SQUAREONE is the small design studio of D. Jamison Cantrell. We help clients tell their story through print, digital, live event, and anything else we can get our hands on. We respect your time and money and do not want to waste either. If you are looking for a fancy design firm with large offices, hundreds of staff members, and an espresso bar in the lobby , we probably aren’t for you. We don’t even have a lobby! We work hard and do good work for good people.
The first step is to meet with you and your staff to clearly identify things like project objectives, target audience, budget constraints, and project milestones. This may be easily achieved in one meeting or it may require several. We also conduct any research that may be required. Regardless, we make sure that everyone is on the same page before designing even the first pixel.
This is the experimental phase. With our project roadmap in hand, we start to play with different ideas and concepts to achieve our identified goals. We collaborate with you and your team until we nail down the exact design or concept that will work for you. We believe that change is good and that great work takes hard work.
Once we have an approved design concept or strategy, we set about building out the full project and oversee the production process until the project is successfully delivered. If it’s a website, we build all the site pages, user test and debug, and launch the entire site. If it’s a brochure, we complete all graphic design and text editing and oversee print production and delivery.
I was born and raised in Acworth, Georgia and began my career in theatrical design and production with a bachelor of arts degree from LaGrange College. After college, I worked in many areas of event production and design and increasingly found myself working more with clients on marketing and branding projects. In 2003, I started SQUAREONE from my tiny apartment in Washington, DC as a multidisciplined experience design firm to help clients define and deliver their message to their target audience. In 2005, I returned to my wife’s family farm in south Georgia where I currently work from a home studio. You can find me most places online as @galacticjc. When I’m not working with clients, I’m either chasing my 2 boys around or failing at various home repairs. My wife is some lucky lady!
SQUAREONE is small by design. The day to day operations and account management are handled by me. I work one on one with most clients, but once the needs of a project are defined I will build a project team from a select list of freelance designers to complete all the required work if needed. This allows us to work quickly, adapt as the project's needs require, and keep overhead down to save our clients money. Our teams consist of graphic designers, web developers, copywriters, experience designers, PR specialists, and social media experts - depending on the specifics of each project. We can help you tell your story through as many different channels as needed. We've got you covered!
We originally began purely as an experience design firm. However, over the years our clients increasingly have turned to us for marketing and branding services beyond their trade show booths and retail spaces.
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are just a few of the online places where we are spending our time these days. We can help get your message online in front of your customers.
This is where it all began for us. We have over 16 years of experience creating branded environments and engaging experiences for companies like Marriott International and Qualcomm.
We love meeting new people - especially those want to pay us for doing what we love. If you have a project you would like to discuss, drop us line with some of the details and we'll get in touch. Lets make something together!