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EBBING Branding + Design
1608 Queen Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Ebbing Branding + Design is a boutique creative agency that helps its partners develop, evolve and grow their brands. Our evocative, eclectic branding and design solutions are driven by strategy and extensive experience. We are passionate about helping brands make meaningful connections with their audience—often driven by exceptional package design.

We believe that when brands communicate their unique and meaningful purpose, in a way that’s truly resonating with people, they can achieve remarkable success. And your success, is how we measure our success.

We offer diverse services, provided via an incredibly creative team, so that your brand will speak clearly and consistently across all of your design, content, strategy and advertising needs.


Matt Ebbing

Founder, Chief Creative Director

A veteran of creative agencies in Colorado, New Zealand, Oregon and North Carolina, Matt has helped to shape the branding and design for companies including Sierra Nevada Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewery, Humm Kombucha, Johnson & Johnson, Crocs, eVent by General Electric, Bank of the Cascades, Newton Running, Sunriver Resort, 1% For The Planet, numerous food brands and over 40 craft breweries. 

Matt’s work has been published and/or awarded in Communication Arts, Print, Graphic Design USA, AIGA San Francisco, The Addy's, The Die Line, Denver Art Directors Club, Oh Beautiful Beer, Brewbound, and the books Design Essentials Packaging, Boxed & Labeled, and Luerzer Archive's 200 Best Packaging Designers.



Father of two, former University of Colorado adjunct professor, skier turned surfer, curious traveler, craft beer geek.


The team


Jud Lively

Senior Illustrator / Designer

Jud is a design-minded artist and lettering expert. Steeped with experience in a wide variety of illustration and lettering styles, Jud is a master at visualizing concepts from pencil sketch through final digital illustration. Jud’s illustrations, logos and lettering have been published on numerous industry blogs.



Amy Jackson

Account / Project Manager

Amy is a master at coordinating projects and making connections. She has a knack for building relationships with clients, vendors and strategic partners. Amy’s time management skills, keen eye for detail and direct connections with clients and vendors ensure that projects proceed without a hitch.


James Laycock

Designer / Art Director

James is our young gun designer and art director that pushes us as much as we push him. After a design internship at Nike’s world headquarters in Oregon, and a bit of cutting his teeth on large and small projects alike at a full-scale agency, he joined our team in the summer of ‘18.


Kelsey Lineberger


Kelsey is our bright-minded designer bringing a fresh perspective to the team. A self-taught hand lettering artist, Kelsey is a lover of tacos and typography. She came to us after graduating from a competitive program at East Carolina University, where she completed an internship at Red Shark Digital and won an award for packaging design.


Extended family of experts


Sam (Samantha)


Sam was born to be dog. There's no mistaking her ability to initiate instant BFF status for anyone willing to pet her, nor express her distain for uniformed delivery men. Despite the lack of opposable thumbs, our resident quadruped pushes the envelop of just how dog she can be, day in and day out.


Maisie Smith

Writer / Strategist

Maisie has spent her entire life in creative endeavors—writing since her chubby fingers could hold a pencil, evolving a meaningful fitness business, and forging a 10-year career in branding and advertising. She now helps craft beer, spirits, cannabis and natural food brands define their voice and translate their vision into the right words.

Angela Reid

Brand Strategist / Writer

Angela has 25 years experience translating stuff into stories for brands in every category—including packaged food & beverage, consumer goods, local and global retail, social issues and both consumer and B2B technology. She crafts insightful communications, inspiring people to buy and just as important, to buy into.

Matt Ebbing and Angela Reid have been working together for the past 8 years.

Craftspace Design

Craftspace uses thoughtful craftsmanship and alternative building blocks to create exciting spaces for people to connect and create. To support these spaces and the people that use them, we build and develop our own practical mix of products and services from coffeeto beer gardens.

Provis Media

Provis Media
Provis is a smaller digital agency with big-agency capabilities and experience. Provis is our go-to for developing digital interactive and experience projects, including website development, dynamic animation and video work.








Competitive analysis*
Brand audit*
Creative strategy
Brand architecture

Product packaging
Brand messaging*
Brand style guide
Point of sale
Building signage
Trade show booth/banner
Apparel & merchandise
Environment + interior design*

Print Advertising
Digital Advertising
Video/ TV*
Gorilla/ non-traditional
Digital mock-ups of packaging
Social media image

Mobile app UI
Social Media Content

* Leverage the expertise of creative partners