ABOUT 12PT CREATIVE

12pt Creative is a small and nimble graphic design firm based in Charleston, South Carolina. Specializing in branding and business development, we believe that getting to know YOU better helps us get to know your business better.

 

No big agency PowerPoint presentations or hoopla here. Just solid design work done in a friendly, collaborative, honest way that cuts to the chase and allows you to get back to what you do best . . . running your business.

BRAND IDENTITY | LOGOS

Your logo will be the first piece of the puzzle that establishes the personality of your company.

WEB DESIGN

High-quality, beautifully responsive sites that are mobile-ready and let your business shine.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We build and create, but we also capture the perfect images to hammer home your brand.

THE TEAM

Chad Klimaszewski

CHAD KLIMASZEWSKI

FOUNDER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Chad is the founder and creative director of 12pt Creative. He has specialized in restaurant branding throughout his career either with agencies or working directly for two notable concepts, but loves the variety of work 12pt allows him to pursue. Says Chad, “I find working with other entrepreneurs to be so fulfilling. To see how each business owner goes about tackling similar objectives and how we can help them to succeed and grow is inspiring to me.” Chad has always been more than just a graphic designer and applies his creative thought process to numerous business applications…and life in general. He prides himself on his passion for good design and his dedication to our clients. With over 20+ years in the Lowcountry, Chad now considers the South “home” and is the very proud husband to Jen and father to Mia and Emma who you may see from time to time on 12pt’s social media accounts.

David Mandel

DAVID MANDEL

WEB DIRECTOR | PHOTOGRAPHY

Without David, 12pt Creative wouldn’t have been able to build half the sites we’ve launched for our clients. He’s a pivotal part of our online operations and brings humor and levity to us on a daily basis. David has been building and managing websites for restaurants, attorneys, dentists, tech innovators, retailers and artists for over a decade. And his photography work has been featured in Charleston Art Mag, The Post & Courier, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Scene, Charleston City Paper, Mount Pleasant Magazine, American Theatre and Carolinian Magazine, among others. From site launches to staff photo sessions, David alleviates stress for you and your team and makes everyone feel at ease. That’s why we call him, “Da’man!”

Kanjana Wandee

KANJANA WANDEE

ASSISTANT DESIGNER

Kanjana (KJ) joined us in the Fall of 2016 and brings detailed graphic design work to 12pt Creative. Completing her degree from The Art Institute of Charleston, KJ originally hails from Chiang Rai, Thailand, and enjoys photography, spending time outside, and developing her cooking skills. An incredible illustrator, we often task KJ with unique logo icons, creating memorable t-shirt graphics for our retail clients and incredible custom kids drawing sheets for our restaurant clients. She won multiple awards/contests while in school and in her early career, and we enjoy her sweet nature and the positive attitude she puts into her design work.

Dixie Hemingway

DIXIE HEMINGWAY

ASSISTANT DESIGNER

Dixie was drafted onto the 12pt team in the Fall of 2017 and brings an infectious “happy-and-you-know-it” attitude to our offices each day. In addition to being our resident DJ, Dixie assists with our creative graphic design work, website promotional graphics, and manages our MailChimp newsletters for clients. A native to South Carolina, Dixie grew up in Myrtle Beach and attended Anderson University. After graduation, she ventured to New York City and designed for several brands like Google for Education and Pepsico. Returning to her Southern roots, Dixie is happy to work, live, and eat in Charleston. In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her vegetable garden, cooking for friends and exploring Charleston’s hidden gems with her husband.

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FEATURED WORK

From fresh logos to social media graphics, classic print work to recently launched websites, you can see all the creative collateral we’ve been cranking out for our unbelievable clients. Hop on over to our featured work gallery to see the latest and greatest designs from 12pt Creative.

SERVICES

So what are these 12 points you speak of?

 

The truth is that “12 Point” is a simple typographic reference we liked, but if we had to feature a few of our specialties, this would be the dirty dozen.

BUSINESS NAMING

First things first.

LOGO DESIGN

With two packages to choose from, we pride ourselves on designing logos that fit your business, not a set style.

BRANDING DIRECTION

We’ll design the visual aspects that form part of your overall identity and help hammer home your brand.

PRINT COLLATERAL

The devil is in the details, and all we can say is our office is hot. Clean, well designed collateral is our bread & butter.

SIGNAGE

From awnings and exterior signs to murals and interior graphics, your branding will stand out and look great.

RESTAURANT COLLATERAL

From sports pubs and waterfront dives to casual and upscale dining, we have over 20 years experience designing for restaurants.

WEBSITE DESIGN

You want a clean, good looking, effective website. So do we.

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

Whether you want editing access to your site or want us to take care of regular or occasional updates, we’re here to help and keep your site current and bug-free.

EMAIL MARKETING

We design effective email marketing campaigns that adapt to all devices (desktop, tablet, and smartphone) which is especially important.

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

We love food . . . and we love taking amazing photos of food that make you want to dive in. It’s a vicious cycle.

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHY

At the end of the day, we’re all in the people business. Let’s capture your team in their best light.

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

A picture speaks a thousand words. Try fitting that into a 140-character limit. Exactly.

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LOGOS > RESTAURANT & LIFESTYLE MARKS

We love working with the hospitality industry. From early brainstorming and refining of the logo creation process through collateral design and liaising with print vendors, we develop your brand with you from inception to launch.

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LOGOS > PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

From dentists and lawyers to apartment complexes, the needs of professional offices vary greatly. 12pt Creative works with you to make sure your office collateral and community advertising is clean, consistent & concise.

LOOK GOOD EVERYWHERE

 We build responsive websites. In a nutshell, responsive websites allow your business to look good on all devices.

 

We’re also quite responsive on a personal note.

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