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Meet Jacob Lucas.

Posted in about imago on 10/14/2014 by mark novelli

Marks selfie

Meet Jacob Lucas. After interning for us for several months, he’s just moved part-time! I asked Jacob to share a little about himself…

“I am Jacob Lucas, I am a senior in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School. I am predominantly a photographer and painter, however, I am branching out into sculpture, graphic design, and various digital arts. I began interning for Mark at Imago in January of 2014 and it has been such an amazing experience. So far I have focused mainly on video work; however, I am very excited to advance with Mark into design work as that is one of the things I hope to explore in college and as a career option. I am grateful for this opportunity because it allows me to have firsthand experience in a professional atmosphere prior to college, an opportunity that many young artists don’t have.”

Stop Multitasking, Start Monotasking

Posted in about imago on 07/23/2014 by mark novelli


For me productivity means more time with my family and more time to recharge. It also means the opportunity for my business to grow. So, I love to read articles and watch videos about how to be more productive. The common theme I seem to be finding is to eliminate distractions – don;t jump around from task to task.

So when I read this:

Multitasking causes a greater decrease in IQ than smoking pot or losing a night’s sleep, found a recent study by the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London.

It surprised me, but did not shock me. This is a great, short article, worth a few minutes of your time. READ IT HERE.

– Mark


Meet our summer intern: Lassiter Gregg

Posted in about imago on 05/28/2014 by mark novelli


Born: Makati City, Philippines

Currently: Communications Major at Moody Chicago

Favorite food: Cold Raw Avocados

Favorite movie: A Street Car Named Desire (1951)

Favorite book: Caring For Words In A Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler

Hopes for internship: I look forward to learning more about motion graphics, videography, project management and production; there is no limit to what I can learn at IMAGO.

Larkin High School Senior Show at IMAGO

Posted in about imago on 04/29/2014 by mark novelli

VPAA Flyer


The Larkin High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPAA) will be hosting it’s senior art show at IMAGO. Open hours 4-7pm May 12-14. Closing Reception May 15 6-9pm. Hope to see you there!



kid president – 20 things we should say more often

Posted in about imago on 11/27/2013 by mark novelli

Happy Thanksgiving!


Branding for a children’s ministry

Posted in about imago, creativity on 01/17/2013 by mark novelli


This was the first round of concepts I recently did for a children’s ministry. They are rebranding as they move into a new space – which is themed around the idea of an airport. K-port is their name, with the K standing for kids.

I typically work in black and white for my initial concepts. I believe a strong brand design has to work in Black and White, and if it works in black and white, it also will work in color. Also, I do not want to sway the decision making process based on color.

Which one do you think they chose?

Welcome Chris Bowman!

Posted in about imago on 04/02/2012 by mark novelli

I am very excited to welcome a new team member to Imago starting today! His name is Chris Bowman. Over the last 10 years, Chris has grown to become a friend. Not only is a Chris a very talented video editor and designer, he’s passionate about doing work for companies and organizations that are making a difference in the world. Welcome Chris – I am so glad we get to work together! To find out a little more about Chris go HERE.