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Meet our new customer success manager, Samantha Michelau

Sam Michelau recently joined our team as a Customer Success Manager. Sam is an Illinois native from Wauconda, IL. She studied public health, nutrition, and dietetics at Northern Illinois University before working as an Account Manager and Business Analyst earlier in her career. She’s passionate about helping people, solving complex problems of all kinds, and…

Creating a multimedia experience for an award-winning film distributor

An esteemed brand in need of a website to match its reputation Music Box Films is an independent distributor of critically acclaimed foreign and independent films based in Chicago, IL. They pride themselves on their highly curated films including the Academy Award-nominated Monsieur Lazhar and $10MM grossing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Their old…

Reviving the digital aesthetic of an industry innovator

An established brand in need of a makeover Founded in 1977, Mario Tricoci is a chain of full-service salon and spa services founded by the charismatic, celebrity stylist Mario Tricoci. When they sold in 2000, the business stagnated, and the brand lost some of its edge making it harder to attract their desired audience. Since…

Clique 2018: our year in review

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the challenging (but rewarding) work we do, our growth as a company, and the good memories we’ve made. But how do we sum up a year’s worth of stuff in less than 500 words? You don’t. But let’s give it a shot anyway….

Meet our new designer, Mia Lee

Recently, we welcomed Mia Lee to our team as a designer. Mia grew up in Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study costume design and the University of Illinois at Chicago for theater production. As an interdisciplinary designer, she has experience across several mediums — print, digital, murals, animation (and cakes)! Mia…

How to thrive at Clique Studios

We put a lot of emphasis on our core values: Build Something, Be a Student and a Teacher, and Make Somebody’s Job Easier. That approach helps us attract people that help us grow in the way that matters most, the quality of our work. We embed those values throughout our hiring and onboarding processes, too—in…

Meet our new Junior Digital Project Manager, Zoë

We recently welcomed Zoë Reagan to our team as a Junior Project Manager. Zoë came to Clique after completing General Assembly’s full-stack boot camp. Project management is an opportunity to blend her love of interacting with people with the desire to enact change with technology. Although she grew up in Montana and hails from Portland,…

Meet our newest design intern, Paul!

We recently welcomed Paul Chou to our team as a design intern. Paul grew up in Taichung, a small town in Taiwan. He attended the University of North Texas to study graphic design. After completing the intense program, he found Clique from a Google search for “best frikin web design agency in Chicago”. (Maybe not those…

Copy that converts: the art and science of writing words that work

When is the last time you remember taking action on something you saw online? What was it that enticed you to buy software, register for a newsletter, or donate to a cause? Was it the emotional banner image? How about the fancy animations? Perhaps the words on the page? It’s a trick question. Everything played…

Meet the newest member of our engineering team, Tyler

We’re thrilled to welcome Tyler Fleming to the team as an engineering intern. A Kentucky native, Tyler made his way to Chicago from the small town of Hopkinsville. Tyler is an avid fan of pro-wrestling, lover of battle rap, and a self-proclaimed nerd for weightlifting. We’re excited to have his unique sense of humor and…