SMALL IS JUST OUR STYLE

We’re going to start things off with a little exercise. Sit back, relax and imagine a typical marketing, interactive, graphic design or advertising agency. Got it? Okay, now get that preposterous image out of your head because Oblique is absolutely nothing like that.

Oblique Design is a Boulder ad agency that looks at things from a slightly different angle. We’re a little bit off, but trust us, it’s in all the right ways.

Around here, if something wants to sit still, we’ll probably shake it up. And if there’s a line that has no business being there, we’ll cross it like nobody’s business. You see, we live and invent on an angle, first asking the right questions and then letting our creativity slide like an avalanche all over your brand.

BRANDING

Let’s face it ladies and gentlemen, we love brands. And we can’t resist the chance to help make yours its best with logo design, naming and taglines, stationary suites and more.

INTERACTIVE

Websites need to do more than just look pretty. We’ll make sure yours has a gale-force user experience and high-ranking SEO to boot. Even video and animation if you’re up for it.

PRINT DESIGN

Ads. Brochures. Packaging. Direct mail. Collateral. Other stuff that comes out of a printer. We design it, we write it and we coordinate the entire process from concept to completion.

STRATEGY

Ads. Brochures. Packaging. Direct mail. Collateral. Other stuff that comes out of a printer. We design it, we write it and we coordinate the entire process from concept to completion.

 

HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS

If you want to know what makes Oblique different, it’s the way we do what we do. First, we get in the trenches with you and figure out what sets you apart. Then we help elevate your brand with a custom team of designers, copywriters, programmers, partners, and client service pros who want nothing more than to achieve your goals and stay on budget. Yes, seriously. Whatever you need, we’ll be here.
 
 
 
 

Client input

Here’s where you come in: at the very beginning. In this initial phase, we uncover what’s what with you, your brand and your needs. That includes the scope of work, current positioning, specific challenges and expectations for the project. Questions, questions, questions. Answers, answers, answers.

Oblique Exploration

Here’s where we start dipping our toes in your brand. We hit the books and web to research your brand, learn about your competitors and define trends in the space so we can be sure you come out differentiated on the other side of the process. We also do mood boards, which are as cool as they sound.

Design + Development

Next up is the fun part. We brainstorm, conceptualize, collaborate and create. We hit your brand around our brains like it’s a tetherball—throwing it every which way to see which grand-slam swing will be the one that gets us all the way around. We aim to excite you, surprise you and most of all, achieve your goals.

Deliverables

Hello again. Now we pull you back for the home stretch. We present our ideas, gather your feedback, refine our thinking, finalize designs and deliver the finished product sealed with a hypothetical kiss. Or just a hug. And we look forward to the opportunity for a continued and lasting partnership as new needs arise.

Oblique Blog

With Colorado’s infinite creative energy just outside our door, we’re literally surrounded by inspiration every day. Even better, it’s the kind that always comes knocking. Here’s some of what’s striking our fancy lately…

Styles may come and go, but some old school talents last forever. Anything and everything vintage will always be recognized and appreciated, if they are classic. Retro trends in the design and advertising world such as the letterpress, have influenced far more generations than […]


Back in March we announced our partnership with a great company out of Philadelphia – League Collegiate Outfitters. Our Boulder design team was tapped to create a new custom website design and four months later we are proud to announce that we’ve launched the […]


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Living and working in Boulder, CO we are surrounded by inspiring organizations that make it their mission to help others. We see non-profits work hard to feed and shelter the homeless, save stray animals and support at-risk children; and the list goes on and […]


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WBENC: Women’s Business Enterprise National Certification

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the thousands of U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

WBENC’s national standard of certification process is meticulous, and includes an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. Oblique Design is 100% owned by Janice Ferrante and has been since its inception in 2002.

“We are so pleased to receive this important certification by WBENC and we are honored to be a part of this great organization that promotes and fosters growth for women-owned businesses.”
Janice Ferrante, founder and CEO of Oblique Design.