The principals of Sharper Creative have over 40 years combined experience in assisting a broad range of clients with marketing strategy, message and design. Our principals work directly with you – no account execs, no junior designers, no agency hassles – it’s a streamlined workflow designed for on-target results.
Owner + Creative Director
Susan Harper has been providing innovative design and marketing services to clients since establishing Sharper Design in 1997. She formed Sharper Creative in 2002 to meet the growing demand for a highly effective, economical alternative to traditional advertising firms. A key to Sharper Creative’s success is Susan’s ability to blend carefully crafted messages with dynamic graphic designs that effectively reach target audiences and achieve her clients’ objectives. She has worked with a broad range of businesses and industries, from manufacturers and home builders to telecom firms and advanced technology companies. Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University.
“We love to flex our creative muscles when designing marketing materials, but a piece is not just about looking good and it’s not successful unless it produces results. That’s why we do our homework to clearly understand your company, products, customers and competition.” — Susan Harper
Creative + Strategic Director
For more than 25 years, Gary has been helping clients achieve their business goals through effective marketing. A specialist in brand-based marketing, he guides and assists organizations in defining their positioning, developing their brands, creating their strategies and implementing their action plans. As a consultant, creative director and writer, Gary has developed effective strategies and promotional campaigns for a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations and national nonprofits to local organizations and start-up firms. He earned his degree in marketing from the University of Michigan, and has held marketing positions in a variety of organizations.
“My experience has clearly demonstrated that brand-based marketing is the most effective way to compete. By first helping clients discover and articulate their brand distinction – their unique set of characteristics that no one else can offer – we then create marketing strategies and materials based on that distinction.” — Gary Treer
Expert Marketing Resources
Over the years, we’ve built a superb team of trusted professionals who supplement and enhance the work of our principals. These expert creatives include photographers, illustrators, designers, printers and other professionals who share our commitment to excellence. So, no matter what your needs, Sharper Creative has the resources to help you succeed.