Owner, Creative Director

After graduating from Western Carolina University with a BFA in Graphic Design, Tony worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, art director and creative director for various agencies in the Southeast. Additional experience and an excellent tan was earned in Myrtle Beach, SC before finding a creative home in Charlotte, NC as art director for a sports marketing firm.

In 1988, Tony Cole had one of the brightest and boldest ideas of his career, forming ColeCreative, with aspirations of changing the face of advertising creative as we know it.

ColeCreative quickly gained a reputation for outstanding print advertising, concept and design. During this time, Tony’s golf game suffered and he finally gave up his life-long dream of playing major league baseball.

Over the past 25 years, Tony’s efforts have earned various awards in advertising, graphic design and print production.

Established 1988

ColeCreative specializes in print, graphic design, production and website development. Tony takes an old-school approach to the conceptual process, starting projects with initial research, developing design through thumbnail sketches and layout comps, and utilizing years of experience for precise production.

No job is too big or small. Each project is evaluated individually and quoted accordingly. Quotes are based on usage, quantities, production requirements and outside vendor costs.

A per-project pricing structure is best for clients with short-term creative needs or occasional projects.

A monthly retainer fee structure is available for long-term clients that have ongoing projects and structured budgets.