we put brand in perspective

to uncover unique insights

and create beautiful design

BRAND STRATEGY

Research and Insights
Brand Foundation
Brand Positioning
Brand Architecture

BRAND Design

Brand Identity Design
Brand Guidelines
Packaging Design
Brand-led Marketing

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Are you searching for a branding partner? We’re looking for someone who will challenge the idea that branding is based on simply chasing trends or by targeting consumer needs and industry leaders. We’re always open to new relationships — let’s get to know each other better.

hi there!

Are you searching for a branding partner? We’re looking for someone who will challenge the idea that branding is based on simply chasing trends or by targeting consumer needs and industry leaders. We’re always open to new relationships —together let's create a custom plan to propel your brand forward.

WHO WE ARE

Deskey's women led team photo

women-owned with a passion for diversity of thought

We are evolving Deskey’s history to better reflect the world around us. That change in perspective comes alive in our decision making, our actions, and ultimately, our design. We believe bringing different perspectives to the table is the key to growing your business and propelling your brand into the future.

OUR WORK

we get along with everyone

Our diversity of thought lets us shine the light on all kinds of brands. From Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups to non-profit agencies. Not to name drop, but we’ve got some pretty amazing client partners.

CASE STUDIES

Identity + Movement

building a brand to empower Black women

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We developed naming, brand identity, brand strategy, messaging, and digital design for Queens Village, a non-profit organization that creates safe spaces for Black women to relax, repower, and rise.
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Identity + Packaging

a new spin on laundry

Identity + Marketing

giving life to a brand that supports every baby, every day

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We created naming, brand foundation, brand identity including color palette, typography, iconography, graphic elements, and user-friendly templates for a non-profit organization working to end infant mortality.
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hungry for more?

Well, we couldn't possibly show you everything, we've only just met!
Give us a call or shoot us an email and we can talk further.

HOW WE DO IT

great minds don’t (always) think alike

We are deep thinkers. Truth seekers. We won’t rest until we find the thread that connects people to the brands that will improve and add meaning to their lives. Not one of us has taken the same road to get here — different in background, personality, and passions — but that’s how the magic happens.

Sound like a match? Get to know us a little bit better, hover over our pictures to play two truths and a lie.*
Uses her ADHD as a superpower
Doesn’t play well with sharp objects
Loves the rush of challenging herself to think differently
Amanda Matusak
Chief Strategy Officer
Jamaican born and raised
Mom is her favorite job title
Deskey’s North Star: both steady and surprising
Lianna McKenzie
Chief Creative Officer
A hard-wired empath
Gives the best hugs
Loves to nurture nature in her garden
Debbie Happe
Chief Client Officer
Wears so many hats and looks amazing in ALL of them
Thinks that every creative brief needs a supportive spreadsheet
Puts a human face on finance – it’s about more than just numbers
Missy Haun
Chief Financial Officer
She’s unflappable…as cool as the other side of the pillow
An eternal optimist who always wants to do the right thing
Loves to make decisions. She’ll help you decide where to go for lunch
Becky Hyde-Nordloh
Chief Executive Officer
Curious George has nothing on him; he’s as inquisitive as they come
Starts each new project with a fresh perspective
Can often be found on adventures in the great outdoors
Josh Wolfer
Director of Brand Strategy
Can overthink with the best of them
A self-described “subpar freestyle rapper” (we beg to differ)
If you’ve got a problem, yo, he’ll solve it
Matt Stephenson
Production Director
Spinmaster extraordinaire, her stories keep us riveted
Is a die-hard fan of the beautiful game (That’s soccer)
Loves to explore new places and experience new cultures
Carolyn Fields
Director, Client Development
Is a self-proclaimed fashionmonger
Can easily put herself in another’s shoes
Found an amazing job in a global pandemic
Adreyn Yates
Associate Client Manager
He bleeds UC Bearcat red
Has a passion for web & motion design
Our resident barista, he keeps everyone caffeinated
Brandon Martin
Graphic Design Associate
Loves learning & sharing random facts about everything
Believes life is best when you’re positive and kind
Thinks her kids hung the moon
Cynthia McClamroch
Copywriter
Is the first one to lend a hand
He feels deeply and cares intensely
Always thinking in motion
Jamal Anderson
Intern
Volunteers at a mental health hospital doing pet therapy
Expect the unexpected with Bob
He puts everyone at ease when he’s around them
Bob Nordloh
Accounts Payable Manager and New Business Assistant
Believes that intuition is the pathway to truth
Is first in line to adopt new technologies
Uses his crystal ball to envision the future of design
Andrew Bell
Industrial Designer

*Just kidding. No lies here. We’re truth seekers, remember?

humble brag

"I am absolutely thrilled to have such a terrific creative agency as our partner! Deskey gives us a sustainable competitive advantage over other organizations who are much larger than we are. The ultimate beneficiaries of our working together with Deskey will be the children and families we serve."

Jim Hood
Chief Financial Officer
,
Learning Grove
Awards logos. Hermes, Graphic Design USA, Davey Awards, Design Value Awards, Pentaawards shortlist.

"I am absolutely thrilled to have such a terrific creative agency as our partner! Deskey gives us a sustainable competitive advantage over other organizations who are much larger than we are. The ultimate beneficiaries of our working together with Deskey will be the children and families we serve."

Jim Hood
Chief Financial Officer
,
Learning Grove

"We love working with Deskey, they take the time to listen, ask the right questions, and really understand what our organization stands for and then translates this into a beautiful design for Learning Grove. They are very approachable and accessible and can handle multiple projects at the same time. Learning Grove’s success with brand activation would not have happened without the partnership with Deskey. We truly view them as part of our team. "

Shannon Starkey-Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
,
Learning Grove

"I am extraordinarily grateful to have been given the privilege to lead this work for nearly 9 years. And I am so thankful for Deskey’s partnership as I’ve done so. Cradle Cincinnati would (quite literally) not be Cradle Cincinnati without Deskey. And Debbie and her team have always been such a joy to work with."

Ryan Adcock
Executive Director
,
Cradle Cincinnati

"Cincinnati Public Radio is so grateful to have had Deskey lead us through our rebranding. They were amazing every step of the way…to developing a visual identity that has received acclaim since its launch and is playing a vital role as Cincinnati Public Radio grows and plans for the future. They quickly became experts in the fast-changing media landscape and Cincinnati Public Radio’s role in our community and continue to be valued, trusted advisers."

Chris Phelps
Vice President of Content
,
Cincinnati Public Radio