By applying an in-depth analysis of markets, trends, insights and audiences, our brand experts and digital strategists work closely with your team to identify your firm's unique purpose, positioning and promise to create a brand essence that truly speaks to its identity.
Our team takes a microscope to your existing content and works with you to create a content strategy that strengthens your firm’s voice. From there, we’ll design a blueprint for the most effective delivery of that content to best reach your audiences.
By understanding the motivations and behaviors of your most important audiences, we craft digital experiences that make a lasting impact. Combining best practices, fresh trends and user-tested designs, we deliver concepts that perform and evolve over time.
Oftentimes, the most impactful digital experiences come from the smallest details. Our multi-disciplinary teams identify opportunities to delight and, through an application of visual and interaction design, build compelling, powerful and memorable experiences.
As a Front-End Developer, Travis is responsible for creating the visual interface and interactions for One North sites and applications. With six years’ experience creating sites for B2B clients, he translates the visual design into templates for our developers to integrate into a complete site, ensuring a high-fidelity user experience along the way.
As a Front-End Developer, Pat develops the user’s side of client websites, providing clients with the most up-to-date knowledge of best practices in web development and tech integration. Pat has programmed for six years in many different languages and brings with him a wide breadth of knowledge around computer science and web development standards.
Fun fact: Pat’s in a ska cover band called Sell Out (A Tribute to Ska)!
Funner fact: Pat is also a professional voice actor.
As a Senior Designer, Sarah collaborates with the rest of the Experience Design team to create digital experiences including websites and web apps that are functional, user friendly and visually pleasing. With a strong background in design, branding and advertising, she works closely with clients to create boundary-pushing digital that feels authentic to their brands.
Jessica is One North’s Creative Director, collaborating with clients to deliver interactive solutions, including creative strategy, website design concepts and brand development. In addition to bringing an artsy edge to everything she makes at One North, she also specializes in procuring the best cat GIFs to spread around the office.
As a Senior Front-End Developer, Ryan is responsible for the implementation of specified features designed with his team. Through collaboration, he helps provide efficient and effective solutions and skillful technology implementation practices.
As a Creative Director at One North, Britta is charged with visualizing client personas and creating meaningful, hardworking brand systems that function intelligently and beautifully. With 10 years of experience shaping identities for both global brands and regional companies, Britta helps clients understand what sets them apart from their competition and helps visualize who they are in the marketplace.
Rene is a Front-End Lead at One North, ensuring client satisfaction through visually appealing web pages and digital design. An avid tomato-lover, Rene enjoys taking care of his tomato plant when he isn’t coding away amongst his fellow FEDs.
Sheryl Kravitz, is Director, Brand and Communications. She has more than 15 years of experience helping highly matrixed companies solve their most pressing brand and communications challenges. Sheryl combines creativity and insight to provide guidance on name development, M&A branding, brand revitalization, portfolio alignment, communications and messaging.
Favorite breakfast food: Coffee and more coffee
Favorite Season: Summer - because the days are longer
As a Creative Director, Joseph helps lead his team and clients through the complex world of experience design. He instills thorough processes and understanding to the problems his team solves using sound design. Joseph’s relentless obsession for design and technology has helped him share his knowledge in meaningful ways across teams and projects.
As the Director of UX Strategy, David leads the user experience discipline at One North, working with UX Strategists to employ best practices, help solve day-to-day challenges, and ensure that the team keeps an eye on emerging digital trends in order to drive value for clients.
As Manager of UX Strategy, Zach helps clients maximize the effectiveness of their digital properties by ensuring they’re human-centered and tailored to their most important audiences. He considers it his personal responsibility to represent the voice of the user on every project, as they are often the only one not at the table during the design process.
Favorite season: Summer – nothing makes me happier than spending time out in the sun!
Most unusual job: A Hawaiian shaved ice operator, with 72 flavors and all the snow cones I could eat.
As Managing Director of Brand and Experience Design, Ryan Schulz is responsible for making sure clients’ true character is represented in everything his team does: messaging, brand, user experience, visual design and front-end experiences. With more than 15 years in brand consulting, he helps clients break through the sea of sameness that plagues the world of professional services.
As a UX Strategist, Joe is a problem-solver tasked with creating solutions to business challenges and objectives while keeping user goals and needs in sharp focus. Armed with both quantitative and qualitative insights, Joe brings to the table HCI fundamentals with an established background in digital media, marketing, & analytics. He helps clients by advocating for the user and balancing the realities of user goals and business goals.
Fun fact: Joe is an avid traveler and a sucker for vast expanses of land, unique landscapes, and nature.
Favorite movie quote: “The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure, while always arriving.” – Waking Life
Jimmy is a Front-End Architect with advanced experience in both web development and technical consulting. He solves problems for our clients through appealing web pages and digital design.
As a Front-End Designer & Developer at One North, Alexa creates innovative and engaging digital designs for clients and One North marketing materials through creative insight and cross-department collaboration. Alexa brings an open-mind, an unbeatable attention to detail and fearless creativity to her role at One North. She enjoys being able to help her clients tell their story by interpreting their vision and bringing it to life within functional and creative designs.
As a Designer at One North, Katherine uses her artistic and problem-solving skills to create visual concepts that engage and convert. With a strong background in web design and branding, Katherine is capable of creating useful designs for the client that function well on both the front and back end.
Favorite breakfast food: Breakfast tacos!
Favorite Chicago spot: I will always recommend Parson’s Chicken and Fish.
Courtney is a Senior Designer on One North’s Experience Design team. Combining her background in digital, visual and conceptual design with her interest in UX Strategy and coding, Courtney is able to design digital brand experiences that seamlessly blend creativity and usability. When she’s not working, you can typically find her geeking out about new technology, audiobooks/podcasts, cats and unique packaging design.
Fun Fact: My dad is from Canada, so I am both an American and Canadian citizen.
Latest Hobby: I’ve recently started to learn brush lettering, so I can spend less time in front of my devices/screens.
Russ is a Front-End Architect at One North. He designs, develops and maintains modular, scalable component systems, ensuring they are built to be flexible, performant, accessible and reusable. Russ acts as a guide and partner to clients, helping them to problem solve and develop digital experiences that push their brands and businesses forward. He also provides technical leadership and innovation to our front-end development team.
Favorite vending machine snack? Pretzel chips
Most unusual job? Carnie
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