When were you founded?
2012 by Ryan Janecek, Jay Beckman and Matt Retzer.
What are you best at?
Custom digital projects with a balance of UX, strategy, design and code.
What sorts of clients have the most success with Northern Ground?
Clients that deeply understand their brand's purpose in the world. Brands that are driven, attentive and passionate. Authentic people that value honest work. Clients that are ready for bespoke design and advanced technology. Experienced marketers. Kind humans.
Do you only work on the web?
No. We are multi-platform. In addition to the web we've designed and built for mobile, OOH, IOT, custom apps, and fully embedded custom systems.
Are you taking on new clients?
Yes. We enjoy being a project-based shop and are always starting new work. From global manufacturers and startups to services firms and national cpg brands, we can help.
You're small. Do you really have bandwidth?
We can likely output way more than you need. Think of our company as one integrated project team. We're built lean on purpose and it works.
What does your name mean?
Northern Ground means ambition with foundation; risk with pragmatism; adventure with practicality. Also, the url was open and Birds of Prey Agency sounded too aggressive.
How do you charge?
We step through a series of scope definers and then lock in a fixed bid project, in most cases. We're an experienced, advanced shop so pay is on par with performance.
What else do you do?
We've led a variety of large-scale marketing projects for our clients. From broadcast video shoots and food photography, to brand research, full activations and UX workshops, if we can't help we know people we trust.
Are you hiring?
At times. Please follow us on social to be the first to know. But we always enjoy hearing from passionate, like-minded people so drop us a note.