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It’s time to take a break from predictable websites, lifeless apps and dull communication. We’re Recess Creative, a full-service digital agency based in sunny* downtown Cleveland, Ohio. We are persuaders and visionaries, strategists and tech guru’s, designers and developers with the skill, experience and passion to take your message and make it soar. Simply put, we believe in excellence because we always strive for excellence. And fun. Now look around and take a break yourself.

*Unlike Seattle, at least we have some sun! According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the average number of sunny days in Cleveland is 66 per year, while 97 days are partly sunny. So slather on that SPF 4 lotion and soak it in!

Meet the Team More About Recess
  • At Recess, we are committed to delivering inspired solutions for our clients' unique needs. Despite our high-spirited persona, we take a disciplined, serious approach to arriving at those solutions. That means being able to meet and exceed client expectations with ninja-like agility. We can do that.

    strategy, marketing
    & advertising

    Brand Strategy
    Marketing Strategy & Planning
    Email Marketing & Strategy
    Media Planning
    Social Media Marketing
    Persona Development
    Viral Marketing & Strategy

    creative & user experience

    Visual Design
    Interaction/Web Design
    Information Architecture
    User Interface Design
    Guerilla Marketing
    Broadcast, Radio
    & Motion Graphics
    Illustration and Animation

    technologies & platforms

    HTML 5 / CSS3
    Responsive Web Design
    iOS & Android Development
    Mobile Web Development
    Content Management Systems
    Desktop Application Development
    Hosting & Managed Services
    Rich Internet Applications
    eCommerce Platforms
    Flash & Flex Development
    Augmented Reality

    search, analytics
    & social media

    Search Engine Optimization
    Search Engine Marketing
    Online Planning & Buying
    Web Analytics & Reporting
    Social Media Strategy & Planning Custom Facebook Applications
    Social Media Campaigns
    Competitive Analysis
    Usability Testing

    Oh, hey, learn more about our process. It’s pretty smart:

    think create deliver measure
  • The beginning of every project starts with a hefty amount of market research that helps guide us through creating more educated concepts. This discovery phase sets the tone as we move forward.

    Typical Deliverables & Actions:

    • Project / Communication Plan
    • Personas / Requirements / User Flows
    • Site map & Global Navigation

    • Functional Specs / Test Plan & Scripts
    • Annotated wireframes

  • During this phase of any project we start to see how the research has informed our visual design. Here we define the creative and begin to integrate the visual design into production.

    Typical Deliverables & Actions:

    • Initial Design Concepts
    • Initial Content

    • Copy Writing
    • Visual Designs

  • In delivery we begin to see our concepts and visual design come to life. Through creative development we’ll begin to push the creative live and start our integration into whatever system we’re deploying.

    Typical Deliverables & Actions:

    • Complete Set of Visual Assets
    • HTML Development
    • CMS templates

    • Development Integration
    • Analytics Dashboard and Reports Build

  • With every project there’s a large amount of testing and information gathering. Here we optimize the creative, test a little bit more and officially launch the project.

    Typical Deliverables & Actions:

    • Testing / Browser Checks
    • In-Depth QA
    • Code Updates

    • Design refinements
    • Creative Style Guide

  • Iron Chef Marc Forgionebranding | web | pr
  • Greater Cleveland Partnershipweb | print | broadcast
  • Artists Denbranding | web | print | broadcast | pr
  • MOVbandbranding | web | mobile | print | pr
  • Avacorweb | mobile | print | pr
  • Gatoradeweb | mobile
  • Associated Pressmobile
  • Break Up with Lebronweb | print | pr
  • Crowd Kitchenbranding | web | pr
  • Ohio Department of Healthbranding | web | mobile
  • Neomedbranding | web | mobile | broadcast
  • Richardson Designweb | mobile
  • Devryweb | mobile
  • Civic Commonsbranding | web | print
  • Key Bankcoming soon


We believe that to best serve our clients' needs, we need to be steadfastly informed, upfront and honest. Sometimes, that means respectfully disagreeing. Nevertheless, while we might not always agree with you on everything, we never forget who is in charge. We've had the good fortune of working with some of the best marketing people in the world. No matter how big or small your company, whether local or national, we think of you as our extended family.

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Recess Creative
635 W Lakeside Ave.
Suite 101
Cleveland, OH 44113
P: 216.400.7187
F: 216-274-9196