Wait, are we seriously out of rum again? Didn’t we just buy some? Why can’t we keep rum in this house?
ASHLEY JANKOWSKI • PRINCIPAL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Our founders are, quite literally, family. Braizen is the collaboration of a pair of siblings and their balding cousin. With three generations of small business owners in the family, entrepreneurship is just in our blood. We work in a Little House on the Prairie. For real. We aren’t some big city agency with a grandiose complex; in many ways, we’re just like our clients – especially if those clients live and work on an 11-acre complex full of kids, dogs, cats, geese, and a full bar. Don’t you wanna join our family!
After years of working for ill-matched clients, our trio took drastic measures and decided to become a tad bit more… cheeky. We’re a small design firm with big attitudes. Since our decision to become more than just indifferent designers, we’ve drawn in more like-minded clients and we’ve been partying ever since. We work hard and play hard and involve our clients in that philosophy. We’re nerdy to a fault, frank in our conversations, and, no matter what, we never, ever blink … because we don’t want to be blasted through time by creepy statues.
As much as we love to have fun and take time on Fridays for lunch shots, we are here to create dynamic brands for our clients … so that they can one day take time on Fridays for lunch shots. We guarantee fun times and strive to deliver great work efficiently and on schedule. We promise to push clients outside of their comfort zones and into the realm where ninjas ride unicorns and 42 is the answer. We’re your design crew, your creative posse – we will flat-out smoke fools to create the branding you need. Promise.
Meet The Family
PRINCIPAL • CO-FOUNDER • CREATIVE DIRECTOR • NINJA
Ashley is our design ninja. After apprenticing under the tutelage of Shaolin monks, she earned degrees in photography and graphic design, which makes her creative AND sneaky – a deadly combination for sure. Ashley is the meat and potatoes of this organization. She has earned numerous accolades from the likes of How magazine, Logo Lounge, and is always willing to share her know-how with others to help them get the most from their branding and their businesses. She currently resides on an 11-acre estate that doubles as our office fortress. When not creating stealthily innovative designs, Ashley can be found honing her ninja skills at the gym, holding deep conversations with her son, Opie, or planning world domination with her husband, Paul.
CO-FOUNDER • SENIOR DESIGNER • ART DIRECTOR • TREE NERD
Yes, it is hard being that handsome. Most days, we don’t know how he even makes it into work looking that good. But, Walter Cochran is more than a handsome face and chiseled physique – he’s a handsome face and chiseled physique who is one of most talented designers around. His illustrations and design work keep potential clients drooling over our portfolio. He is the design chops of this rag-tag rabble of weirdoes and brings a fresh (and incredibly handsome) perspective to each and every project. He lives in a renovated barn in the mountains with his dog, makes furniture by hand, and enjoys days on the lake. No, that’s not an Old Spice commercial, that’s his life. He’s also Ashley’s brother, which makes him at least half-immortal or something.
COMPLETE WITH RED STAPLERS
The team at Braizen had my best interests at heart. They had my heart in their heads and by some form of magic they managed to get my head onto paper.
Braizen challenges you, excites you and takes so many necessary steps to create timeless and practical marketing tools for your business.
They aren’t just a talented, brilliant graphic design firm, they are branding experts. I am so thankful and proud to be a part of the Braizen family!
Working behind the scenes with them was very easy and organized. They did an amazing job, on a schedule, with no surprises. And we had fun doing it.
I absolutely adored working with the team at Braizen. Besides the end results, the area that I was most impressed with was their eagerness to get to know me and my work.
The care and attention they gave me, made me feel like I was a million bucks. Heck, I felt like I had already “made it” because I was able to have THEM do my branding.
Their design sense is outstanding and their customer service far exceeded my expectations. Even more, they make the whole process really fun! I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Everything looks so perfect! I can’t believe we got it so quickly! It really encompasses everything that we were hoping for! I haven’t been this EXCITED about my business in a long time!
MAKING THE MAGIC
We go out for drinks, talk business, and get to know each on a deeper level.
We work to explain your brand visually by defining words with pictures.
We put pen to paper and get busy bringing our collaborative vision to life.
We refine and tweak our kickass ideas. A nip here and a tuck there.
We prepare final deliverables and get ready to tell the world.
BASK IN OUR AWESOME