We’re a creative branding agency
born & raised in NYC.

We bring startup brands to life with beautiful design, smart copy, and compelling visuals.

Who We Are

We’re a full-service creative agency building smart, spirited brands from the ground up. We think and operate like in-house, while bringing an outsider’s fresh point of view.

Our team is made up of creative problem solvers. After many years of working in-house at growing startups, we’re nimble and easily adapt to the unexpected. Together, we’ll chart a path that sets you up for success, with a brand you’re proud to put into the world.

The Communal Way

Creatively driven
Consumer-first approach
Cross-team collaboration
Direct team access
In-house origins
Integrated partnership
Startup mentality
Support beyond launch
Women-owned and led

About Us


From setting your strategy to crafting copy, creating visuals and cross-channel campaigns, we create an end-to-end brand experience that motivates customers on a gut level.


You’re looking for a creative partner that shares your brand vision, pitches in where needed, and offers solutions you haven’t thought of. We're here to be that partner.


We’re intimately familiar with the joys and constraints of startup life. We work with you to explore all your options and help you make the smartest decisions, every step of the way.


You’ll work directly with our creative team. Together, we’ll generate fresh ideas, push each other, and evolve our thinking to create the best possible work that we can all be proud of.


We're female-owned and led, making us a happy anomaly in the branding world. Our small but mighty team is integrated, personal and agile – just like the startups we partner with.


We continue to support our clients as they build out their brand materials and learn more about their customers, both at launch and beyond. We're here for you, no matter what you need.

The Communal Way


Our origins are rooted in our team's vast in-house experience and brand-building expertise. Our founder Jess Williams has led creative teams at fast-growing startups around New York City, including Birchbox, Thrillist, and JackThreads. Founded in 2015, Communal brings the foundational spirit of startup culture to every project

Our Founder

In the historic Chelsea neighborhood, just steps from Madison Square Park, our bright and airy studio welcomes you from the moment you walk in.

We like to hold an idea in our hands. Moodboards decorate our walls and we’re constantly rearranging, reconsidering, and adding new ideas that inspire and delight us.

Our open space and large communal tables make it easy to pull up a chair and collaborate on the fly. Or just eat your lunch.

Book club. Inspiration outings. Museum visits. Friday fun lunch. We look for ways to get to know each other inside and outside the office.


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