At The Barn we create and promote brands; not just print ads, not just websites, not just logos (although we do those things too). We create entire images for businesses. We over-deliver —which our accountant hates, but our clients love.

About Us - The Barn Creative

Our Story

The Barn is a 86x national award winning creative agency. We have branded The Walt Disney World Marathon, The AFL All-Star Game, breweries, and professional sports teams. Head to toe work for adidas, the NFL, The Jacksonville Jaguars, NBC Sports, The New Jersey Devils, CCM, Vegas Golden Knights, Rockwell tools, and Wahl. We strive for more than just making something look good, we try to make our work connect with customers on an emotional level. We are young and hungry, over producing to earn our space and plant our flag. We have something to prove with every logo, jersey, print ad, and social post. We are story tellers, brand builders, and strategic thinkers.

Our Awards

83 american graphic design award winnerWinner of the 2016 Creamer awards for best sports rebrands of the year Work published in in Logo Lounge 13Work inside the Hockey Hall of Fame Winner of the 25th Annual Communicator Awards for Integrated Campaign Excellence Gold Winner of the 17th Annual Davey Awards2017 Design Firm of the Year - Technically Delaware
Our Team - The Barn Creative

Our Team

Our unique difference is our structure. We are not some mega agency with huge overheads. Our founder Nick is the only “full time” employee of The Barn. This agency is made up of freelancers, contractors, and partnerships with other small firms to get the best work for the best price. While some see this as a weakness, it is actually a strength. You are not handcuffed by the personnel of a traditional agency – We custom build the agency to your needs for every project. You aren’t paying for people and talent that is not associated with your job or jobs.

Shoot us a message and we will gladly give you a breakdown of our current long term and “regular” team members.

I want to create something we call a “franchise brand.” Like a franchise player, it is something you base your team around. A brand that will not only stand the test of time, but make an emotional connection to fans and a community.”

Nick Matarese

Founder, The Barn Creative

Our Founder

Like a lot of successful companies Nick Matarese started with a big idea, in a small space. Nick founded, and is the creative director of The Barn, an award winning branding agency, which he started in a 100-year-old barn apartment. Nick entered the design world upon graduation from the University of Delaware Visual Communications program. While working for The Henson Group, he designed and created ads for multiple Adidas brands and Brute Wrestling, while also working with lacrosse star, John Grant Jr., Olympic gold medalists, and many NCAA programs. Nick’s experience has helped him grow and truly understand the strength of a sports brand and how its design can shape a community. Nick ventured out on his own, starting The Barn in October 2010 and has worked with a variety of organizations such as: Disney, Adidas, NBC Sports, The Jacksonville Jaguars, GK Elite, Adobe, AFL Global, WORX, Wahl, The University of Delaware, Endeavor Sportswear, Brute Wrestling, and many minor league sports programs.