Astronaut (n:) a person engaged in or trained for spaceflight

We are Astronaut because we're specialized brand experts who help you find your place, chart your course, and gain gravity.
Who We Are

Astronaut is a branding and marketing agency located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We work with ambitious leaders and companies who are eager to build brands that stand out and rise above the noise. Each year, we serve a diverse group of clients—from established global brands needing a fresh voice to solid family businesses seeking growth to new brands hoping for success.

Our Clients

An Astronaut is only as good as their partner. Here are a few of ours.

Wake Forest Innovations Logo
The Clearing House Logo
Hanes Logo
Hanes Logo
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Dewey's Bakery Logo
Dewey's Bakery Logo
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Our Values

Our clients are valued partners, and they’ve told us there are four key reasons why they choose Astronaut…

Premium Service

Trust is hard-earned and easily lost. At Astronaut, reliability is our watchword—we’ll get your work done on time and on budget. We do what it takes to get things done right.

Constructive Partnerships

We believe in our expertise, but when it comes to your business, you’re the expert. Collaboration is the key to our shared success. When we connect with and inspire one another, we have the ability to rise far beyond what we can do alone.


When Astronaut takes on a project, our goal is always to deliver the highest quality result. Maximum achievement comes only from outsized effort. That means doing whatever it takes to win—and we love winning.


Though tenacity is one of our marked qualities, so is balance. We pride ourselves on being a low-drama work environment where kindness, expertise, profitability and work-life balance are championed every day. Proper planning and project management make that possible.

Why Astronaut?

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.

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