Founder Chip Barthelmes, is a thirty year veteran of the advertising and design profession. Chip has built his career serving small businesses and major corporations through his own design studios and providing creative agency leadership for some of the world’s largest healthcare brands. Both experiences have been crucial to his approach: disciplined, strategic and purposeful. A visual style that stands apart from the crowd and functional communication are hallmarks of his work.
Formed along the foundational principles of creativity, clarity of communication and strategic problem solving — Barthelmes Brand helps businesses of all sizes understand and leverage their business to help shape a better Brand Experience for their customers. These principles can only be achieved by understanding our client’s business and market space — We begin by listening.
Small by design; we can offer lower costs, faster turn-times and fewer layers than larger agencies. Plus, the strategic thinking, experienced project management and brand development skills that a freelance designer just can’t bring to the game — Barthelmes Brand delivers high-quality solutions and outstanding service at a fair price.
We call it VALUE and think it’s something most people appreciate.
As marketing budgets continue to be squeezed ever tighter, businesses large and small are turning to the micro agency model for some, or all of their brand development and support needs.
It just makes sense to pay only for what you need.
It’s a great time to think small. We begin every project the same way. Stop, listen, and understand things from the clients perspective. We see our primary role as problem solvers. We strive to communicate your message to your audience in the most efficient manner possible. With lower costs, faster turn-times and fewer layers than larger agencies. Plus, the strategic thinking experience, project management and brand development skills that freelancers can’t bring to the game—Barthelmes Brand helps businesses manage work-flow and budgets.
Great brand design at a good price—that’s our position. If results and cost matter, take a look at Barthelmes Brand. When you need a full-sized agency—use them. But when you have smaller campaigns or projects—it just makes sense to pay only for the services you need. Barthelmes Brand is a highly skilled and experienced micro-agency. We deliver big agency results at freelancer budgets.
Created to fill that sweet spot called value. Somewhere between cheap & inexperienced, and good — but expensive, is the sweet spot known as value. We like to think it’s something that most folks appreciate and it’s the foundation of our business model. For many businesses, thinking small just makes sense. And while Barthelmes Brand may not be ideal for every situation, we think you’ll find us a great fit for most.
Barthelmes Brand was formed on the principles of Lower costs, faster turn-times and fewer layers than larger agencies. Our capabilities include: Let us help you with your: Manuals, Sell sheets, Brochures, Posters, Newsletters, Logos, Letterhead, Business Cards, Signs, Catalogs, Billboards, Banners, E-mail marketing, E-books, Digital publications, Websites, Landing pages, Direct mail, Invitations, Trade shows, Copy writing, Social campaigns and marketing, Photography, Video. Would you like samples and case studies specific to your project needs?
Barthelmes Brand is a micro agency providing turn-key brand, design and marketing services to small businesses and mid-sized businesses. The advantages include: lower costs, faster turn-times and fewer layers than larger agencies. Plus, the strategic thinking, experienced project management and brand development skills that a freelance designer just can’t bring to the game—Barthelmes Brand is a small branding agency that helps “level the playing field” for small businesses. Barthelmes Brand normally functions as a one-man band, but can assemble a team of any size for larger projects. The benefits to our clients is clear; they only pay for what they need. Our low overhead results in lower project costs for our clients. Request small business branding and design samples and more information or information about our on-demand marketing team.
Great results at a good price—that’s our position. Somewhere between cheap & inexperienced, and good — but expensive, is the sweet spot known as value. Barthelmes Brand was created to deliver high quality strategic design at prices even small businesses can afford. We deliver big agency results at freelancer budgets.
We'll provide a free phone consultation and face-to face interview and download meeting in order to understand your business needs and challenges and to prepare a customized proposal for how we can help. Get started with your branding and design project here.
It's been said, "Nothing is more expensive than cheap". Anyone that has ever hired someone because they were cheap and then found out that they were way beyond their depth, knows what that quote means. Before you go the cheap/fast/easy route, you should make a proper accounting of what your project needs to accomplish along with the skills and experience needed to get you there. Experience matters. Make sure to check for the following criteria.
Broad and deep experience in:
• brand development
• project management
• leading creative teams
• directing vendors
• brand strategy
• meeting deadlines
• working on difficult projects with difficult clients
• budgeting time and planning
I've been a successful creative professional for over 30 years. I have made most of my mistakes already, leaving my new clients to reap the rewards. Barthelmes Brand delivers high-quality, error-free work. Request a free quote for your next brand design project.
Chip Barthelmes is a “for hire” creative director who can step in to an agency or corporation and lead projects, supply creative thinking or work as part of a team to expand capacity or capabilities. Chip excels at grasping complex problems quickly and developing effective solutions on tight deadlines. See some of the brand development projects Chip has done for ad agencies.
If you think your brand may have any of these issues; our Brand Touch Point Audit might be called for:
Pharmaceutical and medical device marketing is a highly specialized field requiring knowledge of both the FDA and the ways that pharma companies operate. Barthelmes Brand can assemble a highly experienced creative team to develop concepts, write copy and create all of the sales and marketing materials, direct mail, sell sheets, web sites and advertising needed to launch your small pharmaceutical or healthcare brand. And at a fraction of the cost of large agencies. Request healthcare and pharmaceutical samples and more information here.
All web developers are not the same. Being a branding and design agency allows us to approach your online business as an integral part of your brand and key component of your business strategy—NOT just a website.
We start your project from the foundations of brand, messaging and business objectives. This helps our clients build cohesiveness across their marketing mix and compete from a place of strength. And all of our hard-working web sites start with fundamental digital marketing strategies.
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