Work

Services

 

 


Brand System Design

Brand strategy: raison d’être, positioning, value & belief systems, brand narratives, packaging; and, rich Visual Brand Language design extendable through all consumer touches. We focus on Branding Systems for: Hotel, Spirits, and Tech.


Campaigns

Core idea & creative design for 360 integrated campaigns including: Print, digital, social media, mobile, and event design.


Immersive Experiences

Real-world experiences that span from the low-tech, artistic variety to cutting edge, tech-infused events. From concept to production we communicate brand narratives no so much through words, but visceral experiences. Approaches: Interactive experiences, projection mapping, generative design, live art creation, and interior art curation.


Interactive Design

Custom, responsive site design and development. We believe in illustrating a brand through experiential interaction beyond ‘telling’ through words. Specialties: immersive brand experiences, personalization applications, and content for social media.


Product Design

Industrial design with a focus on footwear (Nike), mobile accessories (Case-Mate), and robots (Nao).


Photography

Portraits, lifestyle, sports, agriculture, pharmaceutical, product and street.

 

 

 

Team

WE AMPLIFY BEAUTIFUL TRUTHS INTO COVETED BRANDS.
AT THE HEART OF A GOOD BRAND, AT THE CORE OF A LOVED CAMPAIGN, IS A TRUTH SOMETIMES UGLY SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED, THAT SPEAKS AUTHENTICALLY AND RESONATES POWERFULLY.
LET’S FIND YOUR BEAUTIFUL TRUTH.

CREATIVE TALENT DRIVEN

We invert the standard agency model by leading with veteran design talent at the top, and strategy & client management at the bottom. Established in 2006 as a creative talent management firm, Satellite Office has evolved into an integrated collective of award winning strategists, designers, copywriters, artists and innovators.


We assemble A Teams for A projects. Our talents partners include seminal leaders in their creative disciplines: Jon Contino, Chuck Anderson, Lauren Hom, Kevin Cantrell, Stefan Sagmeister, Danielle Evans, Lobulo, Cody Hudson, trashhand, Swopes, Joshua Davis, James Dawe, Pawel Nolbert and many more internationally.


WE ARE STRATEGIC AND EMPATHIC

Deeply empathetic, we synthesize agency, client and customer insights, evoke daring truths, and produce powerfully authentic communications. We learn, play, explore and invent custom marketing and branded works.


CLIENTS WE LOVE

Agencies: BBDO, Ogilvy, Droga5, 72 & Sunny, DDB, Team Detroit, Wieden Kennedy, Landor, R/GA, Leo Burnett, Arnold and more. We’ve helped our agency partners deliver beautiful work for: Gatorade, Nike, Target, Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Verizon, AT&T, Squarespace and many others.


Entrepreneurs: We have an abiding passion to help start ups & entrepreneurs identify a defensible market positioning and amplify their message through magnetic narratives and glimmering visual languages. Our strengths are in Hotel, Spirits, and Tech including: The Anvil Hotel (Jackson Hole), Hotel Gran Via (Madrid), Villa Beluno (Patagonia), La Fontaine café (Paris); Tom’s Town Distilling, TOP Winery, The Hidden Sea, Pedal House Brewery, Winc Field Theory, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Bent Shoe Brewing, and Star Union Spirits.

Leadership

Erik Attkisson

Founder and CEO

Erik is a 20 year brand strategist and entrepreneur with 20 years of marketing leadership working for Fortune 500 firms and start ups alike. He managed Motorola’s global entertainment marketing, was the CMO of mobile accessory brand Case-Mate, and founded talent management and creative marketing agencies, Satellite Office and &Reach. Now in their second decade of operations, Satellite focuses on producing rich brand identity systems & marketing campaigns for clients in a spectrum of industries: beverage, sports, hotels, technology & wireless.  Clients have included: IBM, Gatorade, Great Lakes Brewing, Verizon, Target, adidas, Microsoft, Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Tom’s Town Distilling, Star Union Spirits, and others. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of management. Erik was granted a design patent for his work with Chuck Anderson on the Windows 7 desktop, and is the recipient of multiple innovation design awards from Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and a Webby. In the 90’s, Erik was the drummer and co-founder of seminal, live hip-hop band, Chucklehead.

Ben Arditti

Managing Director

Ben joined Satellite Office in 2010 to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to Satellite, Ben spent five years at Motorola, overseeing global advertising and marketing programs, and was part of an award winning interactive team at MTV Europe. He has also spent time on the agency side of the business, developing integrated campaigns for MillerCoors, Kimberly Clark and TagHeuer.

 

 

Portrait Artwork by James Dawe.

 

Ryan Appleton

Marketing Manager

Ryan joined Satellite Office in 2013 and is the muscle behind the online presence of the agency. He is actively pursuing creative ways to approach social media promotion, community management and email marketing for Satellite and &Reach agency partners. Prior to Satellite, he frequently donated design and illustration services to non-profit organizations such as; Habitat for Humanity, AmeriCorps, and more.

 

 

Portrait Artwork by James Dawe.

 

Nicole Galati

Finance Manager

Nicole joined Satellite Office in 2015 as our Finance Manager. Not your typical bean counter as she is vibrant, outgoing and enjoys interacting with others. You can often find her at Cubs and Blackhawk games as well as nieghborhood fests and music venues. She has been working in the Corporate Accounting field for more than 25 years and has a vast knowledge of the Service Industry.


Contact

We welcome engaging conversations with businesses, agencies and creative talents.
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Chicago

3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 238
Chicago IL, 60613