a branding +
communications agency


about slow down co.

Slow Down Co. is a full-service branding and communications agency that provides marketing direction to businesses of all sizes. Taking a thoughtful approach to storytelling, our Chicago-based team works with food & beverage, lifestyle and hospitality clients to cultivate their messaging and voice. A solutions-focused, action-oriented ethos informs all that we do, including branding, graphic design, public relations, marketing strategy and digital content development.

Current and former work includes: One Off Hospitality Group, Leisure Activities, sweetgreen, Verve Wine, Foxtrot and the "One Part Plant" cookbook.





Good brands tell good stories, great brands show them. We revel in uncovering and defining your unique voice through research, competitive landscape analysis and getting to know you as an organization. We supplement this personal brand analysis by staying informed and up-to-date on cultural trends.

Services include: brand strategy, ideation, messaging

visual identity + 

graphic design

Brands are living, breathing and ever-evolving things—with that in mind, we work to create visual direction that communicates your message in the most compelling way, striking the balance between current and timeless. Whether building a brand identity from the ground up or revitalizing an existing logo, we make sure the visual representation of your brand connects with your audience.

Services include: brand identity, logo design, packaging, print collateral, graphic design

marketing +


A solid plan is the basis of a strong marketing campaign. At Slow Down Co., this plan incorporates all the varied tools at our disposal, interweaving public relations, visual thinking, partnerships, programming and influencer engagement (both industry and social). First, we take a step back to better understand the competitive climate. Next, we work to identify opportunities for growth and outline an overarching direction for the campaign. Finally, we jump into action and begin telling your story in a thoughtful and engaging way.

Services include: marketing strategy, public relations,  social media consulting, content creation, influencer engagement

programming + 


We create programming that inspires real human connection while driving your objectives forward. We seek partnerships with brands that just make sense. Our goal is to foster relationships that have a mutually beneficial, far-reaching impact.

Services include: event production, programming, chef & talent casting, partnerships


our team

With backgrounds in graphic design, marketing strategy and public relations, co-founders Jenna Liberman and Chloe List
bring a fresh and honest approach to telling your story and creating compelling brand experiences.


jenna liberman

co-founder & strategy lead

From a young age, Jenna found herself drawn to the chaos of the kitchen, but quickly found she was better suited to stay out (the clogs however, are holdover). As such, a career in marketing and communications was born. When not talking about food, Jenna enjoys drinking mezcal, urban hiking and connecting people. To see the boomerangs Chloe takes of her, follow along at @jennaliberman.

chloe list

co-founder & creative lead

Chloe's deep appreciation for design and its varied disciplines, coupled with a fangirl-esque love of all things food, culture and social media, make her role at the intersection of these facets a dream. While work and play often overlap (especially when it comes to food and restaurants), she also enjoys planning adventures, over-using fancy salt and making her own nut butters. Follow along with her kitchen exploits and design inspiration at @chloelist


work with us

Tell us about your project. We'd love to connect!

Enjoying food is one of the few moments in life that you stop and live in the moment.
— Carol Lim
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