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Patrick Smith Bio

Patrick Smith

Founder, Creative Director

Patrick has been in the branding, digital, advertising, design, marketing or whatever people are calling this business these days for 20 years. That length of time in this profession would have broken most people's spirits, and maybe even their will to live, but somehow Patrick carries on. Call it the luck of the Irish, or just a glutton for punishment, Patrick actually enjoys this business, the creative process and the people. Well, most of the people anyway. He’s thankful for the creative industrial complex because his options are limited; too short for the NBA, never quite mastered the Phrygian Dominant Scale on his guitar, and any opportunity to become Pope has already passed him by.

Mars Manderico Bio

Mars Manderico

Design Director

Mark? No Mars. You know like the Roman God of War. Like the planet. Like the candy bar but unlike any design talent you’ve ever met. Mars’ primary responsibility at the agency is to manage the March Madness office pool. When he’s not breaking down basketball stats he’s usually watching the Chicago Cubs or traveling to one of the ballparks around the country. That doesn’t leave much time for being a Design Director but somehow he manages to create beautiful design work between sporting events.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Founder, Creative Director

Patrick has been in the branding, digital, advertising, design, marketing or whatever people are calling this business these days for 20 years. That length of time in this profession would have broken most people's spirits, and maybe even their will to live, but somehow Patrick carries on. Call it the luck of the Irish, or just a glutton for punishment, Patrick actually enjoys this business, the creative process and the people. Well, most of the people anyway. He’s thankful for the creative industrial complex because his options are limited; too short for the NBA, never quite mastered the Phrygian Dominant Scale on his guitar, and any opportunity to become Pope has already passed him by.

Mars Manderico

Mars Manderico

Design Director

Mark? No Mars. You know like the Roman God of War. Like the planet. Like the candy bar but unlike any design talent you’ve ever met. Mars’ primary responsibility at the agency is to manage the March Madness office pool. When he’s not breaking down basketball stats he’s usually watching the Chicago Cubs or traveling to one of the ballparks around the country. That doesn’t leave much time for being a Design Director but somehow he manages to create beautiful design work between sporting events.

We work with brave clients to craft strategies and design meaningful brand experiences.

People at these companies like what we do for their brands.

Our guiding principals

We take the work seriously,
not ourselves.

We’d rather take a risk and fail
than do nothing and succeed.

The most impactful communications
are built on a single, memorable idea.

Discuss, daydream, doodle then create,
create, create, design, design, design.

Clarity comes through simplicity
(and simplicity can be hard).

It’s possible your brand could dominate the world if you call this number now.
312.852.0223

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