Remarkable work. A passionate team. And a few adorable dogs.

To understand Hanson today, it helps to read our origin story.

We have an eye for bold ideas.

Steve Hanson was already a legendary photographer when he was invited on board Air Force One (the FIRST time) to document Boeing’s 747-200 presidential aircraft in photos and video.

Steve was always on one plane or another: circling the globe for clients and poring over science and tech journals devouring everything he could about the internet. By the early 90s, he and his producing partner Jenny were teaming up with a group of gaming developers to pioneer Hanson’s first digital project.

And the rest—as they say—is hysteria.

We’re proud of the amazing work we create for revolutionary brands around the world. We’re animated when we talk about the major motion picture project Steve and Jenny produced with some of Hollywood’s biggest names (just ask them about the time Salma Hayak conferenced George Lucas into the call).

Today, Hanson is a team of 50+ account managers, developers, designers, engineers, and strategists hell-bent on producing work that is transformative, impactful, and utterly enjoyable. The energy is palpable. Hanson works because every member of the team is passionate about exploring the boundaries of creative and technology. We believe the best solutions result from a process of discovery, strategy, and unbridled enthusiasm.

Our Values



Gamers and gardeners, musicians and chefs—we’re individuals first, and some of us are very individual. Which is just the way we like it. Because every unique voice enlarges our perspective. And when our passions inform our work, our work stands out.

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We don’t sit on our hands and wait for someone to tell us we’re on the right track. We have the motivation to lead, the courage to risk, the humility to learn from mistakes, and a commitment to do the right thing.



We don’t just solve business problems; we create emotional experiences. So we’re not satisfied with a project launch until we get the “You guys, this is awesome!” text from our client. Hours of personal investment go into every moment of surprise and delight, but those are the moments we live for—and the moments that turn client partners into life-long fans.



Agency life is real life: communicating, celebrating, sharing, serving, just like we do at home. We entertain coworkers’ kids (and dogs) in our cubes, host community events in the office, and choreograph client fundraisers after hours. By expecting ourselves to grow and give back, we bring out the best in our colleagues, our clients, and our community.



How does it work? How can we break it? What would make it better? Who else could really use this? Our creative experimentation leads to continuous improvement, driving forward our team—and our industry—one question at a time.

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know us.

We’re more than left-brained or right-brained—we’re wholehearted. It’s how we can get to the core of our clients’ brands to brainstorm solutions that resonate and excite. Not everyone can do what we do. We own the uncommon and thrive in the unexpected.

4500 sq. ft. of light and possibility.

Environment is everything. So we jumped at the opportunity to return to our roots in downtown Toledo in the freshly renovated Tower on the Maumee with the best city playground all around us: Promenade Park, food trucks at Levis Square, the Walleye arena, and the Mud Hens stadium.

Inspiration and collaboration settle comfortably within our 2-story suite with its rain-curtain fountain spanning the 2 floors and inviting you to explore.

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    Toledo Office

    200 N St. Clair Street, Suite 100
    Toledo, Ohio 43604

    Columbus Office

    629 N High Street, 4th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

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