Flock of Leaders

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Inspired by good farming, good food, good health, and good energy solutions, the idea for Back Forty Creative was planted. We added plenty of water and big ideas to grow into a full-service visual communications agency with offices in St. Louis, MO and Brooklyn, NY. We are committed to offering responsible design and marketing solutions for all good brands and businesses.

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Miranda Summers
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PARTNER

Miranda is our creative director and half of our founding team. She found an Anda on the ground, started it up, and here we are today. When she’s not riding her shiny bike, drinking fancy coffee, or preparing tasty kale…(Read more)

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Amanda Potts
DIGITAL DIRECTOR, PARTNER

November through March, Amanda is our digital director and half of our founding team. April through October she is a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan. Her years of design have helped to perfect her face-painting skills, event…(Read more)

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Tim Holdmeier
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Tim is 1:1 branding and design. No project is too big, unless the resolution is too low – in which case, he’ll find another way to make it work. Originally from Washington, Missouri, Tim received his BFA, Commercial Art Degree, with…(Read more)

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Ed Sheehan
ART DIRECTOR

Ed Sheehan is our Art Director. Besides his affinity for green pants, he likes to bring it! He brings climate-controlled design and cold-brew coffee to the table. He hails from Teutopolis, Illinois and(Read more)

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Jim Courtois
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Jim is our Senior Graphic Designer / Website Developer / Office Chef. We’re pretty sure his dream project would be to design a website…(Read more)

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Lauren Jin
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Graphic design has taken Lauren around the world and now we’re happy to say it has brought her to our graphic design…(Read more)

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Carl Cawfield
SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

Carl oversees our office sustainability programs, including office recycling, composting, and energy conservation. He rounds out the rest of his day perched atop our logo, riding…(Read more)

Our Offices

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St. Louis, MO

Brooklyn, NY

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Awards and Recognition

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AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD

2016 WINNER

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AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD

2015 WINNER

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AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD

2014 WINNER

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AMERICAN WEB DESIGN AWARD

2016 WINNER (x2)

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AMERICAN WEB DESIGN AWARD

2015 WINNER

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AMERICAN WEB DESIGN AWARD

2014 WINNER (x2)

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SB MONTHLY

2016 BEST IN QUALITY

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2016 BEST WEB DESIGN FIRM

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EXPERTISE

2016 BEST WEB DESIGN FIRMS IN ST. LOUIS

BEST BUSINESS CARD DESIGN

Selected by The Cardonizer, The Design Inspiration, and 30 Innovative Designs

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CORE SERVICES:

BRANDING

  • Brand Audits
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo and Corporate Identity Design
  • Design and Visual Language
  • Brand Collateral
  • Style Guides
  • Brand Books
  • Brand Voice

WEB & DIGITAL

  • Code Audits and Review
  • Responsive Design and Development
  • Site Organization
  • Content Creation and Copywriting
  • Photography and Video Content Production
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Application and UI Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Social Media Design and Integration
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Videography and Editing

PRINT & PACKAGING

  • Brochures and Catalogs
  • Specification and Data Sheets
  • Product Packaging, Tags, and Labels
  • Environmental and Way-Finding Signage
  • Trade Show Displays
  • Special Event Displays
  • Store Fixtures and POP Displays
  • Magazine Advertisements
  • Direct Mail

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Research Decks
  • Strategy for Social Channels
  • Copywriting
  • Content Development and Curation
  • Business Page Design
  • Social Campaigns and Promotions
  • Targeted Marketing
  • Integrated Press Releases
  • White Papers and Case Studies

Read more about our core services here.