Nonfiction is a branding and design agency. We merge strategy and design to create brands that can’t be ignored. Our clients get new perspectives that help them realize their vision, cut through the noise, and leap forward.
Create more signal and less noise.
Signal is about talking less but saying more. It’s about putting more meaning into what goes out to the world. And it’s about ideas, not egos. It doesn’t matter where an idea comes from if it’s smart. Design without an idea is just noise.
Creative and business success isn’t possible without relationships: between us and our clients and our clients and their audience. Building long-term relationships lets us hear things that get lost in everyday noise. Our clients get creative partners that listen to, understand, and challenge them for the long term.
Make things simpler and smarter.
Simplicity cuts through the clutter. Smart solves problems. They both require curiosity. Curiosity is an agent of change. It not only leads to more creative solutions, but those solutions in turn can open the door to bigger, better ideas. That means our clients get answers to questions they didn’t even know they had.
Sustainable is what’s best for our planet. It’s what’s best for people. And it’s what’s best for business. We think about both the short- and long-term impacts of design for our clients, because thinking ahead means we aren’t falling behind. Our clients get to shape their own future instead of existing in someone else’s.
What We Do
We get everyone on the same page. You know what to say and when to say it. You connect better with your audience. You get from where you are to where you want to be. And you get to shape your own future instead of just existing in someone else’s.
- Brand Strategy and Positioning
- Brand Personality, Messaging, and Voice
- Brand Identity Systems
- Brand Guidelines and Design Tools
- Creative Direction
Good design makes our clients stand out from (and lead) the pack. It integrates their organization and unifies systems and processes. It builds their reputation. It stands the test of time. Our clients get taken more seriously. They realize their vision. And they improve their triple bottom line.
- Printed Materials
- Art Direction and Photography
- Books and Editorial Design
- Packaging Design
- Campaign Graphics
- Web UX and UI
- Selected Clients
- Selected Partners & Organizations
- Antioch College
- Berkeley Haas School of Business
- Braided River Brewing Co.
- Cal Poly
- Capital University
- Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Columbus State Community College
- Echo Spirits Distilling
- Huntington Bank
- Meeder Investments
- Olive AI