fresh ideas, design, branding, prototypes



 A little sampling of our work

Packaging Design


Hills Bros
Production Art & 3D Label Render


TJ Snacks Pretzel 
Packaging Design


KC Bier Co.
Art Creation


Rayne Nutrition TheraDiet
Package Design


Tunnels & Towers Original Board Game Creation


TWA Museum
Newsletter, Poster, & Brochure Design


Rayne Nutrition
Wellstride Logo & Package Design


Prairie Essentials
Packaging Design


Heavy Riff Can Design &
3D Render


Kemp’s Premium Ice Cream
Brand Concept


TheraDiet Brand Refresh
and Production Art


Mama Lupe’s Tortillas
Brand Refresh


Sumo Citrus Packaging Concept


Lindt Chocolates
3D Concept Designs


What We Do


Identity Design
Name & Taglines


Concept Development
Logo & Identity Design
Brand Style Guide


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


Trade Shows
Retail Design
Branded Design

Our Manifesto

We design with the end product in mind. We don’t create designs that can’t be produced.
Venn49 Creative Lab is an award-winning team of free-thinking creative minds who love to experiment. We play with all the possibilities, answering questions you might not have known to ask. Our unique background in pre-press production and CPG experience generates incredible efficiencies that allow you to build amazing brands right the first time, saving you time & money. We love when clients launch a new brand and we get the challenge of turning an idea into a living, breathing entity – from initial product conception to final production.

Let’s talk!

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.

We Are A Creative Lab

With a hand-picked team of award-winning graphic designers, seasoned production artists, and creative producers, bringing amazing ideas to life!

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, and 3D mock ups, we provide services for every step along the way, from intangible ideas to tangible products.

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!

Our Team


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.

Tom Apple

Business Development – National Sales

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/ Advertising from the University of Kansas and sits on the Board of Directors for American Advertising Foundation – Kansas City. Tom has 25+ years of experience working for several advertising agencies and has a background loaded with marketing and graphic design projects centered around improving the consumer experience. Tom collaborates with our award-winning creative team to help transform new client’s undeveloped ideas into amazing brands. He’s excited to add your company to the list of delighted Venn49 clients.

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.

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.

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.

Byron Pendleton


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.

Contact Us


219 W. 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108


(816) 421-8335

We’re excited to work with you!