Bean Design got their start back in 1997. While finishing up a degree in fine arts at Appalachian State University, owner, Brian Bean purchased his first business license and started selling photographic prints on the streets of Boone, NC. The business was born as Bean Images. Shortly thereafter Brian took a position as a photography assistant and relocated to Hickory, NC. Bean Images continued to flourish over the next few years as they gained a new and exciting client base. Around the year 2000 Bean Images was reborn into who we are today Bean Design. With our first corporate account under our belt we continued to grow and develop new skill sets to better serve our ever-changing client base.

Markets Served

Since the inception of our business we have worked with many clients in a wide array of markets. These challenges of working within different markets has given us the flexibility and knowhow to work with just about any client; whether they are a small start up or a well established corporation. We understand the needs and concerns of both – we’ve been there…

We have experience working in the Technology Industry, Finance Markets, Sports Promotion, Dental/Medical, Business to Business and Business to Consumer markets to name a few. With our vast experience we feel confident that we can provide a great service to just about any business.

Discover the Possibilities!

We have dabbled in just about every medium out there, both old and new. If we haven’t then we have a great talent pool that lets us customize the team for the job. Our skill set runs the gamut from: Print Collateral and Advertising, Brand Identity to Interactive Media, Trade Show Development, Packaging and POP, not to mention our strong Photography and Commercial Video background.

Whether you are a start up business in need of the “basics” or an established business to consumer type organization we can provide all of your marketing and advertising needs. As a small business ourselves we know that your marketing dollars are very important. The most common question we get asked is “What’s your hourly rate?” Well we price our work by the job not by the hour, in-turn this allows us to adjust the amount of time spent on a project to fit the small business budget. On the other hand if you need the full team on board to make your campaign creative and effective then we can most certainly do that too! The point is that no matter what your budget, we can more than likely meet both your budget and your marketing desires.

CORPORATE CLIENTS: We understand that you needed it yesterday!
We primarily work for corporations, both national and international. We work both on our own, as well as, part of the corporate marketing team. We even go so far as to work one on one with individual product mangers, sales teams or whomever the project is directed by. 

We offer a quick turnaround on most projects and give precedence to our contract corporate clients. We’ll take on any job that your internal staff doesn’t have time for or just doesn’t want to do. From simple product specification sheets to full product line catalogs we can handle most anything you throw our way!

Clients Talk

Sweetpeas Greens & Things

Bean Design has been amazing! When we first started our new branding efforts I didn’t know what to expect but they walked us through every step. The new identity program that they put into place has gotten rave reviews from our customers. They have since done all of our advertising, packaging and now are working on our new web presence. Anything that we have needed they have provided. They are easy to work with and answer all of our questions…even the dumb ones.

April Schulte


Tumbling Shoals Farms

Working with Bean Design was like watching my dreams manifest on paper. With just one fairly brief consultation, Bean Design was able to create a product that was beautiful, professional, and exactly in tune with our personality as a business.

Shiloh and Jason Avery


Ann Lamb

Bean Design created my logo and web site, and designed a promotional campaign for me.  I’m thrilled with the professional, consistent look created for my business.

Being a perfectionist and a control freak, it was hard for me to find someone to trust with something as important as my business identity.  Bean Design gladly worked with me on the smallest of details until I was happy.  I will use them for all my future graphic needs!

Ann Lamb


US Conec, KWhite

Partnering with Bean Design has proven to be a tremendous benefit to US Conec.  Their creative and artistic ability is impressive, but what separates them is the ability to merge functionality with visual appeal. The amount of positive customer feedback on our website has been overwhelming!

Kevin White

Business Development Manager

Barking Dog

Barking Dog Communications worked with Bean Design to create a recruitment brochure for the Bobby Isaac Motorsports Program, a project with limited budget and resources.  Not only did they bring both creativity and  integrity to their work, but they also looked outside the box to provide effective solutions within the project’s limitations.  Needless to say, the client was thrilled with the final product and has already seen results from it.  I was so pleased with the whole process, from concept through delivery, that I’m already working with Brian on more projects for other clients—The PGA Champions Tour and NASCAR’s Tide Racing Team!

Amy McCauley


US Conec, J.Graham

I have been thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of Bean Design.  We’ve worked together with Brian over the past several years on projects ranging from web design to printed material to trade show booths and we have been more than satisfied in every instance.  There is no doubt that we will continue to use Brian in the future based upon his previous track record. 

Joe Graham


Advanced Interconnect

We feel that Bean Design has been instrumental in working with us to create a new image for our company. From trade show materials to literature and ad design; their work has always exceeded our expectations.  They have also been a pleasure to work with and often gone over and above the call of duty to meet our tight deadlines. We look forward to working with them on all of our future projects.

Jenna Crowley

Marketing Director