Brand adventures that move
hearts, minds and actions



Tell a clear and purposeful
story that spreads and
grows your business.

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Design adventures
that spring your brand
story to life.

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If you don’t romance your customers, someone else will.

Today, prosperous brands begin with a clear, compelling story that moves heart, mind and action—a story people eagerly share. When describing their businesses, however, most people struggle to even start—often mired in jargon or marketing-speak that fail to inspire.

Romantic is a San Francisco Branding Agency crafting strategic stories and experiences that help business, brands and ideas prosper. Realize the business vision. Attract higher value customers. Sync marketing, sales and social. Worthwhile adventures that make your customer world amazing, and pay dividends in profound ways.

Featured Work

Blüfeld brand stands apart from other Riesling on wine shelves.

Blüfeld Riesling
Brand Story, Identity, Experience

Jeffery Hale Hospital | Brand Identity, Digital Design, Signage, Wayfinding

Bishops College School | Enrollment Higher After Story Positioning Rebrand

National Park Service, Prisoners of Age, Alcatraz Exhibition, Over One Million Visitors

The Alcatraz Exhibition
Prisoners of Age

Shipley Energy Rebrand Logotype and Graphical Device
Shipley Energy Logo Symbol Rebrand Volckmann-Wolf

Shipley Energy Rebrand, Story Platform and Redesign

Wong Wing brand, rebrand, logo and packaging design by Romantic Brands
Wong Wing brand, rebrand, logo and packaging design by Romantic Brands

Wong Wing | 1000% Sales Increase | Brand, Packaging, Experience Design

Meet the Romantic

Russell W. Volckmann III

Russell W. Volckmann III

Russell W. Volckmann III is a visionary strategist, helping valiant agencies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, global and Fortune 500 companies to win at adventures of heart, mind and business.
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