The Expression of Ideas

Conjure is a creative company of problem-solvers, creators, builders, communicators, and award-winning designers. We believe that design is a differentiator, and a long-term business strategy, that builds brand awareness and reputation. 

 

We believe the story is paramount. Without a point of view on message there is no foundation to build a successful brand. 

 

Our work lives in print, interactive, social, and motion. We connect people to brands in authentic ways, reveal unique stories, and create positive results. 

 
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10 - 49
 Founded
1996
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 1828A West Hubbard
    Chicago, IL 60622
    United States

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Product Identity for Paper Manufacturer

"Conjure is all about customer satisfaction and they will work hard to make sure you're happy with the end product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Conjure crafted a professional identity for a paper manufacturing company. Their team helped develop effective print and digital communication methods.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Miamisburg, Ohio
Angie Stroud
Marketing Communications Manager, Verso Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the identity has not yet been rolled out, the internal team is confident they will be well received by their customer base. Conjure is communicative and easy to work with. Their team is talented and innovative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Marketing Communications manager for a paper manufacturer headquartered in Ohio. My main responsibilities include the promotional strategy for our specialty and packaging papers product lines.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Conjure?

We hired Conjure to help us create a professional identity for our specialty and packaging product lines and determine the more effective way to communicate that identity through print and digital.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to establish our company as a leader in specialty papers and create consistency in the portrayal of our product lines.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have worked with Conjure for many years on our graphic paper product line and have been extremely impressed with their work. They take the time to understand our products and strategy, and their work is always high quality and very effective with our audiences.

Describe the project in detail.

The entire project has been a very collaborative process, with us explaining our specialty and packaging offerings and Conjure probing to understand the strategy and goals of each line. Conjure provided us with several good options to consider and we brought in individuals from each business unit to review and weigh-in. We very quickly decided on an illustrative approach and after some back and forth, we are final with our design. Conjure made sure we understand the impacts of all of our requests/decisions and everyone was very happy with the final results.

What was the team composition?

I worked primarily with the project manager but the owner was also involved. Both added different elements to the project which made the final result that much better. I never spoke with the illustrator but my project manager was excellent in conveying our feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Although we haven't rolled out our new identities yet, I am confident that they will be received enthusiastically but our sales team and customer base. The representatives from the various business units that we reviewed the final proposal with were extremely happy with the results.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Conjure is very easy to work with and they are excellent communicators. I always knew where the project stood and never felt like it wasn't moving forward.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The talent and personalities of their team are wonderful! I've worked with vendors in the past that care more about checking a box than actually satisfying the customer. Conjure is all about customer satisfaction and they will work hard to make sure you're happy with the end product. It feels as if it means as much to them that I'm successful than it does to me.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I'm sure there are areas that could be improved but, compared to other vendors I've worked with, I can't think of any!

5.0
Overall Score Best vendor I've ever worked with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They seem to always be available when I needed them
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It wasn't the cheapest option but we definitely got what we paid for. The value is definitely there!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The final product exceeded our expectations
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them to a friend in a heartbeat

Branding & Design Services for Distillery

"We enjoy the creative approach that Conjure brings to the table."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Conjure delivers branding and design services for a distillery. The team is creating a logo, label designs, and box designs for shipping and retail displays.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Frankfort, Indiana
Brian Post
Director of Operations, Gem City Spirits
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Retail partners and internal stakeholders have praised the new designs and branding. Collaborative and proactive, Conjure navigates relevant laws and regulations and interfaces with a third-party printing firm. Customers can expect a transparent, dedicated, and innovative partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Director of Operations for a distillery located in Frankfort, IN. We produce and bottle vodka and bourbon under the Big Gun brand name.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Conjure?

Gem City Spirits was a turnaround and re-brand of a former distillery name, T and T Distillery. Services required for the re-branding were: New company logo, vodka 750ml bottle and 1.75L bottle labels as well as 750 bourbon bottle labels. Box design for shipping and display with retailers for all size bottles. In-store POS and display units were designed to match new branding.

What were your goals for this project?

Goals of the project were to quickly and effectively transform the brand from T and T Distillery to Gem City Spirits in a timely manner. A lot of moving parts needed to happen at the same time to launch the new branded product into the marketplace.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Their work with other brands, their ability to listen and execute in a timely manner and the attention to detail is why we decided to work with Conjure. We looked at a number of other possible vendors, as well as individuals, but the passion for the product and willing to work closely with us helped in our decision.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Old product was delivered to the client so they could see what issues we had previously in the retail environment. We then discussed why the name change and the re-branding that would need to accompany the the name change. What elements were important to use were conveyed to Conjure and they began the conceptual design process and presented and number of initial concepts to gauge the direction we were looking at.

The project was broken into multiple smaller project in the order of importance:

  1. Label concepts for Vodka and Bourbon
  2. Gem City Spirits logo and branding
  3. Shipping and display boxes
  4. POS/display units

Working with the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) can be daunting and Conjure worked with us along all the steps required to get federal approval of the bottle labels. Conjure was constantly evolving the design to match our exact needs, while providing input and suggestions to make sure we were meeting our end goal, delivering the best looking product that will stand out on the retail shelf.

Conjure delivered all files required for manufacturing of printing plates and dies for the printing of labels and boxes and files for logo design. Conjure also help communicate the final product desire with our printing vendors.

What was the team composition?

The team was kept small ( 3 people) throughout the process to keep things moving in a positive direction. From Gem City Spirits the Dir. of Operations was the point person and we worked with the President of Conjure and their lead designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The re-design and branding has been very well received by all members of the Gem City Spirits team and our retail partners. It is still early in the project deployment, but we are sure the changes will only have positive impact on our brand recognition and sales.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Gem City Spirits is located in a town outside Indianapolis and Conjure is in Chicago, the communication between the two companies could not have been better. The design teams quick response to concerns and design changes were impressive.

We relied on Conjure to help provide direction and expected them to push back when design changes we requested that did not meet our end goal. The honest and tactful feedback was always appreciated, on the other hand they listened to things that were important for us to incorporate into the design and figured out the best possible way to make it happen without distracting from the end goal.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We enjoy the creative approach that Conjure brings to the table. Willingness to be part of our team, not just a vendor.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Since this is a new relationship for us and a big change in direction of how things were previously done at Gem City Spirits, we are very happy with how they worked with us. Only thing that we will work on moving forward is incorporating more face to face meetings.

5.0
Overall Score Great people, great product, great resource.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our lead designer was always available when needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked very well within our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered more than we asked for within a short timeframe
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They delivered what we asked for, so I can easily refer them to a friend or business acquaintance.

Web Design and Development for Construction Services Company

"Conjure was very easy to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Conjure handled a complete website overhaul, designing and developing a new one that includes a CMS while focusing on better representing the company’s range of services.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Craig Atkinson
VP of Communications & Strategy, The Walsh Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website perfectly embodies how the company works and is a vital tool for all marketing efforts. Despite being a small agency, Conjure has a sophisticated approach as well as a highly responsive and service-oriented team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the VP of communications and strategy at a company that provides construction services across and a broad range of products for building, transportations, and water.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Conjure?

We needed to completely overhaul our corporate website and hired Conjure for the task.

What were your goals for this project?

The website needed to accurately reflect our broad range of services, exemplify our utter professionalism and work seamlessly across multiple devices.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were most impressed with their design sensibility, technical prowess, and collaborative spirit, so we chose them for the job.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Conjure designed and developed a fully-functional website, including a CMS.

What was the team composition?

Three people worked on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We now have a website that truly reflects who we are and how we operate, and it’s the center of our marketing strategy.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We met all deadlines as well as all production and quality marks. Conjure was very easy to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Conjure is a small firm that’s highly sophisticated with extremely attentive and responsive people.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There's nothing they need to improve.

5.0
Overall Score Hiring Conjure was one of my best decisions.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling with Conjure was seamless.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Conjure performed well and helped us deliver a top-notch solution.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were exceptional in all regards.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend Conjure.