Warreneville's Gerard Design, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing communications agency in Warrenville, is shortening its name to "Gerard," with a tagline that emphasizes its branding and marketing expertise, as well as the comprehensive range of services that it offers.
Gerard's rebranding campaign will focus on the company's evolution from an outstanding graphic design firm to an agency that offers a wide variety of integrated marketing services -- including brand identity and collateral, interactive design and development, and environmental branding.
Gerard is a woman-owned company that is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and as a small business through the Small Business Administration. Its founder and principal, Carolyn Gerard, received the Influential Women in Business Award from The Business Ledger in 2003 and the publication's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for growth in 2007. Inc. magazine named the agency one of the area's fastest-growing private companies in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012. In 2009, Gerard was named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois.