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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

  • 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

  • Reaching for reach

    August 15, 2016

    I have this love for story — the hear and the tell — the feel that comes from being submersed in a good narrative. I believe that I was born with this hunger for story, driven by a native curiosity … Continue reading

  • Climb on board the Usership…

    May 04, 2016

    Design for mobile first? No way. I was in denial. People couldn’t possibly enjoy trolling the Internet more on their smartphones than through their computers. Or could they? I thought about my own habits. Wake up. Check Facebook. Go about … Continue reading

  • Your 5 Point Brand Checklist

    March 20, 2016

    Too often, a college or university approaches a brand development exercise unprepared for the journey ahead, and unable to fully realize the rewards at journey’s end. We offer a 5 point checklist to ensure a better experience and outcome at every step. 1. Know Your … Continue reading