We’re a roll-up-our-sleeves bunch, happiest when we
have a direct hand in our clients’ success.

Strategic thinking. It’s the blueprint for brand making.
Everything we do is grounded in strategy, which when implemented beautifully and thoughtfully, can make your heart race and your customers race to see what’s up.

Every brand has a voice. The right talent makes it sing.
In this business, it’s the people that make the magic. When outside resources are needed, we draw on an extensive network of top talent to bring you a stellar, customized team.

The power of big. And small.
We cut our chops in big agencies, but believe in the magic of micro. As a smaller, more nimble group, we’ll help you make smart decisions, sell in great ideas and get a lot more done.

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CO-WORKERS. CO-CONSPIRATORS. CO-FOUNDERS.

After collaborating for nearly 20 years at large agencies and as freelancers, we decided to combine our collective talents and build something truly exceptional. Our goal: To help clients make bold leaps through smart, beautifully executed design and writing. And have great fun doing it.

KATHERINE LAMM
Creative Director . Design


Education
· University of Minnesota
· California College of the Arts

Work
· Tenazas Design—San Francisco
· Martin|Williams and Little—Minneapolis
· Katherine Lamm Design, Basement Goods
  and other self-propelled endeavors
· Industrial Ed Student of the Year Candidate,
  Little Falls Community High School
· Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, AIGA

Voted most likely to
· Survive in the wild

ALISON FAIRBANKS
Creative Director . Words


Education
· University of Minnesota
· AIGA/Yale: Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

Work
· Walker Art Center, Campell Mithun, Martin|Williams, Little 
  —Minneapolis
· Museum of New Mexico—Santa Fe
· Prefix, Promise50 and other entrepreneurial affairs
· Communication Arts, HOW, Step Inside Design, Print,
   AIGA, The One Show, The Effie Awards

Voted most likely to
· Pet a bumblebee

 

SOME OF OUR BRAND EXPERIENCE

· 3M
· Aeon
· AIGA
· Alexander Julian
· Aramark
· Ballet of the Dolls
· Best Buy
· Cargill
· Catholic Charities
· Catholic Community Foundation
· Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
· Children’s Hospital, St. Paul
· Children’s Theatre Company
· Coleman Camping and Home Security
· Covidien
· Dain Bosworth Corporate Finance
· DC Comics
· Dryers Ice Cream
· Earthjustice
· Fabuliss
· Fairview Health Services
· Fleurish LLP
· Fox River Paper
· Franke + Fiorella
· General Mills
· Girls in Action
· GlaxoSmithKline (Dental B2B)
· Global Initiative for Economic
  Social & Cultural Rights
· Greatbatch
· GREATER MSP
· HealthPartners

· Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish
  Day School
· Helping Paws
· Jack Hunter’s Smokehouse Cafe
· JL Buchanan
• Johnson & Johnson
· Landscape Structures, Inc.
· Lifetime Fitness and LifeSpa
· Macy’s
· Manhattan Toy
· Marks Group
· Marshall Fields
· Marvin Windows
· Medtronic
· Merrell Corporation
· Microsoft
· Mill City Museum
· Minneapolis Glass Company
· Minnesota Aids Walk
· Minnesota Children’s Museum
· Minnesota Historical Society
· Minnesota Medical Foundation
· OfficeMax
· Owens Corning
· Pillsbury
· Planned Parenthood
· Plaza VII Office Tower
· Polaris
· Preventice
· Prime Therapeutics
· Project 360
· Radison Hotels
· Salo LLC

· Seagate
· Shelter Hill Housing
· St. Francis Hospital, Shakopee
· Staples
· Stylmark Aluminum Trim
· Surdyk’s
· Syngenta Crop Protection
· Taking Stock Foods
· Target Corporation
· TeaSource
· The Blake School
· The City of Forest Lake
· The San Francisco Zoo
· The Townsend Group
· The Waters Senior Living
· The Wedding Shoppe
· ThreeWire
· Thrivent
· This Old House Paint
· U.S. Bank
· United Health Group
· United Way
· Unity Unitarian
· University of Minnesota,
  Office for Equity and Diversity
· US Bank
· Villa Bellezza Wines
· Voyageur Asset Management
· Wells Fargo
· Welsh Property Management
· Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
• Xtend + Climb