More experienced.

For category leaders—and those who aspire to lead—MiresBall provides trusted creative expertise drawn from 30+ years of work with global brands. With a balance of passion and pragmatism, we give organizations the confidence to aim higher and achieve more.

What we do.

And why it matters.

Define brands.

What do you stand for?

What is your value in the market?

How are you different, memorable, and recognizable?

Tools & solutions:

  • 360° brand audit
  • Brand strategy
  • Naming
  • Visual identity
  • Taglines/Messaging
  • Style guidelines

Activate brands.

How do you tell your story?

How do you reach your audience?

How do you foster interaction and engagement?

Tools & solutions:

  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Corporate communications
  • Websites
  • Events/Environments
  • Photography/Video

Behind the work.

We’re a group of designers, artists, writers, strategists, big thinkers, dog lovers, and digital natives committed to helping brands do more.

The MiresBall Team

John Ball

Principal / Creative Director

With over thirty years of design experience, John is known for work that balances strategic, practical thinking with an intuitive creative approach.

He has led high-profile projects for Fortune 100 brands, helped innovative startups get off the ground, and directed a brand revitalization for legendary American audio icon Shure. He also served as director for the Lux Art Institute, overseeing its branding and communication efforts for fifteen years.

His work has been recognized by organizations including Communication Arts, AIGA, Graphis, ReBrand, and The American Association of Museums.

Holly Houk

Managing Director

Holly is an agency veteran with keen creative instincts, a passion for client work, and a deep well of experience in photography and video production.

With an eye for contemporary culture, she has spent over sixteen years driving solutions for a diverse collection of marquee brands in the music, beverage, luxury, and technology industries.

Holly is also an accomplished illustrator whose work has been featured in W magazine, Robb Report and Vanity Fair.

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