After 25 years of hundreds of successful ventures, client discovery still invigorates.

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Ad Ventures is a boutique brand-strategy-design studio driven by people high on life, big on experience, with a get-it-done attitude.

That's us. Go and get-it-done people.  We find what's special about your company, and  how best to present it to your target market in a way that's going to hit home.  We have done this time and time again since 1987, coming up with fresh positioning and modern designs that are on the mark 100% of the time.

Our focus is on helping you achieve your goals, by putting ourselves in the shoes of your target market.  We set out on our ad venture to WOW you!

Agency principals, Managing Partner Alex Howard and Creative Director Karen Skeens, bring a diverse background of insight and 25 years' experience each to our client work which includes working direct with organizations like the Mariners and Fisher Communications.  And on the agency side, working with top market agencies on accounts like Fred Meyer, Macys, Les Schwab, and Toyota.  When you partner with us, you’re getting  a whole bunch of value and talent spanning the far left brain of high level technical knowledge to the deep right side of innovative thinking.




To assure an excellent outcome, our approach puts you on the right path from the start.

we do branding discover and research

Discovery & Research

We're going to turn over every stone to find that treasure chest of  features and benefits about you, your company, service or product.  Dig around a little bit, and, hopefully find a hidden gem or two.

we do branding discover and research

Branding & Strategy

What we discover turns into messaging & positioning and gets mapped out strategically of how we'll tell your story.  We walk in your target customers' shoes to see you from their perspective.   

we do branding discover and research

Design & Development

Whether your project is on paper or on the web, the embers of our ideas catch fire at this stage and you see it built, first in visual jpeg comps for you to approve, and then at its final destination. 

we do branding discover and research

Follow-Up & Marketing

When your print or web project is done, we set it out on its journey and make sure it is headed on the right path through follow-up, testing, quality assurance, distribution and marketing. 


Ad Ventures is a place that bustles with creative energy. Wall to wall with Apple's best work toys, open space, and a large outdoor sun deck with a awesome lake view, the atmosphere here is one that empowers, inspires... and enlivens. In Seattle, we're located in the heart of the Phinney Ridge neighborhood, walking distance to Greenlake and many great businesses and restaurants.  In Phoenix, we're in Ahwatukee, ten minutes from downtown.

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Ad Ventures is a savvy brand and design agency, in business since 1987, that knows how to put companies on top of their game and the competition. Ad Ventures is a savvy brand and design agency, in business since 1987, that knows how to put companies on top of their game and the competition.