President & CCO

Joe Cecere

Joe Cecere isn’t your typical c-suite guy. He is a designer, through and through. Yet, his creative talent is founded on a mind for business and strategic thinking. And what else would you do with a of triple threat of capability but lead a highly-respected and thriving design agency.

Joe has a passion for using the tenets of design thinking to help everyone from Fortune 500 companies to local nonprofits create brand cultures from the inside out. Within our walls, he champions the culture of inventiveness that underscores critical brand initiatives for key clients such as Securian Financial, Land O’ Lakes, CLIF, Bremer Bank and King Arthur Flour.

Joe’s award-winning designs have been featured in the HOW Design Annual, Communication Arts and Art Directors Club, among others. His speaking engagements have included the AIGA National Conference, the HOW Design Conference and the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. And under Joe’s leadership, Little has been named a Minnesota Best Place to Work multiple times, and recognized as a Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age.

Joe Cecere
We meet brands at the point of reinvention and put 100% of ourselves into creating meaningful, beautiful work.

Before joining Little, Joe worked for Minneapolis-based agency Martin Williams. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).

The Art of College Brochures: As Told By My 17 Year Old Son

By Joe Cecere, President and Chief Creative Officer   Like most parents of high school seniors, our mailbox has recently been flooded with pamphlets and brochures from colleges all over the country. Each time one of these pamphlets is delivered, the parent in me...

Use Purpose to Rally Your Company Toward Success

By Joe Cecere, President and CCO, Little   This morning, I heard a segment on Marketplace talking about how CEOs are optimistic about the future and 77% of those surveyed would consider re-evaluating their corporate purpose in order to sustain strong internal...

Little talks King Arthur Baking Company on The Follow-up podcast

Our VP Creative Director, Mike Schacherer breaks down the new King Arthur Baking Company identity with KABC Senior Creative Director, Ruth Perkins on The Follow-up podcast. Listen now to get the inside scoop on the making of the wheat crown and a peek into the...

Kris Lindquist Presents at AdFed’s Behind The Pin

On Thursday, April 16, Little & Company managing creative director Kris Lindquist went “Behind the Pin” for AdFed in its first virtual webinar. Presenting to over 100 Zoom attendees, Kris recounted the creative design process of serving as AOR for 2019’s The Show....

Helping Local Restaurants During Shelter In Place Order

Little will leverage their creative expertise to create free, attention-grabbing signs to help restaurants quickly and effectively communicate current offerings to potential customers. This new initiative, The Little Sign Shop, will officially open for business on...

Little & Company Rebrands Grand View Lodge

Who isn’t dreaming of a little getaway right about now? For your daydreaming pleasure, we present the new brand redesign for the folks at Grand View Lodge in Brainerd. Grand View, named by Conde Nast Traveler in 2019 as one of the Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest...

Little and Bremer Featured on Schmidt List Podcast

In the 100th episode of business leadership and innovation podcast The Schmidt List, Kurt Schmidt dives deep with Bremer Bank CMO Erin Dady and our own Joe Cecere about what it really takes to execute a rebrand of a large organization successfully from the inside out....

COVID Be Damned: It’s Time to Pedal Up

Little’s President and CCO shares his thoughts on the big-ass mountain we’re all climbing together. We’ve got this: When I am out biking, I can spend hours cruising along the roads, enjoying the fresh air and the freedom of being outside. Eventually there’s always a...

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