About Us

We Help Build Brands
That Stand Out In A
Crowd, On The Shelf, And
Against The Competition.

With an award-winning team and extensive experience in the cannabis industry, HIGHOPES provides customized creative solutions built for your cannabis brand’s success.
our philosophy

A Brand Is
How You Look,
Walk, And Talk.

We build better brands through elevated strategy, positioning, and design. We highlight what makes your cannabis branding unique to increase your recognition and reputation. It’s not all about what your product is and where you’re from, but who you are as a brand.

We Make Great Work

With Good People.

Our name, HIGHOPES, is representative of our optimism for the future of the cannabis industry. As fellow cannabis advocates and believers, we relish the thought of nationwide recreational legalization, the continued acceptance of medicinal use, and an overall societal shift in the perception of cannabis. You could say we have high hopes.

However, we are not growers, producers, or shop owners. We are creatives and strategists, and we use our skills to do our part in supporting the cannabis industry. We are in it for the long haul, and we like to work with others who are, too.
Nice to meet you

Our Core Team

At HIGHOPES, we love to work on projects of all shapes and sizes. Our core team is with you every step of the way as we conceptualize, strategize, and propel your project to successful fruition. Our agile team structure means we’ve built some great relationships in the creative industry and are able to leverage our connections to deliver exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

We are small, and we are mighty. We know we have one of the best cannabis brand agency teams — and after working with us, we’re sure you’ll agree.
director of operations

Mina Johnson

Mina marshals the team to deliver projects on time and on budget. Most of her duties are behind the scenes, but she keeps the wheels turning. All while making motherhood look easy.
creative director

Patrick Toste

Patrick leads the creative process. He’s a designer, creative strategist, and exceptional joke-teller. He’s had his hand in some big companies like Under Armour and T-Mobile.
director of development

Thomas Warinner

Thomas provides logistical support and renowned web ninja skills. His analytical mind lends itself well when we need to crunch some hard data and turn it into solutions.