About us

We are a creative agency with award-winning digital thinkers, creators, storytellers, content creators and developers

End-to-end services

We are one team delivering everything from concept to execution

Our client relationship managers help our clients leverage a full range of in-house services—from digital development with our in-house designers, strategists and software engineers, to traditional production and content creation with our well-equipped in-house video and production studio, and our team of producers and creatives specializing in motion graphics, video and photography.

What makes us special?

We are independently owned

Which means we serve our clients first, not shareholders. We make decisions that make Addison the best long-term partner, for both our clients and for our employees.

What makes addison a good partner?

60 years of sustainable business

We have seen many market cycles and trends. We have seen crashes and revolutions. And we have guided our clients and steered our business through them all.

How do we approach our work?

Strategy Made Visible®

We don’t just deliver award-winning design (though we love it when we do). We’re equally obsessed about our clients’ long-term business success. We think about reputational risks as well as brand opportunity. We bring thoughtful, smart approaches to every aspect of our work. We call this Strategy Made Visible®.

our clients

A partner to the world’s most respected organizations

We are privileged to have worked with some of the world’s most respected organizations. This experience makes us “C-suite”-ready and positioned to understand the bigger business picture.

Our history

In the beginning

Founded by a Wall Street journalist and a magazine designer

In 1962, Leslie Segal and Dick Lewis had an idea—that great storytelling and engaging design could create an industry. And so smarter and more strategic annual reports were born and transformed forever. Today we call this union Strategy Made Visible®.

You’re the goldfish people, right?

The Wolff and the goldfish

As part of a major global agency in the 1980s, our then Global Creative Director Michael Wolff created our famous goldfish in 1987. That enduring symbol proved to have incredible brand recall and helped launch our branding business. People from decades ago still remember Addison by our beautiful goldfish.

Growing up on our way downtown

From brownstones to skyscrapers

We bought three brownstones and linked them together on rather seedy 34th Street in 1963. Three decades later we moved into Chiat Day’s old office in Union Square during the 1990s. In 2001 we moved downtown to Exchange Place, and then to Wall Street in 2012 before it became a hub of downtown chic. Our final home is in the beautiful Bank of New York skyscraper, in an office space designed by Gensler.