Ideas That Matter. Results That Resonate.

Envision was started in 2001 by David P. Smith. His idea for creating a “different” kind of design and creative services agency has been met with huge success. The Envision Team – or Envisionaries, has helped hundreds of local and international companies create or expand their vision and target new markets with a “no-ego” approach to creative design and business strategy that creates real results.

We work with objective-oriented clients to provide creative solutions for their sales and marketing goals. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of graphic design and messaging for the specific purpose of marketing communication and we offer the highest level of customer service possible. Sure, everyone says that, but having come from the client’s side, we really know what that means. That’s why we are dedicated to ensuring that all projects are completed to scope, on time, and on budget. 

We are constantly looking at opportunities to better ourselves and better the solutions we offer. We have in-house photography, graphic design, and website development. We are also experts at inbound lead generation; creating and implementing marketing automation strategies to ensure all of the creative solutions and designs we come up with not only look great, but perform great as well, and can be tracked for ultimate conversion analysis. 

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2001
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Austin, TX
headquarters
  • 3400 Northland Drive
    Austin, TX 78731
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

 

  • Facebook
  • Dell
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Hilton Hotels
  • University of Texas
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Malana Hotels

Reviews

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Rebrand and Custom Dev for Staffing Firm

"Instead of telling us who we are, they listened to what we thought and made us the best version of ourselves." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group provided branding services including logo and collateral creation and marketing strategy development. They also did custom development work on a website and provided back office solutions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Garrett Muston
Marketing Manager, The HT Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Various stakeholders have praised the rebrand, which clarifies key business values and goals. Envision Creative Group excelled at soliciting and incorporating feedback and encouraging deep engagement. The prioritize listening and empower their clients to tell their own story.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the marketing manager at The HT Group, a national staffing and recruiting firm with three divisions: temporary staffing, technical recruiting, and executive search.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Envision Creative Group?

We needed to rebrand our company with a new logo, identity, and marketing strategy. We also wanted custom web development, design, and print collateral.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to revamp our outdated look to be more modern and better reflect who we are and what we do. This would set us up to land bigger accounts and lay a foundation for growth.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I sent an RFP to branding agencies I’d selected after rigorous research. 10 agencies submitted proposals, and we brought in six to make presentations. Envision Creative was the clear winner.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They did custom work on our website, making industry-specific changes and solving pre-existing issues. They also created a marketing strategy, conceptualized and designed print collateral, and did digital content creation. Finally, they tackled some development tasks for our job board and back office solution.

What was the team composition?

6–7 people were involved in the process: David Smith (CEO, Envision Creative Group), Sarah Ricker (Web Developer, Envision Creative Group), Sarah Mayer (Business Development, Envision Creative Group), Stephanie Silver (VP, Envision Creative Group), Sarah Garcia (Project Manager, Envision Creative Group), Sarah Firle (Graphic Designer, Envision Creative Group), Michelle Courtright (Director of Marketing, Envision Creative Group), and Holly Murphree (Graphic Designer, Envision Creative Group). The size of the team didn’t change, but there were changes in the employee structure. They didn’t alter the quality of the work or service.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Aside from our internal staff and CEO loving the results, we’ve received great feedback regarding the new brand. It’s too early to provide specific metrics, but we believe the new brand will be very successful. Our company is already much more organized and clear regarding our identity.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We developed a review and feedback process that worked very well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I found their attention to detail and passion for creating quality work outstanding. They delivered much more than we paid for. Instead of telling us who we are, they listened to what we thought and made us the best version of ourselves. We got to know them well, and they’re both helpful and enjoyable to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, there’s nothing to speak of.

5.0
Overall Score We love Envision Creative and highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality work and a great team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had a specific budget and they were able to deliver exactly what we wanted.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver beautiful designs and perfect functionality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'll be going to Envision with all of our future marketing needs.

Multibrand Digital Marketing for Luxury Hotel

“Envision Creative is incredibly responsive and reliable, making them truly indispensable to our hotel.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group tailors and deploys lead-generating strategies across multiple platforms, including inbound marketing and print advertising.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Charlotte Ruth
Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Hilton Austin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s efforts have boosted brand awareness and social media presence, propelling revenue growth. Their passion, flexibility, and consistent achievements continue to add value.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the sales and marketing coordinator of Hilton Austin. I organize the internal sales tasks of the employees as well as handle the internal marketing for all outlets within our hotel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Envision Creative Group?

During our hotel's renovation, we opened several new venues and restaurants and needed to promote a consistent brand image.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to attract tourists and locals to return to our businesses. We wanted to increase brand awareness, create a solid following, and get a quick ROI on our three new outlets.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team interviewed numerous local creative agencies. Given our budget as well as our specific needs, Envision Creative Group was exactly what we were looking for.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Envision Creative have consistently been vital in our website strategy and management. They handle inbound marketing, providing SEO and search engine marketing expertise. They also help with print advertisements. Our outlets have very different and specific brand images, so we do a lot of online and print promotions to entice a citywide target market.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Envision Creative is incredibly responsive and reliable, making them truly indispensable to our hotel. Thanks to them, we have the best social media presence in our local market. Their marketing efforts continue to drive dramatic year-over-year sales growth.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I’ve had the pleasure to get to know their team personally in our monthly meetings. Everyone is full of joy and energy, from the CEO all the way down to the interns. You can tell the passion they have for their work.

It is quite easy to communicate with them, and we receive frequent updates. They are constantly available via phone, email, or in person. Plus, they are always open to new ideas and feedback. If our massive workload stressed them, you could never tell.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive aspect was their timeliness and professionalism. Despite our last-minute demands and changes, Envision Creative has always created miraculous outcomes through our multiple outlets. Best of all, they have never said, “No, we can’t do that.” The turnaround is always impeccable, no matter the type of ad.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & New Design for Mexican Restaurant

"We asked them to coordinate many projects at once, and they handled everything with ease."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2017 - ongoing
Project summary: 

Creative Envision Group coordinated a rebranding of a chain of restaurants to update and align its visual identity. They redesigned a website and menus, conducted SEO, and managed social media marketing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Joshua Camacho
COO, Serranos Restaurant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The restaurants have increased their online following, and all locations are consistent in their visual approach. Creative Envision Group managed several projects simultaneously and performed admirably and effectively. They communicated well and provided regular progress updates.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the vice president of Serranos Cocina y Cantina, a series of four Mexican restaurants in Austin, Texas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Envision Creative Group?

We were approaching our 30th anniversary, and we wanted to address the visual direction and identity of our restaurants. We wanted to keep our brand fresh and exciting and have that brand unity reflected across all of our locations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We introduced their team to our restaurants, our food, and our menus. We wanted them to become acquainted with our brand and our values. Their services included rebranding the website, menu design, food photography, traditional advertising, and social media advertising. They are currently conducting SEO and targeted online ads, as well.

What is the team composition?

We had two account managers because of some turnover at their firm. We also worked with the vice president, a digital marketing strategist, and their team.

How did you come to work with Envision Creative Group?

We originally partnered with another agency in Austin, but we had some concerns that their vision didn’t align with ours. We decided to explore other options. I found Envision Creative in an online search for branding and advertising firms. I met with a few other companies, as well. I reviewed their references and narrowed it down to three options before deciding on Envision Creative.

How much have you invested with them?

In 2017, we spent around $168,000. In 2018, we’re on pace to spend around $110,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in February 2017. We hit different milestones for the website and social media projects at different times, but much of the heavy lifting was completed by September 2017. We still have ongoing projects, however.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’re given evaluation reports each month with figures for our social media platforms, the Google analytics, our new email newsletter, and our food sales. We have seen more of an online following, and we have driven more traffic to our website.

How did Envision Creative Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked mostly through email and phone calls, and we’ve always been on the same page. We asked them to coordinate many projects at once, and they handled everything with ease.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Our deadlines to meet the printer were tight, but logo design is generally time-consuming. Still, their graphic design process could have been more efficient.

Any advice for potential customers?

Future customers should not be so prideful as to think that they don’t need help. It’s important to recognize where your business succeeds and where it could use improvements. It’s important to dissect yourself and let Creative Envision offer solutions.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Logo Design for Imaging Company

"We were absolutely thrilled with the end result."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Apr. 2015
Project summary: 

After changing their name and their branding strategy, a print company hired Envision Creative Group to work on their logo design and complete graphics package.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Luci Miller
President, Miller Imaging & Digital Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group went beyond fulfilling requests, offering advice and providing creative ideas. They earned high praise for their professionalism, design skills, and responsiveness. The team took the time to understand the company's brand and design graphics that they loved. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is Miller Imaging and Digital Solutions and we are located in Austin, Texas. We do large format printing in the construction market, for what used to be called blueprints. We also do large format graphics printing, such as signage and posters.

What is your position?

I am the president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Envision Creative Group?

We were rebranding the company and were looking for some help from experts. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They mostly worked on the design of a logo and a complete graphics package. We needed a logo that showed who we were. We’ve been around since 1920, and we were going through a name change while we did our rebranding. We needed something that summed up current technology with our historical past.

How did you come to work with Envision Creative Group?

We have a marketing consulting firm that was helping a lot with the project, public relations [PR] as well as the rebrand. They suggested Envision for the logo and concept design. They gave us three choices, and Envision was who we selected.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It ranges between $10,000 and $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Envision around August of last year [2014]. The project was completed in March or April of this year [2015].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We were absolutely thrilled with the end result. We initially went to their office, and they made some suggestions. We liked the things they showed us, but we weren’t really jazzed about them. They worked further, but nothing really blew us away. We had them come do a site visit, and we spent some time with them, showing them more about our company and some of our old logos that we liked. They were able to come back with several options that we just absolutely loved.

We liked the attention Envision Creative Group took on our account. They took pride in doing what they did for us, and they came up with fantastic ideas. There was even another idea I liked so much that I bought it, even though I don’t have a use for it. I will use it in the future if I find the opportunity. We have tons of fantastic feedback from our customers and other people in the marketing and creative world, on what a great job they did and how wonderful the new logo turned out.

What distinguishes Envision Creative Group from other providers?

I appreciated that the owner, David, was involved throughout the project. He made us feel special, although I know we were pretty small for them. So it was just the personal element of working with them, as well as the professionalism. 

Is there anything Envision Creative Group could have improved or done differently?

I can’t think of anything that they could have improved.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were some delays that were on both sides. They still held to their deadline though.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They gave us a reduced rate to help meet our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
     

Web Design & Inbound Marketing for Financial Solutions Firm

"The core team that we worked with was fantastic."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2013 - 2015
Project summary: 

Over the course of two years, Envision Creative Group designed a collections agency's website and assisted with their inbound marketing campaign.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Client Development, Financial Solutions Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The agency had high praise for Envision Creative Group’s proactive approach. Their engagement ended, however, when the inbound marketing proved ineffective and the agency’s youthful style did not match their clientele’s more formal preferences.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We began as a commercial collections agency, but we have now become a BPO, a business provider outsourcer. We do a lot of things that typically lie in the financial spectrum of a business. Our work can range anywhere from traditional collections to a soft approach or early-stage collection where we're calling customers on behalf of the client and doing a simple reminder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with the Envision Creative Group?

We started off with them because our original website was not effective. We didn't know how to make our website, our SEO [search engine optimization] or our keyword searches more effective for our clients.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We started working with Envision to design our website and, as we were doing that, they explained to us other ways we could gain exposure. For example, we did an inbound marketing campaign for six months.

How did you come to work with the Envision Creative Group?

I found them through a Google search, and I went to their website to see what it looked like, how they brand themselves, and what portfolios they had. I think the main reason Envision worked out is because we were in their budget range. Some of these vendors only do marketing campaigns that start at $1 million. They won't even talk to small or medium-sized businesses. Envision was local, they fit our pricing, and they felt right for us.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We've spent about $100,000 working with Envision during the course of two years.

What is the status of this engagement?

The relationship started in the spring of 2013 and has concluded. We started with phase one for our website, which is totally complete. When we discovered that the inbound marketing program wasn't working very well, we backed away from Envision. But, it wasn't that we quit them because we didn't like them or didn't want them. It was because we didn't need all that much. We don't do printed business collateral or banners and such. Our company is so unique that we attract new business and maintain existing business by the relationships we establish and by word of mouth.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any feedback from this engagement?

The core team that we worked with was fantastic. However, a lot of the other people that they brought in, especially with the inbound marketing, were very young and inexperienced.

What distinguishes the Envision Creative Group from other providers?

They are extremely hands on. If I wanted to come down to their office, that was fine. Sometimes, they would come to our office and talk or look at examples. They were extremely involved in every step of the process. This was not just telephone or email communications – I must have met with Envision Creative Group in their boardroom 20 or 30 times in the past two years.

Is there anything the Envision Creative Group could have improved or done differently?

I felt like the communication with the younger staff was ineffective – it wasn't really bad, but it wasn't all that great either. A lot of times, when we would submit content or talk about ideas or pitches, it didn't seem like they ever really grasped what our business was all about.

For example, the language they used on the website is kind of young, youthful, hipster, and very relaxed. Our clientele are not like that. They don't use "wanna" and "you guys." They want more formal and professional language.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For the website, I think the cost was justified, but the cost of the inbound marketing was absurd.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Inbound Marketing for IT Firm

"Overall, our experience with Envision Creative Group was excellent."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group handled inbound marketing for the an IT business by providing blogging and SEO services. Their goal was to generate more inbound leads.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Director, IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s created excellent web content for the company, leading to improved content ratings and greatly increased traffic. Their SEO strategy was also very effective in helping client’s site climb the search rankings. Their informal communication style made a positive impression.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an information technology-managed service provider. We provide IT services of all kinds to small and medium-sized businesses.

What is your position?

I am the director of business development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with the Envision Creative Group?

We brought them on board to execute an inbound marketing strategy, basically trying to generate more leads without having an external sales force.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They did some work on our website in terms of getting blogging set up and search engine positioning sorted out. However, the principal focus was inbound marketing.

How did you come to work with the Envision Creative Group?

My boss went to an event and ended up meeting them at this event, and that's how the relationship started.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We've spent about $40,000 over the course of the year working with Envision.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2014, but we just ended that relationship. We saw some good results from it, but we ended up transitioning to a different firm that is much more focused on our specific industry. Envision's strategy was working, but it was really a business decision to go with someone who would require a little bit less industry-specific hand holding and help reduce our costs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or other feedback from this engagement?

Overall, our experience with Envision Creative Group was excellent. We saw a month-over-month growth in our web traffic once they really got started. The content they generated was good, but they aren't specifically focused on the IT industry, so we had to provide a fair amount of input on that. Their SEO [search engine optimization] work was really exceptional. For common Google searches, we went from page five or six to the third place on page one.

What distinguishes the Envision Creative Group from other providers?

It was just the nature of our relationship with them. They're a very Austin-friendly firm – a local business. We're a local business as well, and that's definitely valuable. We've had good relationships with their staff, and we were able to communicate with them on a pretty informal level.

Is there anything Envision Creative Group could have improved or done differently?

It really was just the amount of effort we had to put in to teaching them about our specific industry. We're in a really technical industry, and we were going to have to have marketing people on staff just to manage their efforts. If we were a larger company, that would've been fine, but we're a company with a sales and marketing staff of two, so that didn't work. It's not a real failing on their part; it's just an incompatibility with how we had to do business.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Hotel

"Within the scope of the different projects we've worked on, they've really gone above and beyond."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group first developed two unique websites for the client, and then continued their engagement with another website, photography, and marketing services.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Austin Metro Area
Director of Food, Beverage at Hotel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s websites were well received and contributed to increased business for the client. The agency is praised for their creativity, responsiveness, and enthusiasm, and the client continues to rely on them.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an 801-room hotel with 80,000 square feet of meeting space. We also have four restaurants within the hotel, which is where Envision has provided most of their services.

What is your position?

I am the director of food and beverage.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with the Envision Creative Group?

We initially started working with them on a redesign for two of our websites, which needed to be updated.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

The first project was just website development, times two. The project was for two different restaurants that both have different concepts and identities. Envision did a good job in executing both of those websites. Of course, we wanted to have a common platform and a common kind of accessibility on our end for the sites, especially in the back-end, so that we could update the sites on a routine basis here on the property. They delivered all of that for us.

How did you come to work with the Envision Creative Group?

We first were introduced to Envision in the fall of 2013. We put out an RFP [request for proposal] to redesign two of our web pages, both of which were kind of outdated. They responded to the RFP and were selected, and that was the beginning of our relationship with Envision. We had four firms that responded out of the five we chose to send the RFP to, and Envision was selected based on a variety of factors.

Pricing, of course, was one of the factors in our choice. Overall, when I met with them, I could envision having a nice working relationship with them from the beginning. They were very energetic and definitely displayed an understanding of where we needed to position our restaurants in the market.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have spent around $15,000 to $20,000 working with Envision.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2013, and the collaboration is ongoing. Since those first two websites, they've done an additional site for our spa. I've also used them on a number of occasions to do some food photography. They've done some excellent work for us in that area. They're currently engaged in a marketing campaign to provide our restaurants with an in-room marketing piece. We've kind of left that as a big open project, and they've come back with some creative ideas that we've been impressed with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

From a metrics standpoint, I don't really have a lot of click-through rates or anything like that, but the websites are much more advanced, and they definitely made sure the restaurants look like they are restaurants. That was one of our main objectives, and they delivered on that. In the last two years, we've seen good annual growth in those restaurants. That's of course not necessarily directly related to the work of Envision, but it's certainly a piece of it.

What distinguishes the Envision Creative Group from other providers?

They're extremely responsive. On the business development side, they've been very thoughtful in the questions they asked to help define the scope. In a couple of cases, they also helped steer us toward more cost-effective solutions.

The Envision Creative Group has been very creative in some of their approaches and solutions, even during the website development itself. They helped us think through the titles and subtitles of the pages and how the website should flow so the guests enjoy the experience. They also worked in-depth with us on the SEO [search engine optimization] for the sites, to identify what the keywords were from a cuisine perspective, and who our potential guests would be to try to draw them in and translate that into business.

We launched both sites at a time when we were making efforts to improve the capture in the restaurants, and thus the financial covers and revenues. During the last two years, we've seen good growth in those restaurants. They've also done some internal marketing that kind of matches the websites. They created some templates for us for marketing, which we're actually still using for print and web ads in local markets.

Is there anything Envision Creative Group could have improved or done differently?

No. Not really. Within the scope of the different projects we've worked on, they've really gone above and beyond. We've definitely gotten our dollars' worth out of each of the projects that we've done with them. They've always been willing to go beyond and not worry about billable hours or anything like that. That's hopefully created a long-term relationship with Envision and their team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design & Branding for Hospital Housekeeping Systems

"It's been a wonderful relationship, and I hope to be working with them [Envision Creative Group] for many years to come."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2005 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group began their partnership with a healthcare management company by producing a brochure. They continue to assist with their rebranding over a decade later.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Jon Stokes
Vice President of Marketing, HHS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s work for the company has been instrumental in their growth, bringing them from just 70 partnerships to over 350 partnerships. The agency earned special praise for their sensible recommendations and transparent, straightforward communication style. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

The name of the company is HHS. We specialize in providing support service management for hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the United States, and now Central and South America. Our home office is in Austin, Texas. We've been in business for 40 years, and we maintain partnerships with more than 400 facilities across the United States, Central America, and South America.

What is your position?

I am the executive vice president of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with the Envision Creative Group?

We began working with Envision about 10 years ago, which was about when I first started working here. Their first assignment was just to make a new brochure for us. Ten years ago, we were just dipping our toes into the marketing waters. But, a couple of years ago, we teamed up with Envision to go through an entire rebranding process.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Their work started with the design of the website, and then we worked on some photography. At the time, the company had a very limited budget for marketing. Our industry is very much of a "who you know"-type of business, and most of our growth has been based on referrals.

During the rebranding process, Envision designed a new logo, and helped come up with a new company tagline. The total redesign of our website led to the development of brochures and sales kit materials. We've been working with them since then, and they provide follow-up materials for our culinary division as well as for other service lines in our company.

How did you come to work with the Envision Creative Group?

We had a couple of experiences with other organizations in town that we weren't too thrilled with. We weren't happy with the quality of work they did, nor with the customer service they provided. Although we understood that we were just a small customer, we felt like we weren't getting our money's worth. It was at that time that we found Envision.

Ever since we started working with Envision, we've felt like they've been very straightforward with us on what they can provide. They provide very good quality work. I've always felt like they've been very responsive to our needs, and very good and open in their communication.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The rebranding was our largest project, and that was probably in the range of $60,000 to $70,000. Through the years, if I were to total everything up, we've easily spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with them, since we've worked on so many different projects with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

The collaboration is ongoing. We are actually just getting ready to sign off on a new large branding concept for our culinary division that Envision did for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics, or other feedback from this engagement?

I think all of the things they have done have helped us to better present ourselves as an organization. When we started with Envision, we had about 70 partnerships and were regionalized along the Gulf Coast. Since we started working with Envision, we now have more than 350 partnerships across the entire country, and we have just expanded into international waters for the first time in the company's history.

What distinguishes Envision Creative Group from other providers?

Envision Creative Group excels at being very open in their communications with their customers and being very straightforward. For example, if you were to ask them to undertake a huge project for almost no money, they are not going to take in on and then try to make money on the back-end. They're very straightforward and honest about what can be accomplished.

They're also very good about saying, "OK, you think you might need this but, given the budget and given what we know about you and your industry, we want to suggest that you should probably go in this direction instead." I've appreciated that, and I think that really helps them as an organization. They're not afraid to be honest with you. Once we had established what the goals are, I've never been disappointed in what they've delivered or in the timeframe in which they've delivered it.

Is there anything Envision Creative Group could have improved or done differently?

No. It's been a wonderful relationship, and I hope to be working with them for many years to come.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Design for Legal Services Firm

"I felt, right off the bat, that they [Envision Creative Group] were very client focused."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group provides graphic design services for a legal research company. They refine concepts, improve strategies, and make them a reality.

The Reviewer
 
100-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
VP of Marketing, Legal Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s work on the company's postcard and trade show graphics was excellent, garnering rave compliments from clients and staff. The agency impressed with their patience, responsive communication, and collaborative approach throughout the project.

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company and your role there?

We are an eDiscovery company. We field services into law firms and corporate legal departments. We have tools that help them pull down the amount of information that they have to review during discovery and litigation. We are located in Austin, Texas. We have about 110 employees.

What’s your role and responsibilities in the company?

I’m vice president of marketing. I manage the strategy of all the day-to-day marketing activities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were trying to address?

I reached out to them for a postcard project in order to invite people to a trade show activity.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of the project?

We had an idea of something that we would like to see for the postcard. What they’re great at is taking an idea taking it to a completely different level and putting together something that really jumps out as very professional and sophisticated.

They redid all of our trade show graphics. We had purchased a new hardware for our trade show booth, and they had put together these graphics for us. They took and old concept and took it to a completely new level. I remember when I got the first draft of what they did and I thought, wow, this is ten times better than what we had. I showed it to a couple of people here and everybody loved it.

How did you select Envision Creative Group as your solution partner?

I felt, right off the bat, that they were very client focused. I’ve worked with other agencies that seemed to be more about themselves or what they think is right rather than really understanding the client’s goals and what the client would like. They have always been very good about taking the time to understand that and not just jump to conclusions.

The client service there is one of the best that I’ve ever seen, working with a lot of different vendors in different areas. They take the time to work with you. They don’t try to nickel and dime, they just really want to understand and really want to help their client. That was something that jumped out at me from the beginning. I think they do a tremendous job from a graphics standpoint and I really felt like their client service was incredible.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms or work-hour figure?

I think the trade show graphics might have been $3,500 or $5,000. The postcard was a couple of thousand.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

I got some great feedback internally from people here. When we did the post card and I sent it around, I got comments from people like, “Oh, wow, this is awesome. This is one of the best,” It was the best they had seen. The trade show graphics, everybody that I showed those to felt that it elevated what we were trying to accomplish.

How well do you think Envision Creative Group performed overall?

They’re excellent. I highly recommend them. I really enjoy working with them.

When working with Envision Creative Group, is there anything you’d consider unique or special about them that distinguishes them from other vendors you’ve used?

I think their client service is extremely special, they really try to understand what the client is trying to accomplish. They take the time to work with you. They do a couple of concepts, get your feedback, and then roll that into another concept if you need another one. Usually by that second round, I have exactly what I’m looking for.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Hotel Company

"They are a happy group of people, amazingly creative, extremely client conscious and project conscious."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Envision Creative Group provides a variety of services for a hotel company, including logo design, website design, magazine advertising, and assistance with marketing materials.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cotulla, Texas
Founder & CEO, HotelWorks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Envision Creative Group’s work exceeded every initial expectation and received excellent feedback from the public. The agency’s contributions have made the company appear more competitive, and their creative, focused approach brought a fresh perspective to the brand. 

BACKGROUND

Could you describe your company?

We are located out of Texas, and we’re a hotel brand company. We conjure up new hotel designs and brands, and we get them built and launched.

What’s your role and your responsibilities with your company?

I’m the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you’re trying to address before you sought help from Envision Creative Group?

We wanted to be as good as or better than the existing brands and improve our overall brand identity, we wanted to measure up our marketing products with the established brands.

What were your company’s business goals for the project?

Our goal was to create a better brand and expand to other markets. Additionally we wanted to be an independent brand that provides support and services for the ownership group.  

SOLUTION

Can you talk a little bit more about the scope of the project?

Envision Creative was brought on board to provide logo design, website design, and help us with all of our marketing materials and all our in-room collaterals. They also built magazine advertising. Everything on the design side was handled by them and continues to be handled by them.

What was your process for selecting Envision with which to work?

They were recognized in Austin as a young, entrepreneurial group. I contacted them, met with them, and had several rounds of discovery meetings where we spoke about my vision, their vision, and how they worked. We concluded that we were comfortable with what they could deliver and we felt that they were up to the challenge.

Can you give us a sense of the cost of the project that they did for you?

About $40,000.

Can you tell me when the project was started and when it was completed?

The project started around the early part of 2011 with the majority of the scope of the work completed in the last part of 2013 to early 2014. There is ongoing work that continues today. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results and feedback, do you have any specific improvements you can share from the project?

The response from the public has been amazingly positive. They have made us look extremely competitive with the work that they’ve done.

How well do you think Envision has performed overall?

Excellent. Above and beyond what we had ever imagined.

When working with Envision Creative Group, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies you’ve worked with in the past?

They are a happy group of people, amazingly creative, extremely client conscious, and project conscious. Very bright.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer