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We're creative problem solvers, storytellers and strategic thinkers. 
We love to craft experiences that create personal connections.
We’re looking to partner with organizations with stories that we believe in.

OUR PROCESS

  • We’ll start by discovering your unique, compelling STORY—what defines who you are and the unique role you play in the world. 

  • Then we’ll BRAINSTORM the the most creative, engaging ways to experience that story— whether it's a live event, video, web site or print design.

  • Next we’ll provide a strategic PLAN with detailed next steps that will help bring our ideas into reality.

our team

MARK NOVELLI Mark is the owner and co-founder of IMAGO. He is a strategic thinker, event producer, art director and graphic designer. He and his wife Aimee and their 3 children Enzo, Carter and Mia live in Elgin, IL. Mark loves advocating for social causes, watching movies, playing video games, art and Chicago sports.

MARK NOVELLI

Mark is the owner and co-founder of IMAGO. He is a strategic thinker, event producer, art director and graphic designer. He and his wife Aimee and their 3 children Enzo, Carter and Mia live in Elgin, IL. Mark loves advocating for social causes, watching movies, playing video games, art and Chicago sports.

AIMEE NOVELLI Aimee leads the studio event space rental and assists with live events for IMAGO. She is passionate about creating warm, creative environments for guests. When not at IMAGO she serves on the PTO at Highland Elementary School, advocates for improving children’s education, and is a fantastic mom to her 3 children. 

AIMEE NOVELLI

Aimee leads the studio event space rental and assists with live events for IMAGO. She is passionate about creating warm, creative environments for guests. When not at IMAGO she serves on the PTO at Highland Elementary School, advocates for improving children’s education, and is a fantastic mom to her 3 children. 

CHRIS BOWMAN Chris has been with IMAGO since 2012. He creatively tells stories through motion graphics, video, animation and design. He and his wife Corrie live in Arlington Heights, IL and love traveling, cooking and spending time with good people.

CHRIS BOWMAN

Chris has been with IMAGO since 2012. He creatively tells stories through motion graphics, video, animation and design. He and his wife Corrie live in Arlington Heights, IL and love traveling, cooking and spending time with good people.

DANE FOREST OBUCHOWSKI Dane has been with IMAGO since 2013. He brings visual stories to life with all things audio, from mixing voiceovers to full scale musical scores. In addition, he serves as a client liaison for IMAGO. He splits his time living between Nashville and Los Angeles and enjoys Chicago sports and working on cars.

DANE FOREST OBUCHOWSKI

Dane has been with IMAGO since 2013. He brings visual stories to life with all things audio, from mixing voiceovers to full scale musical scores. In addition, he serves as a client liaison for IMAGO. He splits his time living between Nashville and Los Angeles and enjoys Chicago sports and working on cars.

JACOB LUCAS Jacob has been with Imago since 2014. After a year of service in San Francisco volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, he is currently living in Elgin, IL and working towards a BFA in CG Animation at Columbia College in Chicago. He is a passionate photographer, illustrator, and designer.   

JACOB LUCAS

Jacob has been with Imago since 2014. After a year of service in San Francisco volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, he is currently living in Elgin, IL and working towards a BFA in CG Animation at Columbia College in Chicago. He is a passionate photographer, illustrator, and designer. 

 

ALMA LARA Alma has been with Imago since 2015. She is an aspiring photographer and videographer. She loves art, traveling, books, football, Marvel/DC and animals. She and her fiancé and niece live in Elgin, IL.

ALMA LARA

Alma has been with Imago since 2015. She is an aspiring photographer and videographer. She loves art, traveling, books, football, Marvel/DC and animals. She and her fiancé and niece live in Elgin, IL.

regular contributors

DREW BROWN Drew is a writer, producer, and podcaster who lives in Chicago. He is currently on staff with Awana Clubs International.

DREW BROWN

Drew is a writer, producer, and podcaster who lives in Chicago.

He is currently on staff with Awana Clubs International.

MARK DEMEL Mark is a Visual Strategist – he’s passionate about improving decision-making and communications within organizations and leveraging visuals to assist in that process. He’s also an illustrator, painter, writer, sand painter, actor, and director.

MARK DEMEL

Mark is a Visual Strategist – he’s passionate about improving decision-making and communications within organizations and leveraging visuals to assist in that process. He’s also an illustrator, painter, writer, sand painter, actor, and director.

TYLER HOFF Tyler is a storyteller through all visual mediums – from web to photography to video.   tylerhoff.co

TYLER HOFF

Tyler is a storyteller through all visual mediums – from web to photography to video.  

tylerhoff.co

VANESSA MCCORMICK Vanessa is the owner of Ness McCormick Photography in Nashville, TN. She's passionate about documenting meaningful moments. nessmccormick.com

VANESSA MCCORMICK

Vanessa is the owner of Ness McCormick Photography in Nashville, TN. She's passionate about documenting meaningful moments.

nessmccormick.com

ERIC NIEQUIST Eric is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and creative director of New Branch Films in Crystal Lake, IL.  NewBranchFilms.com

ERIC NIEQUIST

Eric is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and creative director of New Branch Films in Crystal Lake, IL. 

NewBranchFilms.com

MICHAEL NOVELLI Michael develops experiential training, curriculum and events. He's also an adjunct professor at North Park University in Chicago.

MICHAEL NOVELLI

Michael develops experiential training, curriculum and events. He's also an adjunct professor at North Park University in Chicago.

contact us

IMAGO CREATIVE STUDIOS

216 Prairie Street, Elgin IL       (847) 961-8000

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