, we're Historic.

A brand strategy shop dwelling in the Phoenix 🌵 desert.

Our specialty? A multi-disciplinary approach to planning and creating a more human experience 👋 across all your channels.

What we do

Strategic Clarity

Clarify and articulate your brand’s “true north” while integrating that clarity into your week to week operational reality so that your strategy, structure, and systems get the results you want.
  • True North (Mission / Values)
  • Principles
  • Audience Personas
  • Positioning
  • Playbook & Implementation
  • Workshops


Align your brand from the inside out across the 5 pillars of culture, story, service, experience, and identity.
  • Brand Audit
  • Culture Alignment
  • Visual Identity
  • Digital & Physical Collateral
  • Brand Guide
  • Messaging & Story


Create multi-channel campaigns that meet your audience wherever they are and compel them to take the next step.
  • Email Marketing
  • Digital Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Landing Pages
  • Direct Mail
  • Branded Content


Showcase who you are, connect with your audience, and lead people to take action. This is one first impression you can’t take back.
  • UI & UX
  • Visual Design
  • Web Development
  • Prototyping & User Testing
  • Content Strategy
  • SEO

Product Design

Create products that align with the needs of your audience and are packaged to bring in revenue.
  • Concept
  • Strategy
  • Roadmap
  • Packaging & Design
  • Marketing
  • Digital Product Development

Learn more about our method.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Steve Gillette Art Director - Historic Agency


Creative Director

James Bloedel Communications Lead - Historic Agency


Communications Lead

Sabina Nam Lead Copywriter - Historic Agency


Lead Copywriter

Shari Hobbs Digital Lead - Historic Agency


Digital Lead

Ted Vaughn - Cofounder Historic Agency


Brand Strategy

Mark Miller Cofounder Historic Agency


Client Strategy

Some things we’re proud of.

Hey there—

You’re ambitious. We’re ambitious.

You’re a visionary leader who sees the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. We’re a creative group of disruptors who lead with strategy and like to ask “Why?” a lot.

At Historic we believe our word is our bond, that creativity isn’t abstract but rooted in process, that it’s possible to accomplish more in less time, and that your CULTURE dictates your long-term success.

If you’re a C-suite executive, senior leader, or founder who’s leading a transition, feels stuck, or simply isn’t getting any momentum or traction—we’re talking to you.

We see you. And just like you, we believe there are better things ahead of us than behind us. If you’re like us, then you’re not just in it for the bottom line—you want to make a difference along the way.

When you partner with our team, we’re going to collaborate on ideas by bringing you into our process. We’re going to ask questions to get to know you better (and keep asking more). Because we’re not just here to share our expertise, but become experts of who you are.

Not only that, but we’re going to make things right when they go wrong.

We’ll execute and drive your vision forward, from the initial big idea to its final implementation.

We’ll deliver: on time, what was promised.

We’ll do good work. Together, we’re going to come up with some pretty amazing things.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s start dreaming doing.


Mark & Ted Founders Historic Agency

Mark & Ted

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At Slingshot, we always aim to put people first in our hiring and coaching. Over the past few years, Historic has worked closely with us to make sure our content marketing strategies reflect that--and it’s worked. The value we provide upfront to potential partners builds trust and relationships that last.
Sarah Riebe
COO, Slingshot Group

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Branding by Culture - Historic Agency
Branding by Culture - Historic Agency
Branding by Culture - Historic Agency
Branding by Culture - Historic Agency

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