At Eastern Standard, we don't just employ high-level business strategy, exceptional design, or advanced technology. No other firm offers a comparable team of experienced specialists and founding partners who reflect expertise in each of three core areas: strategy, design, and technology. This rich collective experience informs every part of what we do. We help our clients grow by focusing on measurable results — guided by the understanding that each business and each solution is unique.
The Eastern Standard Difference
Eastern Standard was founded by three experienced principals coming together to create a unique and truly integrated branding and technology agency representing each of our three core disciplines: strategy, design, and technology. Our clients rely on us and our interdisciplinary team of dedicated in-house strategists, designers, and developers as a single source to provide a balanced mix of branding and technology services in both traditional print and digital media, ensuring that their brands are thoughtfully and consistently delivered in a modern, multichannel world.
Regardless of the nature of your project, strategy is the foundation of our process. At Eastern Standard, experienced strategists identify valuable insights provided through discovery or research in order to create actionable plans designed to accomplish your business objectives with measurable results.
Virtual CMO Marketing Services
More than just outsourced marketing, our virtual CMO marketing services leverage high-level brand strategy and media planning infused with an uncommon understanding of both traditional and digital activities to take your brand experience and promotional efforts to the next level. With an approach that is shaped by our firm's deep roots in all three disciplines of strategy, design, and technology, we work cooperatively with clients to understand their goals, establish a vision, and craft an executable strategy that reaches across channels and departments to support sales, traffic, and other performance indicator goals. Contact us to learn more
Good design makes businesses and their communication tools better. While it’s impossible to put a price on the affection created through beauty, design is much more than just that to us. We use design to define and differentiate brands, solve problems, communicate more effectively, and encourage audiences to take action.
Crossover Brand Design
With an eye towards optimizing reach and accessibility, we craft brand messaging and supporting materials that work in tandem seamlessly across multiple platforms and formats. Our design team defines a client’s unique brand footprint by creating a suite of tools and materials that can span all media — from traditional to next generation. We take pride in maintaining of-the-moment skills and aesthetics that shape these crossover creative strategies and encourage our clients to embrace strategies that are often unexpected. Contact us to learn more
We create technology solutions that work because they're designed to work. Our dedicated in-house development team has a combined skillset that ranges from front-end wizardry in Drupal, HTML5, and CSS3 to a deep and detailed knowledge of backend functionality, databases, third-party integrations, and infrastructure solutions. We are committed to the craftsmanship of our code and the value of good communication, the end product we show to the world, and the experience our clients have working with us.
We can help you understand your website visitors in a way that you never thought possible. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative metrics, proprietary technology, and “big data” analysis techniques, we can tell you what your audience is looking for, what your competitors are up to, and how you can provide the highest quality targeted content. When you craft a website that truly serves the needs of your visitors, your SEO rankings and lead-generation capacity will increase drastically. We’re excited to offer this unique service to our clients, and invite you to ask us about how we can help you make giant leaps forward with your digital presence. Contact us to learn more
With a background and education in Marketing and Real Estate from the Wharton School and extensive experience in the private sector, Mark guides Eastern Standard’s client development initiatives and brand strategy projects.
Mark began his marketing career at a manufacturing corporation that specialized in custom enclosures for the aerospace and scientific communities, where he oversaw the successful expansion of the company into providing custom designed solutions for retail and architectural applications. Prior to co-founding Eastern Standard, Mark joined forces with David Wolf in 2006 to form Tabula Creative, where he served as Principal Marketer, overseeing a full spectrum of branding initiatives, print and web design projects, and marketing consulting services for clients in the real estate, service, arts, culture, and education industries.
Through our work, he has also gained a reputation as a leading arts marketing specialist in the region, offering innovative solutions for a challenging marketplace. Mark serves as Consulting Marketing Director for The Philly Pops, The Mann Center, and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
With more than a decade of experience in software and website development, Jim is the primary architect for the initial structure of Eastern Standard's technology projects and oversees our entire development team. He leverages his extensive experience to generate ideas, offer support to our developers and designers, and articulate practical solutions to any challenge that comes his way.
Prior to co-founding Eastern Standard, Jim founded Context, and worked as a lead project developer for Active.com, a software development consultant for GE, and a network operations technician at one of the Philadelphia region's first Internet Service Providers.
As Creative Director, David oversees all of Eastern Standard's design projects and our in-house creative team. He excels at utilizing design to engage audiences and is known for a signature adaptable aesthetic, the ability to manage large bodies of content, and the ability to uniquely identify and visually interpret client personalities and objectives.
David holds a degree in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts and has extensive training in traditional Swiss typographic techniques, with broad experience in pre-press, print production, and bindery. His prior work includes positions at some of the top industry design firms; Principal of his own firm, Wolf Design; and co-founder and Principal Designer of Tabula Creative.
With a diverse background in sales, account management, and business development, Vince has overseen operational management for Eastern Standard, including human resources, legal, and finance. Vince is credited with being the point person for initiating the original business development relationship between his former employer, web developer Context, and creative agency Tabula Creative, which worked together for many years before joining forces to form Eastern Standard in 2014.