The Narrative is an award-winning, full-service, multidisciplinary visual communication studio in Chicago.
We work with companies, organizations, non-profits, cultural institutions, and individuals in diverse fields and disciplines to create meaningful and distinct visual narratives.
Narratives, and the clear intentions behind them, are the “what” and “why” behind what we do, both as designers and as a studio. A narrative is a way of visualizing a company’s products and services that reflects the quality of their products and services in a clear, coherent, consistent, forward-thinking, and distinct way. We look to achieve this not only for the company and its clients, but also for the company’s professional peers as well as for any community (local to global) wherein they are a part.
From brand identities to book design, data visualization to website design, and everything in between, The Narrative has an all-consuming passion for design. Our research-based methodology, custom project approach, and inspired dedication to the design process lead to compelling and effective visual narratives that reflect the quality, consistency, and innovation of our client’s products and services.
Our clients are passionate about what they do and so are we. Let’s visualize your narrative.
brand research & strategy
custom website design
social media campaigns
wayfinding & signage
theater set design
At The Narrative we believe great design can be applied to almost anything. Have an unusual project? Interested in services not included in the list? or in a collaboration? We’d love to hear from you!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a dialogue.
Partner & Design Director
Pennsylvania > Kansas > Connecticut > Boston > Chicago
Daniel founded The Narrative with a vision of creating intellectually elegant design and collaboration with good people. Over his 20+ year career, he has designed for a multifarious assortment of clientele and strives to exceed expectations on every project to deliver the highest quality design work. Dan cultivates this passion in his students at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches typography.
Partner & Design Director
Ukraine > Azerbaijan > Russia > Houston > Baltimore > Chicago
Sofya brings an interdisciplinary philosophy and multicultural perspective to The Narrative. Her fine arts background influences her design work—she is passionate about designing compelling narratives in print and book form, data visualization, designing for dimensional space, and design thinking. As faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sofya lends her rich and varied perspective to her students.
Buenos Aires > Chicago > Frankfurt
Isabela enriches the design process and work of The Narrative through research and her expertise in identity design, user experience, and motion graphics. Isabela takes joy in the process of connecting the seemingly disjointed into effective yet creative visual systems. Isabela holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was chosen by SAIC’s Visual Communication department to design their 2020-2021 annual publication.
Contribution to culture — another reason why we work relentlessly to achieve excellence for our clients:
Designing well-thought-out work contributes positively to our culture as a whole. In a brand-cluttered world, our work is created with a respect for the audience as a top priority. Our process demands discipline, and it requires a purity of intention. We both have masters degrees in design, we practice design, we teach design, we live design. We do all of the creative work ourselves.