We are...
advocates for creative, strategic thinking & design
thinkers & doers, question askers & solution seekers
passionately driven to create meaningful experiences


In an increasingly digital world, listening is becoming a lost art. The quality of our listening can have a profound impact on the quality of our work. It is understanding and being open to the ideas and feedback of others that makes us successful.


With a multitude of tools and resources at our fingertips, research has become increasingly convenient. But, a wealth of information has made it more important than ever to utilize data to find pertinent information in a saturated marketplace.


By sharing ideas and knowledge we obtain greater resources and deeper understanding towards a common goal. A successful collaboration requires open minds, cooperation, and a pinch of focus to keep things moving.

Primary Services



We have worked with local to global agencies, small businesses to international brands. One thing we’ve learned is the value of research, planning, and creating goals. No matter the size of the project, it will only ever be as strong or successful as the planning put into it. We do not just throw concepts at a wall to see what sticks. We believe that if you build your concepts, messaging, and art based on a strategic foundation the outcome will always be superior. What good is a great line if it doesn’t speak to anyone? What good is a great design if nobody sees it? What good is anything if you can’t measure the outcome? Simple questions. Simple answers.


A bit more involved than the plagiarism we all performed in middle school, certainly more informative than an average wikipedia search, and definitely more valuable than NEED SOMETHING HERE. Exactly. Without research what we’re left with is a bunch of holes. We strive to learn everything we can about you, your product, your consumer, employees, and your mission. Through competitive research, employee interviews, focus groups, and the good old internet we are able to gain insights into your brand perception and target, and adjust our creative thinking accordingly.

Creating Goals

Q: What do you want to accomplish? A: I want to sell more stuff. No kidding. We all do. The problem lies in the question. It’s not so much a what as it is a how. Revised Q: How do we sell more stuff? A: By defining realistic, measurable goals founded by research and strategy. And by allocating resources into the mediums that make the most sense based on your current position. Carpet bombing a campaign across the country doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to reach your target. Just as social media isn’t the definitive end all solution for every single effort. We will help you develop an effective creative plan to meet short and long term goals.


The third step of the process. Using our research findings and goals to build a creative strategy that is founded in consumer insight and ultimately will help drive the media and creative itself, effectively, in the right direction. Jane Newman said, “relevant plus distinctive equals more effective.” A statement we believe whole-heartedly and strive for every step of the way. But without research and setting goals a plan doesn’t really do much good. The system works as a whole or it doesn’t work. It is in your best interest to take the time, make the effort to search out the less obvious and think strategically. We will help you do just that.


We believe a strong brand is one of your most essential assets. It defines who you are as a company and how you want to be viewed from the outside. Everything you create, say, run, or post is a direct reflection of that. What we do is meant to strengthen it as a whole. That’s why we put a mammoth amount of effort into everything we create. No matter how big or small.

Branding & Creative Strategy

Naming, visual and verbal guidelines, vision and mission statements, graphic assets, etc. These are just a few things necessary to create a brand. Through research and collaboration we help you create a meaningful brand experience consumers have come to expect. Whether your product is digital or tactile creating a brand that is relatable and attainable is crucial to success. More than just a logo, your brand is your story, positioning yourself as the expert or best in category. We will develop that voice and teach you to recognize and align with the archetypes that will resonate best.

Concept Development

It is our passion to create. It is our objective to create engaging, goal-driven campaigns that enhance your brands’ perception in the market. Our concepts are driven by the facts and knowledge we have gained to this point. Considerations are taken and the creative process begins. We are mindful of your needs from the beginning. Every word and image deliberate in its intentions. And we believe it shows in the final product.

Asset Creation

We create graphic assets for all applications from start to finish. Brand graphics from logos and style guides, to print elements, online, broadcast, photography, etc. We create most everything in-house and have an exclusive list of partners for particular items we may not. We can work with your existing assets, such as photography and logos as well as integrate ourselves with an internal team, if necessary, to provide assets that work best for your brand and team.


The Essentials

We are process driven and contend that the final product of any project derives its strengths and weaknesses by the amount of effort and attention you put into each step along the way.






In our opinion it's some of the most important decisions you'll make on behalf of your business. It's not just for the corporate or athletic giants of the world. Big or small your identity will play a role in determining success or failure. Everything is important. From the colors you choose, to imagery, graphic styling and far beyond. This works together as a cohesive unit or you risk missing your mark or even making one in the first place. Just because your product is sound if it doesn't resonate people may neither know or care. Whether your a restauranteur, candy-maker, or inventor of the newest great thing, it is important to know who you are and how you want to be perceived. This process starts long before you even look at a logo and we're here to help guide you through.
As defined by Merriam-Webster, "talk or writing that is designed to get people excited or interested in something." Most call it marketing. We call it a labor of love. And we prefer to do it as an integrated piece of your existing brand or campaign efforts. We work on all sides of the tetrahedron to ensure that our communication efforts match those of your previous efforts in brand meaning and voice. Unless they are non-existent. Then, we will work with you to create those cohesive communications, develop your voice, and leverage archetypes to create assets that use your brand strategically.
We love all things art and design but we especially love them in motion. The important thing to understand is that motion is not just moving type and shapes. While those things are important it is also film, animation, 3d, interactivity, and just as essential, audio. But, more importantly it is creating communications that evoke some sort of emotion or connection. Whether its purpose is to make someone laugh, or impose an important message, motion, has long been one of advertising's most important components to reach an audience on a deeper level. With technology today we can reach them in more places and more intimately than ever before. In broadcast, online and social media, or for the newest coolest piece of interactive tech coming to a store, subway or street corner near you, motion will continue to be one of the most engaging and effective components of ballyhoo there is. While the form, mediums, and technology will change its effectiveness will not.
Who says print is dead? Certainly not us. We've come to realize a greater appreciation for it as a still very large piece in an ever expanding world where many think digital will soon replace print. While digital should be a large piece of your pie, nothing soon will replace the tactile feel of a well done letterpressed business card. Or the general awesomeness of a well done screen printed poster or t-shirt. Not to mention the need for ads, and outdoor, and tchotchkes galore. Going away? Not in our lifetime.
Digital is a major component in your overall creative strategy. We tailor assets that work within your existing plan to enhance a user or consumers overall brand experience. We believe that a brands online presence should compliment and enhance the brand. It also should be a destination that informs and engages with well-written content, high quality images and/or video. The user should always feel they've accomplished their goal by ending up on your site. Whether that was to be educated, purchase, compare, or be entertained. Nine times out of ten, if a user meets their goal you will have had met yours in one way or another.

Strategic planning, conceptual thinking, and creative executions must work together

It seems like a no-brainer but in the hustle-bustle of today, things like collaboration and cooperation sometimes get lost in the mix of getting the job done. We're the checks to the balance. Even, if only, working on a single project it is important to keep the broader scope in mind. What is the goal of the overall brand? That's the question we strive to answer.

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We Heart

Baltimore is a hub of creativity and certainly has it's share of gems. From the Boh's to the O's, Washington to Waters, and Fells to The Block, it has a little something for everyone.
We look forward to working with you.