Your Design and Branding Experts

Let your brand stand out.

Creativity-First Design

that builds brand loyalty and helps drive conversions

Your identity as a company is essential. It’s one of the most important factors in building a connection with your audience. At Urban Ignite, we take a comprehensive approach to defining your visual identity. It’s more than just a logo. A compelling visual identity requires a unified style across logo design, color palettes, web design and social media assets, company merch, and print collateral.

Whether you need a revamp of an existing brand, or want to start from the ground up, our expert design team brings a critical eye and excellent creativity to deliver a final product that will separate you from the pack in your industry. At the core of our design process is collaboration. We want to take your vision, and help you expand it into something that is beautiful and tangible.

Our Design Process

Collaborate

Collaboration is about more than just asking for feedback on designs. Our process puts you at the center, giving you the time and space to dream up your ideal direction for your brand, and then allowing our experienced team to deliver a beautiful interpretation of that vision. Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Our team is uniquely talented at taking abstract concepts and turning them into something real. 

Create

Our creative journey in design is about providing options. We present you with unique directions your design can be taken in, and give you the freedom to choose one that best suits your brand needs. Our design team puts the time and care into designs that are expressive and well-thought-out, streamlining the process so we can keep the ball rolling. 

Convert

A brand identity is about telling a story, but its also about defining yourself within a competitive industry. We want you to stand out and build brand loyalty so clients will keep coming back. A design that accomplishes this feat is always our goal. We craft stand out logos, color palettes, and unified digital aesthetics to help establish your brand as a trusted name in its industry.

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Visual Identity

At the center of our design offerings is our visual identity services. This includes everything that goes into building your brand, including logo design, color palettes, fonts, media filters and coloring, digital design elements, and everything in-between. A convincing visual identity is both a great sales tool and a way to build a unified narrative throughout all of your content. Our visual identity services fit the needs of both brand-new businesses and brands that simply want a design facelift. Our design team is flexible, able to create additional design content based off an existing brand identity, and expanding upon it. Our team’s collaborative process is second to none, and we bring design instincts that help deliver an excellent final product to you.

Web & Social Media Design

At the center of our design offerings is our visual identity services. This includes everything that goes into building your brand, including logo design, color palettes, fonts, media filters and coloring, digital design elements, and everything in-between. A convincing visual identity is both a great sales tool and a way to build a unified narrative throughout all of your content. Our visual identity services fit the needs of both brand-new businesses and brands that simply want a design facelift. Our design team is flexible, able to create additional design content based off an existing brand identity, and expanding upon it. Our team’s collaborative process is second to none, and we bring design instincts that help deliver an excellent final product to you.

Email Design

We don’t want your emails to be another that just sits in a customer’s inbox unopened. That’s why we work hard to create thoughtfully designed emails that use visual logic to organize information and encourage readers to continue checking out future emails. We put a lot of thought into how color, branding, and media work in tandem to create the ideal piece of email marketing.

Print Collateral

When you need to take your digital identity into a physical space, we’re here. Our team works on a variety of print collateral materials, including postcards, brochures, brand books, pitch decks, company merch, business cards, event materials (canopies, table covers), yard signs, billboards, and more. Our team brings a vast knowledge of how to execute print materials that will catch the eye of prospective clients, and build your brand loyalty across your service areas. 

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Your Design and Branding Experts

Let your brand stand out.

Creativity-First Design

Your identity as a company is essential. It’s one of the most important factors in building a connection with your audience. At Urban Ignite, we take a comprehensive approach to defining your visual identity. It’s more than just a logo. A compelling visual identity requires a unified style across logo design, color palettes, web design and social media assets, company merch, and print collateral.

 

Whether you need a revamp of an existing brand, or want to start from the ground up, our expert design team brings a critical eye and excellent creativity to deliver a final product that will separate you from the pack in your industry. At the core of our design process is collaboration. We want to take your vision, and help you expand it into something that is beautiful and tangible.

Our Design Process

Collaborate

Collaboration is about more than just asking for feedback on designs. Our process puts you at the center, giving you the time and space to dream up your ideal direction for your brand, and then allowing our experienced team to deliver a beautiful interpretation of that vision. Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Our team is uniquely talented at taking abstract concepts and turning them into something real. 

Create

Our creative journey in design is about providing options. We present you with unique directions your design can be taken in, and give you the freedom to choose one that best suits your brand needs. Our design team puts the time and care into designs that are expressive and well-thought-out, streamlining the process so we can keep the ball rolling.

Convert

A brand identity is about telling a story, but its also about defining yourself within a competitive industry. We want you to stand out and build brand loyalty so clients will keep coming back. A design that accomplishes this feat is always our goal. We craft stand out logos, color palettes, and unified digital aesthetics to help establish your brand as a trusted name in its industry, 

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Visual Identity

At the center of our design offerings is our visual identity services. This includes everything that goes into building your brand, including logo design, color palettes, fonts, media filters and coloring, digital design elements, and everything in-between. A convincing visual identity is both a great sales tool and a way to build a unified narrative throughout all of your content. Our visual identity services fit the needs of both brand-new businesses and brands that simply want a design facelift. Our design team is flexible, able to create additional design content based off an existing brand identity, and expanding upon it. Our team’s collaborative process is second to none, and we bring design instincts that help deliver an excellent final product to you.

Web and Social Media Design

A cohesive aesthetic is important, which is why our design team works in conjunction with our web and social media teams to deliver digital assets that make use of your chosen design direction. For web design, this includes visually-arresting elements that iterate upon your brand identity. For social media, we work to incorporate branded templates for different post types to help give your feed a distinct and dynamic appeal. Each element we craft builds upon the existing brand guidelines set out during the visual identity process, ensuring consistency across every medium. 

Email Design

We don’t want your emails to be another that just sits in a customer’s inbox unopened. That’s why we work hard to create thoughtfully designed emails that use visual logic to organize information and encourage readers to continue checking out future emails. We put a lot of thought into how color, branding, and media work in tandem to create the ideal piece of email marketing.

Print collateral

When you need to take your digital identity into a physical space, we’re here. Our team works on a variety of print collateral materials, including postcards, brochures, brand books, pitch decks, company merch, business cards, event materials (canopies, table covers), yard signs, billboards, and more. Our team brings a vast knowledge of how to execute print materials that will catch the eye of prospective clients, and build your brand loyalty across your service areas. 

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Anna

As a Design Specialist for Urban Ignite, Anna Hughes works to create stronger visual aesthetics for client brands via web design and development, social media template design, print collateral, and a variety of other design-centric projects. Her goal is to craft successful, direct, and on-brand design materials to help companies better communicate their mission and purpose. Anna brings thorough experience in print-based projects, giving her a tangible understanding of typography and layout design. Anna works to clearly and creatively communicate a client’s message. 

 

Anna earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Messiah University. She is a huge fan of hiking, running, kayaking, and anything that involves plants and the autumn season.

Brady

Brady Stafford works as a Copywriting Specialist for Urban Ignite, helping clients shape their narrative, tell their story, and expand their portfolio of SEO-driven written content. His copywriting appears on website and landing pages, blog posts, social media posts, and email campaigns. Brady utilizes SEO practices to drive traffic while still creating informative, narratively compelling content across different mediums. 

 

Brady received a BA in History with a minor in Journalism from the University of West Virginia. Several of his historical essays were published by the University. Outside of work, Brady is an avid musician who fills much of his time listening to or playing music. He is also a travel aficionado who enjoys rock climbing and mountaineering (which are different!). Having completed all of his targeted summits on the East Coast, he hopes to conquer Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Denali in Alaska in the future.

Emily

Emily works as a media specialist for Urban Ignite, focusing on videography in production, pre-production, and editing. She uses her skills as a storyteller to visually communicate the stories of our clients and their work, using creativity, problem-solving, and technical knowledge to guide her projects. She graduated from Goucher College with degrees in both Communications and Philosophy, with her philosophical studies amplifying critical analysis and writing skills as well as a love for questioning and research. What she loves most about her career as a videographer is the opportunity to learn a variety of niche knowledge about the different subject matters of her videos. 

 

Outside of work, Emily enjoys painting psychedelic geometric artwork, watching action films, reading science fiction, and learning about history, places, and trivia on Wikipedia. She has a bearded dragon named Franco and sometimes they eat kale together. She plays the piano once a year.

Steven

Steven Quinones works as a Media Specialist at Urban Ignite, balancing pre-production, media shoots, and post-production work. Steven often works directly with clients for on-site shoots, and is an expert at setting the scene and guiding participants through the process. His goal is to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and his guidance can help make even your shyest team member feel like a star. Steven previously worked in a professional photography studio for four years, as well as spending for years in a sales position. His freelance work has included music videos, wedding videography, and more. 

 

Steven has travleed and lived across the country, being born and raised in Nevada before making his way to Maryland. He embraces the experience of meeting new people, and connecting with artists in the places he visits. He is a huge fan of stand-up comedy, with Theo Von and Mark Normand among his current favorites. Steven will be the first to tell you that Mexican food is the best of all foods.

Elijah

As Director of Media, Elijah’s goal is to cultivate an environment of collaboration through media production, driving storytelling for clients through excellent photo and video content. They have worked freelance as a cinematographer and editor, whose previous clients include the Chemistry Department and Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics Doctoral Program at Johns Hopkins. She also works as an adjunct professor at UMBC for photo and video classes. Elijah received her Masters of Fine Art from the Intermedia + Digital Art Program at UMBC, and her Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media from Youngstown State University.

 

Outside of work, Elijah spends time on her own bodies of artistic work, focusing on the act/actions of surveillance, as well as notions of memory, nostalgia, longing, and personal identity. They enjoy, as many do, video games, films, tv shows, but also engage in several hobbies focusing around dilapidated and obsolete technologies, like utilizing VHS camcorders, 8mm/16mm found films, and post-apocalyptic costume making.

Tarah

As Urban Ignite’s Director of Design, Tarah Maxsell is your visual design expert. Her work touches nearly every creative process at our firm, from logo and branding design to web layouts, social media templates, and everything in between. Her process is one of intentionally seeking out beautiful solutions to all of your design challenges. Tarah’s work has been recognized by Out Of Home Today (OOH Today) for excellence in outdoor advertising. 

 

Tarah received a BFA in Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design from Messiah University. Tarah enjoys anything she can outside, as well as ceramics and interior design. You’ll most often find her with her husband Nick and their Goldendoodle Wesely.

Christian

As the Director of Web Content, Christian Fuller helps execute your digital marketing strategy through compelling websites, engrossing written content, and an intricate knowledge of best SEO practices. Christian oversees all web design and written content creation projects, helping ensure the final product delivered to you is spectacular. 

Christian believes that content writing is essential to building the narrative of a business. He puts the work in to help your brand find its tone and voice so you can speak the language of your audience. Copy should always grab attention, and communicate something valuable. He helps you find the perfect sweet spot. 

His web design experience allows him to guide our web team efficiently through the process, accounting for elements like the flow of content, website interactivity, and mobile optimization. Christian believes a strong website is an invaluable marketing tool and helps clients execute their creative vision. 

Christian brings 5+ years of copywriting, web design, and SEO experience to the table. He earned his BA in English from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, he is a frequent traveler and camping enthusiast, creative writer, and super fan of anything horror or punk music-related.

Leigh

Leigh Engelke is our coordinator-in-chief as the Operations Director, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. She is the primary point of contact for clients, addressing their day-to-day needs and communicating new project details to internal staff. Leigh ensures nothing slips through the cracks, and that content output is consistent. She is also responsible for internal procedures at Urban Ignite, helping everyone stay on track and adhere to company policy. 

 

Leigh believes that clear, transparent communication is the key ingredient in a successful business relationship. She wants every client to have clarity on the progress of projects, and be able to communicate any concerns as they arise. Leigh is here to take care of our clients, and she’s excellent at it. Fostering a healthy working environment where employees are free to communicate their feelings is also essential Leigh as Operations Director. 

 

Professionally, Leigh brings experience working with the Maryland Department of Social Services, where organizational efficiency was crucial. Her decade-plus experience in the food service industry gives her excellent personability, knowledge of task management, and the ability to keep up with the fast-paced needs of clients. 

 

Leigh earned a BS in Psychology from Goucher College. When she’s not managing operations for Urban Ignite, you can find her hiking, painting, crocheting, practicing yoga, or just hanging out with her cat and best buddy, Rex.

Jordan

Jordan Fuller is the Founder and Creative Director of Urban Ignite. He works with clients and the team to help drive the creative vision of each project. 

 

Content creation has always been at the core of Jordan’s identity, starting with home movie production at the age of 6 and video editing at 14 for his YouTube channel. He took an optimistic approach, teaching himself web design in case the YouTube channel found success. While that project never achieved virality, it gave Jordan the tools to lay the foundation Urban Ignite would be built upon. 

 

Urban Ignite began with clients in the construction and home remodeling industry, and managed to grow as a trusted digital marketing firm despite its small team. In the early days, Jordan saw the negative effects overworking can have on a team’s creative output. As such, the workplace model was readjusted to focus on efficiency and work-life balance. This model includes industry-competitive pay while maintaining a 30-hour work week. 

 

Jordan is a creative repository for clients, helping them dream bigger when it comes to content and marketing strategies. 

 

In his free time, Jordan enjoys a good concert, nature walks, video games, meditation, or exploring local events across Baltimore. He also loves collaborating with others to make art, whether it’s at work or for personal projects. He is the host of local “house shows” which have showcased local musicians at the Urban Ignite office space for eight years running.