• Armistead Arnold Pollard LLC | Land Innovations LLC

  • Vivon | Brookstone

  • Marty Stuart

At Cronin Creative, we leverage the power of great design and strategically targeted branding to break through the din and deliver clarity to the lives of our clients, their companies and their customers. We are designers, writers, creatives, and very good listeners. We are a company on a mission. Cronin Creative. Clarity By Design™.


Postcards From The Frist

From master painters to classic cars, Nashville’s Frist Center For The Visual Arts always offers an inspired variety of high-profile exhibitions. But some of the most amazing discoveries can be found in the museum’s quieter showings. “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte” is a prime example, and it’s well worth catching before it closes on October 12th.

Founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and designer Koloman Moser, and flourishing in the years leading up to the Great War, the Wiener Werkstätte was all about erasing the distinction between “high” and “low” art, and “designing every aspect of daily life.”

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Facing The Big Squeeze

I can pack a bag like nobody else. I inherited this skill from my dad, who had an uncanny ability to fit huge amounts of stuff into a suitcase, a car trunk, a boat locker, or wherever.

When I’d pack up the family car for vacation, my kids used to just stand back and let me do my thing, marveling at my ability to get it all in there. My son Sam has inherited the family trait. You’ll find him tooling around Boston on his bike, messenger bag stuffed with gear, from laptop to extra layers to water bottle to the kitchen sink. That’s my boy!

That kind of efficiency and economy is essential to effective design. I love to create breathing room and allow the message to shine through. But every now and again I’m faced with a project that can’t be edited down. That’s when I call on my packing skills.

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  • Armistead Arnold Pollard

    “With everything we’ve worked on together, there is a signature, definable Cronin Creative look, and I really identify with it. I consider them a part of the team.” – Shannon Pollard, Partner, Armistead Arnold Pollard Real Estate Services, LLC


    “We lean on Cronin Creative to step up quickly. Because they truly understand SESAC, they’re able to turn the work around in a very timely manner. That’s huge for us.” – Ellen Truley, Vice President, Corporate Communications, SESAC, Inc.

  • Discipleship Ministries

    “No matter what the assignment might be, whether it’s a last-minute thing or a higher-end project, Cronin Creative meets the deadline and brings an uncommon freshness and energy to the task.” – Steve Horswill-Johnson, Executive Director of Communications & Brand Strategy, Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church

  • Marty Stuart

    “When it was time to do our television show, Karen Cronin and I had already done a lot of CD packaging and books and side projects together, so I knew that the set for the TV show was just a matter of turning the wheel in yet one more direction. We had one conversation, and I knew Cronin Creative had it covered. I’m spoiled.” – Marty Stuart


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