At our foundation, WhiteSpace is all about the people. From the talent that works here to the clients we partner with, we’re focused on establishing relationships that prosper. After that, it’s our roll-the-sleeves-up, dive-right-in mentality that drives us forward. From storytelling to brand building to exploring visual identities, we make an investment in sweat equity, brainpower and elbow grease. It’s our belief in a hands-on process and our unflinching commitment to handshakes and high-fives that lead to producing results that matter.
Oh, yeah. And we’re fiercely competitive. From client concepts to our in-house competitions, we don’t mind getting ink on our hands or avocado in our hair if it means pushing the results beyond the expected. We’re committed to having a knockdown, drag-out, push-it-as-far-as-it-can-go attitude – whether we’re throwing darts or performing a strategic rebrand. Fostering a competitive spirit propels our projects from evolutionary to revolutionary and makes our relationships that much stronger. To put it bluntly, we work hard and play hard (often at the same time).
From a cramped spare bedroom to a historic building once occupied by the Akron Paint Company, WhiteSpace has evolved as much as the places we’ve called home. Founded in 1994 by Keeven White, WhiteSpace started off with a single project – a logo for a corporate golf scramble. After two decades of expansion and acquisitions, we have grown into a full-service creative marketing agency. Located in Akron, OH, WhiteSpace embodies the midwestern blue-collar work ethic of the city and employs about 30 hands-on difference makers in the marketing, advertising, public relations and digital fields.
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