In 2004, creative colleagues Catherine McIntyre and Terri Parent took a leap of faith, bought a printer on eBay, and started Stride Creative Group in a modest basement-turned-office. Merging their uniquely innovative minds — which share a high-level work ethic and a long record of success — they knew they were on to something big.
Long grown out of their humble beginnings, Catherine and Terri have fostered Stride's steady growth in staff, capabilities, and long-term client relationships. Most importantly, they've grown their clients' brands by consistently delivering effective design and powerful marketing strategies.
We thrive on creating marketing and design solutions that get results. By working to understand our clients' goals and audiences, we develop successful brands and powerful messages that compel their audiences to act.
We're serious about making our clients' brands as effective as they can be. So we work tirelessly for them, developing smart strategies, crafting on-target messaging, and perfecting our designs. We're passionate about the details, and more importantly, about the results.
Our full-time staff is composed of multi-talented designers, writers, technical gurus, and project organizers — a dedicated, senior-level creative team that collaborates frequently. And when the job or timeline demands it, we hire trusted specialists who help us fill a need or provide faster service.
At Stride, we don't require our clients to sign restrictive contracts or murky retainers. We are a project based firm, relying on the quality — and results — of our work to keep clients coming back to Stride. And they do, year after year.
Lastly, we work flexibly with various work style preferences. Though we regularly manage printing, photography, and web maintenance, some clients wish to handle these themselves. We collaborate with clients' vendors as requested, and share our files as needed. Whatever it takes to get the job done well.