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.


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).


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







Established in 2006, Satellite Office pushes the outer boundaries of branding, campaign, interactive, and immersive experience design. In concert with our diverse, international group of creative talents, we engage clients & agencies to inspire customers and launch brands.


Start ups engage Satellite for lift off. We have an abiding passion to work with entrepreneurs to identify a defensible market position and amplify their message through gorgeous narrative and glimmering visual language. Our strengths are in Hotel, Spirits, and Tech. Our esteemed clients include: The Anvil Hotel (Jackson Hole), Hotel Gran Via (Madrid), Villa Beluno (Patagonia), Cotton House Hotel (Barcelona), La Fontaine café (Paris); Tom’s Town Distilling, TOP Winery, The Hidden Sea, Pedal House Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Bent Shoe Brewing, and Star Union Spirits.

It is true too that many large brands come our way for elevated campaign work: Gatorade, Nike, Target, Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Microsoft (did you know, we and Chuck Anderson designed the Windows 7 desktop?), Google, IBM, Verizon, AT&T, and Squarespace. We also do client flybys with our agency partners. We’ll augment agency teams all day long working with: BBDO, Ogilvy, Droga5, 72 & Sunny, DDB, Team Detroit, Wieden Kennedy, Landor, R/GA, Leo Burnett, Arnold and many more.


We employ an inverted advertising model where the stars are the creative artists on top, with brand strategy & client management at the bottom. We are deeply empathetic as we synthesize client, customer and market opportunities to derive high-gravity strategic insights that fuel breakthrough creative work. We play, explore and have a blast innovating custom marketing solutions that bring customers home.

To our network of artists we provide: strategy, account management, business development and production, allowing them to maximize their artistic and business potential. This year, Satellite Office will absorb our sister company, &Reach, which was originally organized to promote up & coming, young-gun talents. &Reach served its mission well as the artists have developed and surpassed &Reach with Satellite Office now ably collaborating with all artists under a unified brand mark. Ultimately, we make beautiful things in a commercial environment that engage consumers, build brands and sell products.


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.


We welcome engaging conversations with businesses, agencies and creative talents.
Please do call or write.


3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 238
Chicago IL, 60613
Erik: +1 312.371.6357
Ben: +1 773.818.4438
Ryan: + 1 740.961.5995