The Creative Content Agency for a Visual World

Killer Visual Strategies is a creative content agency that helps you speak visually to your audience. 

Killer creates custom visual content - infographics, motion graphics, interactive design, and more - that simplifies communication, caters to your audience, and delivers actionable results.

Whether you are marketing to consumer audiences, communicating data and insights to your business partners, or training your employees, at Killer we help you drive impact with visual content and visual communication strategy. 

This is our craft, and we have spent a decade perfecting it. 

Our team's industry-defining visual communication expertise helps us solve the toughest challenges that brands, marketers, HR, and internal communications teams face, across verticals including: 

  • Healthcare & Biotech
  • Government
  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Telecommunication
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing 
  • Banking 
  • Education
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Non-Profit
 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Seattle, WA
headquarters
  • 511 Boren Ave. N, Suite 200
    Seattle, WA 98109
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Microsoft, Nikon, BBC, Astrazeneca, Discovery Channel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Adobe, Expedia, T-Mobile, KPMG, McDonald's, Boeing, AT&T, DreamWorks, LEGO, Knoll, Marketo, Mint.com, Robert Half, Nestle, Visa

BECU Learning Modules, Motion Graphics, Infographics

BECU, a financial cooperative, approached Killer to help formalize a visual strategy that would appeal to their diverse community of members and bring BECU’s digital presence up to date.

Killer developed a series of 4 interconnected motion graphics and interactive modules to introduce complicated topics and give audiences a clear takeaway from each experience. 

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Forbes Top Market Events Over The Last 100 Years Image

Forbes Top Market Events Over The Last 100 Years

To celebrate their centennial, Forbes magazine wanted a creative way to highlight the past 100 years of the S&P Index with other key moments in history. 

Killer created an interactive timeline for desktop and mobile. The functionality allows users to either click on the graph to reach a specific decade, or scroll down to view all of the information chronologically. 

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Edwards Lifesciences: Intraoperative Hypotension Matters

Killer developed a market building content campaign for Edwards Lifesciences to create awareness among hospital administrators and clinicians about Edwards's new hypotensive technology.

The campaign involved creating a new visual language for educational and product marketing content, videos, website landing pages, and more.

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Cummins Visual Language Design & Campaign

Killer developed a visual language specifically for internal education materials among Cummins employees Following this, additional visual languages were developed for multiple product groups, to allow for differentiation within these diverse areas of focus in external communications.

Every deliverable produced was targeted toward projecting Cummins as an industry leader with a clear vision for a sustainable,

technologically savvy future.

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The NEA's Multi-Year Visual Communications Strategy

Killer developed a comprehensive visual campaign for the NEA that would extend over five years and has included visual language development, static infographics, motion graphics, interactive web experiences, and a workbench of assets for use in presentations and live events, all executed in a proprietary style developed by our team.

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How A Motion Graphic Generated Over 1 Millions Views

Carrington College wanted a digital strategy to position themselves as thought leaders and attract new generations of students to their medical programs.

Killer responded by creating a motion graphic on the controversial topic of vaccinology and developing an online awareness campaign. 

Results in the first month: over 1 million views with 67% of viewers watching the full

video. 



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Reviews

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Rebranding & Design for Cybersecurity SaaS Provider

"It felt like a two-way partnership."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2019 – Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Killer Visual Strategies provided branding and web development. They worked with marketing and product stakeholders internally to ensure message alignment. For the website, they developed a new UI.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Redmond, Washington
Dan Wachtler
CEO, DarkLight
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website accurately and easily demonstrates the client’s product, which portrays them positively to the venture capital community. Internal stakeholders praise Killer Visual Strategies for their flexibility in management tools and open communication. Customers can expect a committed partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Dark Light Inc. We’re an AI-powered cybersecurity solution.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Killer Visual Strategies?

Our platform was built by very advanced scientists out of one of our country’s national labs, and the availability of use of the platform to a regular cybersecurity person was challenging. We were looking for Killer to assist us in making the power of our platform more easily accessible by the customer. Also, we wanted to do a full rebranding including logo, website, and infographics related to marketing and sales.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took full project management authority, interviewing our teams from the marketing and product development sides. From soup to nuts, they managed the process of determining what we think we needed in both those verticals. Then, they made sure the product side understood what the marketing side was doing and vice-versa so that any branding we did to external-facing prospects and clients would look or feel familiar when they would use the product. Having those under one umbrella was very important to us. Killer then melded those ideas from the different verticals.

We wanted to make an obvious change to our look and feel, but we didn’t want it to be so different that you couldn’t tell there was a connection between the old and the new. When you dig into the details of what our product is actually doing, our past messaging was always challenged because it got into the weeds too quickly, providing too many details on the how as opposed to what the solution was trying to solve for. It was important for Killer to help keep us on task, and they did a fantastic job of interviewing the right folks and then providing options as to directional ways we were going, both in messaging and look and feel.

What is the team composition?

They had one point of contact/project manager, and then for each of the skillset requirements (graphic design, video, development, messaging, wireframe development) they had a representative.

How did you come to work with Killer Visual Strategies?

One of my wife’s employees has a brother that works at Killer. When I joined this firm I was looking for a company that could look at our branding; I needed someone to help me with investor decks. Actually, I didn’t give them the job because I thought they were a bit too expensive for what I needed then, but I remembered them for when we had a bigger project. They bid with 3–4 others, and this time they won.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $110,000–$120,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2019 until February 2020. There’s no question that we’ll have more projects with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They took something that was an extremely complex solution and made it reachable by the end-prospects. We put our go-to-market on hold for a bit for a lot of the material they built for us, but, from the marketing side, I’m extremely pleased. I’m confident we’ll get a lot of traction from their work. On the product side too, with the wireframing and look and feel and the UI, it’s been a tremendous difference in conversations I have with the venture capital community. Unless you were a physicist, it was difficult to understand what was going on. Now, when you present the UI that Killer created, there’s no question the VC community is far more interested in what we’re doing.

How did Killer Visual Strategies perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s top-notch. I can’t think of one example where there was a dropped-ball on their side. Obviously, there were things that maybe some members of my team didn’t think were perfect but no one is perfect. If anything was delayed, it was because I or my team didn't deliver on time.

They were always on deadline or before. I always felt confident that we were on track and that they had our best interests in mind. Our company uses Teams, and we’d just gotten away from Slack. Killer didn’t normally use Teams but they adapted to our methodology.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was treated fairly the whole way through. The competence and results are the most important, but some companies can do that in a harsher way than others. Amy (CEO & Founder, Killer Visual Strategies) and her team were extremely gracious. They were willing to have an open discussion about pricing and impact or getting creative when I had a budget crunch. I always felt their dialogue was treating me fairly. It felt like a two-way partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

This might not be a fair expectation, but them challenging our team more on what would make sense from a user perspective would be welcome. If I did this again, I would give them direct access to our end-user.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their job and trust that their process works. They told me that if we kept the communication line open then they would be successful.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The reason is because there were a few things that were slightly delayed that they let members of our team drift a little bit on.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re perhaps a touch on the expensive side but they’re worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I never had to be concerned of how they were delivering, what they were delivering, or their level of professionalism.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100%

Transformation of Data Graphics for Survey House

"Their genuine caring and professionalism made working with them a delight."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

A survey house hired Killer Visual Strategies to assist with data presentation. They created graphics and charts that present the data pictorially, data-wise, and in a modern way that reflects their brand.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Waynesville, North Carolina
Joan Shafer
Chief Content Officer, Barrett Values Centre
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Killer Visual Strategies transformed the survey house's data graphics. They produced high-quality materials with a quick turn around time. Their team was friendly, graceful, professional, responsive, and alert.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Chief Content Officer of a survey house that specializes in the assessments of organizational cultures globally. This includes teams, M&A's, leadership development, NFP's, schools and communities in addition to the for-profit companies we do work for.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Killer Visual Strategies?

We provide an array of plots and graphics that provide significant insights to the client. We wanted a stronger presentation of that data both pictorially and data-wise that reflected our brand and the modernity of the day.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted clients to be able to look at our graphs and charts and a) be drawn into the data, and b) get the big messages without explanation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I have a network of highly successful senior business leaders from major industries whom I asked for recommendations. Killer Visual Strategies came recommended by someone associated with a global firm that has household recognition.

Describe the project in detail.

We met with the Killer team at their offices who predominantly listened, asked smart questions, and took copious notes. We sent them the deck of slides that needed upgrading and they came back with additional questions. The process was a successful back-and-forth between what they created and our feedback on what we liked and what tweaks would be helpful.

What was the team composition?

There was an executive account strategist who oversaw the whole project. Their team consisted of a designer, a supervisor, financial accounts manager, and contact person through whom all communication flowed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our graphics have been transformed as a result of Killer's work. We could not be happier. We believe these are going to elevate our presence in the market both for the consultants we do this work for as well as their end clients.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Seamless. Killer worked around the time obstacles that we had internally with grace. Our video calls were collaborative and warm / friendly in nature. There was a true listening and openness between all parties.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Several things:

  1. The quality of the materials they produced
  2. How quickly they turned around the work (all companies should be as timely and immediately responsive as they are)
  3. The alertness and presence of all the people involved. Their genuine caring and professionalism made working with them a delight.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Genuinely . . . nothing I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were extraordinarily fast in delivery and disciplined when staying to the schedule. All good on this front.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonable and more than worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Top notch down to every last (literal) detail.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Without any hesitation.

Animated Video for Leadership Program

"The video was well received and brought lots of views."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Killer Visual Strategies provided animated video production. The video helped raise awareness of a cause. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Teaneck, New Jersey
Alan Alper
VP of Marketing, Cognizant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Killer Visual Strategies' efforts were well received. Their team was creative and effective. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead our global thought leadership program.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Killer Visual Strategies?

Animated videos/interactive graphics/static graphics.

What were your goals for this project?

Raise awareness of our PoV on deep fakes and their impact on financial/business reputation, and AI's growing role in detecting and blocking it.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Killer is a long-standing partner that has performed with precision and met our brand quality standards.

Describe the project in detail.

We came up with a loose script and Killer perfected it and created a beautiful animation

What was the team composition?

You know how you perform these projects why ask me ???

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video was well received and brought lots of views to the article (500+)

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Worked well ... Killer can now finish our sentences and anticipate our needs and concerns.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Creative and quick studies ... willing to break through walls to make us happy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that I can think of.

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