Workhorse is a brand and creative content agency.

Words to [do good] work by.

Good design will do great things

Design is more than just cosmetic—it has the power to transform.

Guts > glory

Flashy projects are always fun, but we're most excited about projects with heart.

Simple is smart

Effective over elaborate. We don’t need big words to convey big ideas.

If you build it right, they will come

We design for people. Metrics matter, but not at the cost of integrity.

Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean

Although, sometimes sass is a little fun.

Keep it real about keeping it real

We support the hell out of each other. We stay present, aware, and absolutely 💯.

Who we are.


Purpose-driven & creatively inspired.

We like to say our team is more than a “band of creatives.” Like a lot of other groups, we bring our personal styles and life experiences to every project—but it’s really our collective skills and combined experience that set us apart. Ultimately, our personality makes work something we look forward to—and purpose is what makes our work memorable.


Tj Cichecki

Partner, Creative Director

Ashleigh Ferran

Partner, Marketing + Brand Strategy Director

Abe Garcia

Partner, Strategy and Technology Director

Julia Dann

Digital Marketing & Editorial Manager

Michelle Santiago

Digital Marketing & Editorial Associate

Emma McAlary

Photographer + Content Creator

Ash Casper

Designer

Greg Fisk

Art Director

Vicky Chao

Motion Designer / Preditor

Why work with us?

We define and build brands, execute campaigns, and activate communities. In other words, we help good businesses do better. Our solutions to challenges are always unique and always honest. So, let’s talk.

Working from our 1902 Capitol Hill Carriage House.

The Workhorse studio and workshop.

Located just south of Massachusetts Ave, the studio is housed in the historic 1855 W. Walter’s Son Carriage Manufacturing building— one of a few remaining horse carriage production buildings in the city. Craftsmen constructed horse carriages that powered Washington, DC for over 100 years. We’ve grown into our studio over the last three years starting as a one man desk in an unfinished carriage house to a two floor operation including a full working studio. Now we’re here, continuing the tradition of craft.


The entrance to the Workhorse studios
A handpainted sign on the Workhorse studio wall
a member of workhorse walking by the studio
a workhorse work station
inside of the workhorse studios