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1839 Mariposa Ave.

Boulder, Colorado 80302



We are a passionate team of designers, writers and thinkers. We curate beautiful, smart and meaningful design solutions for our clients. And we have fun doing it. Read below to find out more.


We start every relationship by listening to our clients- we understand their needs and we solve their problems. Whether the project involves brand development, a new logo, signage, or a website our approach is to intuitively integrate these different disciplines into curated, thoughtful, visual strategies and experiences.


For the last twenty-five years we have been conceptualizing and producing creative, smart and engaging design strategies and solutions for a variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. The process is simple: through collaboration we develop the most sound communication and visual strategy possible, and then execute using our team of talented partners.

Who we are

David Hemsi

Founder : Creative Director

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Co Creators

Alan Groarke

Founder : Koality Web Solutions

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Susan Preiss

Principal : Word Strategy

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Strategic Partners

McCory James

Founder, Elevate Photography

McCory James is blessed to get to do what he loves for a living. Since 2003, he has been sharing his passion for photography with the business community. Beyond being an accomplished photographer, McCory also considers himself a mentor and entrepreneur. McCory has photographed for dozens of business clients in Colorado and beyond. His relentless pursuit of perfection guarantee that the images you receive will exceed your expectations.

Scott Holdeman

VP of Design & Strategy, Woodridge Software

Scott Holdeman has over 15 years experience in application design for companies including Yahoo! and McKesson/RelayHealth. His skill set encompasses user experience, interaction, and graphic/visual design. He’s experienced in user research, user testing, usability, project taxonomy and information architecture. He is our lead for creating wireframes, storyboards, prototypes and design comps/mock-ups.

Gary Andrew Poole

Story Teller

Gary Poole has contributed to the world’s best journalism outlets, including long form and deadline journalism. He has written for the New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, Esquire, and others, and he is the author of two critically acclaimed books. As a storytelling consultant, Poole has represented brands that are purpose-driven to inspire action and garner widespread attention. Along with story consulting work on films, he has helped individuals and companies generate quality editorial coverage, speeches, presentations and (to date) generate more than $50M in investment capital.

Jens Werner

Partner, Recomm Global

Jens Wener is an experienced communications professional whose accomplishments include success in communication campaigns; local elections and issues campaigns; crisis communications; monitoring and shaping public policy and community relations for developers, metro districts, real estate companies and trade organizations. He designs and implements complex integrated programs to launch and promote destinations and properties across the U.S. and Canada.