National Eye Institute
Print & Web Design
Ministers of Design is creating a multi touchpoint campaign for the National Eye Institute that includes print and digital assets.
We bring our best thinking every time.
With two decades of solid agency experience among us, our team members have delivered projects for an array of clients, encompassing local businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. Ministers of Design represents the culmination of this rich continuum: we are driven by a fundamental love for quality design, a commitment to excellence at each step of the process, and a belief in the power of measurable results.
The Ministers have been busy, so stay tuned. We can't wait to show you how we do it.
A great idea is just the beginning. Growing it into a tangible reality comes from dialogue in a myriad of forms – creative engagement meetings with clients, internal brainstorming sessions over takeout, that breakthrough moment that arrives at 3:00 AM. The initial process is not always predictable but we are patient, deliberate, methodical. We are seasoned and focused. We roll with the punches and keep our eyes on the prize – a dynamic, holistic brand identity.
Our expertise is comprehensive, spanning graphic & interface design, user experience design, digital engagement strategies & social media outreach, and print & digital advertising campaigns. Not to mention the ability to execute each on desktop and mobile devices -- iOS or Android, web or native, tablet or TI-83 -- all with pixel-perfect precision. Let us show you how we can engage your audiences, extend your digital identity and strengthen your brand. It’s simple: we define your needs and build effective solutions.
You know great design when you see it. We know how to create it. Potent design requires goal-driven methodology and strategic thinking, along with an intrinsic talent for creating assets that are cohesive, compelling, and on-brand. We know how to elevate your audience’s visual experience, cultivating a consistent, seamless identity across each of your brand’s touch points.
Your target audience is waiting. Are you engaging them? And how can you be sure who they are? MoD develops solutions that are unique, persuasive and most importantly, rooted in comprehensive research and analysis. Our approach ensures that every decision is deliberate and every implementation is precise. Our work isn’t static: we are able to monitor, interpret, and modify your formula so it remains flexible and relevant, even after execution.
Outstanding design deserves flawless execution, that's why every digital solution MoD deploys is based on predefined functional specs. And because we use the latest and greatest web technologies, you can be sure you will reach your users, regardless of screen size or operating system. We know because we test them all before launch. And then we train you to take complete control over managing your web presence. If technology can enhance your brand rather than dilute it, then the design is more effective (you might even think our code is beautiful, too.)
Concerned about SEO? Then let's focus on content. You have a great story. We can help you tell it. We craft concise, powerful messaging for your organization or brand, creating a promise that can be owned by your team and used to captivate your audience. Are pictures worth a thousand words? Maybe. But intelligent brand messaging is priceless.
What makes MoD special? A commitment to our craft, a belief in our process, a passion for thoughtful design, and a steadfast determination to do things right. We come from diverse backgrounds, work globally and excel across multiple disciplines. We've been bartenders and bankers, poets and presidential candidates. We surf waves and webs, hypothesize all the hypotenuses and create beautiful solutions.
We are redefining agency for ourselves and for our clients. We welcome a good conversation, new challenges and the opportunity to grow with you. We are Ministers of Design.
"A lifetime of work experience can become a manifestation of creativity. In this case, it would be Ministers of Design. I have always imagined that a creative agency could be a place that is not only satisfying, but creatively extraordinary. A place where really smart people offer smarter solutions by collaborating together."
As Director of MoD, Russell is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our clients and a foundation for doing business that we like to think is unmatched among our peers. You can check out his Linkedin profile if you really want the skinny on his work and educational journey but we recommend that you contact us so we can demonstrate exactly how smart we are when it comes to your needs.
Andrew oversees our digital world at Ministers of Design. That includes all web implementations, native application development, social media integration and just knowing what's next - and how to build it. Core to his belief that perfection in code serves as the foundation for the visual systems that convey organizational messaging, he is methodical at creating the most appropriate environments for whatever the deliverable might be.
After studying Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia he started his career in the financial industry. Focusing on trading analytics while working first in New York and later San Francisco, he excelled as a highly functional cog until realizing he preferred pushing pixels to processing prepayment risk. With an extensive knowledge of web development as well as strategic and analytical acumen, Andrew delivers not only on the technical demands of our projects but also informs the strategic direction that is paramount to the success of our clients.
At some point, Laura realized that she could actually pay her bills by writing down the internal loop of random observations that runs nonstop in her brain.
She started her career in brand marketing for Rémy Cointreau USA before transitioning to the entertainment industry, working notably for R/GA in New York and Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles. She produced a documentary on the Middle East and ran a successful dance music label for a multiple Grammy-winning producer before returning to brand building.
She loves the challenge of articulating what makes a brand unique: experience as both the client and the producer has given her a well-rounded perspective for anticipating customer needs and concerns. She continues to hone her capabilities, exemplified by a passion for copywriting and an earnest commitment to cultivating client relationships.
Good marketing and branding is essentially storytelling - in ideas, words, visuals. And when that story is working, two things happen: The audience makes the story their own on a personal, individual level - and they share it with people they know and care about. This is where everything clicks - the work takes off, you get the results you want, and the bar is raised for the next challenge.
Jeff gets to that story. He'll get to your story. He knows words are the currency of ideas, and he knows great design starts, always, with a solid concept and strategy. With 2 decades of brand and marketing experience he can walk a campaign or a company through the steps of a big picture plan and then continue right through the details of design and build.
And he does this with humor, passion, and a fair amount of salty language (it slips out when he's excited) - and the combination inspires both clients and team members and builds striking work that works for you.
Jeff has marketing experinence the B2B, B2C and B2G space. His clients have included FedEx, Novartis, American Association of Railroads, Square One Bank, CDC, HHS, ASME and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Connections are everything in business and Mallory is the ultimate connector. She understands the strengths that Ministers of Design brings to a relationship and pairs them with organizations and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. With a background that stretches from public relations to strategic thinking, Mallory is well positioned to provide client stewardship from inception through engagement completion, making sure that every relationship we have is one that the client appreciates and benefits from.
Mallory attended the University of Arizona before teaching photography on a grant program from National Endowment for the Arts. She later moved to Washington, DC to pursue interests at the Washington Institute of Design and then the Corcoran School of Art.
Ms. Tablantino is active in local charities serving as an executive committee member of Knock-Out Abuse Against Women and facilitating events for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Mallory will be helping Ministers of Design identify micro-charities to fund through our own efforts with an eye on South America, Asia and Africa.
As one of the youngest members of the MoD team, Alessandra is a master of social communications and a leading voice for the Chicago music and art scene. A Washington DC native, she just completed studying marketing communications at DePaul University and will be applying her degree to MoD clients out of Chicago and Washington DC.
Truly representing the millennial generation, she has a passion for social engagement and audience outreach, and is a pro at expressing her thoughts in 140 characters or less along with conjuring up some of our more creative digital engagement strategies for our clients.
A well-brewed cup of coffee can mean the difference between a good day and a great day. A well-positioned brand can mean the difference between success and failure. Jillian makes sure that we are putting our best strategies forward when it comes to establishing brand presence and the people who are meaningful to it.
A tireless and energetic social disrupter, Jillian is part of the new generation of agency social experts. With a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders along with a minor in Psychology, she has an uncanny ability to understand audience behavior and when integrated with social strategies, delivers game winning engagement scenarios for our clients. Staying true to her Taurus nature, Jillian is not only focused and driven, but constantly lights up the room with her contagious smile and shining attitude.
Emily is the eyes of Ministers of Design: she creates photographic canvases for our brands to leverage and grow from. While she is dangerous with a Nikon D3, she will also be a driving force in the creation of organic video content. It is Emily's creative insight and confidence that makes her work distinctive and valuable to our clients. With fond memories of Florence still in her mind, she is inspired by architecture, conveying a sense of timelessness in every photo she takes and especially when it extends to our brands.
Emily is also part of our digital engagement team, supporting client initiatives from concept to implementation and providing location audience engagement when it really counts.
Seth is a media entrepreneur and entertainment industry veteran with more than 18 years experience working in Hollywood. He is the founder and CEO of Content Engine, a cutting-edge studio for original IP and content strategy, and Jaret Entertainment, a premiere Hollywood literary management company with a roster of highly sought-after writers, directors and creative talent.
Seth's ability to think outside of the box makes him a critical part of the Ministers of Design team.
Haven for creatives and heaven for technophiles, the Ministers' office is perched on the top floor of an historic Dupont Circle row house, conveniently ensconced by a wonderful bar, patio, restaurant and library. Sound good?
Send us a note to set up a meeting or stop by during our next happy hour. Just look for the Minister's sign at the top of the building. We've planted our flag, now let us help to raise yours.