Brand Llama is a modern boutique agency located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. We help healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and small and midsize businesses grow by defining their brand and generating qualified leads through a seamless integration of design, content, technology and marketing strategy. With a focus on finding customers, building trust, and increasing sales, creating an impact on your business is our passion.
What makes Brand Llama unique is our team. We have no junior staff learning on the job. Every person that works at Brand Llama has years of expertise in his or her field and in the verticals we serve. This allows us to provide our customers with unique insights that help them increase the return on their marketing investment. We have a history of that, too.
Sagan Medvec is the cofounder of Brand Llama (formerly Small Business Design Center (SBDC)), and is the creative director of the company. Sagan helped start SBDC because of his passion to help small businesses. Providing meaningful branding, marketing and interactive services and solutions for small businesses was the mission of the company.
As SBDC grew through the years, however, the focus evolved. The company no longer just helped small businesses to grow; they had a number of midsize and large businesses on their client list. And they were doing much more than design. Sagan realized that the only thing still applicable about the SBDC name was center, which he decided was kind of a problem. From that realization, Sagan decided to create Brand Llama—all of the great services and service that SBDC offered with new additions requested by many customers. These changes positioned Brand Llama to become a full-service agency focused on helping our customers find customers, build trust and increase sales.
Andy Stopani is the Co-Founder of Brand Llama, and is the Technology Consultant of the company. Andy helped start Brand Llama because of his dedication to helping businesses utilize technology to improve all aspects of their business. Using his advanced skills, Andy can help create world-class websites, mobile apps and help solve your technology issues.
Nicole has developed a strong presence in the Philadelphia design community by helping numerous small and now not-so-small businesses create and refine their visual identities. Prior to joining Brand Llama she headed Brindle Boys Design where she managed the design projects for many of her clients that relied on her for nearly a decade. She enjoys developing relationships with small business owners and helping their businesses evolve and grow.
Her experience includes the development of numerous types of marketing & branding campaigns including wraps for vehicle fleets, store fronts and retail displays. She has created award-winning package designs as well as more conventional designs for print and web. As a member of the Sustainable Business Network she has provided solutions for companies that want designs that take advantage of the most sustainable resources available.
Jen Smith has spent her almost 20-year career helping marketing teams break down silos and show results to executive leadership. Jen is a firm believer that marketing can prove that its a revenue generator, rather than a cost center to a company.
Prior to joining Brand Llama, Jen led marketing, digital, brand and creative teams at SunGard, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, USI Affinity Insurance, Sapient and Corporate Visions. While at these organizations she had a track record of lifting conversions, driving targeted leads and measuring results. Jen created a brand with a valuation of $1 billion, lifted conversions on an overhauled website 15% and doubled the number of sales-qualified leads year over year at various organizations. Jen believes that breaking down marketing silos and aligning efforts throughout the pipeline (with executives, sales and customer experience teams) leads to high-performing, successful marketing teams.