Who We Are

We are an established communications practice.

ODA Creative Partners is a team of dedicated and experienced professionals. We’ve partnered with clients nationwide in a variety of industries, believing in the power of content + design to communicate a message, energize communities, and build businesses.

We tell your best stories.

Our passion is to create strong emotional bonds between you and your audience. A powerful message, a clear vision, an effective strategy, and compelling design result in awareness and retention in the minds of your audiences.

Range of Projects

Annual Reports
Benefits Campaigns and Launches
Branding
Calendars
Collateral
Consumer Products
Corporate Identities
Employee Communications
Human Resources
Identity Systems
Investor Relations
Invitations
Interactive Annual Reports
Marketing Materials

Newsletters
Notecards
Packaging
Publications
Press Kits
Signage
Standards Manuals
Stationery Systems
Textbooks
Posters
PowerPoint Presentations
Websites

Range of Projects

Annual Reports
Benefits Campaigns and Launches
Branding
Calendars
Collateral
Consumer Products
Corporate Identities
Employee Communications
Human Resources
Identity Systems
Investor Relations
Invitations
Interactive Annual Reports
Marketing Materials
Newsletters
Notecards
Packaging
Publications
Press Kits
Signage
Standards Manuals
Stationery Systems
Textbooks
Posters
PowerPoint Presentations
Websites

Client List

American Bar Association
American Dental Association
AON Hewitt
Buck Consultants
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CF Industries
Chicago Office of Tourism
Cognitive Arts
Columbia University
Community Health
The Comprehensive Group
Custom Case Management
Federated Department Stores
Food For Thought
Gagen MacDonald
General Board of Pension and Benefits of The Methodist Church
Grant Thornton
Hill & Knowlton
Ideal Industries
Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs
Inland Paperboard and Packaging
Indeck Energy
JAI
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Little Journeys
McGladrey
McGowan Charitable Fund
Materials Marketing Stone & Tile
MedExpress
Mondelez
Museum of Science & Industry
Navistar
Nicoat
Nordstrom
The Northern Trust Company
Open Communities
Physical Therapy Chicago
Power Construction Company
Prudential Capital Group
The ROC Group
Scott Foresman
Steelcase
Summit Consulting Group
Three Arts Club of Chicago
U.S. Robotics
Van Kampen Funds
Voices for Illinois Children
Willis Towers Watson
YMCA of the USA
Zurich Kemper Investments
Zacks Investment Management

Client List

American Bar Association
American Dental Association
AON Hewitt
Buck Consultants
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CF Industries
Chicago Office of Tourism
Cognitive Arts
Columbia University
Community Health
The Comprehensive Group
Custom Case Management
Federated Department Stores
Food For Thought
Gagen MacDonald
General Board of Pension and Benefits of The Methodist Church
Grant Thornton
Hill & Knowlton
Ideal Industries
Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs
Inland Paperboard and Packaging
Indeck Energy
JAI
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Little Journeys
McGladrey
McGowan Charitable Fund
Materials Marketing Stone & Tile
MedExpress
Mondelez
Museum of Science & Industry
Navistar
Nicoat
Nordstrom
The Northern Trust Company
Open Communities
Physical Therapy Chicago
Power Construction Company
Prudential Capital Group
The ROC Group
Scott Foresman
Steelcase
Summit Consulting Group
Three Arts Club of Chicago
U.S. Robotics
Van Kampen Funds
Voices for Illinois Children
Willis Towers Watson
YMCA of the USA
Zurich Kemper Investments
Zacks Investment Management

Our Team

Julia Dunlop

Julia Dunlop

Senior Creative Director and Project Manager

Julia serves as Creative Director, Account and Project Manager. She enjoys helping clients utilize communication and design to grow their businesses. In addition, her extensive branding experience spans both print and digital communication methodologies. Julia’s favorite thing about work is growing one-on-one relationships with clients and having fun with the ODA team. When not in the design world, her favorite things are to hike, bike, do yoga, and plan trips (to anywhere with french fries on the menu).

julia@odacreativepartners.com

Frank Anello

Frank Anello

Senior Creative Director and Project Manager

Frank energetically serves as a Senior Creative Director and Project Manager. He contributes to the conceptual development of new projects, provides direction in the creative process and manages brand consistency during the design expansion phase. To have more fun, he merged Anello Design with ODA approximately 10 years ago. His experience in publications and branding in nonprofits and higher education lends a special expertise to our communication efforts. Outside of the office, he loves to ride his bike along the lake, 24 miles round-trip from home to the West Loop!

frank@odacreativepartners.com

Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson

Senior Designer

Patti helps with design and concepts on a range of projects, also managing the expansion of communication through the production phases. She is detail-oriented with high standards of organization and highly attuned design refinement. Her typography finesse is outstanding, with a wonderful command of other design elements such as illustration and photography. Her favorite thing about being a designer is working with colors and letters, and when not working she loves to watch the sun come up while running, biking or paddleboarding.

patti@odacreativepartners.com

Derrick Alderman

Derrick Alderman

Senior Designer

Derrick specializes in the design and production of larger publications and retouching of various sorts. We rely on his organization and finesse within InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for those hard-to-do techniques and things that are just, well, big. After growing up in a family of artists, professors and photographers, he trained as a marine biologist and then worked at Quad Graphics where he rediscovered his artist-self. His favorite thing about work is switching heads on people in Photoshop at the client’s request. At other times, he is a power seller on eBay, dedicated collector of things, and a dabbler in stock photography.

derrick@odacreativepartners.com

Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Designer

Daniel develops new design solutions for print and digital communications non-stop. He has an instinct for composition, photography, illustration and color which helps recreate the wheel on a daily basis. He contributes to the conceptual and production aspects of many projects, always with a smile. His favorite aspect of work is the range and diversity of projects—each with their own challenges. When not designing, he loves to wander around Chicago taking photographs—from the tops of parking garages to the subway underground.

daniel@odacreativepartners.com

Matthew Courtright

Matthew Courtright

Web Programmer

Matthew is our programming guru for websites—from pure HTML to WordPress sites, to now learning App development. He also assists with eBlasts, e-newsletters and web banners. A phone call or email with Matthew is always accompanied by a quirky joke or comment, making our day so much better! Little known fact about Matthew is that he was a math major and is a vocabulary whiz.

matthew@odacreativepartners.com

Susan Zographos

Susan Zographos

Senior Communication Consultant

Susan is an award-winning communication professional with 20+ years experience in Human Resources, Benefits, Outsourcing, Change Management, Healthcare, Wellness, Retirement and Performance Management. Day-to-day, she crafts messages, content for communications, gives direction on creative concepts and handles the production aspects of projects. Her multi-facetted talents are an integral part of getting the job done!

susan@odacreativepartners.com

Zeke

Zeke

Titles are so trivial

Zeke is clearly the brains behind the operation. Design is fine, but what about frisbees and balls? His favorite things about work are barking at the FedEx delivery person and commanding the treat jar. Outside of the office, he prefers running on the beach and surfing, with a nap here and there.