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.
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.
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.
"Those who guide us to our destination are defined by the roads they take." Such can be said for Shannon who leads all of her client projects to completion. Diligent in all of the details and meticulous in project planning, Shannon makes sure our clients are informed, participatory and collaborative in our effort to deliver the best possible solutions. Shannon sees the client relationship as one that is defined by mutual respect and process oriented goals that take us from the start to finish in a methodical manner.
As a project manager, Shannon will be your voice, advocate and facilitator of great things.
A Chinese language major with a flare for Asian culture, Cullen has brought fresh, new perspectives into the office far beyond his sense of humor. Cullen is adept at design integration for various web based platforms and quickly becoming part of all our client development conversations. Cullen was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area and therefore can be found at a variety of sporting events throughout the year cheering louder than everyone around him. As for MoD, we are his biggest fan.
A true idea-man that is stimulated by innovation and creativity, he plans on augmenting our programming and development team through a deadly mixture of collaboration and ingenuity.
“Good ideas are conceived in the mind, great ideas begin with a conversation.” As Design Director of MoD, Sara excels at sparking our communal creative thought processes to deliver unique and strategic design solutions. It's not just an exercise but a belief in how better design solutions equate to elegant design implementations that deliver on client goals.
With almost a decade of agency experience in design, she has become fluent in implementing well-executed projects with particular attention to details. Beginning her career as a product designer, her current expertise extends over the areas of print, packaging, environmental and web design but also extend to a command of everything culinary and may be our next Master Chef contender.
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.