Bill LaBranche


There’s something to be said about the Midwestern work ethic. Born and raised in Milwaukee, I learned the discipline of design working on campaigns for Miller Lite and Schlitz Brewery. There, you worked efficiently, you worked fast and you did a great job. No exceptions. And you managed to crack a joke or two in the process.

I brought that ethos with me when I came to San Francisco and applied it, with great success, to the work I did for J. Walter Thompson for the California Milk Advisory Board, Grey Advertising for Bank of America, J. Walter Thompson for Sprint, and Young & Rubicam for Chevron. Other clients included Hidden Valley Ranch, Clorox and Idaho Potatoes. We created award-winning Branding, Advertising, Package Design, Point-of-Sale Displays and Promotions. My work also includes Corporate Identity Development, Positioning, Marketing and Photography.

In 2006, I joined a $2 billion-company, Swinerton Incorporated and as Corporate Creative Director, experienced business from the client side, which gave me with a greater understanding of budget, approvals and management. I learned the construction business in the process and have since done extensive work for another general contractor, CF Jordan Construction, and a steel fabricator, JT Steel.

Today, I’d like to bring my expertise to work for you, all without any drama. Give me a call and let’s talk about your vision for your company…or the project that’s on your desk.


  • Corporate Identity
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Package Design
  • Marketing Materials/Collateral
  • Printing/Press Checks