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a brand identity studio

leading our clients to bold endeavors
our belief

We believe a strong brand can move the sales needle as nothing else can.

Call it crazy. Dismiss it as fluff. But this belief has long been the heart and soul of Astronaut, and our strategic work has become a catalyst for our clients to launch, grow or reinvent their brand.

That’s what Astronaut’s impact is all about. It’s about leading with actions, not words. It’s about showing up for our crew, our clients, and our community. It’s about accepting nothing less than our very best–then asking ourselves how we can do even better.

We know that we have a long way to go, but we believe some of Astronaut’s craziest endeavors are just begininning to take flight.

Happy Clients

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Our values make us stronger


It takes courage to become who we really are.


Any fool can know. The point is to understand.


When we all pull together, we all get ahead.

Why Branding?

It’s all about sales


Increase your brand awareness and generate more leads.



Accelerate your sales cycle and acquire customers faster.


Reduce price sensitivity and create competitive immunity for your brand.

Meet our Founder

Leading change and growth since day one

Stephen Lockwood has been pushing the industry in leadership, brand strategy, design thinking and marketing since Astronaut’s inception in 2015.

As a prolific creative and passionate change-maker, Stephen brings a smart, informed perspective to every project and business engagement. His reputation for clear strategic thinking, honest advice and industry know-how make him a valued advisor to C-suite executives and marketing teams.

Stephen is a big believer in understanding your purpose and building your life upon it. He has an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit, a mentor’s heart, and a passion for working with people to achieve their vision and mission. He believes unwaveringly in the power of a customer-centric approach to drive business performance.

Stephen lives in Winston-Salem, NC, with his wife, Kim; their two sons, Drake and Tyson; and their black lab, Jack.

We’re up for new missions.

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