Since 2005, we’ve been helping Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and nonprofits grow their brands and make an impact. Our clients span different sectors:
• Arts & Culture
Our commitment to our clients is reflected in the relationships that we maintain by following four key principles in our everyday work:
We encourage a culture of open communication between teams and honest dialogue with our clients.
Successful outcomes are based on teamwork and collaboration. The deep understanding you have of your organization combined with our expertise helps you achieve your strategic goals with purpose and intention.
In a world that is constantly evolving, your business needs a nimble creative partner who can help your brand adapt as you grow.
We approach every project, big or small, with thoughtfulness and passion to build original ideas that are unique to your organization.
Principal & Creative Director
Carrie’s 22 years of design and business experience inform her creative leadership at CC:S, which she founded in 2005. With a belief that great design can positively impact all businesses, she helps clients create meaningful connections between their brands and their audiences.
Prior to founding CC:S, she was lead designer at Neo Design Group, Inc. and senior designer at Waters Design Associates in New York City, working on branding and design projects for clients such as Citi, IBM, PwC, International Paper, and American Museum of Natural History.
Carrie holds a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati. She is also a 2019 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in Rhode Island.
Jen provides day-to-day art direction to the design team and account management at CC:S. Prior to joining CC:S, 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 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.
As our brand strategy partner, Tino comes to branding with an unexpected background. As a former military officer in the army of Singapore who went to art school, Tino discovered his niche by combining his experience in operations with creativity. His passion is helping companies and startups leverage the power of brand strategy, design thinking, and design doing in order to maximize their position in their market. Tino has spent a decade building creative cultures and collaborative teams at agencies in New York and startups in Silicon Valley.
Peggy has over 10 years of experience working in both direct-to-consumer and retail channels across a variety of industries including healthcare, fitness, beauty, home and personal care.
Over the course of her career she has demonstrated the ability to develop effective brand messaging to drive business growth and sales. She specializes in creating customized marketing strategies for clients based on competitive research, analytical data, and consumer insights.
Peggy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Digital Experience Director
Ka brings over 20 years of digital design and development experience to his role as director of digital experience at CC:S. His unique aptitude for both front-end and back-end design and development makes him an invaluable contributor to CC:S’s digital projects, ensuring a product that excels in both form and function.
Over the course of his impressive career, Ka has created digital experiences for Reuters, Multex, UN, UNICEF, PwC, and Time Warner Book Group, among others. His work has been featured in various trade publications such as Communication Arts, Print, and HOW Magazine.
Ka graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design in Kutztown, PA.
As a senior designer at CC:S, Haley brings a fresh design aesthetic 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 of science degree in Graphic Design from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Senior Production Designer
Kim brings over 23 years of print and digital production experience to CC:S. With her keen eye and attention to detail, Kim provides production, organization, and management support on a wide range of projects. Her past experience includes working as a production designer on projects for large companies including Goldman Sachs and S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati.