I love branding. It is probably my favorite part of design. I love coming up with a logo that suits the business and it's goals. And then theres the identity collaterals (business card, letterhead, envelopes), signage, rack cards, print ads, web site, etc. I would love to work with small businesses and help them with their identity, maybe at a small restaurant or clothing boutique.
Here are a couple of branding/identity assignments I have done for school projects:
The Agrawal Group. This is for a financial company.
Thistle Dew Nicely. This is for a small flower/greeting card shop.