You want to work with an agency that gives you a direct line to the people actually doing the work. You have no time for a b-team or someone who flinches at the hard stuff. You want creative zealots who love what they do and will dig all night until they find the buried treasure, but you’re ready for a little more maturity and a little less posturing.

Industry experience counts for something, but you’d rather get a fresh perspective, from people who know a million different ways to come at your consumer.

You want a team that will speak their truth, while recognizing that they aren’t the only experts in the room. You know that great work demands sacrifice, and you want a partner that’s not afraid of hard choices.

You sound pretty awesome.
We’d love to get to know you.

You might hire us for…

Lots of agencies do good work. We do good relationships (and good work).

We’re a full service creative agency. For us that means it’s not about the medium; it’s about solving problems. Every project is a blank slate, an opportunity to get smart about your brand and your consumer, then apply our broad expertise to craft an experience that will stir something inside them.

Our Your team

The A-HA moment is our drug of choice

We are humble, no-drama professionals. Creativity is our career, and we believe great work is the product of hard work and informed choices.

  • Runs the show and drives business development. Really into all things outdoors, cycling and traveling with his family. Dabbling in endurance events, making scratch cocktails and noontime BBQs at the office.

    Dave Blank

    Principal, Managing Partner
  • Manages our account team and works on business development. Really into comfy reading chairs, walks in the Arboretum and kettlebell swinging. Dabbling in birthday parties, interior decorating and learning to cook fish (better).

    Melinda Torres

    Principal, Client Development
  • Brings 35 years of design expertise to the team. Loves family first, golf, wine, animals and the Cougs. Dabbles in making his wife extremely happy, while still watching SportsCenter.

    Jim Carey

    Principal, Creative
  • Knows great design is a holy grail. Really into family and friends, and making fun a priority. Dabbling in golf, Instagram and Buffalo Trace. Not necessarily at the same time.

    Mark Anderson

    Principal, Creative
  • Manages the creative team, sets the vision, talks purty to clients. Really into cocktailing, golf and tipping generously. Dabbling in vegan cooking, model rockets and life with a 10-year-old YouTuber.

    Jim Craig

    Creative Director
  • Figures out what makes organizations tick and why people love them. Turns raw content into fully-baked brand poetry. Dabbles in dad jokes, crosswords and getting lost in the woods.

    Zak Menkel

    Director of Strategy & Copywriting
  • Doubleknot’s design guru and resident pop-culture encyclopedia. Really into mystery novels, Shiba Inus, all things French and cookbook collecting. Dabbles in becoming a baker extraordinaire.

    Susan Phillips

    Senior Designer
  • Manages accounts, runs projects and delights clients... all without breaking a sweat! Really into outdoor adventures, travel and DIY home projects. Dabbles in photography and #momlife.

    Jessica Villa

    Account Executive
  • Dedicated to dazzling clients. Loves anything crafty, with a healthy obsession for Pinterest and all things DIY. Dabbles in makeup artistry, cooking and the occasional Netflix marathon.

    Kelsey Carey

    Account Executive
  • Designs with a serious illustrative streak. Really into cycling, skiing, fly fishing, culinary exploration and spoiling nieces and nephews. Dabbles in comic books, vinyl and a bad case of cinephelia.

    Aaron Grable

  • Keeps all the finances in check and supports the team on ad-hoc projects. Likes hiking and visiting farmers markets. Enjoys cooking, electronic music and spotting humming birds.

    Michelle Arneson

    Accounting Coordinator
  • Believes proper herd management doesn't require a herd mentality. Hobbies include shoe shopping, PETA fundraisers and arguing about whether buffalo and bison are the same thing.

    Buzz Buffalo

    Head of HR (Herd Relations)

Better culture, better work

Creative firms love to talk about their quirky, zany, booze-fueled culture… ever wonder why? It’s because every single thing we create is a collaboration: an original idea that has to pass through many hands in order to be fully realized. The best ideas are often hidden behind a lot of bad ideas and dead ends. Being able to share half-baked notions and take pointed feedback on them requires a healthy dose of courage, but it also requires a high degree of intimacy. That’s why we invest in our culture. Because without the trust and inspiration we find in each other, we wouldn’t be able to produce great work. And also because, who doesn’t love a little quirky, booze-fueled zaniness?

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