decades of collective experience and counting

What can we do for you?

Chicago Creative Group was founded in 2003 on the simple idea that bringing together smart people from varied disciplines could result in fresh ideas. It worked. We started with a bang, helping a Fortune 100 company develop a creative strategy to win the business of an even bigger Fortune 100 company. Although we've grown since those early days, our goal has been to remain small enough to be engaged and responsive on every job, while robust enough to take on any project with a hands-on approach from our entire team.

LEADERSHIP

DUANE NELSEN

Co-founder and chief creative officer

 

Duane manages the creative team, overseeing all concept development, art direction and production. He is known for his ability to think beyond the ordinary, creating unique content that captures attention across mediums. Prior to Chicago Creative Group, he wrote and produced national television jingles for McDonald’s, Kellogg's, Disney, Pillsbury and many others, working with the nation's top ad agencies. Fifteen years on the production side of advertising led to his role in creative development. He is a graduate of Lawrence University.

CATHERINE HUG

Co-founder and chief content officer

 

Cathy has 25 years of experience in the development and execution of marketing and communications projects and manages all content development, writing and editorial work throughout CCG. She has a reputation for intellectual rigor and marketing savvy in the development of accessible, persuasive content—often distilled from complex, technical subject matter. Through attention to detail and focus on message, Cathy has mastered the marriage of visual and verbal elements into powerful communications. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.

OUR TEAM

CREATIVE

Our creative team includes people with both agency and corporate experience that have worked on award-winning campaigns for some of the most well-known brands on the planet.

 

WRITING & DESIGN

Our team likes working together more than they like working apart. That makes for a better process and a better product.

 

 

PRODUCTION

From project management to motion design and video and web production, our people bring their unique perspectives to all the projects they touch.