Eastern Standard is a branding and web agency created by merging a branding studio and web applications developer in order to meet our clients’ demand for a truly integrated creative and digital agency.
We are more than a group of strategists, designers, and developers. We understand the keys to good branding. We offer real-world experience in meeting business objectives, and we know how to leverage and present your branded content in a manner that accomplishes those objectives. We have the technical expertise to face complicated challenges or advanced functional requirements head on.
Together with your team, we develop award-winning experiences through informed strategies, smart design, and streamlined implementation.
We craft brand stories for the audiences who love them. Through brand strategy, we deepen engagement. Through brand messaging, we sharpen a point of view. Through brand design, we attract an emotional connection. We love developing new brands, reimagining existing brands, and extending both creatively, authentically.
Design is problem-solving. In order to solve any equation, you need to properly understand the variables, the grammar, and the context. Through thorough research into users, stakeholders, publishers, business goals, and requirements, Eastern Standard builds a solid foundation for project success. Whether qualitative, quantitative, or performance tested, we measure twice and cut once.
Thriving organizations are fueled by engagement. Our creative and content services offerings stretch your capacity for brand identity, advertising campaigns, print and digital design, video content, copywriting, content creation, and dissemination. We embed in your communications and marketing team and amplify impact. What if you could affordably double the size of your content team tomorrow? Eastern Standard creative services was ready to help you yesterday.
Digital is never an afterthought. As designers and strategists, we immerse users in experiences, intuitively. As developers, we code to the highest quality, securely. Combining intentional code and design, strategy and content, management and flexibility, we build scalable design systems for the web that result in thoughtful user experiences. We measure our results in speed to impact, performance and business outcomes, flexibility, accessibility, and longevity. We measure results by your success.
Great ideas crave daylight to grow. Through custom marketing services, our team amplifies our clients’ best ideas, and attracts the audiences they seek. As a Virtual CMO, Eastern Standard can augment the capabilities of your marketing team — or lead in their absence. We develop the media plan, secure the media buy, implement strategy, and measure outcomes in traditional media, social media, or wherever we determine your story is best told
Your web presence and products are living, breathing things. Our dedicated support team is committed to their long-term health and well-being. Our developers and designers understand the kind of support successful digital products need to flourish, whether it’s security upgrades, customization, feature development, performance optimization, or simply anticipating the unexpected. We remove obstacles and risk.
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.
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.
Curiosity is a virtue, and we find every project and interaction inherently interesting. We’re driven by creating memorable, pleasant, and innovative experiences for our clients and their audiences alike. We understand that using effective communication, providing thoughtful project management, treating everyone as a human, and always questioning ourselves can win hearts and change minds.
Working together, we know that no problem is unsolvable. Our team, our collaborators, and our clients all bring to the table unique individual perspectives and shared passion for producing uncommon results. We’re excited about discovering opportunities to learn from others, finding ways to improve ourselves, and continuing to shape the work that we do as a result.
Everything we do should move the needle — driven by our understanding of key objectives and desired outcomes. Data and input guide us, and we’re excited to merge the shared entrepreneurial spirit and mission-driven efforts of both our team and our clients to make our collective efforts gratifying and profitable.
We expect to be challenged. We recognize that individual and team growth occurs from overcoming obstacles, creatively solving shared problems, and working together toward an established goal. We understand that constraints are a necessary and natural part of any endeavor, and we rise to the occasion when faced with complex, multifaceted problems.