How We Got Here...
Gretchen Kamp & Co. is a successful and growing branding and digital marketing studio in San Diego. While Gretchen’s clientele encompasses all ages and industries, she has found a niche in helping female millennial business owners bring their visions to life. Gretchen is a favorite among wedding & event planners, photographers, salons, spas, estheticians, hair stylists, makeup artists, lash & brow artists, nutritionists, fitness experts, and fashion boutiques. She has a unique talent for merging feminine with professional.
Gretchen is also an expert at branding restaurants. Having waited tables in high school and college, designing for restaurants came naturally. Shortly after leaving San Diego Magazine in 2015, Gretchen was hired by San Diego restaurateur Mark Oliver to design the brand identity for Pueblo Modern Baja Coastal in Pacific Beach. Soon after, she was sought out by the Busalacchi family to rebrand Po Pazzo into a modern Sicilian concept, Barbusa, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy restaurant hub. Around the same time, Gretchen collaborated with The Patio Group to develop the brand identity for Harvest by the Patio in East Village. Also in 2017, she branded Wokou Ramen in Carmel Valley and Queensborough Cocktail Lounge in the Gaslamp District. In early 2018, Grain & Grit Collective—an up-and-coming San Diego restaurant group—hired Gretchen to develop their corporate brand identity as well as identities for two new concepts: The Little Italy Food Hall and Not Not Tacos by Sam The Cooking Guy.
In November 2017, Gretchen met Max Pete while working at Union Cowork in North Park. They quickly realized they had complementary skill sets and decided to collaborate on several projects. Max is now the Director of Marketing and Senior Web Designer for GK & Co. Shortly after, they hired photographer/designer Christian Villareal and graphic designer Justine Tallariti. Sarah Josephine—a talented designer who has assisted Gretchen with projects for several years—continues to work for the company behind the scenes from North County, San Diego. Videographer Caleb Johansen reached out to Gretchen in Spring of 2018 after finding her on Instagram. And just like that, there were six.
The studio now proudly offers branding, digital marketing, social media management, graphic design, photography and videography.