“That old saying, ‘You get what you pay for,’ is completely true. Angela, Megan, and Ron listened, then researched, then did some community surveying, and when they came to us with our new updated website it was the most glorious thing we could have asked for. It was intuitive, it was user facing, it was colorful and bright, it was everything we ever wanted and then some. They really got us. You can’t put a price tag on this kind of personal and professional work and attention to detail. We will never use another agency. This is the one! Period.”
Strategic. Creative. Solutions.
How we work
The discovery process helps us make the connection between a client’s business challenges and goals, and the communication we produce. We study audience, economic climate, competitive factors and industry trends. We set a strategy against which creative output will be evaluated.
We formalize project objectives and work together to visualize the criteria of good solutions. We get buy in. We push forward.
Some designers start here, but not us. Now that we know what we’re trying to solve, creative juices flow. Collaboration happens. Ideas are enhanced. Solutions emerge.
Once a winning solution surfaces, the unsung heroes of creativity take over: edits, approvals, quality control, coding and final art. We refer back to the strategy developed in the Discovery mode to ensure we are on track.
This might be everyone’s favorite part. We print, post, launch, broadcast, present or otherwise distribute the finished product. We watch, we test, we measure. We celebrate. And we get ready to start discovering all over again.
When our clients succeed, we succeed. Here’s what our clients and partners want to share.
“We began working with The Creative Department on our Annual Report in 2020. From creative strategy through production, they took complicated fintech concepts and turned them into a beautiful report that was compelling and digestible. Since then, we’ve worked with TCD on a variety of print, web and video projects and have always found them to be incredibly responsive and on target with their recommendations and output. They are the best kind of partners: on time, on budget, on point.”
“Working with the Creative Department was an absolute pleasure. I was particularly impressed with their willingness to learn about who we are and what we do. From the start, they approached this work with care and consideration. It was obvious that they were fully committed to creating a product that truly represented our work. This is not an easy task, but the Creative Department was patient and diligent throughout, ensuring that the process resulted in a final product of which we are extremely proud. If seeking a trusted partner for your marketing or design project, look no further—The Creative Department is truly wonderful.”
“I’ve known and worked with Ron Michka for the past 20 years. He and his creative team prepare files with incredible attention to detail. The files are always clean and require minimal changes, if any. Our jobs with them run more efficiently and cost-effectively, and they save us the trouble of cleaning up files in pre-production. Our pre-press manager gets files from clients all over the country, and he says the materials received from The Creative Department are ‘some of the best files we get.’ The designers there understand print processes, and they collaborate well with us to always produce the best work. We have a great partnership with The Creative Department.”
“The Creative Department is more than an agency; they are a strategic partner — one we have had for more than a decade. They work with you to identify what you are trying to do and recommend solutions that cover a range of alternatives. They know our brand and ensure that any solution they bring forth is in line with our brand identity — an identity that they have been instrumental in developing. We view The Creative Department as a trusted adviser for many of our marketing, design and innovative programs.”
The Creative Department is a proud sustaining member of AIGA.
We follow AIGA’s Standards of Professional Practice and adhere to its principles of integrity that demonstrate respect for the profession, for colleagues, clients, audiences or consumers, and society as a whole. We utilize AIGA’s Basic Terms & Conditions and Intellectual Property Provisions to maintain the professional practices of the design industry.