Agency Spotlight: Cole Design Group

“Our working philosophy is simple: build strong relationships with great clients and superb collaborators, provide client service that consistently exceeds expectations, deliver high-impact creative…and enjoy every day! This philosophy, combined with common sense and an eagerness to learn from each experience, is the key to our firm’s 24 years of success.”

Inspired by creativity, commited to client service, driven by results — Cole Design Group takes this mantra very seriously. Founded in 1985 by David and JB Cole — David a seasoned creative director and JB an experienced printing professional — CDG serves a variety of clients in the technology, utility and financial sectors, as well as giving back to their community through their work with charities and non-profits.

The Coles have an eye for talent, and nurture their creatives by ignoring the traditional agency pecking order — each designer gets a chance to contribute. Senior designers Laura Zaniewski and Matt DeSmith have each been with CDG for over 10 years, and the agency has been a training ground and springboard for some amazing, accomplished talent in the state and beyond.

Left to right: Laura Zaniewski, Nathan Lyver, Michele Sonnati, David Cole, Matt DeSmith and JB Cole.

The agency recently posed for a portrait for conncreatives, taken by long-time collaborator Al Ferriera. “For more than 17 years, we have worked with Ferreira Photography. Al Ferreira and we have a mutual respect for each other’s work, and we share critical values, including honesty, integrity and excellence in all that we do. Al was one of the first photographers we worked with who dove into the digital world … head first. His passion, knowledge and mastery of the digital medium have allowed us to incorporate images of unsurpassed quality into all of our projects.”

Samples of work for Klingberg Family Centers and Northeast Utilities.

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