Moss "Back from the Future" to Grow Branding Partnership

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David Allen Moss, Founding Director of FUTURE Center at the Cleveland Institute of Art, recently stepped down from the Midwest's premier Design and Tech Transfer Center he launched in January 2006. Moss has aligned with Nead Brand Partners, Cleveland-based strategic branding and design firm, in a move that will spark the merger of three Cleveland-area independent design firms in September. The eminent merger will combine the strengths and client-base of Nead Brand Partners, Newbomb Design, and Moss Media, respectively.

David Allen Moss, Founding Director of FUTURE Center at the Cleveland Institute of Art, recently stepped down from the Midwest's premier Design and Tech Transfer Center he launched in January 2006.

Moss has aligned with Nead Brand Partners, Cleveland-based strategic branding and design firm, in a move that will spark the merger of three Cleveland-area independent design firms in September. The eminent merger will combine the strengths and client-base of Nead Brand Partners, Newbomb Design, and Moss Media, respectively.

"It's a no brainer. We immediately realized the powerful solutions we can offer our clients, as well as all the ways this differentiates our firm," says Moss, newly named Creative and Strategic Partner. "It begins by putting our strategic branding process to work for ourselves... for a change."

Make that a big change. Come September, the firm will emerge under a new name and broadened service offering.

Together, Mark Nead, David Moss, Brian Willse and Mark Zust bring more than 60 years of combined experience in brand strategy, communications design, digital media, and corporate identity development to their evolving enterprise.

"With the addition of David as Partner, we are able to extend unrivaled expertise in leading-edge digital media design and development to our existing clients, partners, and prospects," says Mark Nead.

Moss, whose background includes foundations in journalism and the music industry, intends to leverage a national network of narrowcast clients and associates, immediately moving the firm forward in the adoption of state-of-the-art brand delivery platforms.

"There's no firm in town that has both strength in strategic branding and graphic design, in addition to technical knowhow and keen perspective in the world of digital media design and integration," says Moss -- whose client portfolio includes companies like Best Buy, Wynn Las Vegas, Bloomingdales, Red Lobster, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and BP

Former Creative Director for EDR Media, and Lead Designer for American Greetings Interactive -- Moss says he'll continue to push Greater Cleveland to work the creative class into its new economy. As a top advocate for the Creative Industries -- collaborating with IngenuityFest, ASM, Case, CSU, and others, he plans to re-ignite the popular Tuesdays@FUTURE series of Innovation Forums he spearheaded at CIA/FUTURE. David will continue to serve Ingenuity Festival's technology and marketing advisory commiteets, the board of STRI, the Friends of the Cleveland School of Arts new curriculum committee. Likewise, he works with GameHub, CPAC, NOCA, AIGA, and a variety of community initiatives.

About Nead Brand Partners:
Nead Brand Partners (NBP) is a strategic brand, communications and design consultancy headquartered in the heart of MidTown Cleveland, Ohio. Principals Mark Nead, Brian Willse, David Moss and Mark Zust represent a combined 60 years of experience in branding development and communication. The NBP team provides strategic planning, brand strategy, design of identity systems and sales communications tools, digital media network design, writing, event branding, and communications training and coaching.

For more information, contact Mark Nead at 216-431-9301, extension 12, or visit Nead Brand Partners on the web at http://www.neadbrandpartners.com.

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