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  • Design

    In Search of Meaning

    Great app, mobile, message or web design engenders trust, respect and endearment — creating elusive brand preference. Elliance designs not simply for surface impressions, but for meaning — by answering the user call for clarity, precision and imagination. Our creative continually seeks to capture contemporary ethos while honoring timeless design principles.

  • Content Strategy

    Intention Precedes Creation

    Content is the lifeblood of marketing. It is also the least understood discipline of marketing and poses the highest risk in every project. Content creation, curation and governance, too often, get left to chance. Not at Elliance. We plan it, prune it, map it, orchestrate it, and handle it with utmost respect.

  • Storytelling

    Inspire, Engage and Connect

    Even as we can insist on more brevity and speed in our communication, the primal pull of story remains. Telling complex, ever-changing stories requires symbol, metaphor, language, archetypes — a highly conscious form of communication. Customers judge brands each day by whether your brand promise/story matches reality. Call it your brand, your institutional voice or your web presence. It’s how you become known, remembered and trusted.

  • Persuasion

    The Sacred Art

    Ancients knew it, Greeks formalized it, and communicators continue to try to perfected the art of persuasion. The Elliance team studies classicists, screenwriters, politicians, trial lawyers… anyone who can move people to action.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Is it time for a new suit?

    March 10, 2017

    Much like an ill-fitting or dated suit, companies and institutions with out-dated or poorly executed identities need to be aware of the perception their identity has in the markets they serve. Does your identity still fit your organization and what it does? Does it represent … Continue reading

  • Slate’s Hero

    February 16, 2017

    In December of 2016, Slate.com started testing a new article site design. One of their designers Jason Santa Maria tweeted their test page, along with a  blog post introducing the new design approach. The new layout was sleek and simple, … Continue reading

  • Holiday Bash Recap

    December 09, 2016

    Elliance held its annual employee holiday bash last night. It was tons of fun. And we had a lot to celebrate — It’s been a great year! We are so thankful for our awesome clients and freelance talent!   Happy Holidays … Continue reading

  • Going off the grid.

    November 29, 2016

    My last blog post I wrote about the future of web grids by using CSS Grid Layouts. Recently I have been finding a lot of inspiration off of the grid. Finding a way to incorporate some more organic or random … Continue reading

  • CSS Grids Layouts are coming!

    September 09, 2016

    This past June several Elliance team members had the pleasure of attending Web Design Day 2016. While many of the speakers presented interesting new ideas and techniques one seemed to stand out of the crowd for me, Jen Simmons’ ‘Revolutionize Your … Continue reading