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RETAIL DESIGN


From Concept to Shelf

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RETAIL DESIGN


From Concept to Shelf

 
 

What do Lindt Chocolates and Kevin Costner have in common? Us, that's who.

Venn49 Creative Lab has mastered the Blank Page Approach. To some, staring at a blank page is a daunting task, but for us, it's where we live. Our creative team has done everything from package design, logo rebrands, to producing and ghostwriting major motion pictures. Put simply, Venn49 has the creative superpower to solve your retail creative needs, no matter the medium or scope.

 
 
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Why THE NAME?


Why THE NAME?


 

What the heck does Venn49 mean?

Great question! Our sister-company, The ALC Group, was established in 1949. There's the "49." As for the "Venn", it's in reference to a Venn Diagram, you know, when two separate circles overlap, a shared center is created. Venn49 is the convergence of world-class creative and industry-leading prepress solutions.

 
 
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Creative LAB


Creative LAB


 

We Are A Creative Lab
Specializing in Retail Design...

...including packaging design, line extensions and brand solutions in the heart of downtown Kansas City's Arts District. With a hand-picked team of award-winning graphic designers, seasoned production artists, and creative producers, we provide state-of-the-art concept to shelf solutions. 

With our fully integrated sister company, The ALC Group, one of the most respected prepress & digital printing facilities in the country, our built-in capabilities are unmatched. From digital printing, product visualizations, 3D mock ups, expert color accuracy, prepress and plates, we provide services for every step along the way, from concept to shelf.

The Venn49 Studio is in the Crossroads Arts District’s Vitagraph Film Exchange Building. Built in 1930, the building was formerly used by Warner Brothers to store and distribute films. Hollywood has always had a strong connection to the heartland.
When the movie industry needed a more centralized distribution point to ship their features nationwide, Hollywood chose Kansas City as one of its largest and
Film Row was born.

Today, it's the center of a thriving arts and design district that houses much of the city's top creative talent. We're proud of our creative neighborhood and would like to show you around when you come visit us!

 
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What We Do


What We Do


 

Packaging Design & Development

Concept Development
Design Development
Product Line Extensions
Product Mock-Ups
3D Visual Make-Ups 

 
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Branding Design & Strategy

Brand Audit &
Strategy Development
Concept Development
Logo & Identity Design
Brand Style Guide 

Environments


Signage
Trade Shows
Retail Design
Branded Design

 
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Illustration


Character Design
Character Branding

Brand Identity 


Positioning
Identity Design
Name & Taglines
Mission & Voice Strategy

 
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Storytelling
 

Pitch Packets
Concept Development

 
 

We are fully integrated with
The ALC Group to offer complete
Prepress Solutions

BRAND MANAGEMENT 

Integrated Web-based software (file, proofing, 3D visualization, workflows), Color Management, Press Characterizations, Press Approvals, Print Consulting

CORRUGATED PACKAGING  

Die Manufacturing, Production Artwork, Digital file assembly, Proofing, Mounting, Digital and Liquid Plates. Print Segment: Packaging and Shipping Containers, POP / POS displays, Litho preprint label

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 

Production Artwork, Digital file assembly, Proofing, Digital Plates. Print Segment: Corrugated, Poly Film, Pouches, Folding Cartons, Multi Wall bags, Labels, Towel, Tissue, Napkin

LITHOGRAPHY PACKAGING

Creative, Production Artwork, Digital file assembly, Proofing, Digital Plates. Print Segment: Folding Cartons, Labels, Collateral, Advertising Materials and Consumer Promotions

 

 
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Our Team


Our Team


 

OUR VENN49 LEADERSHIP TEAM BRINGS YEARS OF COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE LEADING THE CREATION OF SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE BRAND SOLUTIONS. 

Charlie O'Shields

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Charlie has been wowing clients with unique and innovative creative solutions for over 18 years. He has built and lead award-winning teams designing all types of creative branding projects for many top consumer brands, including Hallmark Cards, Crayola, Lee Jeans, Jockey, Kodak, MetLife, Hostess, DIY Network, Nickelodeon, Duncan Yo-Yos, Better Homes & Gardens, Kohl’s, JanSport/Eastpak, and Sprint. 

Even when he's not at work, you'll still find him making creative things. He's also the creator of Doodlewash®, a site dedicated to his passion for watercolor sketching that has received international acclaim. There, he also features a world-wide gallery of new and established artists sketching & painting with watercolor on all 7 continents. 


Brenda Frick

VICE-PRESIDENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY

Brenda has over 30 years of experience in the Packaging Industry with an in-depth knowledge of consumer branding and digital prepress business solutions. Her sales career started with an opportunity to lead the Flexible Sales Division start-up for a mid-west Lithographic trade shop. With the success of the start-up, she charged ahead to build a portfolio of clients that range from flexible packaging printers to top Fortune 500 consumer product companies. 

Brenda’s unique ability to unlock opportunities in existing and new marketplaces, and introduce innovative solutions throughout the customer supply chain, has established a record for improving current client workflows and supporting their long-term business goals. 


Mike Taylor

SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS STRATEGY

Mike brings 30 years of experience in Packaging, Branding, Printing, Color Management, Prepress, Sales and Operations. He works diligently with clients to develop workflows that save time and money. With his years of packaging expertise, he knows exactly what it takes to make your brand stand out on the shelf and raise awareness. 

Mike works tirelessly with clients to help them reach their goals, and discover innovative new ways to grow their business. He has a true passion for providing all clients with the service and quality they deserve.

 
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Contact US!


Contact US!


We're excited to work with you!

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR YOUR NEXT BRAND PROJECT


 

VENN49

1703 Wyandotte Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64108

T (877) 7-VENN49

E contact@venn49.com