“When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek.

Now it’s a point of pride in a weird way.”
J.J. Abrams

Brainchild Studios (BCS) is a boutique full service web design and digital marketing agency with locations in Chicago and Milwaukee. We utilize best practices, data and behavioral tendencies to drive our designs and increase conversions for our clients. Our main focus is providing affordable, quality web design, web development and digital marketing services, that perform and solve our clients’ business needs. Our agency reflects the same values that we hold as individuals: treat people fairly, with kindness and act in their best interest.

You can expect the following when working with Brainchild Studios:

  • Ease. We want to make our clients’ lives as easy as possible and provide them with a strong online foundation to grow their businesses.
  • Expertise. We have a team of almost two dozen experts in their respective fields to provide recommendations for and execution of customized websites and online strategies for our clients.
  • Friendliness. We want to make our mothers proud, so we will always engage with you in a polite, kind, respectful and well-intentioned manner. We might add in a few puns along the way, just for good measure.
  • Transparency. We don’t like tricks and we bet you don’t either. So no tricks. No surprises. At least not the unwelcome kind. Everything will be clearly laid out in our contract and we’ll make sure we’re on the same page through regular check-ins.

To prove just how easy we’ve tried to make this for you, we’ve developed our services so we can assist you with most of your digital marketing needs. If you like working with us, then it saves you time on developing relationships with multiple vendors to get the job done! Check out some of our work!

Brainchild Studios service offerings:

Why offer so many services? Good question. We thought long and hard about this and decided it was important to us to make it easy for our clients to tell their story online. To do that to the best of our ability, we felt it was necessary to make the resources and expertise easily accessible to our clients. So we took it upon ourselves to make that happen. Each client has their own story to tell. We want to help our clients get that story told.

Because let’s be honest, we all love a good story.

Our Clients Include

Our talented team

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    Kiley

    Owner & CEO

    Kiley is a proud Wisconsinite and Marquette alum who recently relocated to Milwaukee's Third Ward and is thrilled to be back in MKE! With over a decade of digital marketing, strategy and web design experience this consumer behavior nerd loves building brands and delivering results. She's a comedy lover, international wanderer and a sucker for a good romantic comedy.

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    Laura

    Strategic Account Director

    Laura is a strategy executive with 10 years of experience in the field leading digital strategy and innovation across a variety of businesses and industries. She specializes in leveraging analytics, research and emerging trends to successfully drive brands towards positive change and future-focused solutions.

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    Alexandra

    Social Media Director

    Alexandra has spent over a decade helping companies find their voice and build their brand from the ground up. She has built a very successful career in fashion and editorial photography. Alexandra and Louis, her four year old French Bull Dog, split their time between New York City and Chicago. She runs ALX Creatives, one of Brainchild's sister agency partners.

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    Tracy

    Social Media Video Director

    Tracy is an Emmy-award winning content creator with two decades spent working in TV newsrooms across America. With over 17,000 interviews under her belt, Tracy has a skill for pulling out the best in people, making them and their companies shine on camera and connect with their audiences. She loves live music and is a die-hard Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones fan. She is the Co-Founder of Social Snacks, one of Brainchild's sister agency partners.

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    Maddy

    Digital Marketing Assistant

    Maddy is a graphic designer and enjoys being immersed in everything digital. She has been an East Side resident for over six years and believes Milwaukee is the place to be! She prides herself on always having a restaurant recommendation and believes a screen should be replaced with a good book every night.

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    Andrea

    Account Manager & UX Designer

    Andrea Zehnder has over 18 years of experience as a UX designer and account manager for local and national brands. When she’s not orchestrating a symphony of pixels, you can find her inventing recipes, decorating cookies or playing football with her 9-year old son. And yes, she can throw a great spiral.

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    Austin

    Account Manager & UX Strategist

    Austin is a social media, hospitality and luxury marketing connoisseur. A southern gentleman at heart, a twin at birth and a fashion icon at present, he brings all his style to the table at Brainchild Studios.

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    Mary

    UX Designer/Developer

    Mary is a UX designer/developer and has been building WordPress and Linux-based websites for the better part of a decade. She's vegan and an active animal rights supporter. When she's not designing websites or rehabbing her new 1920s folk Victorian home, she's playing with her Border Collie/Dalmatian rescue, Abby.

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    Allyson

    UX & Graphic Designer

    Allyson enjoys immersing herself in communities, both online and off. She loves design, code, online video, and will always have a podcast recommendation, even if you don't want one. You will probably find her in overalls, a current trend she likes to take credit for and definitely started before it was cool.

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    Grey

    Graphic Designer

    Grey's world revolves around punk rock music, Japanese food, and street style fashion. She does graphics for a living, observes human behavior out of curiosity, and challenges herself with boarding tricks. She's teaching herself code and finds the similarities between code and print design oddly fascinating. Her dream is to be like Mr. Robot...sans the desire to erase world debt, of course.

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    Ashley

    SEO Copywriter

    Ashley is an ex nine to grinder with a passion for all things health and wellness, especially nutrition. Have any health and wellness questions? She is the go to girl! With a positive attitude and appreciation for life, Ashley is a digital nomad who loves getting creative with the written word.

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    Nick

    Content Strategist & SEO Copywriter

    Nick is a content strategist and writer originally from Ohio and thus will always be a Buckeye. He loves exploring the intersection of SEO and Content Marketing to create content that gets real results. He's also a published comic book writer and dyed-in-the-wool music nerd who DJ's in his spare time and plays on a pinball team. Yes, there are practices and they are a blast!

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    Kim

    Editor

    Kim is a writer, editor and content strategist. She worked in nonprofit associations for nearly a decade and enjoys helping writers find their voice. She lives her life according to the rules of AP Style and doesn't abide by the Oxford comma. By far, the best (and most challenging) job she's ever had is being a mom.

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    Ryan

    Local SEO Strategist

    Ryan doesn't believe in "this is the way we've always done things." When he doesn't find what he wants, he makes it. He carries that aesthetic to website search optimization, taking an approach that may challenge your assumptions about your business and customers, but that also delivers results.

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    Jack

    SEO Strategist

    Jack has years of expertise throughout the digital and technical development industries. He wants to educate and improve digital marketing and technical development for those that need it, or just want to learn more. In his free time he enjoys traveling, some good music and hanging out with friends.

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