Bark! (A Creative Agency)

Big agency solutions at non-agency prices
   United States
  |   Chelmsford, MA

About the Company

Bark is an expert team of award-winning advertising, marketing, and design pros from some pretty big agency backgrounds. Start up or well-established, Bark provides companies with expertise and creative for serious, affordable business success.

Because Bark is tasked with a good deal more than just creating “pretty pictures”, we think differently. Our clients work with us because they need to establish or grow market share, or to take market share from competitors. It doesn't matter if it is a logo, brochure, web site, direct mail, annual report or advertising campaign, we make sure that your potential customer finds a hook in whatever we create for you that helps them remember and recall it as important.
Service Description
Bark! is a "I don't want a big agency" solution. Here at Bark!, we know how to design and create marketing, branding, design, online and advertising solutions that don't just look good, they connect with your audience and communicate your message perfectly. With over 15 years of experience, we get what our clients need.

Our clients work with us because they need to establish or grow market share and/or to take market share from competitors. The team at Bark! makes sure that your potential customer finds a hook in the design that helps them remember and recall it as important.

In fact, we work one-on-one with our clients to ensure that you have a true RELATIONSHIP with the team helping you with your project. Working with you on a personal basis allows us to best understand you, your business, and how we can help you succeed with the project that we are helping you create.

Our team all comes from agency backgrounds as senior designers, art directors and creative directors, interactive designers and developers, senior copywriters - this gives us the ability to work quickly, effectively, and efficiently all while producing immaculate work for our clients. We are based in the US but work worldwide, and are committed to helping businesses succeed and grow, providing agency quality design and creative work at prices that make real sense.

-Logos, branding and stationary
-Company names and slogans
-Brochures and sales materials
-Print advertising
-Direct mail
-Website design and development
-Email newsletters
-Flash-based video design and development
-Online banner ads
-Annual Reports
-Tradeshow Displays
-Vehicle Graphics
-Expo Displays
-Art and creative direction
Education
Southern Illinois University
Masters Program, Speech Communications
1989 - 1990
Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science, Speech Communication
1985 - 1989
Employment
bGG Advertising & PR
Creative Director
2005 - 2009
In a small agency, there are rarely 'set' roles. In my role as Creative Director, I was actually art director, senior designer and project manager. I implemented key strategic and creative vision for client campaigns and projects spanning print, web, branding, event materials, marketing and advertising. In addition, I provided leadership in print and interactive design principles, usability and branding issues, and visual communications as it relates to marketing objectives. Managing and improving the processes and procedures in the art department to maximize workflow and profitability wrapped up the management portion of my responsibilities with the agency.
Teletrol Systems
Marcom and Creative Manager
1999 - 2005
Created, implemented and oversaw visual and marketing communications programs for this worldwide, high-tech manufacturer that effectively described and promoted the organization and its products including: PR, editorial writing, graphic design, collateral development, web design/development, advertising, tradeshow and event planing. Managed the research and development of content for publication of products. A wide degree of creativity and latitude was key in this position. Reported directly to CEO.
wedu Design
Senior Designer
2001 - 2001
Senior designer for one of NH's largest and most successful agency after merging my creative firm, Moonlight Studios, with wedu. Merger included transfer of all assets and clients to grow both business, as wedu focused solely on interactive and Moonlight on print, copywriting and illustration. I stayed on to assimilate my clients into the new, full-service agency, before my departure to work in-house for one of those clients.
Moonlight Studios
Founder/Creative Director
1997 - 2001
Creative design studio providing marketing and advertising design, illustration and copywriting services to regional and worldwide businesses.
Year Founded
2002
Number of Employees
1-5
Payment Terms
50% deposit prior to commending work. Unless otherwise specified, all subsequent balances due are payable upon art approval. I reserve the right to refuse completion or delivery of work until past due balances are paid.
References
M.L. Greenidge
Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center, Associate Director of Development
On-going pro bono work for this private school for disadvantaged girls in the greater Boston area. Previous work includes major yearly fundraising campaign materials, including invitations, programs, email design, donation cards and more. Currently working on Annual Report design for 2008-09. Value of current work reflected below.
Sarah Miles
Spruce Floral, Creative Director
Complete re-branding, include logo design, website, corporate identity and marketing/collateral materials.
Susan Walsh
bGG Advertising, Senior Vice President
Creative Director
Andy McMillan
Teletrol Systems, CEO
Creative and Marketing Communications Manager, in-house.
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