin is a native Utahan, born and raised in Ogden. He graduated from Weber State University in 2008 with a BFA in Visual Communication, with an emphasis on design. He has had 10+ years of experience working as a Jr. and Sr level designer for an independent marketing firm, and as a Creative Director for an In-house design team. Currently, is running his own business along the Wasatch Front, with an office based in the heart of downtown Ogden.
Something you probably don’t know about him is that he loves to explore and experience different cultures. He has visited 24 US States and 6 Countries outside the US.
This is my general onboarding process for new clients. Depending on the needs of your business this might change on future projects.
The initial client meeting is a free consultation. I like to get to know my potential clients, understand their needs and figure out if we are a good fit for each other.
At this stage, we are ironing out the details of what work is to be done. Any proposal given is not set in stone and can be altered per client's request.
In order for any work to begin, you will need to pay the initial down payment. This stage will look different depending on the project. I will have outlined the scope of work and timeline in the proposal. No work will be started until proposal is signed.
Throughout the design process, I will be communicating with the client on the progress after each milestone is completed. I am looking for client feedback and approval to keep moving forward.
Sign, sealed, and delivered. It is at this stage that the scope of work has been completed and the final payment has been processed. I will package all deliverables and send them to you upon final payment
If yes, then simply hit the button below and fill out a short questionnaire. I am looking forward to chatting with you. You can expect to hear back from me within one or two business days.
However, If you are not fully convinced and need more information to help make your decision, keep reading…
I’ve been writing prayer letters for 27 years, and still I dread the work that it takes to put together a letter that looks good and communicates well. I dread it until I remember, “Hey, Cody has my back!” I have loved being able to write some short copy, find a few photos and then shoot them off to Cody. He always puts things together in a way that causes my ministry partners to respond back to me. The graphics and layout he adds communicates exactly what I’m trying to say in words without me having to explain what I want. He intuitively knows how to put together my updates for maximum impact. It has been a blessing to me and my partners to have Cody’s eye for design and knack for communication shape my updates.
Every staff should consider having Cody help them with their prayer letters! As staff our jobs are so busy, so having someone else design and manage my MailChimp account saves me so much time! Cody is so easy to work with and I often get compliments about how great my prayer letters look. Try out using this service, I promise it will be worth it!
Cody makes the process of conception to completion peaceful and successful. He respected my thoughts and ideas but gave great advice to help me adjust to make the logo far better than it would have been otherwise. I recommend you call him if you need help creating or recreating a branding strategy.
We hired Cody last summer to help us design a logo for our business of six years. We sell tines and bedknives, plus do custom aeration for golf courses, city parks, sports parks, etc. He designed a logo that incorporated the look of a blade of grass and one of our tines. It was quite ingenious. Because we deal with grass he used green as the main color. He was instrumental in getting us set up with a website, which is still a work in progress, no fault of his, just my lack of time to finish it. He has excellent ideas for promoting our business through the website. Cody was very professional with his presentation and attention to detail. His service has been a great value to our business. We would highly recommend him to any business looking to improve their branding and expand their customer base.
Absolutely great! Communication and time to complete my logo and a few designs for apparel were above that of many larger-scale corporate design firms I’ve worked with! His process of creating the brand really helped give my company an identity I envisioned. I’d recommend him to anyone!
Cody takes the time to get the project done correctly and at the speed that is needed to fit my busy schedule. Excellent artworks and very detail oriented, he created the perfect website for my business. Cody continues to add info and suggestions, even after the project is complete – keeping me on top of the game today and tomorrow.
Cody worked with us to develop a professional Area Website. Throughout the process, he was helpful and made sure we were completely satisfied. The website we got through Hawk Design was affordable and good quality. I really appreciated Cody's ability to work directly with the client to ensure that our needs were met. I can't recommend Hawk Design more highly!
The knowledge and insight Cody brought to the project were what stood out. He asked questions in development to understand and expand upon what we even thought we needed and then executed the plan. For branding and website we will continue to work with Hawk Design.
Working with Cody at Hawk Design has been an awesome experience. He truly takes the time and energy to get to know his clients and what it is they do. For us, he emerged himself into our coffee culture and was able to listen, learn and create. He is professional, as well as diligent and task oriented. He sees a project through to completion and he was instrumental in keeping our brand identity intact throughout a spectrum of different applications. We are continuing to work with Cody on a variety of projects!
Interested in working together? Take a look at my client work to see if we are a good fit for each other. The projects I have selected showcase the design style typically work in. However, I don’t mind challenging myself to learn new techniques. I would love to hear about your business and discuss the potential of working together.
Every small business should be willing to invest in branding. In order to understand the benefits of branding, you can check out my blog. I plan on writing content surrounding the topics of branding and marketing. My primary purpose of the blog is to help educate my readers on the power of branding.
I know that finding the right person for the job can be hard. So I have put together a short FAQ page to help inform your decision-making process, clear up any confusion and assist you in deciding if Hawk Design is a good fit for your business.