“When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek.

Now it’s a point of pride in a weird way.”
J.J. Abrams

Brainchild Studios (BCS) is a boutique Chicago full service web design and digital marketing agency. We utilize best practices, data and behavioral tendencies to drive our designs and increase conversions for our clients. We primarily work with small and medium sized businesses and enjoy developing close knit relationships with our clients, making projects more fun and collaborative!

Our main focus is providing affordable, quality, custom web designs and digital services, that perform and solve our clients’ business needs. Our agency reflects the same values that we hold as individuals: treat people fairly, with kindness and act in their best interest.

You can expect the following when working with Brainchild Studios:

  • Ease. We want to make our clients’ lives as easy as possible and provide them with a strong online foundation to grow their businesses.
  • Expertise. We have a team of almost two dozen experts in their respective fields to provide recommendations for and execution of customized websites and online strategies for our clients.
  • Friendliness. We want to make our mothers proud, so we will always engage with you in a polite, kind, respectful and well-intentioned manner. We might add in a few puns along the way, just for good measure.
  • Transparency. We don’t like tricks and we bet you don’t either. So no tricks. No surprises. At least not the unwelcome kind. Everything will be clearly laid out in our contract and we’ll make sure we’re on the same page through regular check-ins.

To prove just how easy we’ve tried to make this for you, we’ve developed our services so we can assist you with most of your digital marketing needs. If you like working with us, then it saves you time on developing relationships with multiple vendors to get the job done! Check out some of our work!

Brainchild Studios service offerings:

Why offer so many services? Good question. We thought long and hard about this and decided it was important to us to make it easy for our clients to tell their story online. To do that to the best of our ability, we felt it was necessary to make the resources and expertise easily accessible to our clients. So we took it upon ourselves to make that happen. Each client has their own story to tell. We want to help our clients get that story told.

Because let’s be honest, we all love a good story.

Our Clients

Our talented team

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    Kiley

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Kiley likes long walks on the beach, but prefers yoga pants, comfy couches and romantic comedies. She’s a digital marketing/analytics/consumer behavior nerd, comedy lover and international wanderer. She’s currently obsessed with the soundtrack from the animated movie, Trolls. It’s great, just ask her!

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    Brian

    Co-Founder & Business Development

    Brian is the original nerd, disassembling and reassembling his uncle's old computer when he was nine years old. He brings his love of computers and technology to Brainchild Studios along with his deep-rooted passion for chocolate protein shakes and late afternoon naps.

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    Austin

    Account Manager & UX Strategist

    Austin is a social media, hospitality and luxury marketing connoisseur. A southern gentleman at heart, a twin at birth and a fashion icon at present, he brings all his style to the table at Brainchild Studios.

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    Ashley

    Account Manager & SEO Copywriter

    Ashley is an ex nine to grinder with a passion for all things health and wellness, especially nutrition. Have any health and wellness questions? She is the go to girl! With a positive attitude and appreciation for life, Ashley is a digital nomad who loves getting creative with the written word.

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    Kim

    Account Manager & SEO Copywriter

    Kim is a writer, editor and content strategist. She worked in nonprofit associations for nearly a decade and enjoys helping writers find their voice. She lives her life according to the rules of AP Style and doesn't abide by the Oxford comma. By far, the best (and most challenging) job she's ever had is being a mom.

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    Nick

    Content Strategist & SEO Copywriter

    Nick is a content strategist and writer originally from Ohio and thus will always be a Buckeye. He loves exploring the intersection of SEO and Content Marketing to create content that gets real results. He's also a published comic book writer and dyed-in-the-wool music nerd who DJ's in his spare time and plays on a pinball team. Yes, there are practices and they are a blast!

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    Alexandra

    Social Media Director

    Fueled by opportunity, creativity, community and coffee, Alexandra has spent over a decade helping companies find their voice and build their brand from the ground up. She has built a very successful career in fashion and editorial photography. Alexandra and Louis, her four year old French Bull Dog, split their time between New York City and Chicago.

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    Tracy

    Social Media Video Director

    Tracy is an Emmy-award winning content creator with two decades spent working in TV newsrooms across America. With over 17,000 interviews under her belt, Tracy has a skill for pulling out the best in people, making them and their companies look amazing on camera and connect with their audiences. She's down for live music any day of the week and is a die-hard Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones fan.

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    Ryan

    Local SEO Strategist

    Ryan doesn't believe in "this is the way we've always done things." When he doesn't find what he wants, he makes it. He carries that aesthetic to website search optimization, taking an approach that may challenge your assumptions about your business and customers, but that also delivers results.

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    Jack

    SEO Strategist

    Jack has years of expertise throughout the digital and technical development industries. He wants to educate and improve digital marketing and technical development for those that need it, or just want to learn more. In his free time he enjoys traveling, some good music and hanging out with friends.

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    Grey

    Designer

    Grey's world revolves around punk rock music, Japanese food, and street style fashion. She does graphics for a living, observes human behavior out of curiosity, and challenges herself with boarding tricks. She's teaching herself code and finds the similarities between code and print design oddly fascinating. Her dream is to be like Mr. Robot...sans the desire to erase world debt, of course.

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    Allyson

    UX Designer

    Allyson enjoys immersing herself in communities, both online and off. She loves design, code, online video, and will always have a podcast recommendation, even if you don't want one. You will probably find her in overalls, a current trend she likes to take credit for and definitely started before it was cool.

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    LaTaevia

    Developer

    New Jack Swing & eclectic Gospel hoarder, LaTaevia loves beach gazing in the winter, tea tasting and traveling as abruptly and inexpensively as possible. Besides daydreaming about a version control solution for Pro Tools, she spends her days building GitHub repos with awesome music tech code and self teaching Web Development trends.

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    Ayaz

    Photographer & Videographer

    Ayaz is a photo/video/visual media guru, animal lover and avid road tripper. He’s a hip hop fan with a newfound love for the Bay Area sound and culture. A tinkerer with a passion for modifying and improving everything. He fuels that passion by building, tuning and racing cars. Wanna race?

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    Lance

    Marketing Intern

    Lance is a voracious reader, a street fashion enthusiast, and a UIC basketball alum. He has worked as a content strategy consultant, and part time photographer. A newfound passion, photography has led to a new appreciation for architectural design and natural landscapes.

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