About Us

W

e are a studio. Not a firm. Not an agency. As a result, we see things a bit differently. We work a bit differently. We believe design is not a beauty contest, but a process of discovery to find the best approach to deliver a message. Your message.

We are a creative studio that integrates disciplines to develop comprehensive solutions. Our team members have varied talents that allow us to converge art with design; images with narrative; marketing with communication; interactive with branding. The result: Work that is innovative, aesthetically pleasing, and practical, as well as functional and informative. The convergence of our capabilities in visual communication, brand development, illustration and interactive media is the spark that fuels our creative energy.

We believe design is about more than just a look. It is a voice—a message that resonates to the reader. It is about creating an organizational balance that guides an audience through content. It is a unique combination of visuals with text in a design that creates a unique, engaging narrative, capturing a sense of place, telling a story the audience can relate to on many levels. Capturing this voice means taking time to listen and to understand your needs and translate them into solutions that exceed expectations.

What We Do

We have multiple capabilities so our clients can rely on us to fulfill their vision. This provides our clients the opportunity to work with one creative service, rather than outsourcing projects to multiple vendors.

Our client-to-creative approach ensures the lines of communication are always open. Our process helps to keep branding and message consistency throughout our client's marketing endeavors. It also allows us to maintain the highest level of quality for our client's creative products.

branding + identity

  • brand development
  • copy writing
  • identity systems
  • identity manuals
  • internal collateral
  • logo design
  • message development
  • presentation design

print promotions

Publications

  • annual reports
  • book design
  • booklets
  • event programs
  • magazine design
  • manuals
  • newsletter design
  • strategic reports

Illustration

  • childrens book illustation
  • conceptual illustration
  • editorial illustration
  • informational graphics
  • informational illustration
  • medical illustration
  • scientific illustration
  • statistical visualization

Interactive

  • animated advertising
  • animated storyboards
  • banner advertising
  • electronic newsletters
  • interactive slideshows
  • social media banners
  • social media integration
  • website design

Christina Ullmanprincipal +
creative director

25 years experience as a creative director, graphic designer, illustrator and informational graphics specialist;
14 years teaching design and illustration in higher education

Master of Science in Journalism, School of Visual Communication
Ohio University | Athens, Ohio
Specialization: Publication Design and Informational Graphics

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising; minor, Art
Marietta College | Marietta, Ohio

Service Areas of Expertise: Art direction; conceptual illustration; copywriting; corporate identity design; event promotions and invitations; informational graphics; informational illustration; prepress production; publication design; report design; trade show display design; science and medical illustration; social media marketing; website design

Alix NorthrupAssociate
creative director

13 years experience as a graphic designer, illustrator, visuals editor, animator, and web designer

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Marietta College | Marietta, Ohio

Service Areas of Expertise: Animation; art direction; conceptual illustration; corporate identity design; enewsletter design; event promotions and invitations; logo development; portrait photography; photography styling; publication design; report design; trade show display design; social media marketing; sound editing; video editing; website design

Jon Boldenweb designer + developer

13 years experience as graphic designer, photographer, videographer, web designer, web developer, and musician

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Additional specialization in theatre arts
Marietta College | Marietta, Ohio

Service Areas of Expertise: Animation; ecommerce; electronic databases; data visualization programming; graphic design; photography; promotional design; social media marketing; sound editing; UI/UX design; videography; video editing; website design; website programming

Our Clients

These are some of the clients we've had the pleasure to work with over the years.

Academic

  • Antioch University
  • Bucknell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Hanover College
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Berman Institute of Bioethics;
    Institute of Cell Engineering
  • Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology
    Whitehead Institute
  • Marietta College
  • Ohio University
  • Oregon State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • The College of Wooster
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Miami

Medical

  • Allevant
  • Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education
  • Christ Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Coplin Health Systems
  • InMotion Physical Therapy
    + Golf Fitness
  • Joslin Diabetes
    Center at Harvard
  • Ludwig Institute for
    Cancer Research
  • Meritas Surgical
  • Metro Dental
  • Nationwide Childrens Hospital
  • NIOSH/Centers for
    Disease Control
  • Select Medical
  • Southeast Ohio Surgical Suites
  • University of Chicago Hospital
  • U.S. Physiatry

Nonprofit

  • American Society
    of Journalists + Authors
  • Artists 4 Israel
  • Athens County Convention
    and Visitors Bureau
  • Council for International Exchange of Scholars
  • U.S. Fulbright Program:
    Student and Scholar
  • Institute of International Education
  • Johns Hopkins Genetics
    and Public Policy Center
  • Junior Achievement: Greater Washington; Maryland; New York
  • National Business
    Incubation Association
  • Professors Beyond Borders
  • St. Mary's Home for
    Disabled Children
  • The Algae Foundation
  • The Jason Reed Foundation
  • Tree of Lives, charitable outreach

Creative

  • Beth Nash, fine artist
  • Craig Dershowitz, writer
  • Gary J. Kirksey photographer
  • J Hatch, jazz musician
  • Jolene Powell , fine artist
  • Kelli Whitlock Burton, writer
  • Leslie Barbaro Photography
  • Lynn Johnson, photojournalist
  • Mediaman
  • Melanie + Christopher
    Wedding Photography
  • Michael Northrup,
    commercial photographer
  • Paprocki Custom Publishing
  • Peggy Peattie, photojournalist
  • Re:Act Media
  • Seth Wolfson Studio
    photography + video
  • Truth with a Camera Workshops
  • Viewable Media

Commercial

  • Adelphia, music hall
  • Algal Aquaculture Professionals
  • ASP Westward, L.P.
    of East Texas
  • BYOB Garage
  • Cardinal Title
  • Dimex LLC
  • The Galley, restaurant and pub
  • Global Ecology
  • Havens Limited
  • Hometown Honda
  • Inhale Yoga Studio
  • Mila Collaborative
  • Passiflora Studio
  • Pioneer Pipe
  • PPE Pros
  • SP Curated
  • Reflection
    yoga, life coach, reflexology
  • Wildroot Flower Co.

Portfolio

Our work is a labor of love. Here are some of our favorite projects.

publication
design

event + invitation
design

identity
design

Branding
Campaigns

editorial
+ conceptual
illustration

informational
graphics
+ illustration

science
+ medical
illustration

website
+ interactive
design

If there's something in particular you would like to see, please contact us directly and we will send you a custom portfolio.

Drop us a line.