818 is a tiny design empire that specializes in brand development…
for businesses, product labeling and branding for the brewing and hospitality industries and environmental graphic design for corporate and athletic spaces.
Great graphic design is only great if it accomplishes the right goals…
whether that’s evoking emotion, increasing brand equity, driving sales or building the brand within your building. We focus on harnessing the power of design to move our clients’ businesses forward.
Brand Marketing Services
We also believe working with a design team should be enjoyable…
not something that feels like verbal wrestling. At 818 you’ll work with people who are high-talent and low-maintenance, keenly insightful and highly collaborative, devoted to good design and focused on clients.
As 818’s Creative Services Manager, Melissa enjoys learning about an organization’s brand and brainstorming ways to take it to the next level. With an advertising background and an extensive knowledge of environmental graphics and signage, she has experience in a vast array of projects and is always ready to take on a challenge. She also has a love for biking, volleyball, sunshine, craft beer, art and her dog, Riley.
Serving as the team’s Account Manager, Rachel listens to the client’s design needs and works hard to find the right solution, not the first solution, to any project. She has experience in corporate marketing, environmental graphics and signage projects, and helps create compelling brand extensions for companies of all sizes. She enjoys golfing, meeting people, quoting movies, drinking craft beer, learning to play piano and taking road trips.
With a work smarter, not harder approach to creative problem solving, Megan brings ideas to life in a no-nonsense manner. She helps clients create, elevate, and maintain their brand integrity and doesn’t shy away from a challenge. In her free time, Megan plans travel adventures and obsesses over Chicago sports, but mostly she’s a Netflix junkie who lives for burritos, craft beer, coffee, and having strong opinions on what can considered a grilled cheese sandwich.
Kate has a heart for design with a brain for business. With a graphic design background and a passion for entrepreneurship, she believes design starts with a healthy dose of curiosity and collaboration. The best part of her job is when great design is used to accomplish a client’s business goals. When she’s not drooling over patterns, you can find her illustrating, eating chocolate, backpacking in a National Park, learning a new recipe, and obsessing over her little mutt, Luna.
Bree strives to create design solutions that elevate every aspect of the human experience — from daily comforts to exciting spectacles. Shaped by her background in 3D Design, she uses spatial conception and digital rendering skills to bring a client’s most ambitious ideas to life. She loves game nights, sketching, sunny hikes, craft beer, going to the movies, thrifting, slathering bread with pesto, and convincing her cat to walk on a leash.
Dylan is a hands-on junkie who always looks for new challenges. He has a strong passion for branding, packaging, illustration and motion design. He creates thoughtful designs that showcase his craft by paying attention to the details and staying focused throughout the process. During his free time, Dylan enjoys being outdoors, playing and watching basketball, spending time with family and friends, trying new beers and eating everything in sight.
Creativity is fun. Creativity is powerful. 818 puts both fun and power into every project we do. Let’s talk about working together today.