Hales Creative is a design and advertising agency located in Provo, Utah, providing local and national clients with quality branding, graphic design, advertising, and marketing communications for nearly three decades.
We have been recognized regularly for our branding and publication design work. We have also received awards for advertising, web design, packaging, and posters and environmental graphics. We love our relationships with long-standing clients, and we find that most of our work is from recurring clients and referrals—which, we think, means something good.
When we say we do “branding,” we mean that we help clients build relationships with their customers through positive, consistent, coordinated communications. Branding goes far beyond a logo, or even a fully developed identity system. We implement “plans” that use many parts to achieve a larger goal. From a marketing strategy to business cards and stationery, from a website and email campaign to traditional advertising, brochures, signage and environmental graphics, mailers, and packaging—we can help with all the ways your customers may interact with your company. When that interaction is consistently rewarding—when it helps customers meet their needs—your brand is strengthened. We keep that interaction in mind with all we do.
Our design capabilities include corporate identity programs (logos and brand usage guidelines), business papers, websites and digital media, packaging, print collateral, publication and catalog design, posters and signage, trade show and exhibit design, invitations, and other promotional materials. Our graphic design work has been recognized in some of America’s leading competitions, in addition to annual recognition in regional competitions. We approach our design projects the same way we approach all our projects—with a clear understanding of the communication problems and objectives involved. After we get that down, we just let ourselves go nuts.
The advertising and marketing campaigns we build are based on a solid strategic foundation, and executed with creative aplomb. Every campaign is different, but we combine our skills in marketing strategy, art direction, copywriting, media planning, account coordination, interactive development, and print/broadcast production to help our clients build profitable, lasting relationships with their customers.
In 1982 Stephen Hales started his own advertising and graphic design firm. For over 30 years he led a successful company, working with clients across the United States and in two foreign countries. Stephen became a well respected pillar in the local advertising and design industries. With a talented staff, Hales Creative became the most award-winning design firm in Utah Valley, regularly being recognized for their work both regionally and nationally. With Stephen's extensive experience and brilliant mind, his company developed a reputation for its innovative approach and devoted service.
Sadly, Stephen was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer late in 2014, and passed away less than 2 months later. His wish for his company was for it to continue to provide quality design work and creative services to the community and beyond, under the leadership of his long-time employee and associate, Kelly Nield. Kelly had been senior art director at Hales Creative for the last 10 years, becoming increasingly involved in the company's operations as Stephen became more involved with teaching at the local universities and serving elsewhere in the community.
Today, in keeping with Stephen's long-established pattern, we pride ourselves in doing top-quality work while nurturing relationships with the clients we consider ourselves fortunate to work with.
To read tributes shared by many of Stephen's employees, colleagues, clients, and friends following his passing, visit our Tribute to Stephen A. Hales page.
While winning awards is not the reason we strive to do great work, a pat on the back is always nice. Here are some recognitions we've received over the years: