Built to Build Better Brand Experiences

Factor is a boutique creative partner built for small businesses, start-ups + nonprofits

Wherever a customer comes in contact with your organization, it shapes how they feel about working with you. Your logo, website, content, business card, marketing materials…every element is a factor in building your credibility and standing apart from competitors. Ignore any one of them and you risk client confusion, distrust or boredom. Inject some care, creativity and consistency, and people take notice for all the right reasons.

Factor Branding + Design considers and connects the elements of your brand, weaving whip-smart strategy, dynamic design and captivating content together to strengthen each brand experience and improve the future of your business.

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Every contact with your brand leaves an impression.


Let’s make sure it’s the right one.


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Logo + Identity

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Print + Display

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Web + Digital

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Strategy + Writing

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about me

Adam Standing

Adam Davies

creative director

For more than 20 years, I’ve provided a rare combination of creative services to clients across a multitude of industries, including manufacturing, med-tech, communications, professional services, commercial real estate and nonprofits. Having worked on both sides of the fence as a corporate creative and as the owner of my own studio, I’m able to guide clients with empathy and experience.

My career spans brand strategy and development, print and web design, copywriting, and corporate marketing, giving me a wealth of skills to help you look more professional, be more strategic, and stand out from competitors.

My business-minded approach to creative work takes your project beyond pretty pictures and fluffy words…it explores your goals, communicates your value and engages your customers. The perfect marriage of strategy + design…aesthetic + academic…substance + style.


“I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Adam really listens to us and is able to synthesize our disparate needs into beautiful, cohesive results. He creates work that honors our brand standards while providing a platform that we will be able to expand upon on in the future.  He explains his reasoning and his process every step of the way and is quick to respond to questions and requests. All of this, and he is a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Carrie Andersen, Communications Manager, Pohlad Companies

“Adam’s approach went well beyond creating a brand.”

Adam’s holistic approach went well beyond creating a brand. He asked thought-provoking questions that led to greater clarity about my vision, the clients I wanted to attract, and the visual identity for my business. His background in marketing, expertise in design and personal experience as a solopreneur resulted in a brand that not only captures my business vision, but reflects who I am as an individual!

Gretchen Fernelius, Owner, Pup Tent Communications

“Enhanced our reputation in ways we couldn’t have imagined!”

Adam developed our brand messaging and our new website, and he totally nailed it. The new site not only streamlines much of the work I had to deal with on our old site, but it has generated new leads and enhanced my organization’s reputation in ways I couldn’t have imagined. If you are looking for someone who is as invested in the success of your new website as much you are, contact Factor today!

Nikki Warner, Communications Director, The Good Acre

“Hands down, the best branding expert we’ve ever worked with.”

We had the distinct pleasure of working with Adam on a full rebrand of our business, and throughout every single step of the process he exceeded our expectations. He is hands down the best branding expert we’ve ever worked with. I would highly recommend him to any business that is looking to work with someone who just “gets it,” and is crazy good at every aspect of branding and design. We’ve had hundreds of compliments and new opportunities that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for his work and dedication to absolutely nailing our vision!

Alissa Henriksen, Co-President, Grey Search + Strategy

“He took the time to really understand the heart of my business.”

Working with Adam was an absolute pleasure. He took the time to really understand the heart of my business, and more importantly to understand what was important to me. He created a beautiful logo and website that perfectly represented everything I do. It turned out better than I ever imagined!  It’s professional, lively and engaging. Every person that visits my web site says, “Wow, it’s beautiful!”  I would recommend working with Adam for any creative needs.  He’s highly skilled, passionate about getting it right for the customer, and best of all, fun to work with!

Nancy Fisher, Owner, Good Life Revolution

“Committed to breakthrough results and quality.”

I didn’t think any creative agency would ever understand us well enough to do what we needed done on a website. Adam proved my fear to not true. We can’t thank him enough for his commitment to breakthrough results and quality. It feels awesome as a client to experience a partner’s commitment to doing great work!

Linda Maxwell, CEO, Business Efficacy

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