Brands with bite.
We founded Bigmouth to be a different kind of brand and creative agency. We simplify the complex with everything we produce—from inspiring brand books and integrated marketing campaigns to employee communications and corporate websites. With strategy, that means using insights and emotion to shape your value proposition. With design, it’s about clean, human-centered storytelling. With content, it’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. And with technology, it’s about delivering an effortless experience. Creatives at heart, we always make our solutions as unique as they are useful.
We are hybrid creative experts in strategic branding. After years of combined experience on both the agency and client side, we truly believe that the best, most engaging brands are the simplest. Easy to say. Hard to do. It’s probably why we’re overly-thoughtful about your business, or why we stay small to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you.
Owner, Design Director
As Design Director, Jonathan approaches every project with a dogged thoughtfulness and a solution for every situation. He believes graphic design is the perfect blend of math, science and art. In his past life, Jonathan worked on accounts such as GE Healthcare, USG, SCA and Tork. He also played a key role in successfully branding several properties for international real estate firm Golub during one of the worst housing crises in history. A marathon runner and amateur chef, Jonathan has watched nearly every episode of “Battlestar Galactica.”
Jonathan’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder skills: Ideation, Strategic, Adaptability, Intellection, Input.
Writer + Creative Strategist
A brand strategist with a background in writing, Kap is happiest when she can wear both hats — using creative expression to meet business objectives, bringing brands to life with words. Kap’s focus has been on brand voice, messaging, naming and innovation consulting for a wide variety of clients, including Google, Walgreens, MillerCoors, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hyatt. Outside of the office, Kap can be found testing chocolate chip cookie recipes and taking too many photos of her rescue dog, Booey.
Kap’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder skills: Individualization, Responsibility, Futuristic, Analytical, Empathy
Digital Experience Strategist
With a passion for all things web related, Joy has been helping companies run their online businesses for almost 20 years. From implementing standards driven website designs, to managing large e-commerce stores, Joy is always focused on delivering the best user experience to the web. In the past she has worked with brands such as Bulletproof Coffee, Abbott Laboratories, Kroger and Chewy.com. When she’s not in front of her laptop, Joy can be found vegetable gardening in the suburbs, traveling to all the US National Parks and watching the Chicago Blackhawks.
Joy’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder skills: Maximizer, Harmony, Input, Content, Intellection
Sophia got her start in branding and advertising through conducting social media strategies for businesses big and small. She loves dreaming up customer experiences that not only reach a target audience, but deliver that audience a true connection to a brand they believe in. She’s worked on experience strategies for brands like Kaiser Permanente and AT&T, and content strategies for companies like MetLife, Applebee’s and Rush University Medical Center. Sophia is intrinsically driven to provide creative, well thought-out ideas with the end user in mind, from conception to execution. She is passionate about creating inclusive experiences for diverse audiences and brings that passion to her work every day. Outside of work you can find her supporting local businesses in Chicago’s neighborhoods, advocating to expand voting rights, and yelling at her cat Neville to “get down from there!”
Sophia’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder skills: Strategic, Futuristic, Ideation, Individualization, Input
We believe purpose-driven business practices and higher standards of accountability in ethical, environmental and social stewardship allow us to leverage our voice to be a force for good. We challenge the traditional agency model by encouraging a culture of trust, celebrating close collaboration and diversity of thought, and enabling our teams to be adventurous through work/life balance.
We’re on a mission to build something to believe in:
Fight for positive change and bring joy to people through creative excellence.
Challenge how we interact by engaging in meaningful communication and giving authorship.
Celebrate how we live by changing how we work through respect, collaboration and balance.
Brands we’ve ignited