Every day we’re inspired by the world around us. We look at everything from the ring our morning coffee leaves on the table, to the foam on the head of our evening beer. Our mission is to challenge our clients to think about graphic design in a different way, and for ourselves to focus on the concept, craft and purpose of the project. With each design our minds are saying “what if I did… (Insert comment that would be met with an eyebrow raise).” Sometimes that gets us into trouble, but what good is life without a little mischief!
That’s our personality in a nutshell. So if you’d like to discuss a project please reach out to us. But if you would rather only take a look around, that works too. Just sit back, enjoy the ride and we hope to speak with you soon.
What We Do Here
No matter the task or environment – working on our own, as consultants, or with an in-house team – we’ll find a way to make it work for our clients. Our background rests in brand identity, print, packaging and point-of-sale, but we’re always up for a new challenge. That desire to be tested, coupled with our background, makes us naturally curious, so we’ve always got our pencils moving coming up with solutions to design problems. However, we’re sure never to take ourselves too seriously, so humor is always our greatest ally.
You can check out our work where you’ll have a better idea of Fat Bassets capabilities, or look below to find some of the graphic design and consulting services that we offer:
· Logo Design
· Identity Design
· Color Scheming
· Idea Generation/Brainstorming
· Promotional Material
· Annual Reports
· Album Covers
· Book Covers
· Wedding Packages
Design & Development
· Consulting with In-house team
· Creative Direction
· Art Direction
· Graphic Design
Still have questions? Feel free to ask us anything about everything. We’re ready to get ready!
Founder + Creative Director
Fat Basset Design was started by Jim Dumas, a longtime designer for The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams. In his time there he found it an honor and a privilege to work alongside such talent on the Creative Teams, where the experiences helped shape Jims’ ability to create strong visual concepts, while sharpening his focus for design principles. This long-time experience, coupled with a desire to take chances and break the mold, led him to start his own studio in 2016.
The name Fat Basset Design comes from Jims’ basset hound, Josie. She was a fun loving, roundish little dog, who's personality kept him smiling long after he walked out the door each day. In 2014 she developed cancer and required surgery to have it removed. Unfortunately it returned in 2015. However Jim and his wife felt it more important to maintain Josie’s quality of life, rather than put her through more surgeries, and more poking and prodding that would scare Josie and cause her more pain. Through it all, Josie's spirit remained as strong as her ability to keep Jim and his wife laughing endlessly.
Sadly, Josie passed away on February 25, 2016. Although physically she may be gone, she remains in Jim and Nicole’s hearts, as well in their memories. And Fat Basset Design is one of the many ways of keeping her memory and spirit alive.
When Jim’s away from the studio, you can find him traveling with his wife, at the beach or walking with his dogs Stanley and Gus. He also enjoys his downtime around the house, playing handyman and visionary, or enjoying all things football and baseball…including the beers and snacks.
Thanks for taking the time to read all this! We know its a lot, but feel free to start a discussion or just chat about nothing at all.