Easy is for other firms.

Reaching hard-to-reach audiences.

Humanizing technically complex concepts.

Enabling critical decisions.

And other cool stuff we’re not allowed to talk about.

Yeah. We can do that.

Hi, we’re ADG.

We’re a full-stack creative studio, uncomplicating brand and business stories for commercial and public-sector clients for nearly 30 years. With every project, we sharpen our skills and learn a little more about engaging audiences.

We’re much more than just a “make-it-pretty“ shop. We’re putting an end to complicated messages, and indecisive and confused audiences, one project at a time.

Collaborative Brainstorm Session
Big stakes,
bigger wins.

It’s about challenges.

There’s hard stuff, and there’s complex, make-or-break, mission-critical hard stuff.

Our clients have unique needs—from launching emerging technology to presenting complex subject matter to enabling quick-response national security decisions.

collaboration on a design project in the ADG studio
ADG team working together in the library

It’s about simplicity.

The most critical information doesn’t matter if an audience doesn’t understand it.
Value and opportunity are lost when marketing and messages become overcomplicated. Clients turn to us because we deliver the important information, with simplicity and clarity. That doesn’t mean we “dumb it down,” it means we get it right.

Complex doesn’t have to mean confusing.

Euler Hermes North America Sample Image

Insurance to be excited about.

Trade credit insurance isn't exactly a household topic, yet. See how we helped Euler Hermes North America, the world's leading provider, introduce themselves to a new market (and make it exciting and easy to understand).

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Yeah.

We can do that.

Whether you know exactly what you need, or you don’t even know where to start, we can help get you where you’re going. Our team of strategists, designers, developers, and writers will identify and create solutions that amplify messages and engage markets.

Our disciplines include:

Brand Strategy

Your brand is the consistent identity stakeholders, customers, and internal audiences engage with daily. We devise strategies for clear and effective communications and provide you a toolbox of campaigns, messages, and assets.

Graphic Design

Using images, illustrations, layouts, color, and typography, our multi-functional design team provides the visual elements necessary for compelling brands. Sales collateral, print and digital displays, information graphics, environmental design, you name it, you got it.

Web + Digital

Your website or application design must be as deliberate as possible to attract and entice viewers. We leverage user-centered design and the latest UI/UX trends to create state-of-the-art solutions that persuade and guide users to engage with your message.

Video

Motion is an effective way to captivate an audience. Your message is amplified through the art and technique of sound, performance, and animation; crafted in our fully-equipped studio by a team of storytellers. We can take your story, and set your future into action.

Content

Long form, short form, social, editorial, articles, blogs, scripts—all content. Our team of word, thought, and data lovers work together to give your content meaning and engage your audiences, while never losing sight of to whom (fancy grammar alert!) we’re talking, what content will resonate the most, and your goals and results.

Sound good?

Let us know what you need and we’ll get to work.

Reach Out

Visualizing the Internet.

Data and analytics provider Telemetri can tell you all about your network’s connections. They turned to us for an explainer video that makes a complex topic like the Internet seem pretty simple.

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It’s about tension.

A little tension brings out the best in every creative solution, so we’re a little pushy.

We’ll push you outside of your comfort zone and push each other towards excellence. We’re not afraid to have hard conversations because that’s what it takes to create a frictionless experience for your audience.

You can’t have fire without sparks.
ADG team collaboration
DTRA Keynote Presentation

Breaking Boundaries for Good.

When the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) asked ADG to design and execute a keynote presentation for their biannual chem/bio conference, we asked, “Why limit the presentation to only the screen?”

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Experience
is everything.

It’s about people.

We are an ask-the-tough-questions, get-to-the-bottom, stick-to-it studio full of relentless creatives.

Many of us came out of the same trenches as our clients, which is why we have such an unquenchable thirst to tell their stories. We bring a depth of experience, passion for communication, and deliberate approach to creating supremely rewarding and engaging experiences for your audiences.

ADG Work Space
Oh, hello.

Meet our team of creatives.

These are the people who will be tackling the challenges you bring to us.

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Abbey Becker, Senior Content Strategist
Abbey Becker

Senior Content Strategist

Alex Kobus, Content Strategist
Alexandra Kobus

Content Strategist

Amanda Moreau, Senior Designer
Amanda Moreau

Senior Designer

Brian Thomas, Senior UX/UI Designer
Brian Thomas

UX/UI Manager

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

Senior UX/UI Designer

Chelsea Jamerson, Designer
Chelsea Jamerson

Designer

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Finance Manager

Christina Melito, Associate Creative Director
Christina Melito

Associate Creative Director

Chuck Hudson, Art Director
Chuck Hudson

Art Director

Evan Davis, President
Evan Davis

President

Evan Lazoff, Motion Designer
Evan Lazoff

Motion Designer

Jamie Klemp
Jamie Klemp

Director Creative Operations

Jen Atwood, Agency Coordinator
Jennifer Atwood

Agency Coordinator

Joel Benge, Strategist
Joel Benge

Strategist

Joel Loukus, Motion Director
Joel Loukus

Motion Director

Julie Schmitt, Facilities Coordinator
Julie Schmitt

Facilities Coordinator

Kara Hale, Senior Project Manager
Kara Hale

Senior Project Manager

Keva Marable Blair, Director of Strategy
Keva Marable Blair

Director of Strategy

Laura Rittenhouse, Designer
Laura Rittenhouse

Senior Designer

Linda Rochelle, Senior Creative Director
Linda Rochelle

Senior Creative Director

Marie-Estelle Pham, Junior Designer
Marie-Estelle Pham

Junior Designer

Mary Wilcox, Creative Director
Mary Wilcox

Creative Director

Melissa Parker, Content Strategist
Melissa Parker

Content Strategist

Richard Reiter, Executive Creative Director
Rich Reiter

Executive Creative Director

Roger Shuford, Associate Systems Administrator
Roger Shuford

System Administrator

Sam Uder, Junior Graphic Designer
Sam Uder

Junior Designer

Sasskia Wells
Sasskia Wells-Smith

Project Manager

Shannon Summers
Shannon Summers

Associate Strategist

Shawna Crouch, Senior Designer
Shawna Crouch

Senior Designer

Tara Love, Senior Strategist
Tara Love

Senior Strategist

Tori Peck, Designer
Tori Peck

Designer

Here’s a list of words.

Put them together and they say a lot. Like us.

curious / deliberate / confident / passionate / crafty / frank / professional / fun / magical / dedicated / unique / leading-edge / caffeinated /

Resources Work In Progress

Always something new.

Resources Callout

Who has time to sit still when there’s always a new project or idea to explore? When we do get the time, our Creatives share what they’re working on or thinking about over at our resources page. Oh, and we post dog pictures there too!

Resources

careers

You have to be more than just creative to work here.

Do you critique commercial marketing for fun or deconstruct the rhetorical structure of government policy arguments? Do you have a drive to take the path less traveled because there might be adventure ahead? Do you like paragraphs full of questions?

Then you should be working here.

We offer competitive compensation, professional and career development, all the insurances (medical, dental and vision — oh my!), retirement savings options, and more. Take a look at our current openings and see if there's one that's right for you.

Senior Communications Specialist
Can you create strategic communications tactics that build bridges between stakeholder objectives and their audiences? We’re looking for a communications specialist that can help our clients reach out and engage with the workforce, leadership, and other stakeholders through presentations, talking points, articles, and other media products and marketing materials. Active TS/SCI with FS Polygraph clearance required.
Apply here
Senior UI/UX Designer
Applying research and design knowledge to improve UI and UX is as much of an art as it is a science. If you have a passion for clean, easy-to-use interfaces that provide flawless experiences to users working in mission-critical and content-rich environments (and if you constantly strive to improve your skillful art), we want to hear from you.
Apply here
Program Manager
Do you love the sound of deadlines as they’re crushed on-time and on-budget? We’re looking for a program manager to corral our client programs and keep our teams on task. As the advocate for both our creative team and the customer, you should be adept at reviewing requirements to build programs, and identifying risks and opportunities to go above and beyond. Sound like you? Let us know!
Apply here
Senior Account Executive
Do you have the best of both worlds when it comes to bridging client needs with creative minds? Can you work intimately with clients to identify business challenges and turn them into project opportunities? We’re looking for a senior account executive who can do all this and mentor junior account executives into becoming mini-yous. Get in touch!
Apply here

Here’s how you apply:

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 … err, 4.

Here’s how it works:

1.
Apply
Apply for the job using the link on the posting. Don’t just email us or fill out the contact form. We don’t want to miss your application!
2.
First Conversations
If you’re qualified, one of our recruiters will reach out to you directly. (So, make sure there’s good contact information on your application.)
3.
The Interview
Then, you’ll have an interview virtually or at our office in Columbia, MD. (Bring cookies. It won’t help your interview. We just want cookies.)
4.
Job Offer
Finally, you’ll receive a job offer if there’s a good fit. Congrats and welcome aboard!

All the benefits you’d expect, plus:

Fun treats served in the ADG cafe

You never know what’s going to pop up in our café. National Fluffernutter Day? Sure, why not?

Dog hard at work in the office

Bring your dog to work days. (Sorry, cats.)

ADG Team members dressed for Christmas Ugly Sweater Contest

Whatever our Work The Fun (WTF) committee can come up with.