What our clients and partners say about us


An extension of our team

We don’t see The Creative Department as a vendor, or even a partner. Instead, they’re an extension of our team. It’s such a relief to know I can give them a complicated project, with little direction, and they can deliver something that exceeds my expectation. Their intimate knowledge of our brand and consistent ability to see a project through from the very start to the very finish allows us to trust them with nearly anything!

Sarah Peek

Director, Communications | SMG

A strategic partner and trusted adviser

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.

Phyllis Schallenberg

Marketing Communications Director | HNTB

Incredible attention to detail

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.

Lee Blakesley

Director of Business Development | Trabon

They deliver every time

When I need smart and high-impact design solutions, I call The Creative Department. To communicate research results in a compelling way, I need visuals that engage and inform, and they deliver every time. Recently, I had the opportunity to lead an insights workshop at a major university and I wanted to bring the information to life for the group. Angela Michka and her team took a number of different pieces — strategic insights, imagery, branded elements, and specific design guidelines — and created unique visuals that anchored the meeting and helped drive home the key points I wanted to communicate. The Creative Department is an amazing collaborator and I highly recommend them.

Jeanne Corrigan

Principal | Mosaic Insight Group

Knowledgeable, courteous, efficient

I want to express my thanks to Ron Michka and Megan Pace for their knowledgeable support, courteous manner, and efficient planning in response to my need to learn Twixlmedia on a deadline and build two apps to deliver my publication to iTunes and Google. While maintaining polished professionalism, they were both excellent listeners and treated me and my very small business with warmth and a friendly demeanor. I am pleased with your services and very happy to confidently recommend your company to my colleagues.

Marty Bunch

Owner | Marty Bunch & Associates

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.