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).

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....

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Little Kicks Ass At The Show 2020

We designed, we submitted, we conquered. Little was the proud winner of eight awards at The Show 2020 last week, including five gold pins and three silver pins. Congrats to our team and our awesome clients! GOLD, Hello Pizza Branding System, Integrated Brand and...

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Little and Company is thrilled to announce four new promotions across multiple departments within the company. Each of these individuals contribute greatly to the overall success of Little. Congratulations to all! Chris Heimbold was promoted from account director to...

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If you’re lucky, every now and then you get the chance to work with an organization whose mission and purpose is so strong, you can’t stop thinking about how to share it with more people. And for us, that organization was the Minnesota Roller Derby. Last winter, the...

Little’s #Give40 Program Launched in Honor of 40th Anniversary

Going into our 40th anniversary in business, we knew we had to celebrate in a big way. And our Give 40 week was pretty epic. August 5-9, our office was closed for regular business while we spent 40 hours each volunteering with different organizations throughout the...

It’s Been Fun, Kick Ass Interns

Summer has flown by. And what a summer it’s been! Our interns, Abigail (design) and Bella (marketing) brought fresh ideas and plenty of energy day after day. And as an extra-special experience, they got to take part in Give 40, celebrating forty years of Little. But,...

Little Selected as AOR for AIGA MN Design Show 2019

You don’t have to tell us the Upper Midwest is home to some exceptional designers. The AIGA Minnesota Design Show brings the best of the best under one roof. We were honored to design the theme for this year’s show. It’s all about the electricity that happens when...

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