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  • Design

    In Search of Meaning

    Great app, mobile, message or web design engenders trust, respect and endearment — creating elusive brand preference. Elliance designs not simply for surface impressions, but for meaning — by answering the user call for clarity, precision and imagination. Our creative continually seeks to capture contemporary ethos while honoring timeless design principles.

  • Content Strategy

    Intention Precedes Creation

    Content is the lifeblood of marketing. It is also the least understood discipline of marketing and poses the highest risk in every project. Content creation, curation and governance, too often, get left to chance. Not at Elliance. We plan it, prune it, map it, orchestrate it, and handle it with utmost respect.

  • Storytelling

    Inspire, Engage and Connect

    Even as we can insist on more brevity and speed in our communication, the primal pull of story remains. Telling complex, ever-changing stories requires symbol, metaphor, language, archetypes — a highly conscious form of communication. Customers judge brands each day by whether your brand promise/story matches reality. Call it your brand, your institutional voice or your web presence. It’s how you become known, remembered and trusted.

  • Persuasion

    The Sacred Art

    Ancients knew it, Greeks formalized it, and communicators continue to try to perfected the art of persuasion. The Elliance team studies classicists, screenwriters, politicians, trial lawyers… anyone who can move people to action.

Recent Blog Posts

  • The art of the environmental portrait

    June 20, 2017

    In numerous cases, we as marketers ask those we are marketing to become the voice of the company or institution they represent. Their stories give meaning in a deeply personal way. And, in many cases, we ask those that give … Continue reading

  • Never Build Just a Website

    June 15, 2017

    A few weeks ago, we launched HM Insurance Group’s new website, and the same thing happened with this one that always happens—we delivered a lot more than an insurance company website design. FIRST, we engaged HM in a discovery process … Continue reading

  • #theStruggleisReal | Designing Search

    May 02, 2017

    As a web designer, I walk a fine line between utility and innovation. Every day I’m challenged to create something that users will understand how to use but that’s also beautiful in a way that’s never been done before. Q: … Continue reading

  • The Politics of Design or Seeing Red

    March 29, 2017

    Politics aside… what do design, branding and political experts really think of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again!” red trucker hat? Some call it the worst design of 2016, while others say it was the most hated and most loved … Continue reading

  • Is it time for a new suit?

    March 10, 2017

    Much like an ill-fitting or dated suit, companies and institutions with out-dated or poorly executed identities need to be aware of the perception their identity has in the markets they serve. Does your identity still fit your organization and what it does? Does it represent … Continue reading