45 Degrees North is a revolutionary branding, design and development firm. We excel at creating customized marketing initiatives for clients and are nationally known for our award-winning design, brand development, website design, advertising, marketing and photography.


We believe in building long-term relationships. We get to know our clients, learn their business, and work to thoroughly understand their goals and needs. This allows us to create innovative marketing strategies and tailor design solutions that will prove the most effective for each individual client.

About Us

45 Degrees North has been producing professional marketing initiatives and award winning design for nearly two decades.

Our team consists of dedicated and talented people with extensive experience in the field. This knowledge translates directly into high quality, innovative work for you. We built our reputation by going the extra mile for our clients while creating some of the most compelling design in the region.


Award Winning Design

Over 100 State and Regional ADDY® and Print Magazine Awards including Best in Show, The Judges Commendation, and Excellence in Design.

Our portfolio includes local, regional and nationally recognized brands. With experience and innovation, our premier design team continues to explore new frontiers of visual excellence. With creative insights and practical approaches we deliver greater success for our clients.


James Lear
Creative Director

Award-winning creative director, designer & photographer.

Nichole Lear
Marketing Director

A marketing professional with sound business knowledge.

Micah Rauch
Graphic Designer

A talented designer with top-notch Illustration skills.

Sage Knox
Digital Marketing Strategist

A highly effective digital strategist & writer.