We believe in standing on the shoulders of those who came before us; learning from what they teach; making better mistakes tomorrow.
Edition Studios, is the newest iteration of Nerland Co, a twelve-year-old agency based in Minneapolis. With each new edition comes refinement, focus, and direction.
Our philosophy is simple: we believe in doing work we can be proud of. We are small in size, but big in ideas. We believe in honest, powerful, and creative thinking. We believe clients should be friends.
We're a nimble studio who specialize in bringing brands to life — agile enough to execute projects on any scale, yet small enough to take pride in every job, no matter how modest. Regardless of the size, our three-step process is the springboard we use to approach every project.
No project exists in a vacuum and the rest of our phases are informed by what we learn during Discovery. This first step helps uncover the unknown and challenge our preconceived notions. Here, we define how we can go beyond what we originally imagined, and do the research required to learn what may have not been immediately apparent. Discovery informs our strategy and answers “why?".
For us, this is the fun part. Whether we're designing a digital campaign, curating content for a photoshoot, or laying out a web framework, this is where the creative juices flow, the shutter snaps, and the pixels move. We believe design can be both innovative and practical; unique and universal.
This is when the Old Fashioned hits the bar top. Everything comes to life. The idea becomes a reality. We exceed expectations and deliver the final product.
/Branding & Design
/Messaging & Positioning
/Marketing & Advertising
/Marketing & Advertising
/Web & Interactive Design
/Adwords & SEO
/Editorial & Content /Planning
/Photography & Styling
/Planning & Execution
OWNER x account director
Jordan is a visual storyteller who uses captivating art to communicate a brand's unique voice and create a connection with their audience. As co-owner of Edition Studios, Jordan leads his team in an accessible and straightforward approach to brand marketing, taking the time to understand each client’s unique identity, vision and drive. With his finger on the cultural pulse, he challenges brands to communicate a fresh, relevant story in their visual and digital channels.
His expectations for quality and detail shine in his personal life along with his work: if he’s not mingling at the newest brewery in Minneapolis, he’s perusing men’s clothing stores in Paris.
OwneR x creative director
Split between his two loves of brand strategy and purpose-driven design, Drew lives with one foot in client meetings and the other permanently in Photoshop. Driven by the belief that good design matters, he is happiest when creating visual content that works in tandem to augment and highlight the other elements of a project.
If he’s not at the office, Drew’s either in the woods, the kitchen, or trying to make eye contact with your dog.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE x digital strategist
Michael has the fastest and most efficient research skills of anyone we know, but he’s also our all-around web guru. As the team’s go-to digital strategist, Michael is constantly planning and implementing new optimizations in web experience and pay per click marketing. His number one goal is increasing traffic to client websites.
Work, travel, and pop music are Michael’s top commitments, so when he’s not at Edition you might find him in Paris or at a Britney Spears concert.
producer x STUDIO MANAGER
Though she started off her career as a solo photographer, Grace quickly realized she would rather be part of a team. Grace loves pulling creative inspiration, finding photo props, and styling client shoots. She brings her photographer’s eye as well as her impressive administrative abilities to every project.
When Grace isn’t making the rest of the team look bad with her stylish outfits, she can usually be found outdoors in the sunshine.
Sam’s the stranger at the party who becomes your new best friend by the end of the night. Ask him any random fact and he probably knows the answer. As our Brand Strategist, you’ll find Sam immersed in every facet of the Edition Studios brand. From market research, positioning development, and cohesive brand strategy — he’ll do it all while throwing in some mildly humorous not-your-dad jokes. Sam is an extravert by nature, but operates with a mindful sense of communication, ideation, and execution.
Fun facts about Sam: He is currently nominated as our resident hand model for social content, was runner-up at his 3rd grade spelling bee, and couldn’t whistle until he was 17.