Print, web or video...Patrick sees them as an opportunity to tell a great story. One that compels people to take action. He ushers rough ideas from concept to reality through a variety of media. Using a blend of rampant creativity and proven methodology, he produces stunning communications on time and within budget.
A consistent contributor in the brainstorming phase, Patrick also has the real-world experience to deliver tangible results. Whether you need him to inspire and lead a team, get his hands dirty or both, you can trust Patrick with your most difficult marketing and communication challenges.
Patrick North is a creative director and multi-media designer with more than 20 years of experience in design and production for print, web, and video. He is skilled in online communications, graphic design, brand identity development and advertising.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Multimedia Design from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he honed his creative passion. He has developed a proven methodology to produce award-winning visual communications.
His career choice is rooted in a love for fine art. A whiz with a stylus, he knows many concepts are best roughed out as a sketch before ever going digital. An invaluable tool of the trade, drawing with pencils remains one of his favorite recreational activities.
A proud father of two boys, Patrick enjoys camping and coaching youth sports. He also likes to play basketball, golf and run through the woods.
WHY YOU WANT TO
WORK WITH PATRICK
Fresh ideas and extensive skills are essential ingredients but aren't worth much without a great plan. Patrick is fully responsive and does what he says he'll do.
Patrick comes from a family that is rooted with a solid work ethic, respect for others and a strong emphasis on manners. These traits shine through in how he carries himself as a professional.
A rich history in marketing and communications hasn't developed ruts. Patrick is driven by new ideas and innovative approaches to design and production.
LOAD SPEED OPTIMIZED
Get campaigns up and running fast while drastically reducing the vendors necessary by leveraging his experience. Print, web, or video, let's go.
Need someone to inspire and manage a team or produce a project independently? Workflow demands flexibility in both and Patrick knows how to balance the load.
UPDATES & SUPPORT
A dedicated lifelong-learner, you can count on Patrick to support your organization and its communications goals by continuing to update his process, skills and results.
Cost Control & Budget Administration
Staff, Vendor, & Media Relations
Team Motivation & Leadership
Logo & Brand Identity Design
Video Production & Editing
Compositing & Animation
Storyboards & Mockups
Photography & Image Editing
Social Media campaigns
Email Campaign Design
Newsletters & Brochures
Press Releases & Media Kits
Trade Show Booth Design
HTML & CSS
Social Media Engagement
CHECK OUT WHAT HE'S DONE AND
IMAGINE WHAT YOU CAN CREATE TOGETHER
IDInsight wanted to leverage their existing brand equity but freshen up their look. Patrick helped them update their brand's style and built them a shiny new website to showcase it in.
Patrick started this company to super-serve the marketing needs of the construction and building industries. He produced this promotional video to showcase of the company's range of services and value to its clients.
The amazing crew at NUTS had a clear vision of the type of brand they wanted to create and trusted Patrick to bring it to life. As one of the nations premier on-camera and voice-over talent agencies, their clients have specific needs when it comes to finding the right talent. After a logo design and rebranding campaign, Patrick designed and built their new website. The custom project creation and talent selection systems developed for it are elegant and efficient.
Patrick developed and led creative team that managed brands across multiple media. Produced innovative documentary video learning programs and the packaging/marketing materials to promote them. He won the Mobius Advertising Award two years in a row for creative campaigns. Success of websites, direct mail, trade show booths and promotional DVDs helped create best-selling training videos that were translated into 17 languages.
"Even a single light dispels the darkness" - Gandhi This elegant quote poignantly summarizes the mission of Fifty Lanterns. They improve the lives of people in communities torn by poverty, war, or disaster through gifts of solar-powered lanterns and energy systems. Patrick created print and web communications that helped share her story and secure funding through online donations.
Client name: Fifty Lanterns
Family Vision Clinic wanted to create a brand that represented the quality of their services and the fresh styles offered by their products. They brought Patrick in to create the brand identity system, their business collateral and their website.
Headwaters Floating Island came up with a way to convert old plastic bottles into a floating substrate that can be used to create a man-made bog. This amazing product needed an amazing brand identity system and website to get the word out. In addition to brochures, business cards, invoices and signage, Patrick also did some custom cross-sectional illustrations to show how this innovative system cleans water, provides habitat, adds beauty and prevents erosion.
Client name: Headwaters Floating Island
Headwaters Floating Island
Called in as experts on 9/11, Whitemore Fire consultants are experts when it comes to fire investigation. Not when it comes to designing and building a website that serves their target market. Patrick helped them freshen their brand and promote it through a digital communications strategy that delivered results.
Fraisa has the best products in the industry, a history rich with tradition and state of the art facilities. Combine this with really good people and you can see why Patrick enjoys working with them. From 500 page catalogs and trade show booth displays to video production and e-commerce, they have moved a lot of tools together.
Chad Keppers runs a shop in Elko, MN where he mixes the ancient art of shaping metal with an artistic vision to create his one of a kind vibratory feeder bowls. If you're not quite sure what that is, don't worry...I had no idea before producing this video and building a website for them to showcase this unique product offering.
From brand development and sales collateral creation to trade show displays, package design and websites, Patrick has helped GeoTegrity introduce its biodegradable and compostable products to the US market.
Client name: GeoTegrity
Date: 2010 - present
Designed Cabinets needed a website the reflected the pride and craftsmanship they put into their work. With plenty of gorgeous photos and a great story, building a website for this successful family-owned business was a sincere pleasure. They have a complex offering of products and services but the goal was to keep the site lean, clean and simple to navigate.
Loeffler Construction & Consulting came to Patrick as a start up looking for someone to partner with on their communications efforts. After designing their logo and creating their business collateral, he helped them with vehicle signage, apparel print advertising and a website to showcase their impressive portfolio of projects.
Crystal Lake Golf Club was looking to refine their brand and ramp up their online communications. Patrick designed and developed a new site they could manage themselves. It includes online tee time reservations, a detailed course tour and information about their leagues, events and facilities. In addition to their site, he has helped Crystal Lake manage their email marketing and advertising on their GPS and video boards.
Eternity Homes Was like many clients works with...their website didn't match the quality and craftsmanship they were putting into every home they built. He helped them refine their portfolio of models & plans, showcase their finest homes and make it easier for site visitors to take action. He also helped them gain exposure through SEO campaigns promoting their model homes and move inventory.
Ovation Framing had earned a solid reputation in their industry as Global Miniatures. They wanted to leverage that reputation but as they grew and added product lines, they needed a brand that could represent all they had to offer. After completing the logo design and brand identity development for Ovation Framing Patrick helped them with their catalog and website design.
Client name: Ovation Framing
SharpSky Partners had an established consulting firm but had yet to solidify their communications behind a consistent brand identity. They hired Patrick to help them refine their communications and share a more polished version of their story with current and prospective clients.
Client name: SharpSky Partners
This amazing product is Eco-friendly, safe for kids, convenient and just plain cool! Patrick worked with them to do package design, create their business collateral and build their online communications. The integrated Content Management System, Blog, Client Relationship Manager and Email Marketing has been a great way for Frego to showcase their new brand and to coordinate consistent, effective communications with current and prospective customers.
Client name: Frego
Now Care Dental needed some assistance with a promotional campaign they were working on. Patrick helped them complete the initiative and then they asked him to help evaluate and refine their brand. Since then, he has helped them with trade show booth displays, sales collateral, event promotion and direct mail campaigns.
Patrick not only designed our website but has also become our “go to” source for our company branding, marketing and social media design and implementation.
Loeffler Construction & Consulting
Working with Patrick and his team has been a treat. I needed local talent with creative and technical expertise to work on global campaigns. We had some aggressive deadlines and he delivered time and time again.
He works with us on the end goal we are trying to achieve. Then relieves the entire design and technical burden by offering us a variety of solutions that hit the 'sweet spot.' Patrick is consistently my first call.
Sharp Sky Partners
He is responsive, listens to my needs and executes on deadline. What more can you ask for in a design partner?
Patrick took the time to get to know our business and us before recommending a plan. A plan he delivered on.
Glowing Hearth & Home
From the moment we began working with Patrick he became vital member of our team. He listened to our needs from the start, helping us bring our vision to life with talent beyond measure.
Jessica & Stephanie
The HopeFULL Company
He laid out the complete scope of work, had clear pricing from beginning to end, and had no problem with our add-on requests or changes. We LOVE how everything turned out, and would absolutely recommend him.
We had an exceptional experience with Patrick. The quality surpassed what we had expected for our website and we would definitely recommend him.
Through his leadership of our design group, he helped establish a well respected international brand that has been embraced by millions around the world. His passion and thoughtfulness shine through in the quality of his workmanship.
Patrick was able to take our ideas and concepts and redesign our brand into something we absolutely love. He was a pleasure to work with and he continues to WOW us with new marketing pieces.
Family Vision Clinic
Patrick worked with us to update our logo, website and print materials. In addition to the resulting high-quality work, it is an absolute pleasure to work with Patrick. He is creative, trustworthy, and delivers to his commitments.
Project Leadership Services
He was able to produce high quality work, on a tight timeframe, within a budget that met our goals as a nonprofit. We were thrilled with the quality of the final product.