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We are Bugle, a full service independent creative agency assembled in Washington, DC. Our calling is simple: to create and promote experiences that inspire, challenge, and make belief.®
To do that, we partner with people like you to solve business problems, creatively. We believe trust and collaboration inspires the freedom to create experiences that drive real, measurable value. At times that means our award-winning team of storytellers and strategists, designers, producers, and marketers may answer questions you didn’t think to ask. That’s okay. Because as partners, we can craft stories, campaigns, and experiences that position you to capture new market spaces, and make belief. Together.
—The Bugle Creatives
Buglers set the expectation for great work. We’re an awards-winning team of strategists, storytellers, designers, and producers who partner with brands on creative projects of every size and shape.
Joseph Smallwood | Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Toby Ulm | Copy Chief
Taylor James | Lead Creative Operations
Ella Fitz | Director of Wellness
Nancy Palm | Lead Designer
Stuart Granger | Creative Director
Joe DeVito | Digital Director
Our clients know we’ve got their business covered like it was our own. Because it is.
Research drives discovery. Discovery provokes insights. Insights generate discussion. Discussion gives way to more research. It’s a virtous circle.
This is where ideas are born. Often lots of them. By supplying our minds with a curious collection of inspirations and insights, we open ourselves to a possible few that we can capture, refine, and align into compelling creative.
Clients love us because we do more than strategize. We are hands-on craftsmen and women who make things. And we have the splinters to prove it.
Collaborate on challenging work, not with challenging creatives. From great big video productions to teeny tiny print jobs, our business depends on our delivery.
We make things that bring our client’s vision to life, from concept to belief.
Research and audits
Print and publications
Animation and motion graphics
Web, mobile and interactive
Research and psychographics
Marketing strategy and optimization
SEO and SEM
Social media and audits
Advertising and media planning
Storyboarding and scripting
Pre-production and casting
Sound design and mixing
Color and finishing
Surveys, focus groups, and workshops
Strategy and community building
Event planning and production
Exhibitions and tradeshows
Creating powerful brand and marketing experiences for startups, companies, and organizations is what we do. Check out some of our recent assemblies and imagine what we could do together.
Proud to be a Maker
The Made in DC Program, established in 2016, is powered by the Department of Small and Local Business Development and promotes the intellectual and creative genius of DC’s local maker community. As a certified, small business enterprise (CBE) founded and operating in the heart of DC, Bugle is proud to share our resources and experiences with the many other local businesses who are making our District unique.