There’s something you should know about us.

We have strong beliefs. Creating and building brands is a blend of creative talent and scientific judgment. It requires research, strategic conception, original thinking, analysis and refinement. We believe each step is necessary to cultivate a successful brand ecosystem.

Our Capabilities

Brand strategy
Brand identity
Content strategy
Digital product design
Interactive content
Brand tools, templates and guidelines

Our Clients

P&G
NewPath
ATL Advanced Testing Laboratory
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cintas
EyeMed
Highpoint Health
Mercy Health
Makino
KZF Design
Mercy Education
YWCA Greater Cincinnati

We have a history

Brands have a story. People have a story. Brand people who build brands for people—they have a story, too. Our story starts with donated furniture, bartered services and a radical idea: do great work for great people. Two college friends (Julie and Jackie) combined their creative powers in 1998, elevating Jonathan from the design ranks to full partner a few years later. Since then, we’ve found that perfect balance of market flexibility and sustained growth.

Julie Courtney

Founder and Partner

Jackie Roberto

Founder and Partner

Jonathan Albers

Partner

We have our ways

And we call them the Madison Ways. They’re the fabric of how we approach our day and how we treat people.

Listen
We have a highly-developed sense of consumer and client empathy. We listen to and collaborate with clients to stay on target and on message.

Stretch
We continually stretch our own expertise and pass along knowledge at every opportunity. We use research-based processes to generate fresh insights and consider new ideas.

Excel
We assemble a diverse team of brand talent for each client. We pride ourselves on keeping promises and staying true to project realities and objectives.

Appreciate
We celebrate our clients’ wins as our own. We respect our clients and treat them as guests in our home.

Include
We appreciate diverse perspectives and celebrate individual differences. We work intentionally to grow more diverse and create equity in the workplace.

Listen
We have a highly-developed sense of consumer and client empathy. We listen to and collaborate with clients to stay on target and on message.

 

Stretch
We continually stretch our own expertise and pass along knowledge at every opportunity. We use research-based processes to generate fresh insights and consider new ideas.

 

Excel
We assemble a diverse team of brand talent for each client. We pride ourselves on keeping promises and staying true to project realities and objectives.
Appreciate
We celebrate our clients’ wins as our own. We respect our clients and treat them as guests in our home.

Include
We appreciate diverse perspectives and celebrate individual differences. We work intentionally to grow more diverse and create equity in the workplace.

Rick Jansen
Client Account Director

Amy Frank
Project Manager
Lindsey Gauggel
Associate Creative Director
Allison Leidy
Art Director
Sean Braemer
Art Director

Matt Oscar
Senior Designer

Amy Reynolds
Senior Designer

Matt Overwine
Senior UX/UI Designer

Emily Warnick
Project Manager

Charlotte Thomas
Office Administrator

Sydney Hansen
Junior Motion Designer

George Taliaferro
Senior Copywriter

We like to be involved

We stand with Huenited Collective
We’re always looking for ways to be more inclusive and recruit diverse talent. We are proud board members of Huenited Collective: an equity, diversity and inclusion organization focused on celebrating creativity and fostering design career opportunities for people of color.

We mentor students
Madison Design has been committed to developing top young talent for over 12 years. Our interns and co-ops hail from the University of Cincinnati (our alma mater), Miami University and Northern Kentucky University. We’ve also established a scholarship and regularly host studio visits.
We give our talents
We’ve always believed in the importance of giving back. Over the years, we’ve donated countless hours of creative services to select organizations. Our pro bono client of record is the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. We’re honored to support their mission of “Eliminating racism, Empowering women.”
We create community
We’re deeply ingrained in Covington, Madison Design’s home for 20 years. Over the years, we’ve watched and helped the creative community grow. Recently, we co-founded Covington Creates, a meet-up group for all creatives living or working in Northern Kentucky.

We like to be involved

We stand with Huenited Collective
We’re always looking for ways to be more inclusive and recruit diverse talent. We are proud board members of Huenited Collective: an equity, diversity and inclusion organization focused on celebrating creativity and fostering design career opportunities for people of color.

We give our talents
We’ve always believed in the importance of giving back. Over the years, we’ve donated countless hours of creative services to select organizations. Our pro bono client of record is the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. We’re honored to support their mission of “Eliminating racism, Empowering women.”
We mentor students
Madison Design has been committed to developing top young talent for over 12 years. Our interns and co-ops hail from the University of Cincinnati (our alma mater), Miami University and Northern Kentucky University. We’ve also established a scholarship and regularly host studio visits.
We create community
We’re deeply ingrained in Covington, Madison Design’s home for 20 years. Over the years, we’ve watched and helped the creative community grow. Recently, we co-founded Covington Creates, a meet-up group for all creatives living or working in Northern Kentucky.