We believe it’s possible to change the world by posing the right questions, discovering unexpected answers, and following the path that emerges.

We strengthen brands and drive growth using strategic marketing, graphic design, and creative communications.

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Three Cheers

5 by 5 Design was selected for three separate honors in the 2019 American Graphic Design Awards.

How Brand Stories Tie to Emotion

Stories allow us to connect with our customers via emotions and memory.

The Power of What’s Missing

Sometimes it’s what’s not there that is most effective in disrupting patterns and piquing interests.

Encourage Creative Roles

A simple way to get the creative juices flowing and disrupt routine habits at the start of a brainstorming session.

Visual Disruption

How do you stand out visually and disrupt the marketplace?

Branding with Sound

A local audio expert shares insights on how to use sound as a powerful marketing tool.

Tap into All of Your Customer’s Needs

Make sure your brand meets both functional and emotional needs for your customers making a purchase decision.

Think Fast and Have Fun

How to use games and competition to warm up your brainstorming team.

Using Systems to Support Your Brand

We’ve recruited an expert at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to share a thing or two about processes and systems.

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