Creativity builds business when it’s grounded in a solid strategic foundation. We’ll help you define your unique brand essence and link it to what makes your customers tick. Now you’ve got something to shout about.

What we do.

Solid strategy. Memorable creative. To win in today’s marketplace, you need both. And they need to play well together. We have the people and processes in place to ensure they do.

  • Advertising

  • Branded Entertainment

  • Brand Strategy + Development

  • Collateral Design

  • E-Marketing

  • Logo + Identity Design

  • Marketing Research

  • Media Planning

  • Naming

  • Social Media

  • Strategic Planning and Marketing

  • Wed Design, Development, + SEO

  • Photography

  • Animation

  • Packaging


How we work.

Kazoo creates communications that emotionally connect customers to companies and their brands. And we have a proven process for making this happen.

Brand first. Before we do anything else, we partner with clients to define (or perhaps refine) the core brand essence and make sure it’s actionable with management, employees and even vendors. Only then do we take the branding process externally to the marketplace. Already have a strong, established brand? We take the time to learn everything we can about your existing brand strategy and standards. When it comes time to create new marketing pieces, we’re able to ensure that what we produce works in perfect harmony.

Creative next. For new businesses or companies going through a period of significant transition—we often begin with identity and key message development. For companies that already have an established brand, we develop a wide range of marketing materials that engage customers and get them buzzing.

Collaboration always. To make emotional customer connections, brand strategy and creative thinking must work hand in hand. Our strategic and creative teams work collaboratively—from the first meeting through project completion—to achieve exceptional results. Oh, and we consider our clients valuable members of the team as well.

Who we are.

Curious. Creative. Smart. Dedicated. Award-winning. Idea-people. People-people.
The type you might have over for dinner. We’ll bring the wine.

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Tom Dupont
Principal, Account Director

Tom has orchestrated product introductions, managed franchise cooperatives, developed corporate identities and helped clients of all sizes implement successful brand strategies. Clients include Pillsbury, Pizza Hut, US Bank, Canterbury Downs, MOA, 3M, Cargill, Surdyk’s and several non-profits. There’s nothing in this world he gets a bigger kick out of than developing successful brands for clients. Every once in a while, he gets fairly passionate about golf as well.

Mila Samson
Senior Designer

Mila is an international traveler from the Netherlands calling Minneapolis her home. Her dutch design mixed with the free spirit of the USA allows her to solve any problem in creative and beautiful ways. She is a firm believer of form follows function, or in other words, it needs to make sense. One of her favorite things is creating typography heavy animations by bringing logos and info-graphics to live. Mila lives on/for espresso, bike rides and punk.
Contact us if you want to learn more about Mila’s work.


Ellen Puls
Graphic Designer

Ellen graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in Spanish studies. She builds and maintains Shopify websites to help clients sell product, and creates on brand collateral materials. She is also our whiz kid on social media. Her graphic design is influenced by "old-school" techniques like collage, film photography, and illustration. In her free time she loves to ski, skateboard, and ride her bike just about anywhere.

Barbara Schendel
Web Developer

Barbara has been doing web design since 1994 (back when having mouse-hover effects on a web page was a big deal). She is accomplished in Wordpress as well as all forms of graphic and motion design for on-screen and print. Barbara feels old when she realizes she’s spent nearly two decades developing websites, but she’s come to embrace her inner nerd. She’s even been known to watch Star Trek on occasion.