Grantstreet Creative has more than 20 years of experience in providing creative solutions for clients’ marketing needs. Our portfolio includes a variety of client projects that cross multiple disciplines and industries.
Grantstreet Creative’s approach is simple. We listen to the unique marketing needs of your business. We translate these needs into real-world, creative solutions to help grow your business. Our goal is your goal—the success of your business.
Dave Ramsell received formal training in graphic design from The University of Akron, but his love of art began when he was just a boy. At the age of ten, he began taking a bus each Saturday morning to the Canton Art Institute in downtown Canton, Ohio. While taking drawing, painting, and sculpture classes, young Mr. Ramsell explored not only the world of art, but also his own creativity. As a GlenOak High School student, Dave chose to study a two-year drafting design program. This program was Dave’s first opportunity to express his creative nature within a precise discipline like drafting.
As a young man, Dave explored several career paths including management and sales, but neither of these paths satisfied his yearning to create. After meeting the woman who would later become his wife, Dave chose to return to The University of Akron and study graphic design. Here he found a field that allowed him to combine his creativity and precise attention to detail with his business experience.
When asked what he likes best about graphic design, Dave replied, “Watching images and words merge into a design that conveys the company’s brand and helps the company to grow and to succeed.” When not creating, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, throwing Frisbees to his border collie, cheering on the Cleveland Browns, and working on his vintage Honda motorcycles.
Special Adviser to Grant Street Creative
Recognized as an industry leader in financial services business development and technology, Blane has worked in progressive roles in operations, technology and compliance in the industry. He co-founded Arkovi Social Media Archiving in 2009 with Carl Cline and Tyson Lowery – successfully raising capital and delivering a modern software as a service solution for business use of social media. Blane also co-founded QuonWarrene with Neal Quon in 2009.
In October 2012, Arkovi was acquired by RegEd. Blane continues to advise companies via QuonWarrene. In addition, Blane is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry and corporate conferences where he brings a fresh and innovative approach to business issues. An avid blogger and well known on twitter, @blano, he is actively engaged in social media providing thought leadership in compliant communications.
Blane serves as a board member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, an Ohio national historic landmark.