CC:S is a branding and design agency based in Rhode Island and New York City with a focus on creating and evolving brands for nonprofits and innovative companies. Through a collaborative and agile process, we deliver bold, results-oriented visual solutions that cross all touchpoints. We tell our clients' stories in new ways that shape perceptions, grow relationships and create lasting impressions.
We are a dynamic group of creative professionals, expert in all areas of brand development, and print and digital design. We have a wide network of talented partners, including writers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, animators, printers and manufacturers, who team up with us to meet specific project needs.
Principal & Creative Director
Carrie’s two decades of design experience inform her creative leadership at CC:S, which she founded in 2005. Her uncompromising aesthetic sensibilities have contributed to the success of innumerable marketing and branding initiatives—including the design of identity systems, and digital and print campaigns—for nonprofit organizations and businesses large and small. Prior to opening CC:S, she worked as a senior designer at Neo Design Group Inc. and Waters Design Associates in New York City. Carrie holds a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati.
Sylvia de Martino
Creative & Account Director / New York
Sylvia brings to CC:S many years of design management experience. Throughout her career, Sylvia has led creative initiatives for a multitude of private and non-profit sectors: ethics & compliance, financial, technology, health, education, and fundraising. She has held in-house creative director positions at global companies—Nasdaq, LRN, and BearingPoint—where she gained deep knowledge of rebrands and brand management. Prior to her corporate life, Sylvia was principal of DesignSpeak, a NYC-based design firm, and Art Director at Ruder Finn public relations. Sylvia holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Parsons, where she has also taught courses in Corporate Design.
Jen Gianquitti Dech
Jen provides day-to-day art direction to the design team at CC:S while managing her own print and digital projects. Prior to joining us, she held creative leadership positions at several global brands. At CVS Health, Jen designed high impact solutions that translated customer insights into brand experiences. As an art director at The Wall Street Journal, she was part of the WSJ Magazine brand launch team. Jen was responsible for the rebrand design of media kits and marketing materials for Art + Auction, Modern Painters, Museums Magazine, and Shape Magazine. Jen holds a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Keene State College in Keene, NH.
Mike brings 14 years of corporate experience to CC:S in digital and print initiatives including product launch campaigns, branding, marketing collateral, web design, environmental graphics, packaging, and video production. He is also a seasoned project manager, ensuring targets are met at every stage of the creative process. Before joining the CC:S team, Mike was a senior designer at Honeywell. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Interactive Technology from Salve Regina University.
Haley brings a fresh eye to each project with her exceptional typographic, composition, and illustration skills. She is an integral part of all phases of a project from concept and design to production. Prior to joining CC:S, Haley worked as a designer for Studio Rainwater in Providence, RI. She is also a member of AIGA Rhode Island. Haley holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University.
Digital Experience Director
Tilda’s humble origins as a rescue from Brooklyn, NY don’t hinder her self-confidence as a champion barker whenever anyone approaches the door at CC:S. Greeting the team each morning with enthusiastic wags and licks, Tilda keeps stress levels low and design inspiration high at our Rhode Island office. Among her favorite things are picking color palettes, snoozing under blankets, and chasing a ball at the beach.
In 2014, CC:S opened a studio location in coastal Rhode Island. We are excited to be a part of the dynamic and growing design community. Check out our featured video for the Design Is Rhode Island campaign!
Produced by DESIGNxRI and funded by Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Video by Sky Sabin Productions.