Fueled By A Team of
Dynamic Thinkers & Doers.

The Team

Contrast is fueled by a strong, dynamic team of thinkers and doers who share a belief in the power of curiosity, collaboration and creativity. We move big ideas forward in the context of your business while keeping a close and constant eye on an ever-evolving marketplace. With over 30 years collective experience in design and brand-building, we balance consultation with collaboration and discerning expertise with boundless enthusiasm.

In addition to our core team, we maintain a top-tier pool of networked talent. This means we can engage their category, functional, and creative expertise at just the right time, on just the right project.

As a member of the Jupiter Prestige Group network, we develop strategic design helping deliver end-to-end solutions to our clients.


Matt Clemens

Creative Director | Founder

As Creative Director at CONTRAST, Matt serves as all things creative within the organization. He relies on his 15 years of branding experience to guide and develop strategic and insightful brand design that drives business objectives. He’s been fortunate to work with many great brands both big and small throughout his career. Some of his past clients include Kraft, SC Johnson, Kroger, Tyson, Hillshire, Sargento and more.

Chris Ertel

Strategy Director | Founder

For over 15 years, Chris has been developing brands, strategies and teams on both the client and agency sides.  An organizational architect, he’s developed corporate purpose for large and small organizations across the U.S.  In his previous roles, Chris has helped to build brand and innovation strategies for Global B to B and B to C brands.  His previous clients include General Mills, Meijer, and 3M.

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