Arrowhead Credit Union: Creating a California Icon

For the San Bernardino, Calif. based Arrowhead Credit Union we delivered a new logo, website, collateral, brand guidelines and an advertising campaign. Updated look and copy tone helped reintroduce this much loved regional brand to its many loyal members.


The Heart of the Inland Empire

Arrowhead is a true service-oriented credit union with a well-established internal culture, and many generations of loyal members in and around its home turf of San Bernardino, CA. However, the credit union’s visual identity wasn’t keeping pace with the progressive institution. As Arrowhead looked to attract new members, and re-engage old ones, they sought a new brand and updated messaging to better articulate their identity.

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Refreshed and Redesigned

Looking for a total brand refresh, the credit union expected a new logo, tagline, website, collateral, brand guidelines, and an advertising campaign to help announce the brand’s update. Arrowhead is a regional name that has strong equity with the credit union’s audiences. So without changing the name, we were tasked with evolving a logo and brand for the modern consumer.


Always Hardworking

As a nod to previous iterations of the credit union’s logo, Adrenaline created an arrowhead in the negative space of the A. The new logo maintains the tradition of the previous look, but with rounder edges and brighter colors. It gives Arrowhead a more contemporary presence. The tag line became a rallying call for the credit union’s dedication to its members and community using a line system with an “Always H-word.” Always Here, Always Helpful, Always Hopeful, etc. 


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