Culture

Driven by people. Built on grit.

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).

History

We all have a story.

From a cramped spare bedroom to a historic 65,000-square-foot office and warehouse complex on three acres of land near downtown Akron, 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 20 hands-on creative thinkers in the marketing, advertising, public relations and digital fields. All dedicated to making a difference through our unique problem-solving and relentless passion.

Community

Giving back. It’s what we’re all about.

WhiteSpace doesn’t just call Akron home. We consider it part of our fabric, and we’re deeply invested in giving back to the Greater Akron community. From serving on a variety of nonprofit boards to adopting a family in crisis during the holiday season, we’re always looking for ways to make a difference. Of course, we find it especially meaningful when we can use our insight and creativity to help area nonprofits tell their stories. Over the last two decades, WhiteSpace has worked with 100+ nonprofits, donating more than $1 million in goods and services, including work developed during our 13 years of 24-hour pro bono creative marathons (yeah… it got intense.)

 



Sound like the kind of group you'd like to work with? Contact us now and see the difference we can make together!

WhiteSpace Workbook

Workbook lets you compile all the things you think are awesome about us. Look for the plus sign to add people, projects, concepts – anything – to your Workbook. Then, save what you like as a PDF.

Your workbook is empty.