ABOUT US



“One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others.”

― Simone de Beauvoir


10 E. Franklin St, Ste 301
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Open weekdays 10am - 6pm

︎ contact@envelope.services
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MISSION
Part art gallery, part creative consultancy, Envelope endeavors to be an agency that promotes agency. A multimodal platform where one can consume, contribute, and critique the evolving discussions at the intersection of art, nature and politics. Through various media and community engagements we hope to foster a space for those that are interested in analyzing the past, and advancing a permacultural future.


PHILOSOPHY
An envelope is a threshold. Between private and public; objective and subjective. A membrane that holds things in, or a barrier that keeps things out. It’s an ontological immune system, politicized at its inception. It’s a womb that nurtures the growth of ideas, movements, and revolutions, yet can also become an echo chambers of ego and solipsism. It’s a network of liberating utopics, but also a memetic bubble of exclusivity and hate.

The envelope is not the problem, nor is it the solution. It is the mirror we see ourselves in. It’s the architecture we build our societies on. The identities that give us purpose. But even seemingly impenetrable walls of stone, steel, and political ideology can be punctured by the slow persistence of critical discussion.

Like water and air, critical thought will find a way to deconstruct norms through cultural (thermo)dynamics. Oxidizing the occidental, eroding the monumental, and embracing the aberrant. The scaffolding, metaphysics, and subterrain that is generated by our present happenings. The types of envelopes we create, sustain, or destroy will define our futures together, and it is the task of the citizen–designer to interrogate these truths. 


SERVICES
Envelope offers art consultancy ranging from creative direction and brand style guides, to art activism. We use a combination of cultural literacy, market strategy, and political fervor, to produce well crafted visual communications. Our approach to what Hans Oosterling might call ‘daseining’ differs for each project, allowing for an agile approach to creative production that will cator to your specific needs. To view more work samples, CLICK HERE ︎︎︎

or reach out at 
contact@envelope.services


Creative Direction / Design
We provide creative direction across various media to create a range of collateral needed, including:
• Brand Style Guides (logo,typography,etc)
• Advertising Campaigns
• Art Direction/Photography
• Copywriting
• Graphic Design (Web & Print)


Research & Media Strategy
We guide research and strategy to for-profit and non-profit projects alike. Whether it’s market research to best reach your customer or a survey for a local social issue, we can help.

Interior / Experiential Design
From window displays to interior builds, we can help transform a space that reflects your business’ ethos.

Art Consultation
Through a robust network of artists we will help you find the art that will suite your space, project, investment and/or financial means appropriately.

Event Space Rental
Our gallery space is open for rental on nights, weekends, and some weekdays. Ready to host events such as yoga, group meetings, maker’s market, lectures, workshops, and film screenings.

Some past clients include:
︎︎︎ TEDxBusiness ︎︎︎ Park Centraal ︎︎︎ Weekends Inc.
︎︎︎ Howard Hughes ︎︎︎ Adidas ︎︎︎ Adobe ︎︎︎ Marriot Hotels
︎︎︎ TimeOut New York ︎︎︎ IBM ︎︎︎ MOXY Hotels ︎︎︎ CXIP