Who We Are

Scrappy as a startup. Seasoned by sophistication.

Our ideas amplify your ideals

We are artists.
We are book nerds.
We are really good listeners.

More than 90% of new clients come to us complaining that their current agency, digital marketing company, designer, or consultant takes days or weeks to respond, even more time to actually do anything. They feel unappreciated and ignored.

That’s not how we operate. Our success is built on that promise.

Substantive change, strategy, and progress comes from lively, open minds. And that means communication. We’re just a little better at it than others.

No matter how short-term the project or micro the business, we treasure every client relationship. We believe every idea has the potential for greatness. Exploring your ideas is what drives us.

Our team has been carefully curated to meet head-on the challenges facing small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit organizations whose purpose surpass bottom lines and budget projections.

We are lifelong learners, agile problem-solvers, spirited contributors, and fiercely committed. Sure, we get a little scrappy, a little political, a lot non-conformist—which makes this a lot more fun.

Every day together with our clients and as a team, we build unity and progress.

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Soloist Collective

Our journey began at a strip club with a dream to become a writer.

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People like us.

We don’t just build brands; we form partnerships with our clients that span years. Whether we’re re-envisioning identity for a staid brick-and-mortar in a small town, crafting strategic direction for a non-profit, or imagining possibility for a giddy startup in the big city, we identify challenges and solve problems.

Since 2009—since before it was trendy to be socially responsible—we have operated around the belief that business can uplift our society by showcasing the unique talents and strengths of independent, pragmatic people in supportive teams. We work with brands who hold those same ideals.

What we do

816 New York’s Core

An Agile Team Motivated by Social Consciousness

“Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.”

Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing