fresh ideas, design, branding, prototypes

ABOUT WHAT WE DOPORTFOLIO

What the heck does Venn49 mean?

Great question! Our parent company, The ALC Group, was established in 1949. There’s the “49.” As for the “Venn”, it’s in reference to a Venn Diagram, you know, when two separate circles overlap, a shared center is created. Venn49 is the convergence of world-class creative and industry-leading prepress solutions.

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We Are A Creative Lab

With a hand-picked team of award-winning graphic designers, seasoned production artists, and creative producers, we provide state-of-the-art concept to shelf solutions.

With our fully integrated parent company, The ALC Group, one of the most respected prepress & digital printing facilities in the country, our built-in capabilities are unmatched. From digital printing, product visualizations, 3D mock ups, expert color accuracy, prepress and plates, we provide services for every step along the way, from concept to shelf.

A Bit Of Hollywood

 

The Venn49 Creative Lab is in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District’s Vitagraph Film Exchange Building. Built in 1930, the building was formerly used by Warner Brothers to store and distribute films. Hollywood has always had a strong connection to the heartland.
When the movie industry needed a more centralized distribution point to ship their features nationwide, Hollywood chose Kansas City as one of its largest and
Film Row was born.

Today, it’s the center of a thriving arts and design district that houses much of the city’s top creative talent. We’re proud of our creative neighborhood and would like to show you around when you come visit us!

What We Do

BRAND IDENTITY

Positioning
Identity Design
Name & Taglines
Mission & Voice

BRAND DESIGN & STRATEGY

Brand Audit &
Strategy Development
Concept Development
Logo & Identity Design
Brand Style Guide

PACKAGING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Concept Development
Design Development
Product Line Extensions
Product Mock-Ups
3D Visual Make-Ups

ILLUSTRATION

Character Design
Character Branding

ENVIRONMENTS

Signage
Trade Shows
Retail Design
Branded Design

STORYTELLING

Pitch Packets
Concept Development

Portfolio

 A little sampling of our work

Prairie Essentials
Packaging Design

 

Forged Dice Company
Logo Design

 

Heavy Riff Brewing Company
Packaging Design

 

Mama Lupe’s Tortillas
Brand Refresh

 

Lindt Chocolates
3D Concept Designs

 

Kemp’s Premium Ice Cream
Brand Concept

 

Cookie Dough Madness
Brand Identity Design

 

Da Vinci Paint Co.
Website Redesign

 

Oldcastle Mulch
Children’s Miracle Network Concept

 

Our Team

OUR VENN49 LEADERSHIP TEAM BRINGS YEARS OF COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE LEADING THE CREATION OF SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE BRAND SOLUTIONS.

Byron Pendleton

President

As President of The ALC Group, with over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, Byron Pendleton is dedicated to refining the print process. A graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO, he has managed the color process for customers in China, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Byron currently leads ALC in supporting its global partners by managing their color process and improving the creative to shelf experience.

Brenda Frick

Vice-President Sales

Brenda has over 30 years of experience in the Packaging Industry with an in-depth knowledge of consumer branding and digital prepress business solutions. Her sales career started with an opportunity to lead the Flexible Sales Division start-up for a mid-west Lithographic trade shop. With the success of the start-up, she charged ahead to build a portfolio of clients that range from flexible packaging printers to top Fortune 500 consumer product companies.

Charlie O’Shields

Executive Creative Director

Charlie has been wowing clients with unique and innovative creative solutions for over 20 years. He has built and lead award-winning creative teams designing all types of branding projects for many top consumer brands, including Hallmark Cards, Crayola, Lee Jeans, Jockey, Kodak, MetLife, Hostess, DIY Network, Nickelodeon, Duncan Yo-Yos, Better Homes & Gardens, Kohl’s, JanSport/Eastpak, and Sprint.

Peter Young

Strategy Director

Peter graduated from the University of Kansas with a Marketing degree and has since worked to add value to ALC by combining his education in business with his appreciation for creative artistry. He works with creative teams to ensure concepts are strategic and profitable while facilitating a culture thriving on innovative and creative freedom.

Austin Gilmore

Art Director

Austin co-ran Kevin Costner’s Treehouse Films for over seven years, helping spearhead an Emmy winning tv miniseries, produced acclaimed feature films and consulted on a New York Times Best Seller. Between takes, he amassed a successful design and illustration career working with such companies as The American Cinematheque, The History Channel, CMT, Focus Features, FanSided, the Portland Trailblazers and the Golden State Warriors.

Patrick King

Lead Production Artist

Patrick specializes in collaborating with designers, art directors, and creative teams to elevate their brand offerings and look consistently amazing. Blending pre-press knowledge into creativity and design is what truly brings our clients products to life.

Vince Liccar

National Sales Representative

Vince has been in sales in the print and packaging arena since graduating from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a degree in Marketing. His background includes working with manufacturers, designers, and clients of all sizes from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Contact Us

Address:

1703 Wyandotte Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone:

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(877) 7-VENN49

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