Flock of Leaders

Inspired by good farming, good food, good health, and good energy solutions, the idea for Back Forty Creative was planted. We added plenty of water and big ideas to grow into a full-service visual communications agency with offices in St. Louis, MO and Brooklyn, NY. We are committed to offering responsible design and marketing solutions for all good brands and businesses.

Miranda Summers
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PARTNER

Miranda is our creative director and half of our founding team. She found an Anda on the ground, started… (Read more)

Amanda Potts
DIGITAL DIRECTOR, PARTNER

November through March, Amanda is our digital director and half of our founding team. April through… (Read more)

Cory Dignazio
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Cory is our Associate Creative Director and office entertainer*. She helps manage projects… (Read more)

Ed Sheehan
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Ed Sheehan is an Art Director with an affinity for green pants, and the ability to bring it! He brings… (Read more)

John Emig
ART DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER

John Emig has always enjoyed the arts. What and how he creates has greatly evolved over the years, but art… (Read more)

Ryan Stiles
ART DIRECTOR

Ryan Stiles is an Art Director whose creative talent expands beyond the realm of graphic design. As an avid… (Read more)

Benjamin Phillips
SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Benjamin is our Senior Web Developer and has been building things on the internet since it was in… (Read more)

Andrew Borgmann
ASSISTANT WEB DEVELOPER

Andrew Borgmann is not only an Assistant Web Developer, but also a man of many trades—or what others may… (Read more)

Emily Streit
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Emily Streit is our Graphic Design Intern this summer. She’s actually a natural graphic designer during… (Read More)

Carl Cawfield
SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

Carl oversees our office sustainability programs, including office recycling, composting… (Read more)

Our Offices

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St. Louis, MO

Brooklyn, NY

Awards and Recognition

GD USA PACKAGE DESIGN AWARD

2018 WINNER (x2)

2016 WINNER

2015 WINNER

2014 WINNER

GD USA GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD

2016 WINNER (x3)

GD USA WEB DESIGN AWARD

2017 Winner

2016 Winner (x2)

2015 Winner

2014 Winner (x2)

GD USA HEALTH + WELLNESS

2017 Winner – Package Design

2017 Winner – Web Design

SB MONTHLY

2018 Best in Reliability

2017 Future 50

2017 Best in Quality

2016 Best in Quality

2014 Best Web Design Firm

EXPERTISE

2016 Best Web Design Firms
In St. Louis

HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS

2018 Platinum Winner – Website B2B

2018 Platinum Winner – Print Media

2018 Platinum Winner – Motion Graphics

2018 Gold Winner – Motion Graphics

2018 Gold Winner – Website B2C

2017 Platinum Winner – Motion Graphics

2017 Gold Winner – Event Marketing

TELLY AWARDS

2017 Bronze Winner – 3D Graphics/Animation

MARKETING EXPERTISE AWARD

2016 Best Integrated Branding Campaign

BEST BUSINESS CARD DESIGN

Selected by The Cardonizer, The Design Inspiration, and 30 Innovative Designs

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CORE SERVICES:

BRANDING

  • Brand Audits
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo and Corporate Identity Design
  • Design and Visual Language
  • Brand Collateral
  • Style Guides
  • Brand Books
  • Brand Voice

WEB & DIGITAL

  • Code Audits and Review
  • Responsive Design and Development
  • Site Organization
  • Content Creation and Copywriting
  • Photography and Video Content Production
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Application and UI Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Social Media Design and Integration
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Videography and Editing

PRINT & PACKAGING

  • Brochures and Catalogs
  • Specification and Data Sheets
  • Product Packaging, Tags, and Labels
  • Environmental and Way-Finding Signage
  • Trade Show Displays
  • Special Event Displays
  • Store Fixtures and POP Displays
  • Magazine Advertisements
  • Direct Mail

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Research Decks
  • Strategy for Social Channels
  • Copywriting
  • Content Development and Curation
  • Business Page Design
  • Social Campaigns and Promotions
  • Targeted Marketing
  • Integrated Press Releases
  • White Papers and Case Studies

Read more about our core services here.