”We do great work that gets noticed. We get hired by great people who see our great work, and then deliver the great work that got us noticed in the first place."
We like to think we have the best thought leadership in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. With that leadership comes access to a
complete arsenal for strategizing, creating, and delivering comprehensive marketing solutions around your brand.
Our strategic thinking doesn’t just factor into our services. Whether we’re designing or producing marketing collateral or selecting the right print production house to produce your project, we are constantly thinking about the best strategies for you to reach your audience, use and deliver your new though out materials, maximize your budget, and improve your ROI.
This process of thinking things through before we put pen to paper or cursor to screen is inherent to our process. It comes from having more than a quarter of a century of creative design and strategic marketing experience and continuously striving to be more than just a vendor that takes orders—we are your partner that solves problems. You can think of it as a “value-add” that comes free with every service we offer.
Simply - think of it as the only way to do our job right.
Do you need a trusted partner you can count on to provide turnkey marketing solutions
and handle every step of the process? It can be tempting to let your IT staff design your website or have a freelance graphic designer
create your brochure and business materials, we think your marketing efforts deserve better.
No matter the level of creative support you need, we have the resources, the expertise, and the capabilities to do more than simply create and deliver materials. We are ready to strategically solve your marketing challenges through a blend of services that are on brand, on budget, and the right fit for ALL OF YOUR OBJECTIVES.
Visual communications, graphic design and multi-media development have been our lifeblood for more than thirteen years. You can feel confident that CUAD Studios, LLC has the experienced staff and capabilities to handle your project and complete the work beyond your expectations.
You also benefit from the bigger picture strategic thinking that is an inherent part of everything we do.
Even though delivery and fulfillment are some of the last steps in a creative project, they are definitely not the least. The simple fact, and
you know we like to keep things simple, is that it just doesn’t matter how strategic or creative your pieces are if they never make it to the right
people—or if they don’t make it there on time.
At CUAD Studios, LLC, we combine the right strategic partners, the right technology, the right manpower, and the expertise to quickly and cost-effectively get your message in the right hands, and ultimately ensure the success of your campaign or piece.
Our strategic partners have an expertise and commitment to excellence and their fast turnaround times in the delivery process makes us a partner you can trust.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Professional & Outstanding ideas from our passionate team makes us unique in every sense.
Sean is a multi-talented "creative" with extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design.
His exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills have helped in establishing CUAD Studios as the go to firm for
innovative design ideas and solutions.
He is highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations and talent building, all which have helped develop “win win” partnerships with clients. A passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns, he is accustomed to performing in a “deadline-driven environment” with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.
Having created designs and marketing collateral for nationally recognized brands such as Wendy's International and Pepsi Bottling Co., to local businesses and organizations such as The James Cancer Center of The Ohio State University Medical Center, Sean has developed successful targeted messages and campaigns. Additionally, Sean has helped to shape the message for public policy with some of Ohio's most recognized political dignitaries such as Mayor Michael Coleman, Former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, and many members of The Columbus City Council.
When he’s not off making and creating "stuff" or overseeing production jobs you can usually find him at the movies, or at the local wing spot rooting for his favorite college team, The Ohio State Buckeyes. Sean attended The Columbus College of Art & Design and is a member of The American Association for Minority Designers.
As CUAD Studios' Business Development and Operations Manager, Penne is responsible for pairing clients with our innovative digital solutions, and operations.
Penne has more than 14 years experience as an Account Executive, Project Manager and Media Solutions Provider. She has led business planning, creative styling and innovative digital media efforts for several fortune 500 companies in Ohio, the Maryland / DC areas and New York City. Her experiences include being a product visionary, marketing and technology direction, strategic partnering, sales management, business development, and executive leadership.
Have you ever needed an IT Professional with whom you can easily communicate with and get useful feedback, comments and the best solution to your problem? The answer to this perplexing, yet simple question is why CUAD Studios has looked to Stjepan to be it's Senior Developer and Infrastructure Architect.
Stjepan has over ten years of professional experience developing and maintaining a wide variety of systems for large and small businesses. His expertise includes working with people at every level of an organization, designing technical and non-technical solutions to meet the needs of the business, crafting and implementing development processes and leading multi-disciplined personnel to deliver software solutions.
Throughout his career Stjepan has successfully created a multitude of solutions; consistently recognized by colleagues and peers as a talented, friendly, devoted performer who demonstrates innovation, communication and a commitment to teamwork, CUAD Studios is privileged to have Stjepan on board as a contributing partner.
CUAD Studio’s clients run the gamut from nationally recognized brands & Fortune 500 companies to local nonprofits. They span a variety of industries and come to us with a multiplicity of unique challenges. Led by visionary leaders, our clients often share a common passion for innovation and a desire to work collaboratively, and visually, toward a sound solution.
Our services are delivered by a team who has
43 years of combined experience and are passionate
about developing relationships.
Whether launching a new brand or revitalizing an existing one, defining your brand provides clear definition and direction.
It is how you define your competitive advantage that will determine whether or not you’ll have one.
Transforming research into insight and insight into strategy, we empower businesses to harness the value locked inside their brands. Through Brand Mapping, Brand Positioning and Brand Architecture we partner with our clients to articulate what their brand stands for today and where it will stand tomorrow.
Your product`s success is measured by how well the product functions are designed, and how well the product serves your customers and the value they perceive from their experience.
Good UX design should ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty, help reduce the development time and training costs, while increasing the ROI and retention rate. Our UX service help organizations with designing new products for web, mobile or desktop applications or fledging prototypes.
While our business philosophy is simple, our approach however is much more involved. We like to employ three points in our process.
Through active engagement we can help in defining the problem and with a clear definition, help determine the project goals, objectives, design constraints and requirements.
Encouraging our clients to be part of our process enriches the project and ensures that the goals are not just met, but are exceeded.
CUAD Studios has been an absolute pleasure to work with. They are friendly, accommodating, and patient, but most importantly they were skilled in the areas necessary to deliver a sound and flexible solution. When you combine those highly valued intangible elements with CUAD's impeccable technical know-how, expertise & creativity, you get a truly formidable force.
It has been a privilege working with Sean McMullen of CUAD Studios. We have strategically worked with CUAD Studios for over a 11 year period, partnering on a number of projects encompassing both print and digital media. The work performed has always been one of high-quality, reflecting great skill, imagination and creativity, and is done with great care and attention to detail, ensuring that projects are delivered on-time and to the clients satisfaction. The professionalism and friendly attitude is a direct result of the mindfulness to remain true to the mantra of producing "Great Work".
Sean and his team at CUAD Studios understand branding and the challenges facing non-profit organizations. They were able to weigh beautiful design with clear messaging, which is so critical for channels like direct mail. We like working with the team at CUAD Studios because we know projects will be delivered on time and within budget.”
CUAD Studios did an amazing job and we wholeheartedly recommend them to all colleagues and associates as the "full package deal" - a team full of cutting-edge talent, dedication, and passion for all of your print and digital media needs
Sean & the team at CUAD Studios played a massive role in the expansion of my online presence with the use of social media and the growth of community participation. Their attention to detail and design initiatives are excellent. Please consider them for your next project, you will not be disappointed.
Hire us if you like what we do. We Like to help agencies link Business processes and People through digital and print design.