Q: How and when did the company form?
We have worked as lead graphic designers for a number of unique companies ranging from signage, apparel, blueprinting, architecture and casinos. When the economy started to shift so did our industry we saw a prime opportunity to launch a unique boutique style company. When the company was formed in 2007 we began working with small businesses that needed assistance in brand development and marketing strategies. This is where we started to develop relationships and positive results. Within the first 2 years our smaller clients had not only doubled but they tripled in size and space in a time when most companies where shutting down. We worked with local non-profits and media groups for creative cross-promotion and outreach opportunities. Since the beginning nearly 100% of our projects have been referral based and our client list has grown substantially.
We were recently voted as the “Most innovative company and service in northern Nevada,” by Reno News and review and in 2013 we published a pictorial manuscript on the history of the Riverwalk District. In 2014 Chris Meredith was awarded a Tech Star award by NCET and over the years we have both won numerous awards for business and design on a local and regional level. Courtney has over 16 years of experience working within the design, advertising and marketing industry and Chris has over 12 years working in digital media and design. Courtney is currently the marketing chair for the American Advertising Federation of Northern Nevada, and the Secretary for the Biggest Little City organization. In addition we are both members of NCET, AAF and AIGA and occasionally speak to the senior level design program at Truckee Meadows Community College. We are active volunteers for a variety of non-profit organizations and continually assist in the revitalization of the downtown corridor, and the Biggest Little City.
Q: What are your company goals?
Our long-term focus is to develop a creative studio environment for students entering the field interested in expanding and growing their skills. We want to continue to define ourselves as a boutique agency that provides exceptional customer service and quality in the field of creative design and strategic marketing. We work closely with other agencies and design studios of all sizes in the Reno area and we collectively want to showcase the immense talent of our area and work together to bring more national exposure to our clients and our industry here in the state of Nevada.
Q: Why do you think your young company has been so successful?
We believe that our business has been successful due to our immense compassion for the small business owners of our area. We come from a long line of business owners ourselves and we know first hand the struggles that come with that responsibility. Developing honest long-term relationships with clients is essential to our company as well as knowing what works best for our clients industry and budget. We work quickly and efficiently and can offer insight and development with a number of services. We have also spent many years developing strong partnerships that have allowed us to excel in our field. At the end of the day we are just as passionate for our clients business and their future success as we do for our own business.