501 Drive strategic driven creative

501 Drive strategic driven creative

About 501 Drive

501 is the tax designation given to non-profits. When 501 Drive’s founder Pamela Trow-Johnson re-named her branding design business in 2007, serving non-profits was high on the list. Although 501 Drive works with all categories of business and industry, helping non-profits be successful in meeting their missions, was a value close to Pamela’s heart and powerful enough to reflect in her business name.


501 Drive Mission

…is to design and implement strategic driven creative that impacts the lives of local community for the better.


501 Drive Services

Simply, BRANDING (as a noun) is how a product or service is perceived in your mind. When it’s your business or organization’s product or service, branding works to create “top-of-the-mind” awareness among your audience.

BRANDING (as a verb) is doing those activities and communications that create and reinforce a brand.

501 Drive uses strategic information to concept, develop and implement branding programs that meet or exceed your organization’s goals and mission.

Branding design services include: Visual identity and collateral design, web site design, advertising, illustration, copywriting, print design, packaging and ambient media design.

Strategic marketing services include: In addition to the above creative services, 501 Drive works with quality contractors to provide strategic marketing services such as naming, vision/mission/values building, strategic planning, communications plans, public relations, focus groups, social media marketing, and search engine optimization.


501 Drive Clients

With Pamela’s belief that positive change in our world starts with creating healthy, happy and successful children and families, she has helped develop brand identities and/or public awareness campaigns for a variety of organizations serving children, families, seniors and community.

A partial list of clients past and future include. A more extensive client list is available:

[n: non-profit, g: government, b: business]

Alexander Pest Control (b), Arteffects Footwear (b), Awbrey Butte Neighborhood Association (g), Bend 2030 (n), Bend Senior Center (g), BestCare Treatment Services (n), Burnham Building Company (b), Central Oregon CASA (n), Central Oregon Home, Health & Hospice (n), Cement Elegance (b), Columbia River Gorge Future Forum (g), Deschutes County Children & Families Commission (g), Early Childhood Wellness/Project LAUNCH (g), Evergreen In-Home Care Services (b), Family Access Network (n), Healthy Families of the High Desert (n), Intekon (b-Atlanta), “Keep Kids Safe” License Plate (g), Sunbird Gallery (b), Susan Daly Stearns, LLC (b), Wellness & Education Board of Central Oregon (g), Wildflower Gemworks (b)


About 501 Drive’s Partners

Pamela Trow-Johnson, Creative Driver

Pamela Trow-Johnson, Creative Driver


Pamela Trow-Johnson has helped businesses, non-profits and government agencies distinguish themselves to their audiences through her award-winning strategic creative design communications for over 25 years.

Having built a successful visual communications design career in Atlanta, Georgia, Pamela came to Bend, Oregon in 2001 with a commitment to provide “blow up the box” branding communications to local businesses and organizations. Her hard work has resulted in such honors as being named the 2009 recipient of the Advertising Federation of Central Oregon’s coveted Tom Hacker Creative Award, being among the team of professionals to win the 2009 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Professional Achievement in Planning Award for their work on the Columbia River Gorge Future Forum Vision Program, and multiple design competition awards.

In addition to her design work, Pamela taught for 14 years at the Portfolio Center, the celebrated design school in Atlanta. She is an accomplished artist whose work has appeared on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. Pamela has received the Arts Central Artie Award for Community-minded Artist.

Pamela is past chair of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission where she created and spearheaded the successful City Walls at City Hall Art Show at Bend City Hall. The program has been selected as an Accelerator Program by Bend 2030.

She was a part-time graphic design instructor at Central Oregon Community College in the Community Learning department and has served on the COCC Technology Center Planning Task Force and the marketing committees of Deschutes County Children & Families Commission and the former Central Oregon Battering & Rape Alliance.

In 2014, Pamela moved to Santa Fe to be closer to family, where she continues to work with her community.

Pamela can be contacted at pamela@501drive.com and at 541.390.1154 (cell).