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 clients include: Apologue Liqueur, Banana Daiquiri LLC, Chicago Style, Foxtrot, Lavva, Leisure Activities, Ludlow Liquors, Metric Coffee, One Off Hospitality Group, One Part Plant, Postcard Communications, Stock Mfg., sweetgreen, True Botanicals and Verve Wine.
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 +
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
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
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
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.
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.
co-founder & creative lead
Chloe started her design career in publishing, but fell hard for the hospitality world after years of pursuing the best restaurant experiences the industry had to offer. A self proclaimed “food-obsessed designer,” she does her best work when working with brands and people she’s excited about–especially when there’s food involved. As co-founder of Slow Down Co., she gets to do just that. When off the clock, you can find her devouring cookbooks, trying to slow down at yoga or planning her next eating-focused adventure. Follow along with her kitchen exploits and design inspiration at @chloelist.
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