We seek exceptional clients that believe in joining a passionate, egoless team that is building something bigger than themselves. We insist on having fun and aspire to create ground-breaking work together.
We believe the best work comes from an empowered and independent team, free to drive their projects in their own way. We push ourselves to refine processes that bring transparent predictability, but resist the urge to control or confine. We trust each other - knowing each of us is talented, honest, and dedicated. We believe life outside of the studio is a deep source of inspiration, rest, and drive.
We’ve streamlined the typical agency processes. No time sheets. No change orders. Rather, a simple and transparent flow based loosely on the principles of Agile development.
The Engine is more than an integrated creative agency. We’re a tribe of creators and strategists, builders and collaborators, learners and students. Over the past nine years we have built a reputation of collaborating with our clients to push the boundaries and create inspiring work.
President/FounderChris loses far too much sleep dreaming about how to make things better - companies, industries, cities, anything. He is a creative problem solver whose obsessive interest is unconstrained by industries. For 8 years Chris has owned and led The Engine is Red, a creative agency that helps companies ask more meaningful questions, find authentic solutions, and create stunning and strategic work that inspires.
Lead Creative DirectorWith nearly twenty years of print and web design, Josh brings a range of experience and relentless curiosity to the role of Lead Creative Director. He balances the evolution of style, fundamentals of design, and understanding of a client’s brand to ensure creative work goes beyond aesthetics to become intentional, strategic and effective. This, alongside his open, supportive approach to leadership, has helped produce award-winning work that keeps clients and creatives happy.
Account DirectorWith a depth of experience on both agency and client sides, Windy arrived at the Engine with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities inherent in collaboration. In her daily pursuit to foster stronger relationships that produce the greatest creative, she retains empathy for each side, breaking down barriers and building an environment of trust and understanding. And it’s lead her team to produce award winning work that clients love.