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Founder and CEO, Garman Homes, Fresh Paint by Garman Homes, Nonfiction by Garman Homes
When we endeavored to rename our heritage brand, Garman Homes—a brand we've been operating since Day 1—I was filled with anxiety that nothing could capture what this brand means to us. Or for that matter, our hopes and dreams for what it will continue to mean to us. A brand that until now has carried our family name! I mean, does it get more personal than that?
To be sure, it was no small task. My anxiety was high and my emotions were running deep. But as it turned out, I didn't have anything to worry about. Every fear I had, every emotion I felt was honored authentically by Ellen and Ari of Hearth Agency, as they brought to life our new brand name in a logo and identity that proved they knew us on a level that few could—they honored our history as well as our values. They dreamt big with us to find the essence of what makes our brand truly unique.
We felt seen, heard and validated by their work. I'm so grateful for their vision and for their diligence to help us launch the Nonfiction Brand. A brand we can't wait to share with the world because it feels so genuine to the experience we wake up to offer every day.
Owner, Total Imagination
Working with Ellen on the marketing of a mutual client’s grand opening event was an absolute dream. Her vision for bringing the client’s branding and pallet to life was exquisite. She and her team of creatives were agile on site, able to create last minute pieces to ensure a successful event. She weaved the client’s brand image thoughtfully throughout each piece of event collateral with bold, modern, fresh and attractive visual pieces. The overall branding concept was so much fun for an event planner to work with—she made our jobs so easy! I would work with Ellen again in a heartbeat for any clients branding or marketing venture.
Liaison, PromoShop, Inc
Working as a distributor with Ari and Ellen provided an eye-opening experience into their innovative world. Their professionalism and creativity was beyond what we expected, especially as a partnership to provide on-trend products to their clients and end users. They're able to combine their skills and imagination to successfully and artistically bring a brand to fruition. They're one of the top duos we get to legitimately enjoy a marketing collaboration with. Never a doubt that they will meet and exceed expectations.
Vice President of Marketing – West and Northwest Regions, Newland
Ellen Wong is a super star! I was fortunate enough to work alongside and with Ellen for over nine years on several of our mixed-use communities in AZ, CA and WA. Ellen is not only creative and inquisitive, she delivered a level of service and engagement not often seen in the agency world. She understands real estate development and looks for solutions in multiple platforms in order to deliver the right consumers to our communities. She grasps analytics, consumer segmentation and the importance of customer experience from online to onsite. Hire Ellen, she will deliver 100% in every way every single day.
Marketing Director of Tehaleh, Newland
I had the pleasure of working with Ellen and Ari for three years and I can unequivocally attest to the quality of their work, dedication to their craft and superior customer service. Ellen’s strategic development matched with Ari’s creative execution make for a formidable team. Any marketing department would be smart to partner with them!
Marketing Director of Estrella, Newland
I had the pleasure of working with Ellen and Ari for three years. Ellen is a top-notch marketing strategist with a wide range of experience and skills including client/account management, digital marketing, social media, and brand strategy. She is a true partner and thought leader with exceptional interpersonal communication skills and always comes prepared to tackle challenges with creative thinking and inspired solutions. As creative director, Ari is incredibly gifted with the ability to interpret brand positioning into stunning and impactful visuals. It’s obvious she thrives on the creative process and the end result of her work is always impressive. Whether it be a simple print ad or an entire brand concept, Ari delivers outstanding work every time. Both Ari and Ellen are collaborative, smart, and savvy marketers with a keen eye to deliver results that meet or exceed client expectations. On top of all that, they are also a lot of fun to be around. I highly recommend this dynamic duo!
Customer Services Manager, BrightDoor
I have had the great pleasure of working with Ellen Wong on several projects over the past 2 years. Each experience was a positive one. Ellen and her team got the job done in a professional and timely fashion and the end product looked great because of their vision and creative ability. Ellen helped to make the whole process painless and even fun!
New Media Director | Advertising Photographer
The thing that stands out with me about Ellen and Ari is their passion for living a higher level of good than most. A unicorn blend of seasoned marketing strategy pros who somehow never lost the beginners wonder and excitement for the job. Their energy will lift your project. Ari and Ellen will work harder and smarter than everyone else in the room and bring more fun, glitter and inside jokes to the process. Good, good people. Many laughs. Good work.
Manager, Humble Heart Thrift Stores
We are so excited to be working with Ari & Ellen @ Hearth Agency!! They've helped us refresh our look and our website as well as providing precious marketing advice in this crazy/scary time for small businesses. Thank you ladies, from the bottom of our <3 's, you've gone above and beyond!
President + Founder, Pellegrini Home Group
The team at Hearth Agency exceeded all my expectations as they designed a new logo for my real estate business. From the moment we started working together, Ari and Ellen were invested in understanding my business and my brand. I was completely wowed by the quality and thoughtfulness of the designs they presented and loved every option. They went above and beyond throughout the whole process and I immediately trusted their expertise in the industry. As a Realtor, there is so much competition and standing out from the crowd is key. My new logo is modern, professional, and unique, giving me the edge I was looking for.
Associate Professor of Music, Bunker Hill Community College
It's very rare to find acute attention to detail, inspired artistry, and effortless communication in the same package. I had the good fortune of working with Ari on editing a series of music performance videos for one of my classes. Despite the stress and time pressure of the project being particularly challenging (due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic), this was a wonderfully smooth collaboration. Ari's ideas were great and dialogue about the project was always easy and productive. What's more, the execution was flawless, even with some rough source material we were working with. We were also lucky to have Ari's help in the design of the website showcasing the completed project, which really helped it "pop." In short, Hearth Agency made my students look amazing at a time where my campus really needed some positive vibes. I hope to work with them again.
Hearth has expertise that spans the home building and homebuying processes—that’s a combined 28 years of industry marketing and advertising experience across more than 20 distinct markets throughout North America.