evb creative

Strategic thinking. Powerful design. High-end execution. EVB Creative is dedicated to enhancing your brand’s image across every print and digital platform and helping your story resonate with all the audiences you need to reach. We work with brands across the spectrum—from consumer to B2B to financial. Whether you need a new corporate identity, a website, an interactive or print campaign, a product catalog, an annual report—or all of the above—we’ll work with you to understand your objectives and deliver the integrated and effective solutions you need to build your business.

Our Team

Eric van den Brulle  |  owner 

Eric is an award-winning designer and creative director noted for his strategic thinking and results-oriented execution. His career in the creative arts began in 1988 as a photo-assistant for photographer Annie Leibovitz at a time when her celebrity portraits for clients such as Gap and American Express were generating global acclaim and attention. In the 1990s, Eric worked as a creative director at the Burnett Group, developing print advertising, and websites for clients such as Merrill Lynch, Pepsi, Société Générale and The American Folk Museum. In 1997, Eric launched EVB Creative where he oversees the creative team responsible for strategy and design on print, web, film and photography projects for a diverse range of clients. EVB Creative’s work—as well as Eric’s own photography and film projects—have been recognized by many industry competitions and creative organizations, including: Communication Arts, Graphis, American Photography, The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Pusan and Berlin International Film Festivals. Eric holds a BA in Photography and his portrait and travel photography has been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous publications.    

Ali Jennison  |  associate

Ali Jennison brings a fresh viewpoint and plenty of focused energy supported by carefully crafted strategies to every project she undertakes. Ali’s background is in print production and graphic design. Ali’s 30 years of experience in the NYC design community, coupled with strong production expertise create clear and intelligent work. She worked for book designer, Marty Moskoff producing the Rizzoli coffee-table book New York 1930 by Robert A. M. Stern, for M & Co. in 1987 while the boutique launched Naked by the Talking Heads and the restaurant identity for China Grill. At Jan Krukowski and Company, Ali gained experience publishing capital campaign brochures and promotional materials for universities, cultural institutions and non profits, including: Dartmouth College, National Gallery of Art, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bronz Zoo, Wheaton College, and University of Washington. Ali was production manager for the Burnett Group, focusing on corporate communication collateral and annual reports for clients in the financial sector including Merrill Lynch, AMBAC, CAPMAC and Sprint. Essential to the process is Ali’s collaborative style and client centered approach. From brand identity for small businesses to capital campaign brochures to coffee-table books and unique invitation packages for clients such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and Camphill Foundation, Ali’s has the creative eye and technical experience in graphic design and print production to produce complex jobs, under pressure and under deadline. Essential to the process is Ali’s collaborative style and client centered approach.

Michael Drechsler  |  associate

Michael Drechsler's experience as an art director ranges from design/production of fashion catalogs, on-figure as well as still life, to collateral design for financial companies. In the mid 70's Drechsler received his BA in Fine Arts in Hamburg where he also absolved an apprencticeship at Jeising & Beiersdorf ad agency, then moved on as photo assistant at Francois Cloteaux Studio.

Drechsler then headed for Asia to produce and choreograph fashion shows in Sinagapore, Hong Kong and Djakarta. Clients include Gianne Versace, Cacherel, Armani, Lanvin. In 1980 he moved to NYC where he worked as a video editor for International Air Check, facilitating a library of global aired commercials. During that time he founded Virta, Video Travel, a video company that provides Japanese tourists with customized tapes of their travel in New York. In the early 80's he became art director at Spiegel Brands, formerly Avon Fashions while developing his own clientele such as Charivari, Mestel & Co., Asian Business Advocacy, S.A. Jeans.

He consults, designs and produces print as well as interactive media for clients such as Macy's Home, MindShare, Artio Global Investors, and NY Times.

Kelly Egan  |  associate

With deep roots in brand development through advertising and marketing, Kelly has a talent for bringing together the precise elements to any communication strategy that can best serve clients in identifying practical and creative solutions. With a love for the creative and strategy process itself, she is clearly delighted when the right chord is struck that reveals the strategic direction that will connect a client’s brand or message with their audience. Throughout Kelly’s career she has been dedicated to creating extraordinary, measurable results, whether through brand, campaign or collateral development, advertising, events, conferences, interior or exterior branding to web development and into the desktop, social media, mobile and app landscape. And after years of cultivating teams of talented people, she brings focused and expert energy to all levels of the process.
This ensures that effective, direct results are carried through on a diverse range of projects. From Corporate Communications to NGOs to Associations, she understands that user interaction and social impact, including the dynamics engaged on a qualitative and quantitative basis, are key. Whatever stage or state a client’s brand is in, she has found that it is a huge opportunity to discover the sometimes elusive, and sometimes obvious potential and spark that connects a brand with its audience in a valuable and measurable way.

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