Yosemite. Denali. Grand Teton. Glacier Bay. It’s no surprise how much America loves its National Parks—the beauty, wonder, and adventure they offer is incomparable. We partnered with Aramark, who manages the properties and experiences in twelve of our great National Parks and protected lands, to share and spread this love.


We worked together with Aramark to create #whyihearttheparks, a brand building initiative that would capture and celebrate this love to park-goers (and wannabe park-goers) across the country. And get them to consider Aramark’s world-class destinations for their next visit. The project spanned branding, brand identity, communication strategy, web design, and social media marketing. We created a website that serves both as a web portal to each park Aramark operates on, as well as a landing page for a competition that worked as a lead-generation tool.


Our design was inspired by the love (the “heart” if you will) at the heart of Why I Heart The Parks. We landed on a brand identity that had one foot in the digital and one firmly in the dirt, with striking illustrated out-of-home poster designs and digital assets that were a blend of stunning park photography and illustrations. We created advertising assets to be displayed at Aramark properties at each park, as well as key-card stuffers, buttons, and swag. And then we made up any excuse we could to head out, hit the road and experience it all for ourselves.

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods…and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.”

Teddy Roosevelt