who we are.

We love this city. And have put together a hub of select creative people (designers, photographers, writers, programmers, etc...) for the common purpose of making great work. As a result, you get a unique and dedicated, hand-picked-by-you team of skilled professionals to support your marketing goals.

how we work.

the Crate model


You submit your project needs. Via our creative brief, your description of what you need done is key. Please know that everything you provide Crate will be treated with the utmost confidence.


We then push the project load out to our top local freelancers. Our partner process is one of the most intense, yet heartwired, application out there. And our decision-making is that much more. You will be guaranteed the better best, with a local twist.


We strategically pull together the best case scenarios for you, to save time and dollars. As you work with Crate, you will not only get the best creative group, but also a developed and smart approach to get your brand noticed. Whether thats working directly with your marketing team or offering industry specific recommendations, we want to help!


Your Team is Set.
You will develop a great team of fresh, skilled and local creatives. Our process is just the beginning of what we hope for, lasting relationships. You will have this team not only for the current project need, but for any ongoing projects as well. Signed, sealed, delivered, oh yeah!

On the one hand, clients get the top work in the city, at lower lead-times and cost. And on the other hand, the strong hearts of local designers, writers, videographers, programmers, media buyers, photographers, SEO/analytics specialists, and sales team will produce it.

join us…

Prior to becoming Creative Founder of Crate, Cliff had been called a jack-of-all-trades in the creative world. Jumping around from branding to website design, he's worked for ad agencies; ran his own shop; and saturated the relatively new field of data visualization for over six years. These career paths have given him a passion for Louisville and the desire to help like-minded creatives sprung up. His heart has always been to serve and love those around him. And now, he has developed the right connection path, whether a freelancer or customer. Together, with this passion and engaging that passion, we can stir up all kinds of good things.

If you feel the same, contact Crate or join him as a partner in what we think is an adventure of a lifetime!