About Us

We might be a young agency, but our diverse team of branding experts has years of experience partnering with clients to identify, build and activate disruptive ideas. Our energetic, values-driven culture fosters experimentation and breeds new ways of solving problems.

Live

We Live To See What's Next

“I’m always checking out the latest design and cultural trends to fuel my creativity and my work.”

-Jason Walley, Senior Designer

Discover

We Discover the Deeper Meaning

“The best way to really learn about the world is to get out there and experience it. If you want to impact people, you need to understand people.”

-Vernon Turner, Senior Designer

Challenge

We Challenge Convention

“Taking on new challenges is the hardest and best part about working here – there are always interesting problems to solve for our clients.”

-Jeff Wallace, Business Development

Ignite

We Ignite What’s Possible

“Each day, I find that I have true creative freedom to explore every and any solution in order to find the perfect fit for the problem. And then we simply get to make it happen!”

-Shelby Albertz, Designer

Inspire

We Inspire the Unexpected

“I didn’t realize I could have a career in accounting, and still work in such an inspiring and collaborative space with such amazingly creative people. It challenges almost every convention of my extremely traditional craft – in a good way!”

-Leslie Lynn, Financial Services Manager

Thrive

We Thrive Together

“Thriving in a workplace is doing what you love, with people who inspire you. Every day I come to Spicefire and am excited to work with such an amazing group of collaborative people.”

-Stacey Buten, Brand Leader

Live

Discover

Challenge

Ignite

Inspire

Thrive

Live

Live to See What's Next.

"Go out and experience the world around you. It will change your perspective and influence your work for the better."

- Cathy Sonnett, Creative Director

Discover

We Discover the Deeper Meaning

“The best way to really learn about the world is to get out there and experience it. If you want to impact people, you need to understand people.”

-Vernon Turner, Senior Designer

Challenge

We Challenge Convention

“Taking on new challenges is the hardest and best part about working here – there are always interesting problems to solve for our clients.”

-Jeff Wallace, Business Development

Ignite

We Ignite What’s Possible

“Each day, I find that I have true creative freedom to explore every and any solution in order to find the perfect fit for the problem. And then we simply get to make it happen!”

-Shelby Albertz, Senior Designer

Inspire

We Inspire the Unexpected

“I didn’t realize I could have a career in accounting, and still work in such an inspiring and collaborative space with such amazingly creative people. It challenges almost every convention of my extremely traditional craft – in a good way!”

-Leslie Lynn, Financial Services Manager

Thrive

We Thrive Together

“Thriving in a workplace is doing what you love, with people who inspire you. Every day I come to Spicefire and am excited to work with such an amazing group of collaborative people.”

-Stacey Buten, Brand Leader

The Latest

Check out our company updates, adventures
and client work.

#StartupCincy

More than just a hashtag, an organization or a movement.
StartupCincy is an intangible spirit pulsing through our community; we had to ask ourselves some hard questions like how do we brand an idea that embodies the very fabric of our community? The answer was simple: design a range of assets, rally people around them and turn them loose. Oh and lots of swag!

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Whisk & Wag

Mixing up the dog treat category with a bit of homemade love.
This nutritious bake-at-home dog treat mix was born from the vision and proprietary brewers yeast recipe of 136-year old parent company, F.L. Emmert. We were immediately drawn to their passion for celebrating dogs and dog lovers with ready-made, healthy solutions that are fun for the whole family. Our team provided business consultation throughout, from understanding the market size, to identifying their target consumer, crafting the brand position, brand identity, naming, packaging design, website, social media strategy and sales presentation, it has been a joy to build this brand from head to tail.

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Our Space

To do innovative work, you need the right type of environment. Our space allows us to push the boundaries of imagination while fostering collaborative experiences for our internal teams, clients and consumers.

Maker Spaces

Windows

Studio

Gathering Spots

MAKER SPACES

Duveneck & the Foundry

We know innovation can be exciting, but it can also be a little messy too. That’s why we designed spaces where people can roll up their sleeves to create, experiment, prototype and test their ideas quickly to come up with new solutions.

WINDOWS

The Storefront

We do some kick-ass work and love to show it off. From collaborative artworks to persuasive campaign activations, our windows tell stories that add to the vibrancy of our neighborhood and get people talking.

STUDIO

The Engine Room

No offices, no hierarchy, no BS. A key ingredient to our healthy creative culture is providing people the space and confidence to share ideas and opinions. Built to encourage spontaneous conversations, our open studio breeds more authentic connections that produce awesome results.

GATHERING SPOTS

Renaissance, Goodfellows & Park Haus

Whether it’s a client presentation, brainstorming session or consumer research, we know bringing people together can make good ideas great. Our gathering spots are a blank canvas that allows us to curate any type of experience or environment we might need.