Behind every great brand there is a great client.

We work with clients in a variety of industries in both corporate and not for profit sectors.

Financial
Canonbury Group
Duff & Phelps
Inview Investment Management
Marco Consulting Group
Midwest Mezzanine Funds
Principalis
Prism Capital Corporation

Industrial / Business to Business
Caterpillar
Neovia Logistics Services, Inc.
Tangent Technologies, Inc.
USG Corporation

Healthcare
Alexian Brothers Health System
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Lakewood Rehabilitation Center
Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Not-for-Profit
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Chicago Park District
CNT Energy
Contemporary Arts Council
Educare
Full Circle Foundation
Illinois Humanities Council
Parkways Foundation
The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Thresholds
Vital Bridges
YMCA of the USA

Professional Services
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Baker & McKenzie
Corbett, Duncan & Hubly
Whetstone, Inc.

Real Estate
Annenberg Investments
National Association of REALTORS
North Bay Builders
Project Management Advisors, Inc.
Redwood Capital Partners

Restaurants
Bourgeois Pig
Galleria Marchetti
The Monkey’s Paw
Nighttown

“The work of Substance is simply first-rate. After getting to know our organization and collective cause, they produced a visuallyengaging campaign for our AIDS Run & Walk Chicago event which has helped set it apart from other 5K charity fundraisers. They have an uncanny ability to bring nascent ideas to life and to think strategically about the pros and cons of any given creative direction.”
– Johnathon Briggs,
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
“Substance was diligent in understanding our business and our needs, innovative in translating that understanding into design, copy and technical solutions, and patient with a schedule that was often pre-empted by our other business activities. Their philosophy from the start was always “getting it right”, not just “getting it done”. They helped us do both”
– Jill Tarby, Project Management Advisors
“Substance grasped our design needs immediately and gave us a fresh, innovative way to present our message. They are always responsive and flexible – no matter what changes come during the work process. Their creativity and originality have been impressive, and we’re looking forward to working with them for years to come.”
– Maggie Berndt, Illinois Humanities Council