Branding in Philly: Meet Shamlian Creative

shamlianFor over 25 years, Shamlian Creative has been building beloved brands with their tight-knit group of strategist, designers and storytellers. Conceived by the talented Fred Shamlian, this branding agency has been killing the credit card design game with over 1,000 card designs and counting. To get a taste of their skills, check out the agency’s America West “Surprise & Delight” project to see what all the fuss is about.

Their expertise don’t just end at card design but extend to other creative services like marketing strategy and web design. So if you’re a big national brand or a small local business, Shamlian Creative is committed to your success no matter the size. Sound like the perfect agency for you? Come say hi!

Location: 105 W Third Street, Media PA 19063

Core Services: Branding, Marketing Strategy, Web

Additional Services: Video, Photography, Graphic/Communications

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13 Must-Know Facts About Philly’s Shamlian Creative

In Philly Since: 1986

# of Employees: 4

# of Four-Legged Employees: 0

Company Mantra: “The love is free. It’s the results we charge for.”

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In 10 Words of Less, What We Do for Our Clients: We ask better questions. We fuse data-driven strategy with optimism and joy. We find the essential story and bring it to life.

3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:

  1. Make a positive difference
  2. Care about their customers and employees
  3. A big idea

Our Clients Love Us Because: We deliver total 360º success solutions. And we make them happy

“Advertising today is an invitation. An invitation to connect, to identify, to participate, to explore.”

-Founder & Creative Director Fred Shamlian


The #1 Thing We Love About Philly:  Rittenhouse Square & The Philadelphia Orchestra

Favorite Philly Sports Team: The Phillies

Most Interesting Physical Thing in Our Office: The Quartz Crystal Bowls

Preferred Office Snack: Dark Chocolate Kit Kat Bars

Best Philly Cheesesteak Spot: Tony Luke’s

“The question we strive to answer is, ‘What’s the greatest good we can do with our marketing budget that will deliver the strongest response?’ These questions opens doors to new and better ideas and experiences.”

-Founder & Creative Director Fred Shamlian


Anything You Want to Add in One Sentence: If you’re doing something a better way…making a better product or delivering a better experience…we want to tell your story.


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