WHO KNEW GREAT THINGS WOULD HAPPEN

WHEN MIDWESTERN GIRL MEETS BRITISH GUY

Not every married couple is meant to work together, and we would have never guessed we would be doing so when we met thousands of miles away in the green hills of Wales. But it became clear to us that our combined 22+ years of experience in branding, design and marketing create a pretty lethal combination to provide exceptional quality of work to businesses looking to work with a small group of big-hearted people who truly want to make a difference and help them succeed.

Samantha Everett

OWNER, BRANDING SPECIALIST

If we meet in person you’ll find me listening more than speaking, and when I do speak, it usually includes an unintentional sprinkling of all of my favorite four letter words. But don’t take it heart, it’s just my version of normal considering that I was born and raised by bikers. Yes, those bikers. Leather jackets. Tattoos. Bandanas with flaming skulls.

As you can imagine, when I decided to travel on my own halfway across the globe to the United Kingdom for my BA in Graphic Communication, they didn’t understand why, but they knew the importance of making your own path even if it’s against the norm’.

During my 10+ years as a designer and art director, my Midwestern work ethic helped me become a highly sought-after resource on the Global Brand teams of companies like Hyatt Hotels and Motorola Solutions. Working with these Fortune 500 companies, I used the ‘form follows function’ principals I learned in Britain to create designs that are as intentional as they are beautiful.

I love working with small businesses, because no matter where they are located on the globe, they all share the Midwestern attitude that doing things the right way often means hard work but also bring the biggest sense accomplishment.

Ian Everett

OFFICE MANAGER, MARKETING SPECIALIST

Behind the muddled accent, dry wit and polite AF attitude, there’s a brilliant problem-solving mind constantly tumbling a storm of ideas.

During his 12+ years working in communications and marketing for travel, tourism and government organizations, Ian has learned how to stretch the most out of ever-shrinking budgets and weather ever-changing atmospheres of policies.

His award-winning marketing skills paired with his out-of-the-box problem-solving abilities help him tackle challenges many small businesses face with growing their initial marketing strategy on a shoe-string budget.

Ian met Sam shortly after returning from backpacking across the globe—climbing mountains in New Zealand and trekking through the jungles of Malaysia. So while relocating to Chicago (and later Milwaukee) seemed tame in comparison, little did he know that his new life in America would still be full of adventure, great people and amazing beer.

EXPLORERS AT HEART

WITH A LOVE OF FOOD & DRINK LEADING THE WAY

When we’re not designing, we are explorers at heart. We travel. We eat. We approach new ideas, food and culture with curiosity and open minds.

We love discovering people who have a deep passion for what they create—food, booze, rare heirloom seeds, you name it.  It’s the people who love what they create, love supporting their industry’s community and who want to eagerly share that passion with the world who make our world go round.

We wouldn’t necessarily call ourselves foodies because we know that some of the best places you’ll ever eat are often hidden in plain sight —down twisting alleyways, off of unbeaten dirt roads and inside dark, dingy dives.

OUR BOSSES

OLLIE & GWYNNIE

These are the guys who really run the show around here. If you hear squeaks, snuffles, huffs, or jingles while on a call with us, it’s probably just Ollie or Gwynnie looking to add their input or say Hello.

Ollie is our grumpy senior Yorkie with a beloved hobby of napping alone in the sun on a pile of cushions. He is the king of the castle but graciously welcomes everyone into his kingdom with excitement and enthusiasm.

Gwynnie is a different soul altogether. This little rescue pup doesn’t let her serious heart condition stop her from being a professional sassypants with enough spunk to make us worried if she’s quiet for too long.

PAVING THE WAY FOR MORE

FEMALE-LED STUDIOS

Despite so many fiercely talented female creatives located right here in the Midwest, female-led studios and female Creative Directors are a scarcity. And without leaders to guide the way, it’s incredibly hard for young female designers, copywriters, developers and artists to gain the experience and advocacy needed to climb higher on the creative career ladder.

After a long time of quietly simmering and cultivating in the background, it was time to take my long-awaited studio into the foreground to be the example that is scarce here in the Midwest.

My mission is to provide mentorship and help cultivate the skills of future female leader to help them fight for a fair place within in-house creative departments and agencies to pave the way more more ladies in the Creative Director’s chair.