About Us
About Us
Ramp is a creative team who specializes in clarifying brand stories with well-built and implemented identity systems.

We work with industry leaders to ramp up their brand identity to establish market presence, create opportunities, nurture loyalty and empower fans. Our mission is to instill creative into every facet of your business to make doing business a pleasure for your audience. By incorporating storytelling, we transform work into play. And audiences prefer play.

Rachel Elnar

Strategy Director
& Partner

Rachel Elnar

Rachel Elnar is a founding partner and Strategy Director at Ramp. She brings her wisdom in communications, public relations and social media to mentor clients on the power of strategic design to simplify information and transform business. In addition to leading messaging in interactive campaigns, online branding, and user experiences, Rachel continues to shape her client’s communication strategies. In 2008, Rachel was named as one of Graphic Design USA’s “People to Watch.”

Michael Stinson

Creative Director
& Partner

Michael Stinson

Michael Stinson is a founding partner and the studio’s Creative Director. Over the course of 17 years in the field of design, his work has been recognized by numerous publications and industry organizations, including Communication Arts, Mead Annual Report Show, Potlatch Annual Report Show, Stora Enso Paper Awards, The AR100 and The One Show.

At Ramp Creative, our goal is to grow brand value for long-term growth through considering the needs of our client's audience.
Research & Strategy
  • Understanding an audiences’ needs and perceptions takes more than guesswork. We take a look at the competitive landscape, positioning and communications to help in determining where there may be opportunities to capitalize on.

  • Visual Surveys
  • Market Information
  • Category Trends
  • Brand Brief
  • Strategic Direction

Brand Identity & Development
  • A blend of authentic culture, unique character and historic roots are transformed into a brand voice to initiate the long-term building of a company’s greatest asset: brand equity.

  • Identity Systems
  • Design Development
  • Business/Product/Service Naming
  • Standards Manuals
  • Brand Extensions
  • Packaging
Marketing Communications
  • We build compelling marketing collateral and interactive campaigns beg the viewer to interact and intimately experience a company’s brand. These perpetuates the dialogue between the company and consumer.

  • Product/Service Launch
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Digital/Social Media
  • Sales Promotions
  • Event Design

Corporate Collateral & Annual Reports
  • Business and financial stories weaved into powerful epics along with illustrative illuminations and suspenseful sequels deliver a powerful company message, in turn strengthening brand relationships.

  • Corporate Communications
  • Brochures
  • Annual Reports
  • Sales/Business Development Tools
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Investor Communications
We have been recognized and published by many prestigious organizations and publications, from both creative and business worlds. And we’re so happy to accept the highlights and honors.


April 2012

Design: Type

Rockport 2012

Typography 33

Type Directors Club

Logo 8

Graphis 2011
We've been lucky to work with passionate clients who are defined by an unrelenting drive to lead their industry, focus on quality and innovate.