To use design to get to the core of any project and find the specifics that make it compellingly unique in the world. This means brands with clear and authentic voices. It means spaces and events that that tell stories in intuitive ways.
We envision a world where clear communication fosters greater cooperation, where sustainable communities provide stability and a better standard of living, and where our interactions with the environments around us become a source of wellbeing.
Alexandra Tuller is an award-winning graphic designer and a founding partner of Drake Creative. Alex places an emphasis on being creatively flexible and production adaptable, which has resulted in a significant diversity of projects, ranging from visual identity systems to monumental design, environmental graphics, and theatrical backdrops. Her identity system design clients include VDAY, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress, and AIG nationally, with multiple regional clients including Blue Flower Arts, the Vanikiotis Group, The Art Effect, and the Bank of Millbrook. Other notable work has included wayfinding, informational, interpretive signage and identity system for Upper Landing Park, the Washington Street monumental sign for Walkway Over the Hudson, and publication designs for Thomson Reuters, the Carnegie Endowment, the World Bank, Euromoney, the Hong Kong Standard, Bangkok Business Day, and several others. She currently serves on the board of directors as head of the marketing committee for the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Poughkeepsie. She is a graduate of Phillips Academy and the University of Virginia.
Dean Temple is an award-winning writer, designer, and storyteller and a founding partner of Drake Creative. He has created identity systems and content strategies for clients ranging from the Fortune 50 to national and regional nonprofits. Notable projects have included developing customer-friendly Exchange Traded Fund content for Morgan Stanley Capital International, World Markets Advisory for AIG, the international affairs publication Handai Global for Osaka University, and both identity and story-driven projects for Eve Ensler’s organization VDAY. His own story work has won awards for Best Comedy (2015 Indie Gathering) and Staff Choice Best Show (2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival), and he won a Best Actor award at the 2016 Madrid International Film Festival for his work in Here Lies Joe. Dean currently serves as president of the board of directors of The Art Effect in Poughkeepsie. He is a graduate of The Lovett School and Columbia University.