we capture consumers' attention
we reach your audience
we build brands
we create connections

We specialize in building brands, companies and organizations through creative design and strategic marketing across all forms of brand, media and retail communication.


research and development of brand positioning and strategy, logo and identity, brand extensions and style guides

user experience

design, scripting and content development, and programming for websites, social media, animations, videos, multi-media presentations and e-blasts


design, layout, pre-press production and coordination for all packaging formats, forms and structures


trade and consumer strategy, planning, creative, execution and placement for traditional, digital and social media advertising


design, furniture, fixture, material and finish specifications, and production coordination for showrooms, retail, office and event spaces, tradeshow booths, signage, and exhibitions


design, layout, and pre-press production and coordination for catalogs, sell sheets, brochures, incentives and support materials

point of sale

design, concept renderings, graphics, sourcing and production coordination for counter displays, floor standing units and fixtures


design and development, ideation, concept renderings, product graphics, drawings and specifications for manufacturing

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creative strategies and visual solutions for business, brand and product success

"More than a creative agency, Alternatives has been a long-term strategic partner and key member of our team since 2003. They bring innovative ideas that have helped us strengthen and extend our brands via licensing while growing revenue year after year."

− Megan May, Brand Licensing Manager | Dr Pepper Snapple Group

"Alternatives has quickly become a critical extension of the Blue Engine family. With an intuitive understanding of our brand and vision, they've brought to life countless pieces of powerful collateral in partnership with our team. From crafting digital campaigns to branding our new office space, we look to Alternatives to capture the look and feel that defines Blue Engine."

− Emily Brenes, Communications & Development l Blue Engine

"When we made the decision to rebrand our company we selected Alternatives because of their instant ability to understand us. They created a clear cohesive brand image with attention to details that were beyond our expectations."

− Amanda Auguste, Brand Marketing Manager | …me Too

"The all-star team at Alternatives has become a trusted, long-term partner to our business. This is far more than your grandparents’ standard agency. Up front, they invested the time and energy to build an intimate understanding of our strategic priorities and challenges. They then applied that understanding toward the execution of our full corporate rebranding and website redesign. And they NAILED it. The feedback we’ve gotten from our clients, colleagues and friends has been nothing short of stellar for the high-caliber, professional work done by Alternatives. They made us look very good, and they’ll be part of our “team” for a long time coming. The cherry on top is that they’re all just really fun, authentic people who enjoy what they do…and who operate with integrity. For any creative, branding or digital needs, three words: look no further."

− Jared Weiner, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer l The Future Hunters

"Alternatives took what we had and crafted the elements into a stronger brand image. We were helped every step of the way with doable changes. "

− Patricia Helding, President l Fat Witch Bakery

alternative view

blog and our view on design trends, arts, nyc scene and the latest news and updates from our team!

Building a Community of Sharing

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We can all agree that sharing is an important life skill learned at a young age, teaching us how to help each other and work together for the greater good.…
Brand it and make it mine.

Brand it and make it mine.

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In commemoration of Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas this week, we are taking a moment to reflect on some of our key considerations in creating and extending brands we…
Exploring alternatives: What role does intuition play?

Exploring alternatives: What role does intuition play?

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Intuition. Going with your gut. We talk about it, but we have a tendency to discount and dismiss intuition—why? Possibly because it is the opposite of everything we value in…