Monroe&Co is a New York City-based brand strategy and design studio that creates logo systems, websites, and print publications for nonprofits, arts organizations, trade associations, and growing businesses.


CELEBRATING 10 YEARS of helping clients teach, grow, and succeed.
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Case Studies

Case Study: 10 Years of Monroe&Co
Case Study: BigMouth Inc Rebranding
Case Study: BariBox Branding
Case Study: Dance/NYC Org-Wide Projects
Case Study: Bouncyband Rebranding

Selected Projects

Clients often seek not only a new look, but need help to streamline, prioritize and strategize. Beyond design that is clear, thoughtful and beautiful, you'll gain insight on how to plan/implement a whole solution.


It's important to us that organizations of all sizes and even those with limited resources (ie: nonprofits, arts orgs, growing businesses) have access to effective design; we're passionate about using my skills and knowledge to help others grow.

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Reviews

“I really enjoyed this project and working with you. I appreciated how much thought went in to our brand, and your style is so succinct and absent of the usual fluff of a marketing professional. You always substantiated your guidelines with actual logical points, and believe it or not, thats unusual.”

Founder/CEO, BigMouth Inc

“James Monroe is a true right- and left- brain thinker. He is both creative and organized, able to juggle many projects at once, and determine priorities accordingly. He can plan complex projects involving multiple stages, resources and approvals, including scheduling and budgets. James also has the interest and ability to understand how design can help meet big-picture business and communication goals. As a result, his work is both fresh and on-message. Lastly, James is a pleasure to work with—full of interesting facts and able to keep his cool even in high pressure situations.”

VP of Product Development, Skip Hop

“… He has shown exemplary initiative in creating a wide variety of design artwork including book covers, logos, posters, banners, advertisements, web graphics, and more. I highly recommend James if you are seeking a talented, motivated creative person.”

FMR Design Director, Parsons/The New School

“James is highly creative, detail-oriented, hard working and very passionate about his job and responsibilities. He possesses a high level of creative energy, multi-tasking and has strong organizational skills. He is also great at working in a fast paced environment where he can adapt quickly. I would highly recommend James to any organization.”

FMR VP of Sales, Skip Hop

“In addition to being a terrific and inventive designer, James Monroe is a constructive and enthusiastic collaborator. He understands that when graphic design and text work together they heighten each other’s impact. And he knows how to make that happen. A pleasure to work with, James is a rare talent!”

FMR Editor for Publications, The New School

“James is a talented designer and great to work with—very amenable to some pretty strict creative demands and smart about budget constraints. I’ve worked with him specifically on print media… but know he’s an expert in web design as well.”

Executive Director, Dance/NYC & FMR Director of Development, Alliance for the Arts

“There’s not enough space to adequately write a recommendation for James Monroe. He is incredibly creative, responsible, and poised… His disposition was always positive and he worked very well whether entirely on his own or with a team. He is confident only in the best way which allowed him to take constructive criticism in stride. I feel fortunate to have worked with him.”

Editorial Services Manager, Purchase College & FMR Director of Marketing, Neuberger Museum of Art

“I’ve counted on James many times over the years for graphic design and he’s always exceeded expectations. From logo conceptualization and web design to business cards and stationary, James treats big and small jobs with an exceptional level of professionalism and creativity.”

Founder, Reelblue

“James has created a complete strategy to promote my novel trilogy. Working within a tight budget, he has created a graphically compelling, sophisticated website for me, advised me on branding, helped me come up with a title for my next project, and brainstormed about publicity and marketing to generate many innovative ideas. Collaborating with James has been an education for me, and a pleasure: he is always anticipating the next step, and solving problems before they arise. A creative and strategic thinker, James not only thinks outside the box, he re-defines what the box is.”

Author, AX Ahmad