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Seamless Partners

We work WITH your team, it’s a collaborative effort. And while many clients have in-house designers or other agency partners, it’s our efficiency, quick turnaround and close client relationships that make Brill a valued go-to resource for all of them.

Top-Tier Talent

When needed, Brill draws from the same top tier talent as the larger agencies. This allows us to take on a brand’s toughest marketing challenges, big or small, with experience and quality that rivals any agency.

Untethered

Unconfined by walls, geography or industry. Brill uses the latest technology to efficiently work with local, national and global clientele.

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How it’s done

Brill Creative is comprised of a core group of professionals. They’re the nucleus. They evaluate each project or relationship and determine exactly what’s needed to make that effort seamless and successful. Then they reach out to – let’s call them ‘electrons’ to complete the analogy – who continuously orbit Brill Creative, waiting to be paired with the right opportunities.

Think of directors and their stables of actors. When Tarantino needs a rat, he calls Steve Buscemi. When only a dude will do the job, Jeff Bridges is on the horn with the Coen brothers.

Right talent, right project.

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A client recently told us…

you’re like a direct extension of my own internal team

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Why you’ll like us

We refer to Brill Creative as a 'small but mighty firm' (sorry, 'boutique' just isn't our style). We have no desire to be a 'Big Agency'.
Because when we look around we see big agencies slashing their creative staffs to cut costs and increase THEIR profits, yet they still frustrate clients with bloated, in-house bureaucracy and sluggish turnaround. (and who wants to deal with that?)

So, at Brill Creative we decided to do things differently. By combining forward-thinking creative with consistent responsiveness and execution, we solve problems and grow business for our clients. And we even have fun while doing it. Now that sounds more like it, doesn't it?

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“for the greater good” … what does this mean?

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Our thoughts on it
 ‘for the greater good’ is our new tagline. It’s something I had been thinking about for quite a while. The thought has long been in motion through our many philanthropic partnerships with various non-profits and organizations that are trying to better the world around them and improve lives. I wanted to take it a step further by making it clear that this is something we stand for as an agency and that it’s part of our thought process when deciding who we want to partner with as we move forward. Whether it’s helping a large corporation like 5/3rd Bank design T-shirts for their Stand Up To Cancer campaign or helping a non-profit in Cambodia increase its awareness so it can help restore the lives of young girls rescued from sex trafficking. What we love most is helping those who help others. If that’s you, please get in touch. Lets see what we can accomplish together. To the right are just a couple of examples of what ‘for the greater good’ means to us

 
Community & Karma

Stand Up to Cancer with 5/3rd Bank

Fifth Third Bank has launched an awesome campaign to help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer & cancer research. So when they reached out to Brill Creative for T-shirt designs to support the event at one of their major trade shows we of course were honored to help out. Learn more about the campaign here.

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The Arthritis Foundation’s Bone Bash

I  In 2013 BC helped out with the AF’s annual Bone Bash event. For 2014 owner Dan Brill is on the Bone Bash Committee as the Marketing Chair and BC is a Premium level sponsor of the event. We’re helping revamp just about everything and here’s a peek at the latest… (View Comp) a new, fully responsive website! Be sure to check out www.bonebash.org and grab your tickets because this event Does sell out. Keep your eyes peeled for more artwork and updates as we get closer to the event. And thank you for looking! — Brill Creative – for the greater good.

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Transitions Global

It’s easy to ignore a crisis if it isn’t directly affecting you, or someone you love, especially if it’s happening on the other side of the planet. But for Brill Creative, it was impossible to ignore the call of Transitions Global.

“THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS THAT GOOD MEN SHOULD DO NOTHING.”
– EDMUND BURKE

Brill Creative Named Agency of Record for Transitions Global

Click Here for a small sampling of our projects with Transitions over the last few years.

Flash back to our 2012 sponsorship of the Run For Shelter 5k that benefitted Transitions Global

Transitions provides comprehensive restorative aftercare for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Each girl at Transitions receives personalized care to heal her past and provide opportunities for her future. A girl who finds her home at Transitions finds a new beginning. She finds hope, and with holistic trauma therapy, life skills and sustainable career training, she finds a dream for her future. Visit their site

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Crafted by Experts

No freelance moonlighters looking for pocket cash on the side here. Just dedicated creative professionals who thrive on a passion for doing great work with great people. We care and it shows. After all, if you don't love what you do, please, find something else. Life's too short.

Dan Brill • Eric Weltner • Chris Dickow • Derek King • Deanna DeSmet

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Focus + Purpose

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Our Services

Just as we aren’t confined by walls, we’re equally expansive in our range of services. We enjoy helping to differentiate professional services as much as we dig designing rock posters. After all, creative and strategic minds can solve problems and create entertaining, persuasive messages in any medium, with any voice.

DESIGN & BRANDING

Brand Identity
Brand Positioning & Messaging
Naming
Packaging
Environmental Design
Corporate Literature
Website Design 

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

Digital Strategy
Digital Advertising
Website Design
Website Development
Website Video
Video & Motion Graphics
SEO
Analytics
Email Marketing 
Automation
Mobile Marketing
Social Media 

STRATEGY

Brand Strategy
Digital Strategy
Market Research
Market Analysis
Brand Positioning 

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Portfolio

Our work speaks for itself.
We've been fortunate enough to partner with some pretty amazing brands directly as Brill Creative as well as via other agencies when being their go-to resource. Brands like: General Electric, Cincinnati Bell, U.S. Bank, Cintas, Hardee's-Carl's Jr, Fifth Third Bank, Anthem BCBS, NASA & Macy's to name a few.



You can view a full list of B2C samples via our Blog by clicking Here

Or you can view a full list of B2B samples via our Blog by clicking Here

T-shirt Apparel Design for singer songwriter

T-shirt Apparel Design for singer songwriter

Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration
Logo Identity & Branding for MCNI

Logo Identity & Branding for MCNI

Branding, Web/Mobile
Macy’s: UI/UX

Macy’s: UI/UX

Web/Mobile
Hardees, Carl’s Jr

Hardees, Carl’s Jr

Advertising
U.S Bank: Hot Air Balloon

U.S Bank: Hot Air Balloon

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Client Praise (we’re flattered)

  • Dianne Hardin, VP Digital Marketing Manager, Fifth Third Bank

    “Brill Creative consistently delivers results that always exceed expectations and meet timelines. Dan has been developing demand generation and marketing automation programs with our team and our programs have delivered better than best in class audience engagement levels.”

    Dianne Hardin, VP Digital Marketing Manager, Fifth Third Bank
  • Shannon Werling, Art Director, U.S. Bank

    “I can easily say that he is one of the most talented and creative designers I know.”

    Shannon Werling, Art Director, U.S. Bank
  • Pamela S Tierney

    “Dan Brill and Brill Creative have brought a creative passion to our projects at the Arthritis Foundation that I have not experienced before”

    Pamela S Tierney
  • James Pond, Founder and CEO/Consultant at Transitions Global

    “In 2012, we were left high and dry and needed a solid design and marketing firm to help Transitions. We reached out to Dan and have had the best experience.”

    James Pond, Founder and CEO/Consultant at Transitions Global
  • Brian Eagan, Account Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

    “Just wanted to let you know how impressed our marketing team, and the rest of the Chamber staff, has been with your work. You’ve energized our collateral and wowed everyone – even our toughest critics. Thanks so much.”

    Brian Eagan, Account Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Dianne Hardin, VP Digital Marketing Manager, Fifth Third Bank

    “Brill Creative consistently delivers results that always exceed expectations and meet timelines. Dan has been developing demand generation and marketing automation programs with our team and our programs have delivered better than best in class audience engagement levels.”

    Dianne Hardin, VP Digital Marketing Manager, Fifth Third Bank
  • Shannon Werling, Art Director, U.S. Bank

    “I can easily say that he is one of the most talented and creative designers I know.”

    Shannon Werling, Art Director, U.S. Bank
  • Pamela S Tierney

    “Dan Brill and Brill Creative have brought a creative passion to our projects at the Arthritis Foundation that I have not experienced before”

    Pamela S Tierney
  • James Pond, Founder and CEO/Consultant at Transitions Global

    “In 2012, we were left high and dry and needed a solid design and marketing firm to help Transitions. We reached out to Dan and have had the best experience.”

    James Pond, Founder and CEO/Consultant at Transitions Global
  • Brian Eagan, Account Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

    “Just wanted to let you know how impressed our marketing team, and the rest of the Chamber staff, has been with your work. You’ve energized our collateral and wowed everyone – even our toughest critics. Thanks so much.”

    Brian Eagan, Account Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Such kind words from our clients.
We have to wonder if there’s a correlation between the amount of coffee we consume and our work ethic?
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Clients Worked With

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Completed Projects

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