Just the right approach, strategy and team to shape your brand
 

ABOUT US

A breath of fresh air flows through Ideon, highlighting the potential in your brand and sparking new avenues of rich possibility. We dig deeper to discover fresh insights. Insights drive bold new ideas, and ideas propel brands to new heights. Ideon is WHERE BRANDS GROW.

The phrase “Peri Ideon” was written by Aristotle, and translates loosely to “On Ideas.” Ideon is a visionary braintrust for strategic branding ideas and creating competitive advantage. A wellspring of creative visual and voice clarity and establishing your brand’s distinctive story. A dreamteam for innovative ideas and insights, intelligence, research, analysis and results. A thinklab for imaginative customer experiences, based on knowing what makes them tick.

Clients come to Ideon because we’re different. We tailor to the opportunities, challenges, needs and culture of each client, forging refreshing strategy and creative ingenuity along the way, uniting brand strategists, designers, verbalists, analysts and project managers to deliver sustainable growth far ahead of the pack.

Ideon works with great brands to establish their distinctive story in a proprietary voice and look, like no other. Stories engage customers in experiences that drive loyalty and growth. We’re all agreed Ideon has just one focus: digging deeper to find the creative idea and innovative story to grow your brand both in emotional equities and the bottom line.

Where does your brand need to grow?

SERVICES

Identifying Opportunity—Digging deeper for fresh insights: Opportunity Development, Customer Research, Segmentation and Mapping, Brand Equity Assessment

Developing Strategy—Bringing the brand to life: Positioning, Architecture, Naming, Verbal Identity and Messaging, Visual Identity, Innovation

Defining Experience—Engaging audiences at every touchpoint: Strategy, Design, Production, Development and Implementation of Print, Digital and Environmental brand assets

Monitoring Impact—Learning, evolving and refining: Tracking, Campaign Management

TEAM

Ideon is a brain trust of unique minds who are poised to tackle your branding and business issues, discovering the insights to drive your brand and company to new heights.

ANDREA KATZ

Andrea is Ideon’s Chief Ideonista—a senior marketer with a love for ideas who has worked on a variety of major brands—Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Pearson, Fiat, Hitachi, D’Agostino Supermarkets and Accion—and for many agencies—Agency.com, BBDO, Fleishman Hillard, Interbrand and RLM Finsbury. She has created smart, bold and fresh strategic branding and enriched marketing engagement with global impact across multiple industries. Andrea is from Johannesburg. She received her BA in history and politics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and her MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University.

+ ALICE LANE
Alice is Ideon’s Brand Barista—a senior marketing strategist who connects people and ideas to build meaningful brands that drive bottom line results. She has 11 years of experience working across industries from food to finance, beauty to fashion, and entertainment to engineering, with clients such as David Yurman, NYSE Euronext, General Mills Yoplait, Verizon Wireless, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels. Alice is from Philadelphia and speaks Swedish, French, and basic Italian. She holds an International MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in French and Political Science from Vassar.
+ VALERIE GARRAL
Valerie is Ideon’s Brand Barista—a senior strategist with a passion for translating transformative concepts into memorable brand experiences. She has led countless strategy, innovation, architecture, and naming engagements with an eye to building customer traction, cultural currency, and market leadership. Thriving on variety, Valerie enjoys working with Fortune 500 brands and rival upstarts, in sectors as diverse as Food & Beverage, Finance, Media, and Health. Valerie is from Spain. She earned her BA in Art History and French Literature from the University of Michigan.
+ JOSEPHINE SEDGWICK
Josephine is Ideon’s Commandista—a junior brander and project manager with a special interest in the line between digital and analog in art, life, and brand engagement. She has worked across various areas of brand and art development, helping to preserve the past at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive and to invent the future at littleBits Electronics. Josephine is a New Englander at heart. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, with a degree in Studio Art and Logic.
+ HELEN ATKINSON
Helen is Ideon’s Contentista—a meticulous, creative, and highly experienced wordsmith. Her skill in making complex, technical, and even seemingly dull content spring to life is matched by her enthusiasm for finding the sweet spot where clarity and flair join to form a compelling story. Over more than 25 years as a professional writer—as journalist, columnist, PR consultant, and producer of corporate content—Helen has helped companies in an extensive range of industries, from tech to travel and insurance to international logistics, find their words. Originally from Scotland, Helen earned her BA at Oxford University.
+ DAVID MILES
David is Ideon’s Verbalista—a senior writer with twenty years in brand voice, naming, strategy copy, and online advertising. He draws on a comprehensive verbal perspective so every brand speaks clearly. With a love for foreign languages and travel, David has worked on a wide variety of brands including BlackBerry, Bank of America, Glade, Masterfoods, and Unilever to create names, campaigns, and messages that resonate globally. David is from Chicago. He received his BSLA in Japanese and Business Management from Georgetown University, speaks Japanese and Italian, and has studied Latin, Sanskrit, Dutch, and French.
+ DAVID OBUCHOWSKI
David is Ideon’s Copyrocker—a copywriter with fifteen years of experience in making copy sing. His double-life as a professional musician and published fiction writer has given him a knack for flow, impact, and storytelling. From short-form to long-form, quirky to technical, David has punched up and fleshed out the content for a range of brands including Charles Schwab, Verizon, and Capital One. David is from New Jersey. He holds a BAS in English from the University of Illinois. A prolific songwriter and performer, his music has been released by many labels, including Warner Music and The End Records.
+ LOID DER
Loid is Ideon’s Creativista—a creative director specializing in developing comprehensive brand identities and brand systems. Loid has over 15 years of experience creating strategic brand solutions, from corporate identities, annual reports, and collateral systems, to interactive, environmental, and packaging design. In addition to creating the brand identities for AT&T, Xerox, Vivendi Universal, and The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Loid has also worked with Samsung, MasterCard, CNN, Disney, Coca-Cola and Reebok. Loid is from Los Angeles and studied communication design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
+ SAMANTHA CHOI
Samantha is Ideon’s Imagist—a senior designer with over 15 years of experience working with premium, lifestyle-driven brands. With a passion for storytelling and visual experiences, she has conceived and implemented branding and marketing initiatives from corporate rebrandings and product line design, to website design and business development. Clients include Ernst & Young, Ralph Lauren/Polo, Gap, and Classic Car Club. Samantha was born in South Korea and raised in New York. She studied English Literature at Columbia University and Advertising at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.
+ SHELLY CLARK
Shelly is Ideon’s Research Insighter—a research analyst with ten years of qualitative and quantitative research, including methodology selection, implementation, statistical analysis and reporting. Guided by her natural curiosity to figure out the “why” behind the data, Shelly has worked on renowned brands including Cadbury-Schweppes, LVMH, United Airlines, Guinness and Sharp. Shelly is from Virgina Beach. She received her BA in history and political science from Christopher Newport University, and is fluent in German.
+ AMBER REILLY
Amber is Ideon’s Research Analysta—a junior research analyst, with a focus on research design and methodology selection, results tabulation, reporting and focus group moderation. With a love for qualitative and quantitative research and attention to detail, Amber has worked on successful brands including MetLife, Virgin Atlantic, Pearson Education, Electrolux and Allstate. Amber is from Virgina Beach. She received her BA in Psychology, with a focus on Experimental Methods, from Christopher Newport University.
+ TRAVIS PIEPHO
Travis is Ideon’s BizDev Brass—a B2B marketer passionate about business growth and development. Travis gets excited about new campaigns and strategic marketing initiatives. He loves to be on the front end of a project to develop creative strategies for implementation, and has been involved in many successful sales and marketing initiatives in industries ranging from manufacturing, to IT, to web design. Travis is from Minneapolis, MN. He received his BA in Business from Bethel University and is pursuing further business management education.
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