A Little History
The story about how Envision Creative Group came to be is a unique one and while we have no intention of boring you with all the little details, we’ll give you the broad strokes so you can see for yourself what makes us so different.
Envision was started back in 2001 by David Smith after a 9-year career as a marketing director for an Austin-based technology company (that’s right, a tech company in the early 2000’s… you know where this is going). As marketing director, David had been a client for a good number of agencies, and saw lots of things he liked and didn’t like about their processes. Once the company was bought out for its technology, he had the perfect opportunity to start a creative services agency like no other. His client-side experience, combined with a marketing degree, would provide a unique foundation to create an agency that favored the client’s true goals, as opposed to just being uber-creative. Skilled in the art of business metrics and objective-oriented strategy, David envisioned a team of professionals that blurred the line between left-brain savvy and right-brain genius.
More than 12 years later, his idea for creating a “different” kind of graphic design and creative services agency has been met with huge success. The Envision team – or Envisionaries, has helped hundreds of local and international companies expand their marketing vision and target new markets with a “no-ego” approach to creative design and business strategy.
So what do we do, Really?
We work with objective-oriented clients to provide creative solutions for their sales and marketing goals. We’ve spent over 23 years perfecting the art of graphic design for the specific purpose of marketing communication and we offer the highest level of customer service possible. Sure, everyone says that, but having come from the client’s side, we really know what that means. That’s why we have a dedicated account manager for every creative project we take on, ensuring that all projects are done to scope, on time and on budget.
What do we NOT do?
We don’t treat smaller clients with less priority, we don’t skimp on design ideas and we don’t take advantage of the client… EVER! But to be fair, we are also not the perfect fit for everyone. We are not the most expensive solution out there by any means, but we’re also not the cheapest. (Please re-read What We Do above)
If you’re looking for a $500 logo, we are not the right fit for you. But if you’re looking for a small agency that is focused on listening to you, working collaboratively with you and dedicated to coming up with the best creative solutions for success, then you’ve come to the right place.
What’s next for Envision?
Glad you asked! We are constantly looking at opportunities to better ourselves and better the solutions we offer. We have in-house photography, graphic design, and website development. We are also becoming experts at inbound lead generation; creating and implementing marketing automation strategies to ensure all of the creative solutions and designs we come up with not only look great, but perform great as well, and can be tracked for ultimate conversion analysis.
We’ve also discovered that we really love food. We love everything about it. We love cooking together, sharing recipes and enjoying the way food brings us all together as a team. Because of this passion, we have become heavily focused on the Food & Beverage industry and are striving to become the primary source in Austin for all things design-related for the food and beverage industry. This includes food photography, restaurant and location photography, food package design, product branding, point-of-sale signage and everything else you need to make your food-related product or service stand out to a hungry (and perhaps thirsty) crowd.