A Highly Collaborative Branding Studio
Meet the Team
Melissa enjoys learning about an organization’s brand and brainstorming ways to take it to the next level. She also has a love for bicycling, volleyball, traveling, plants, sunshine, coffee, art, craft beverages, and puppers.
Rachel listens to the client’s design needs and works hard to find the right solution, not the first solution, to any project. She enjoys golfing, meeting people, quoting movies, drinking craft beer, learning to play piano, and road trips.
Megan works with clients to create, elevate, and maintain their brand integrity. She lives for Chicago sports, burritos, and coffee, and has strong opinions on what can and cannot be considered a grilled cheese sandwich.
Bree creates design solutions that elevate every aspect of the human experience. She loves game nights, sketching, sunny hikes, craft beer, movies, thrifting, slathering bread with pesto, and convincing her cat to walk on a leash.
Dylan is a hands-on junkie with a strong passion for branding, packaging, and illustration. He enjoys being outdoors, basketball, spending time with family and friends, trying new beers, and eating everything in his sight.
Kate has a heart for design, a brain for business, and an appetite for information. Outside 818, you can find her eating chocolate, backpacking in a National Park, learning a new recipe, and becoming more obsessed with her little mutt, Luna.
We love what we do.Our squad of creative geniuses is caring, enthusiastic, and committed. We are truly dedicated to the success of our clients, and that comes out in the relationships we build with them. Listening to the pride in your voice as you talk about your goals, we vow to convey that pride in our work for you, and share many high-fives along the way.
A Proven ProcessDesign is at the center of everything we do, however we believe that if great design doesn’t solve a problem then it isn’t really a solution at all. Our creative process is rooted in research and strategy and steeped in collaboration from the very beginning.
We listen. A lot. Discovery allows us to establish the specific problems your organization faces and will inform and guide our design process.
Using a highly collaborative approach, we will present our findings, recommend solutions and develop an overall strategy.
We will give you a solid visual identity that matches a personality, and design materials to catch the eye of your target audience.
We deliver. Together, we will strategically launch into the world then get to work on brand management. After all, the end of this process is really only the beginning of the journey.