• We create memorable websites, print campaigns, and logos.
  • We like helping startups.
  • We jump at the chance to partner with musicians.
  • We enjoy working with other creatives.

Uniquely Qualified

Whether you need a website, logo, or print collateral, Creative Improv is here for you. I have a knack for making the complicated simple. See what makes me uniquely qualified to give you a top notch end-product.

what we do

What Others Say

One of the ways to know whether our work together will be successful is to hear directly from our past clients. See what others have said about their experience working with me.

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The Best Around

Your website, logo and print collateral aren’t just a collection of pretty pictures. They need to communicate what you’re all about in a simple and effective manner. See how I’ve helped others communicate simply and effectively!

our work

portfolio

  • Heritage House Billboard & Kirksville Landscape Photos
  • Local Real Estate Agent Blog
  • MAC Jazz Festival Poster
  • Stephen Emlund's personal portfolio website
  • Parallax View logo
  • Bridge logo
  • Knox County Community Center website
  • Knox County Community Center logo
  • MAC Jazz Festival Poster 2012
  • Socially Acceptable website
  • Socially Acceptable logo
  • Lee Cashatt website
  • 5 under 40 Awards logo
  • Parallax View Band website
  • Jungmeyer Dental Associates logo
  • gecko mathematics website
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  • Path of Principles website
  • Travis Duncan logo
  • Travis Duncan blog
  • Paul Niehaus Jazz Poster

services

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Websites

Over the last 3 years, I’ve built tons of websites for musicians, artists, small businesses and even university initiatives. I approach every website from a marketing and design perspective (after all I have a degree in graphic design and years of web development experience). Since I don’t approach your website from a scientific, analytical perspective I'm are uniquely qualified to create a top notch website that strikes the right balance between form and function. I strive to always create beautiful, accessible and semantic websites. This helps your website on many levels: it loads faster, is accessible from any device and web browser and is better understood by search engines.

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Print

I’ve designed everything from business cards to billboards. This includes brochures, direct mail pieces and even full-fledged capital campaigns. Have a band? I can design your CD packaging, posters (and website of course). Small business? I can create beautiful business cards, postcards and brochures that make your business shine. If it needs designed, I can probably do it. With a degree in graphic design, field experience at a large magazine publisher and 5 years experience providing web development for a medical university, I am uniquely qualified to take you and your project to the next level.

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Logos

A logo is your business' identity. It becomes the symbol by which people recognize your business. This is why it is so important to have a logo that strikes the right chord and represents what your business is all about. For your logo to succeed it’s important to be consistent. This is achieved by integrating your logo through your company at every point of public contact. I’ll create a consistent design, color palette and style guide that will extend across your entire brand touchpoints: from your business card to your website and everything in between. I’ve successfully crafted logos for musicians, web-based businesses and even a bridal shop! Your logo is your first impression, and as it’s been said, there’s never a second chance to make a first impression. Let us help you make the perfect first impression - a beautiful logo.

Contact us today to get started on your next website, print campaign or logo project. We look forward to working with you!

Get in touch!

about

Steve Emlund

Steve Emlund
owner & designer

My mantra is to create simple yet effective design that solves my clients’ challenges. My background stems from a degree in visual communications and field experience that includes editorial design and website development and design.

Before graduating college, I opened Creative Improv. You can also find me as the web developer at a graduate medical university.

I flex my creative muscle beyond web & graphic design by creating motion graphics for ad campaigns. Even outside of work I enjoy sharpening my creative skill set. Music continues to inspire me, and I spend free time jamming out on the saxophone or guitar and going to concerts.

Check out the Creative Improv blog. This is where we showcase great clients, tidbits of advice on design and marketing & much more.

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get in touch

Steve Emlund, owner & designer
stephen@creativeimprov.com

  • Phone: 660.342.4505
  • Email:info@creativeimprov.com
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