We are two people. Karyn Goba and Christina Babin. Though our specialties are graphic design and art direction, we do much more. We are also brand strategists, creative directors, production artists, and office managers. We are conceptual thinkers, and account managers (when we need to be). We create everything from logos and brand identity, to annual reports and websites. If we haven't done it, we will figure out how. We have many years of advertising agency and design firm experience, and have worked on both local and international accounts. Technology and academic materials. Law firms, and even a famous sports team. The following is a partial list of types of projects we take on from concept to delivery:
Business card design
Brand positioning & brand messaging
Product brochures / Data sheets
Academic view books & materials
Trade show booth design
We are small, yes. But scaleable. We collaborate with a pool of brilliant business professionals with diverse advertising and marketing backgrounds. This means marketing experts, copywriters, programmers, media professionals, and printers – all within our reach. This enables us to put an appropriate team together to suit your needs and your budget–no matter how big or small.
With Pantano Creative, you get a seamless experience, big agency talent, creativity and diverse experience, without the high overhead you'd pay at the larger firms. And because we're small, it also means we are responsive – you deal directly with us.
And we don't mean hamstrings. We will work within your time frames and within your budget. We also understand that sometimes you may want it to appear like the designs are being created under the umbrella of your company, and that's fine! We can work in any capacity you need us to – be it invisible, or front and center. We are happy to operate under your name as your creative team, using your email addresses; by project or on monthly retainer. We can even operate under your roof while projects are under way.
Pantano Creative was founded in 2003 by Karyn Goba and Christina Babin. Sisters. Twins actually. We like to think we share a brain which makes it easy to know what the other one is thinking. A business advantage!
Christina Babin has been in this business for over twenty years — ten years of ad agency experience at Boston based Hill Holliday which began in the Broadcast Department, and culminated as Senior Art Director. While Senior Art Director there she worked mainly on the Marshalls account, creating both television and print advertising for the retail brand. She left Hill Holliday, to work as a Senior Graphic Designer at Hess Design in Natick, MA for almost five years before forming Pantano Creative, LLC.
Karyn Goba has also been "creating" for over twenty years. She began at LML in Providence, RI and before forming Pantano Creative, spent the bulk of her years (over 15) at Hess Design in Natick, MA as a Senior Graphic Designer, where she created a wide variety of work for many clients.
Did you know that the name Pantano loosely translates to "swamp" in the spanish language? That's down and dirty design!