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NCSDO is a brand development and creative strategy agency

What We Do

NCSDO is the North Charles Street Design Organization.

We develop brand strategies and creative expressions to support the revenue-generating needs of schools, colleges, and universities.

Our areas of expertise are research, analytics, and creative services. Our tools are data, digital, print, video, and wit.

Branding and Institutional Awareness Building

Research • Strategy • Expression • Standards

Enrollment Building

Strategy and creative services • Lead generation • Fulfillment • Prospect engagement analytics

Fundraising

Strategy and creative services • Campaign branding • Donor engagement analytics

Our Staff

Clifford Lull

Clifford LullPresident and Creative DirectorWest Saratoga Street

Matthew Swanson

Matthew SwansonContent Strategist Mt. Vernon Marketplace

Carol Remeikis

Carol RemeikisProject ManagerThe Firehouse

Judy O'Brien

Judy O'BrienProject ManagerCathedral Street

Andrew Dixon

Andrew DixonFront-end Designer/DeveloperThe Firehouse

Kenan Rubenstein

Kenan RubensteinUser Experience Strategist/DeveloperCeremony Coffee

Douglas Hutton

Douglas HuttonAnalytics Specialist"World Famous" Lexington Market

Amanda Shepherd

Amanda ShepherdArt DirectorJack and Zach Food

Matthew Westbrook

Matthew WestbrookSenior EditorThe Firehouse

Tracy Raff

Tracy RaffArt DirectorCharles Plaza

Nik Korpon

Nik KorponEditorNorth Charles Street (the street)

Jose Chong

Jose ChongEmail/Paid Digital SpecialistThe Firehouse

Margaret Zivkovich

Margaret ZivkovichArt DirectorThe Firehouse

Ulfras Floyd

Ulfras FloydProduction ManagerThe Firehouse

Marian Wingrove

Marian WingroveComptrollerThe Firehouse

Ronnie Downes

Ronnie DownesBuilding Manager/Block MayorWest Saratoga Street

Typo

TypoZeitgeistThe Doghouse

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We have transformed a firehouse into a creative powerhouse.

NCSDO occupies the former home 
of Engine Company #23 in 
Baltimore City.

Our Clients: The Best and Most Interesting . . .

Current Clients

From the Beginning

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Albion College
  • Albright College
  • Alfred University
  • Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Alma College
  • American Council on Education
  • American Red Cross
  • American Vocational Association
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Independent Maryland Schools
  • Babson College
  • Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Berkeley Schools, The
  • Boise State University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Butler University
  • Cabrini College
  • Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Carleton College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Clarkson College
  • Coker College
  • Colby College
  • College of Wooster
  • Columbia University Law School
  • Connections Academy
  • Corcoran School of Art
  • Cornell University, Hotel School
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Davidson College
  • DePaul University
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University, The Divinity School
  • Earlham College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • Emory University
  • Enoch Pratt Library
  • Episcopal High School (VA)
  • Essex Community College
  • Fontbonne College
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Franklin College Switzerland
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Hutchison School
  • Indian Creek School
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Mount Vernon College
  • National Cathedral School
  • Naval Institute
  • Nazareth College
  • New England College
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Park School
  • Peabody Institute
  • Peddie School
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
  • Pine Manor College
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York
  • Princeton University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rider College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Roland Park Country School
  • Rollins College
  • Rosemont College
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint James School
  • Saint Meinrad College and School of Theology
  • Saint Timothy’s School
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Salem Academy
  • Salem College
  • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Simmons College
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management
  • Sport for Understanding
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. John’s College
  • St. Luke’s Hospital/Moravian College
  • St. Margaret’s School
  • St. Paul’s School for Girls
  • St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
  • Stanford University/Undergraduate Admissions
  • Stanford University/University Human Resources
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple Children’s Medical Center
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The Ethel Walker School
  • The Pingry School
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Towson State University
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago/Law School
  • University of Chicago/Provost’s Office
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Maryland Medical School
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • University of Maryland University College
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri, College of Business and Public Administration
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • University of the South
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  • Ursinus College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Virginia Episcopal School
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • VMI Foundation
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Western Maryland College
  • Western New England College
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University
  • Williams College
  • Williston Northampton School
  • The College of Wooster
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yeshiva University

Awards: The Latest

  • 2017

    • Colby College

      C.A.S.E. Circle of Excellence Gold / Student Recruitment Program

    • Colby College

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Viewbook

    • Episcopal High School

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Total Recruitment Program

    • Episcopal High School

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Brochure (Travel)

    • Episcopal High School

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Viewbook

    • University of Richmond

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Best in Show / Total Recruitment Program

    • University of Richmond

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Total Recruitment Program

    • Swarthmore College

      Higher Education Marketing Report's 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards Bronze / Brochure (Outcomes)

  • 2016

    • Hutchison School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Brochure (Campaign Case Statement)

    • Hutchison School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Video (Campaign)

    • Milton Hershey School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Viewbook

    • Sandy Spring Friends School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Brochure (Introduction to Sandy Spring)

    • Sandy Spring Friends School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Viewbook

    • Santa Clara University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Internal Publication (Campaign Guide)

    • Stanford University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Student Recruitment Brochures

    • Stanford University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Best in Show / Viewbook

    • Stanford University

      University & College Designers Association Design Competition Excellence / Viewbook

    • Swarthmore College

      C.A.S.E Circle of Excellence Awards Gold / Student Recruitment Publications/Viewbook

    • Swarthmore College

      C.A.S.E. District II Bronze / Student Recruitment Publications/Outcomes: "You Majored in What?!"

    • Swarthmore College

      College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals Gold / Viewbooks

    • Swarthmore College

      College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals Silver / Brochures

    • Swarthmore College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Viewbook

    • Swarthmore College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Bronze / Brochure (Travel)

    • Swarthmore College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Bronze / Poster

    • The Pingry School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Total Fundraising Communications

    • The Pingry School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Outdoor Advertising (Admissions)

    • The Pingry School

      Finalsite Video Recognition The 7 Most Impactful Admissions Videos of 2016 / Video

  • 2015

    • Barnard College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Best in Show / Acceptance Package

    • Indian Creek School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Student Viewbook

    • Lebanon Valley College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Admissions Program

    • The Pingry School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Campaign Invitation

    • Randolph-Macon College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Student Viewbook

    • University of Pennsylvania

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Search E-Campaign and Microsite

    • University of Pennsylvania

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Travel Brochure

    • University of Richmond

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Divisional Brochures

  • 2014

    • Amherst College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Total PR

    • Millsaps College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Student Viewbook

    • St. John Fisher College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Student Viewbook

    • The George Washington University Law School

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Student Viewbook

    • University of Pennsylvania

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Poster

  • 2013

    • Amherst College

      Education Digital Marketing Awards Merit / Other

    • Gettysburg College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Other

    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Student Recruitment Package

    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Total Recruitment Package

    • Manhattanville College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Brochure

    • Rutgers University

      Education Digital Marketing Awards Gold / Miscellaneous Interactive Media

    • Rutgers University

      Education Digital Marketing Awards Merit / Miscellaneous Interactive Media

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / New Media

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Outdoor Advertising

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Search Piece

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Newspaper Single

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Website

    • Rutgers University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Silver / Total Ad Campaign

    • Sarah Lawrence College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / New Media

    • Sarah Lawrence College

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Total Recruitment

    • Stanford University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Student Viewbook

    • Stanford University

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Merit / Brochure

    • Stanford University/Human Resources

      Higher Education Marketing Report’s 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Gold / Other

    • University of Pennsylvania

      Education Digital Marketing Award Merit / Admissions Website

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For the creative thinking person, NCSDO offers opportunities to do highly visible work on the national stage for clients you can be proud of. Be part of a consulting organization that places smart design, precise language, and substantive branding solutions at the center of strategy.

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