In 2011, I partnered with Keith Scharwath to open Outpost, a branding and design studio focused on identity development for early-stage organizations.

Outpost was largely an exploration in building relationships. Coming to market is exciting but also delicate, you don’t get a lot of opportunities to introduce yourself and strong work tends to flow from fluid engagement and the development of trust. 

We were always in search of a stronger, more complete, creative collaboration.

L Keith & Atley at work. By studiomate Brian Rea.

R The studio was a soda fountain in the ‘30s and ‘40s.

The collaborators who made this work possible:

Keith Scharwath

Patrick James

Brooke Irish
Dylan Lathrop
Armando Martinez-Celis
Aldis Ozolins
Pierre Nguyen

Will Etling
Joe Franks
Jon-Kyle Mohr