What We've Been Up To
Merchin' for one of Pittsburgh's most-beloved brands
Bringing Dragon's Milk to a computer near you.
Boldly going where no website has gone before.
Giving one of craft beer's most iconic brands a website worthy of its reputation.
Expanding an established Northeastern brewery's presence to a tropical climate.
We helped a timeless-feeling challenger brand get the leg up with a total brand system overhaul.
Full identity for Pittsburgh's alcohol-fueled comedy tour on wheels.
Helping a tattoo-based brand achieve its full concept.
A Necromancer is a folkloric character who resurrects the dead. The name was all too natural for a brewery focused on making dead and hard-to-find styles.
Colors, cocktails, and community come together in Pride Passport, a passion project curated to rally support behind our LGBTQ+ Community in St. Petersburg, FL.
When Veterans and VRB Founders Chase Hobby and Evan Seale wanted to venture into the Heath and Wellness space, they reached out to us to create an identity for their CBD brand.
We built the brand system for Wexford’s Jets Barbershop. It’s inspired by classic barbershop vibes and a familiar feeling aesthetic.
We helped Bangin' Banjo trade in the banjo for a fresh, Florida-centric rebrand to scale with their new distribution.
Elegant and decorative, yet full of contemporary visual cues, we equipped Wingate Apothecary with a statement brand designed to stand the test of time.
PA heritage brand, Desmone, tapped us to redefine what a design and architecture firm looks like with a new brand identity, strategy, and website.
These Cubanos are making me thirsty! A sexy new craft cocktail bar is coming soon to St. Pete's favorite Cuban restaurant.
Our first collab with Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, FL — Hiya Gourdie Pumpkin Ale takes inspiration from the horror film IT to usher in the spooky season.
Florida-based beverage company, Botanical Brewing Co., tapped us to help them bring canned kava and good vibes to Sunshine State.
This retro-style, browser-based game shows that there's no limit to what our in-house development team can do.
Back for another year, Reuben's Hop Idol Home Brew Contest sports a brand new can design to represent the returning champ's signature Craig IPA.
Sometimes a client has a business so nuanced and complex that it takes multiple meetings for us to understand them inside and out. McCrossin digs holes. Any size hole. We wanted to make that clear.
Davin Interiors provides high-end interior design services informed by deep knowledge of design movements. Their new site is an elegant visual showcase that's a cut above the competition.
Reuben's Brews highly-sought-after Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout needed a label to match its pedigree. A distinctive dieline and a slew of special processes leave no question that this beer is something special.
"Like caring for a newborn baby bird, we entrusted the Top Hat team to wrap our burgeoning company in a warm blanket of identity. Their nurturing helped Leaf Shave to scale from zero to past 7-figures in revenue."
Adam Simone, Leaf Shave
"When I began to search for a new design partner that would help lead us in to the next chapter of our visual identity, I was looking for team that had the right balance of skill, talent, and vision. Top Hat has delivered on that promise in every way."
Matt Lutton, Marketing Manager, Reuben's Brews
"We came with a crazy, unorganized set of ideas and the Top Hat team worked quickly to understand our vision and take it to the next level. Their creativity is unlike anything we’ve worked with before, and their design chops are just as impressive."
Tyler Henke, Co-Founder, Ziptility
"If I had to sum up our experience with Top Hat in 3 words it would be: creative, honest, committed. They gave us a stellar design that differentiates us in our industry, and acted as a true partner and extension of our marketing team."
Ashley Heinnickel, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Excel4apps
"Working with Top Hat was an experience unlike any other I’ve had in all my years of marketing. As a boutique firm they’re agile when needed, and responsive to a tee! I highly recommend Top Hat for any Website design & development project."
Jane Rudov, Director of Communications, Magee-Womens Research Institute
"They created a brand that truly represents who we are. The website is innovative, unorthodox and constantly receives 'oohs and awes' from everyone who views it."
Lisa Lutheran, Founder, Cycletique
"With a critical deadline, and a lot on the line, Top Hat committed their all to us. They didn't disappoint. With their meticulous attention to detail and high-quality of work and innovation, Top Hat easily achieved the 'dream' category."
Art Maxwell, VP of Organizational Advancement, Wesley Family Services
"Conveying our goals to the Top Hat team, over pints and projections was as easy and enjoyable as could be. From bullseye diagram planning sessions, to warehouse photoshoots, the team was flexible, reliable and most importantly on TOP of their shit!"
Drea Hudson, Brand Manager, Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
"It is great working with great people. I will use Top Hat on future projects, and definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an agency that listens and backs up the goods with awesome customer service!"
Allison Dunham, Trinity Door Systems
"Give Top Hat a goal and get out of the way. It doesn’t get any better than that!"
John Putzier, Pittsburgh International Auto Show
"They are some of the best branding and website design minds in Pittsburgh today."
Tristan Ruml, Tortuga Agency
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