BRAND STRATEGY + BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT + DESIGN

We believe in a holistic, honest approach to branding for ALL.

We are brand strategists, designers and creative directors dedicated to helping all brands, big and small, maximize their potential. We craft tailored solutions to develop your brand as a whole, and bring together the best designers to create all the material necessary to reach your goals. Everything happens under one roof, ensuring consistency and accountability, as well as better efficiency and less overhead. You have a vision, we can get you there.

Consulting SERVICEs

We Consult

It all starts with a plan of action. As brand development experts, we issue a roadmap to achieving your goals based on your current situation and objectives. Whether you are launching a new brand or product, are reinventing your image or simply want to guarantee that you are as efficient as you can be, our expertise allows you to identify opportunities and ways to maximize the way you do business. We're all about results and ROI.

Branding
Content Creation
Online Strategy
Social Media
Partnerships
LAUNCH STRATEGY
Visual Identity
Print Material
Web Presence
Package Design
UI / UX Design
Space Design
Design SERVICEs

We Design

Planning is essential, yet execution is key. We are experts at bringing together the right team of design pros around your needs, and directing everyone's efforts toward the realization of the objectives we have set. By trusting us with making your vision come to life, you gain access to the very best designers in a broad range of fields, ensuring perfect execution, and optimal visibility.

Visual Identity
Print Material
Web Presence
Package Design
UI / UX Design
Space Design
Design SERVICEs

We Design

Planning is essential, yet execution is key. As seasoned creative directors, we are best at crafting teams of professionals around your needs, and directing everyone's efforts toward the realization of the objectives we have set. With us as partners, you can have access to the very best designers in a broad range of fields, ensuring that your strategic vision is embodied in flawless design.

Our Credo

Big Agencies Suck...
... you dry

Good branding is the intersection of good planning and good execution. Unlike most traditional agencies or branding studios, our team doesn't focus on one above the other.

On the contrary, we follow a holistic approach, where our skills as strategists and creatives allow us to deliver well-rounded results, and create a brand that is truly YOU. Your brand is a whole, and should be considered as such.

We are a lean, efficient one-stop shop that gives you access to the best minds and talents, while staying on time and on budget.

PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHY

Strict 'No B.S.' Policy

We believe that good relationships are at the core of successful endeavors, and we value our clients’ trust above all. Therefore, no shady business: a lean and efficient structure, clear costs, measurable results are what we live by. 

We deliver big agency results without the fluff, and passionately connect with your brand to ensure our work resonates with your audience. From establishing your roadmap to crafting the perfect brand and designing all the collateral material necessary to your success, we are your partners from ideation to delivery... and beyond.

Our WORK

Case Studies

A great logo, an efficient and attractive online platform, great print material are not the "end-all" of good brand strategy. There are a mere support to execute the well thought-out plan destined to maximize our clients' visibility and reach. We work on projects that "turn us on". May it be a new product, a cool new restaurant, a promising startup, an up-and-coming fashion label, or anything in between; we help our clients turn their strategic vision into reality, and make their business shine. Here are a few projects we've worked on recently. Make yours the next one.

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Client Love

In the five years that I’ve known The Imagists, they have built me several websites, created logos and branding, designed a brilliant book cover, and crafted a platform for virtual summer camp. Obviously, from design to marketing strategy, I hold them in the highest esteem. Christophe is a big picture guy equally conversant in the most granular details. His agency’s preparation is comprehensive as they seek the perfect tone and approach for each project. Unlike Michael Corleone’s, “it’s not personal, it’s business,” for Christophe, it is personal. They are perfectionists, who strive for excellence and settle for nothing less.

Steve Morris
CEO, Coast Sports

The Imagists, and Christophe specifically, are superb. Christophe's ability to understand a business concept and bring creative life and energy to it through a collaborative and engaging partnership is not only impressive, but also a true breath of fresh air. ​Christophe is an earnest partner who understands how to develop and unify a beautiful brand with the business that depends on it attract attention and develop public confidence. Choose The Imagists. You won't regret it.

John Shin
CEO, Prawn

With their expertise and guidance, impeccable taste and direct approach, The Imagists instantly became an integral part of our team. The team makes for highly efficient, creative, collaborative and professional partners and we continue to work together, to ensure that they remain involved in every aspect of our brand environment and creative decision making. HÉROS and The Imagists created a beautiful brand together, one that we’re incredibly proud of.

Joni Kilmurry
Founder, Héros

Christophe's incredible instincts, passion and eye for design - especially for brands in the hospitality and food space - is matched only by his work ethic, generous nature and dedication. The Imagists and Ellipses partnered on a tremendous new business opportunity for both of our agencies, and I had the pleasure of seeing first hand what he and his team bring to the creation of a new brand. He's a true pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him and The Imagists.

Diana Haven
CEO, Ellipses

The Imagists are my secret weapon for my clients who want to build and solidify their brand. The team has a unique and valuable ability to identify the heart of a brand and communicate it in a way that generates significant results for their clients.

Heather Duffy
CEO, The Duffy Co.

Christophe has a great marketing vision with the perfect mix of creativity and deep understanding of the company’s branding. It has been a pleasure working with him and his team. I would recommend Christophe and The Imagists to any start-up, small and medium size companies looking for an agency to lead their brand towards success.

Adeline Bertix
Marketing Director, Blue Orange

The Imagists are a significant part of our brand since the birth of our company, in 2011. Christophe and his team have not only shown their creativity and understood our true aesthetic, they have always consistently and attentively collaborated with us on every aspects of building a strong brand, helping us bring the most important to our business: Trust and Loyalty from our customers. We have no doubt our partnership will continue to blossom!

Hang Nguyen
Owner, Olivier's Butchery
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Client Love

The Imagists are my secret weapon for my clients who want to build and solidify their brand. Christophe Galland has a unique and valuable ability to identify the heart of a brand and communicate it in a way that generates significant results for his clients.

Heather Duffy

CEO, The Duffy Co.

Christophe's incredible instincts, passion and eye for design - especially for brands in the hospitality and food space - is matched only by his work ethic, generous nature and dedication. The Imagists and Ellipses partnered on a tremendous new business opportunity for both of our agencies, and I had the pleasure of seeing first hand what he and his team bring to the creation of a new brand. He's a true pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him and The Imagists.

Diana Haven

CEO, Ellipses

With their expertise and guidance, impeccable taste and direct approach, The Imagists instantly became an integral part of our team. The team makes for highly efficient, creative, collaborative and professional partners and we continue to work together, to ensure that they remain involved in every aspect of our brand environment and creative decision making. HÉROS and The Imagists created a beautiful brand together, one that we’re incredibly proud of.

Joni Kilmurry

Founder, Héros

The Imagists are my secret weapon for my clients who want to build and solidify their brand. Christophe Galland has a unique and valuable ability to identify the heart of a brand and communicate it in a way that generates significant results for his clients.

Adeline Bertix

Marketing Director, Blue Orange

The Imagists, and Christophe specifically, are superb. Christophe's ability to understand a business concept and bring creative life and energy to it through a collaborative and engaging partnership is not only impressive, but also a true breath of fresh air. ​Christophe is an earnest partner who understands how to develop and unify a beautiful brand with the business that depends on it attract attention and develop public confidence. Choose The Imagists. You won't regret it.

John Shin

CEO, Prawn

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They Trust Us

We've worked with a wide range of brands in media, hospitality, education, technology and design.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Christophe Galland

Born in the South of France, Christophe borrows his unique aesthetic from his French/Italian upbringing, as well as his love for the West Coast's "effortless chic" attitude. A forward-thinking brand expert since he opened his first award-winning agency at 19 years old, Christophe has defined brand identities and strategies for companies, institutions and individuals all over the world. His broad expertise in business development and brand design make him a unique asset for all entrepreneurs hoping to redefine their brand, big or small.  A firm believer in authenticity and honesty in brand design, he chooses to work with clients and projects he and his team connect with, no matter where they may be around the world. A lifelong avid learner, Christophe has also developed and teaches his own principles on life-work balance and mindful career development. He is a regular speaker on panels across the United States.

For speaking inquiries, please email amanda@theimagists.com.

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With offices in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA, The Imagists work with clients throughout the United States, as well as brands all over the world.

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"Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.

- Christophe Galland, Founder / Creative Director