WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

Well the quick and dirty answer to that is;
We Solve Problems.

What exactly does that mean?

Well, what typically happens is a client comes to us with a goal that they want to achieve. This could be something like... we need to reach an older demographic, or it could be we need to establish our brand as we have no company voice. It could be any number of hurdles that need to be overcome.

So what we do is come up with solutions to help bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. At Duke Marketing Agency we solve problems for our clients. We care about solving problems properly, no quick fixes – no half measures. We care about the experience. We care about the results.

Your goals will be attained through compelling graphic design, engaging user experiences, and effective advertising and marketing campaigns. We bring ideas to life.

We are passionate about our trade and take great pride in the work we do. We are committed to producing nothing less than high-quality work.

Also, we have a blast making it happen.

Welcome to Duke Marketing Agency. We look forward to meeting you.

MEET THE TALENT

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David Jacob Duke

Difficult or not, it's something we have to do. And meanwhile, how do you kill five hours in Rio - if you don't Samba?”

With over 20 years of experience, David uses his diverse skills and experience to approach a wide variety of projects from many perspectives, pushing creative ideas into reality and enhancing message and brand awareness. He is skilled in creative direction, graphic design, illustration, animation and motion graphics, website design and development, and much more.

David taught at St. Clair College in the Graphic Design and Web and Interactive Advertising Program for six years.

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Emily Witts

Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy.

After graduating from the Graphic Design program at St. Clair College. Emily has many years experience working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for several Marketing and Design Agencies. She has worked closely with local brands helping them solve their design problems for web and print. She has designed everything from billboards to business cards and never shies away from a challenge.

In her spare time she can be found fostering kittens and drinking tea.

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Sarah Elizabeth

Did IQ’s drop sharply while I was away?

Sarah has had many years working as a graphic designer for several agencies. Not only is she a kick-ass designer she is an accomplished illustrator and animator. She also moonlights as a college professor teaching in the Graphic Design program at St. Clair College.

In her spare time she can be found drawing stellar characters immersed in imaginary worlds of high adventure.

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Jeremy Renaud

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

Jeremy Renaud, what couldn't be said about him? Jeremy teaches at St. Clair College and the University of Windsor. He is also the Development Officer for Easter Seals Ontario - Windsor Essex.

While he does have many hats, Jeremy aids the team with his vast marketing experience and uncanny ability for networking and solving problems. He brings to the table many entertaining and exciting ideas. Jeremy is an exceptional account manager and ensures that everything stays on track.

In his spare time... if any, he is a collector of pop culture items, sports memorabilia, and comic books. Somewhere in all of that he finds the time for his lovely wife and adventurous son.

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Adam Smith

Fascinating.

Adam calls it like it is. He doesn't pull punches. His vast experience programming websites and coming up with user experience solutions is beyond measure. He's been around long enough to have encountered many of the strange hic-ups and challenges that occur when developing an online presence. Therefore he knows how to get under the hood, roll up his sleeves, and fix things so that they are up and running smoothly.

In his spare time he can be found playing board and video games, reading books and comics and is no stranger to getting behind a camera and snapping amazing photos.

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James Sanders

There is no contradiction between faith and science... true science.

James is an expert programmer with lightning speed capabilities. Eager to learn, he is always researching new and better ways to accomplish and attain the goals set out for him. Recently, James has left for greener pastures to the city of London, but that doesn't stop him from being able to get the job done. With our ability to work remotely online it really doesn't make a difference where you are in the world.

In his spare time James can be found crafting vast imaginative campaigns for his role-playing groups for such games as Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Cyberpunk, and many more.

How did we get here?

As with any business, evolution is a process. This is how it all came to be. It all began with David.

Way back in the year 2000, David started off just as an independent freelancer in Toronto. He was making a transition from being a traditional animator, (Yup, where you had to physically draw every single frame of an animation.) to something else. He wasn't sure just what yet, but something different.

It began with the introduction to the internet, and looking at websites and dissecting them by viewing the source code to figure out how it was all done. This artist taught himself how to program websites just so that he could build his own and showcase his artwork to the world.

That evolved, as soon other business' began to hire him to build sites for them as well. This of course led to what we now call UX design (User Experience.) He started to teach himself the industry standard programs that were being used for design.

From there around 2002 David started to work remotely for a company that built websites all over the globe. This was way ahead of it's time where you didn't need to go into a physical office to work with a team to get the job done, and done right.

Soon after that he started working on websites for the largest toy manufacturing company in Canada to showcase their brands. While doing that he began assisting the graphic design department whenever they needed an extra hand.

Afterwards he moved on to work for a Sports Memorabilia company where he handled all of the design, marketing, and online website. This included also online auctions and eCommerce.

At this time he decided to make a move back to his home town of Windsor. Around 2008 the recession had just hit. Rather than wait around for the economy to recover he enrolled in the Graphic Design program at St. Clair College. The three year program went by very fast and was extremely easy due to the fact that he had already self taught himself all of skills of the trade for many years. A diploma might help with credentials in the future.

While he has worked for a few of the major agencies in the city, within a year of graduating David was asked to teach at St. Clair College. He did this part time for six years in two programs. During that time he has taught almost every course in the graphic design program.

Backtracking a bit, even while in school David was still working freelance for clients. It has never stopped. As things grew, he started to take on the best the brightest pupils he has taught over the years. Thus David Jacob Duke [Creative Design Studio] was born.

This brand was never meant to be the final name, but a transition from one creative to a team.

Which brings us to the next evolution, Duke Marketing Agency.

Now that the client base has grown so large, it was time to take things to the next level and add on more staff to meet the growing demand.

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