Straightforward Creative refines how our clients present themselves to the world, and enables them to form deeper, genuine connections to their audience and colleagues.

We think in the big picture and care about the details—with an acuity for visual communications, an intuitive nature, a keen interest in healthy organizational development, and a value for responsible business practices.

Melding methodologies from the business and non-profit worlds, our clients benefit from creative, strategic solutions that help clarify, grow and define their brands in meaningful ways. The goal with each client is to identify and build a holistic, forward-thinking, connected strategy and vision—firmly rooted in their values, culture, differentiators and objectives.

 


 

Services
Client services are tailored to vary in depth, breadth and focus, including:

  • Strategic Assessment, Planning & Advising
  • Brand Strategy, Evolution & Implementation
  • Marketing Strategy & Program Management
  • Messaging & Communications Strategy
  • Leadership Advising
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Creative Direction
  • Website Development
  • Photography & Video Art Direction
  • Copywriting, Editing, Naming
  • Business Development Guidance
  • Retreat Planning & Facilitation

 


 

Straightforward’s community of clients includes builders, architects and designers, arts, cultural and non-profit organizations, makers and creative professionals.

SELECT CLIENT LIST, past & present

Architecture, Design, Building
Moroso
Design Line Construction
Dijeau Poage Construction
Studio BBA (formerly Boor Bridges Architecture)
Fischer Architecture
William Duff Architects (WDA)
Linda Herman Consulting
Zack de Vito
MH Architects
CCi General Contractor
Aubrey Maxwell
Studio Vara
Ana Williamson Architect
Barker O’Donoghue Master Builders
Saturn Construction
Libby Raab Architecture
Upscale Construction
Kate Keating Associates
Existing Conditions Drafting
Buttrick Architecture+Design
Ellis Partners
Metro Lighting
Claudio Martonffy Design
Karin Payson a+d
Stone Interiors
Remick Associates
jones haydu

Arts & Culture
CCA Center for Art & Public Life, Teaching Institute
Congregation Emanu-El
Wildlands Art Residency
Museum of Contemporary Folk Art (MoCFA)
Northern Sierra Partnership

 


Giving back through community involvement is integral to the way we do business.

We support and volunteer with initiatives and organizations including:
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Headlands Center for the Arts
KALW
KALX
KQED
Southern Exposure
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities