Our Mission

Anne Folan & Associates exists to help our clients inform and inspire their audiences. We are passionate about creating work, written or visual, that connects with people at both the intellectual and emotional level. Whatever we produce—graphic design, video, publications, speeches, presentations—our mission is to communicate our clients’ messages in ways that engage and delight.

Our Values...

We believe in the power of simplicity.

We take inspiration from everyone from Strunk & White to William Morris (“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”) to Jil Sanders.

That beauty will save the world.

Humans are hard-wired to respond to the beautiful, whether they’re contemplating a great piece of art or reading your corporate annual report. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth making beautiful.

In everyone playing to their strengths.

Great leadership is not about helping others overcome their weaknesses (real or perceived). It’s about encouraging their strengths. When people are doing what they’re good at, they’re doing what they love. And when everyone on the team is doing what they love—that’s when the magic happens.

In flipping the script.

Every challenge or drama contains the seeds of its own resolution—if you shift your perspective. Where others see a problem to be dealt with, we look for—and find—an opportunity to go deeper, find the source, and replace it with a new paradigm.

In family.

It’s what life is all about. Work and family are not things we “balance” because they’re not in conflict—love feeds them both.

In the Golden Rule.

It’s simple—even when it’s not easy. Treat others as you would have them treat you. For us, that means bringing our “A” game to work for our clients every day—along with respect, trustworthiness, and a sense of humor.

In lifelong learning.

Every new project, every new client, every new colleague, every new day. Everything holds the potential for growth. Spiritual, intellectual, artistic, strategic, tactical, physical. We believe in challenging ourselves and each other to drive to new heights.