When the work is

personal, the result

is powerful.

From brand creation to evolution,

we’re here to help present the best

version of you to the world.

STRATEGY, MESSAGING,
& NAMING

Clarity of strategy and core messages is crucial to good design. Because a stunning look is so much more powerful with purpose and intent behind it. When all that happens, look out.

IDENTITY &
COMMUNICATION DESIGN

A strong brand identity is the combination of logotype and language, color and composition, that’s used to express it. New or refined, we’ll explore the possibilities. In print, online, and in physical spaces.

DIGITAL DESIGN
& DEVELOPMENT

Nearly every customer engagement today starts in a browser. Our work translates beautifully to mobile and desktop devices alike, backed by smart, easy to use CMS solutions that last for years.

What do book publishers, nonprofits, banks, and restaurants have in common? Nothing.

A wildly varied cast of clients has taught us to uncover possibilities in a wide array of sectors, from culinary arts and commercial real estate to colleges and community foundations. And that benefits all our clients, because curiosity and a range of interests feeds every kind of solution. It’s a marvelous, compounding effect: Each project makes us a little smarter, a little savvier, and a little more worldly.

Real Estate
Summary of Service
It started with a top-down
corporate identity program, and
continues for all brand touchpoints,
from digital design and strategy
to identity and video marketing.
Philanthropy
Summary of Service
Our longest ongoing client
relationship—one we’re truly
proud of. Highlights include
award-winning annual reports,
The Big Give brand, and the
Foundation’s digital ecosystem.
Retail
Summary of Service
We act as an extension of the
ECCO digital team, activating
award-winning campaigns and
e-commerce solutions for more
than 70 markets worldwide.
Education
Summary of Service
Many projects over the years, but
none more notable than creating
the identity for the University’s
150th anniversary. Here in
Columbus, we’re all Buckeyes.
Philanthropy
Summary of Service
Possibly our highest-profile work—
you see our iconic green arrows,
apparel, and signage everywhere.
We’ve art directed this iconic
philanthropy brand from the beginning.
Publishing
Summary of Service
Book design is unique: limited space,
endless possibilities. From Oprah’s Book
Club picks to obscure sci-fi thrillers,
we’ve created thousands of covers for
New York’s leading publishers.
Education
Summary of Service
New brand strategy and identity
for this much-admired private school.
Work includes storytelling, photography,
and design for print, digital, signage...
even bumper stickers for proud parents.
Food Service
Summary of Service
We love balancing big brand work with
local startups. Creating the identity
and packaging for this microbrewery
was a dream project—because great
beer deserves great design.

We’ve worked with FORT from the beginning, and consider their team a part of the Kaufman family. They provide tremendous value by differentiating us with unique, sophisticated, high-design brand work.

BRETT KAUFMAN
CEO, KAUFMAN DEVELOPMENT

Venture Capital
Summary of Service
This Japanese venture capital
firm tasked us to create their
identity, core brand assets, and
website, and we continue to
offer ongoing support.
Food Service
Summary of Service
We’ve worked on a wide array
of projects with this legendary
restaurateur, from book design
to creative direction and digital
advertising for CMR’s flagship
Ocean Prime brand.
Food Service
Summary of Service
Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale
understands the power of branding.
We’ve assisted him with identity
development, book design,
and ongoing creative consulting.
Banking
Summary of Service
We’re helping elevate this
regional bank’s digital efforts,
embracing new brand guidelines
and bringing a fresh verbal and
visual voice to their messages.
Philanthropy
Summary of Service
NYP is one of the nation’s most
comprehensive academic health
care systems. They rely on us
to support the communication
needs of their foundation.
Executive Search
Summary of Service
To represent strong people,
you need a strong brand. That’s
what we provided to this high-
end executive search agency:
name, identity, and website.
Interior & Architecture
Summary of Service
We provided this unique architecture
studio with an updated identity
and website, inspired by the
strategic insights of Venn Partners.
Retail
Summary of Service
Honored to work on countless
projects over the years with
Bath & Body Works and
Victoria’s Secret, from labeling
and packaging to book covers
for their flagship stores.

We have seen tangible returns on our investments with the team at FORT. They are passionate and always deliver, with attention to detail for both the work and the client.

RICH ROSENDALE, CERTIFIED MASTER CHEF
OWNER, ROSENDALE COLLECTIVE

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17 Brickel St., Ste. D
Columbus, OH 43215
614.224.4535