Greenfield/Belser Ltd. is a brand design firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. that focuses on professional services marketing. The firm is organized to deliver four core services: (1)brand research and brand strategy, (2) Web solutions, (3) identity and collateral design and development and (4) advertising and media/new media planning. The main industries served by Greenfield/Belser include the legal, accounting, technology, consulting and financial sectors.
Burkey Belser is the company’s current president and creative director and has served in this capacity since 1984 when Greenfield/Belser was officially incorporated. Donna Belser is the firm’s vice-president, general counsel and a member of the American Bar Association. Greenfield/Belser principal Joe Walsh, who was previously at Arthur Andersen, is located in Portland, ME and principal Diane Hartley works from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Greenfield/Belser has designed brands and programs for over 300 law firms including large international firms such as Jones Day, Clifford Chance and Morgan Lewis and small firms such as Marger Johnson. They have also created brands and programs for the Big Four accounting firms plus fast-growing regional accounting firms, like Reznick Group, Dixon Hughes Goodman and BKD. Greenfield/Belser recently redesigned the U.S. website for the World Wildlife Fund  and rebranded all aspects of the Society for Human Resource Management, one of the largest associations in the world with 220,000 members .
Greenfield/Belser Ltd. formed out of two companies in 1984 when Burkey Belser, Inc., founded by Burkey Belser, and Greenfield/Belser, Inc., founded by Donna Greenfield, merged. It was an Inc magazine fastest-growing company finalist in the Washington region in 1997 and is currently the largest graphic design firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.
In 1992, Burkey Belser was contacted by David Aaron Kessler's staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help with the Nutrition Facts label because of his prior success designing the EnergyGuide that appears on all major appliances in the United States. Because Congress had mandated the reformulation of the label but not its redesign, Belser undertook the project as a pro bono effort, for which he ultimately received a Presidential Design Award from President Bill Clinton. Massimo Vignelli called the design solution a “masterpiece”. The success of that initiative led the FDA to once again call on Belser to design the Drug Facts label that now appears on all over-the-counter drugs.
Information Design, as in the Nutrition Facts assignment, is central to the firm’s work but is not strictly representative. Rather, the firm focuses on brand strategy and its implementation across a variety of communication tactics such as identity programs, Web solutions and collateral sales materials.
In February 2011 the American Beverage Association enlisted Greenfield/Belser’s help for their “Clear on Calories” initiative. The result, a simple yet effective display of calorie counts on beverages across the country. *Coca Cola is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company, Inc.
Burkey Belser and Donna Greenfield authored 25 Years of Legal Branding (Sunnyside Press) published in 2004, a compilation of Greenfield/Belser’s professional services work from 1979-2004.
Greenfield/Belser’s work also appears in other publications including: Absolutely the Newest Logos, Best of Corporate Identity Design, Big Book of Corporate Identity Designs (Watson-Guptill), Big Book of Design Ideas (Collins Design), Big Book of Letterhead and Web Site Designs (Watson-Guptill), Global Corporate Identity, Global Graphics: Symbols (Rockport Publishing), HOW Colossal Design, Large Graphics (Rockport Publishing), The Newest Logos, Promotions that Work (Rockport Publishing), Small Graphics (Rockport Publishing), and White Graphics (Rockport Publishing).