To tell our clients’ stories through design, to foster creative minds, to leave our environment better than we found it, and to use business to connect communities.
Alexandra Tuller founded Drake Creative in 2003 when she relocated to the Hudson Valley so her dogs could roam acres of pasture and woods while she worked to support their happy existence. 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 amenities committee for Walkway Over the Hudson and on the events committee for The Art Effect, both of which are nonprofits in Poughkeepsie. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Phillips Academy.
Dean Temple is an award-winning writer, designer, storyteller, and works as creative director on story-driven projects for Drake Creative. He has helped design identity systems and content strategies for clients ranging from the Fortune 50 to national and regional nonprofits. Notable projects have included developing customer-friendly content explaining exchange traded funds for Morgan Stanley Capital International, the World Markets Advisory for AIG, the international affairs publication Handai Global for Osaka University, sign system and content for Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie, and both identity and story-driven projects for V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) 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 the award for Best Actor at the 2016 Madrid International Film Festival. Dean currently serves as president of the board of directors of The Art Effect in Poughkeepsie. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Lovett School.