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In the journey of brand building, we are the architects. The Michelangelos, the Gaudis, the Gehrys. Equal parts science and art, we build beautifully intelligent foundations and frameworks for the iconic designs that define skylines.

AVO is a Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in brand and product solutions for Fortune 1000 size companies. Established in 2009, we have created award winning work for clients as diverse as Microsoft, Philips, Cascade Designs, and others.

We build the brands that make the world go around.

Our vision

We’re living in an amazing time of opportunity and possibility, but we’re also facing many important challenges that will shape our world and the world for generations to come.
 
It is imperative that we work smarter and collectively to address these important issues; we all have a part in writing our story.

There are many brave individuals working to make the world a better place – providing services for the less fortunate and aid to those in need – but we do not subscribe to the notion that creating positive change is only for those in social work.
 
We all have talents that can be harnessed for good. This does not just mean volunteering services for a non-profit, it means keeping a focus on doing what’s right and best for each other.

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

Viktor E. Frankl

Keeping a focus on doing what’s right and best for each other means designing products that genuinely improve peoples lives, not compromising customer care for short-term gains. It’s developing marketing that helps people make smarter decisions, not ads that manipulate people for profits. It’s making short-term sacrifices for long-term good, not compromising the environment to meet quarterly cost cutting objectives.

We firmly believe that when we, collectively, focus on creating positive change, we can have a far greater impact than anything we can achieve individually, and those that genuinely seek to participate in creating a strong future will grow as they change the world.

“‘Different’ and ‘new’ is relatively easy. Doing something that’s genuinely better is very hard.”

Jony Ive

Our name, AVO, comes from the Latin phrase amor vincit omnia, meaning love conquers all. We look to apply our collective intelligence, passion, and focus to solving important problems.

Our vision is to use our collective intelligence to create a long-lasting positive impact on the world, or as we say, “do good, better.” In the end, our story is not about our work but rather how we enable people to change the world.

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

Steve Jobs

Our team

The heart of our business is our people, but we are much more than the sum of our parts. We are the collective intelligence of our community. We are passionate, curious, and focused. We are thinkers, creators, educators, and perpetual learners.

We are not a list of products and services, but rather a different way of thinking, and this is driven by the amazing people who choose to spend their valuable time working with us to change the world.

Our team is comprised of thought leaders from some of the most prominent organizations, agencies, and academic institutions in the world. To enable our approach, we employ individuals with backgrounds in fields as diverse as marketing, product development, psychology, sociology, physics, and other multidisciplinary areas.

“You guys are the total package; the ‘expert’s expert’ when it comes to marketing.”

Liz Roche, Microsoft