WHO ARE WE?
The Indianapolis advertising and graphic design firm formerly known as CombsDoadly is now Bernie Combs | Creative. We aim to deliver the same high level of super-responsive, performance-driven, reality-based advertising and technology design we always have, but now streamlined for greater client affordability — strategy and design within reach.
ARE YOUR SERVICES TOP-NOTCH?
Yes. No project or need is too big or too small. As the bandleader around here, my talents as a multi-instrumentalist may be of the greatest value. From market strategy to copywriting to PHP/CSS programming to creative direction; I’m very experienced and agile. But in the event I need a bigger team to take on your project, I have a hand-picked network of other professionals standing by to dive right in under my direction. Bringing ideas to life is my passion and because I put so much time and thought into them, I like to see them well-maintained. I understand the value gained from developing real relationships with my clients and I believe the better I understand you and your business, the better prepared I am to provide you with the very best in cohesive strategy and design no matter what your need.
WHICH COMES FIRST, FUNCTION OR BEAUTY?
Beautiful AND Functional is the key. At the heart of my core values is the idea that when it comes to all things design related, they need to be aesthetically pleasing, but also serve a very measurable purpose. I always work to create design solutions that will not only meet your needs with outstanding, performance-driven functionality but will also turn heads in the process.
WHAT DO YOU DO EXACTLY?
- Branding/Re-Branding (Strategy, Logo, Copywriting, etc)
- Program/Business Development (Primarily for Start-Ups)
- Web Design
- Application Design
- Commercial Interiors
- Print Design
- Commercial Photography
- Broadcast Production
- Strategic Planning
DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN WAY OF WORKING?
I believe that projects should follow a natural progression from concept to launch that provides checks and improvements at each phase.
- Start with an idea.
- Research your market. Set what “success” means to the project.
- Design a clear roadmap for the physical manifestation of the concept.
- Build based on your roadmap.
- Test, tweak, test, tweak, test, tweak and launch.
WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL?
I have special experience working with custom home builders, residential land developers, Realtors® and other real estate companies, both commercial and residential—but I’ve worked for lots and lots of other small & medium-sized businesses, start-ups, nonprofits, restaurants, and artists.
The idea is to become your operational and creative partner, building a dynamic relationship that promotes real growth. By acting as an extension of your team, I can offer tremendous flexibility as you scale, giving you access to my diverse talents. To learn more about my philosophy and what I can do for you, let’s talk.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
I’m a firm believer in clients getting what they pay for. I offer reasonable, flexible rates and excel when working within a budget, but it’s only fair to tell you that I doubt I’ll be the cheapest quote in the stack. I strive to deliver extraordinary value and will always be honest about my capabilities and limitations. If your need is start-up development or taking your small business to the next level, I can most likely design a package to take advantage of certain production efficiencies that deliver high-quality, well-considered strategy and design at a great value.
WHO HAVE YOU WORKED FOR IN THE PAST?
Here is a partial list of some great folks you might have heard of:
Woodstock Custom Homes
Langston Residential Development
Madera Tex Mex BBQ & Tap
Dental Ceramics LTD
Irvington Wedding Collective
reTULLEd Consignment Boutique
Musician, Gordon Bonham
Author, Betsy Murphy
Noble Roman’s, Inc – “The Better Pizza People”
Hill & Associates, Realtors®
MIBOR Realtor Association
F.C. Tucker Company
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Sourwine Real Estate Services
Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage
Indiana Association of Realtors®
Center for Successful Parenting
WildBlu Development, Inc
Sacred Heart League
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
City of Indianapolis – Cultural Districts Initiative
Association of Fundraising Professionals
If there’s anything I haven’t covered here or you’d like to discuss the specifics of your special project, go ahead and get in touch with me. I’d love to help. No obligation is ever required to learn more about how you want to change the world.