Chris Kline has been promoted to Executive Creative Director at venture platform, 25madison, and its brand experience agency, 25m Create. In his new role, he will be responsible for creating the unique brand and creative expression for all clients and 25madison investments. He will develop creative talent within the agency as the team expands to support client and platform needs.
Kline joined 25madison in 2020 as a Creative Director, where he was responsible for the brand expression of all 25madison incubations and investments. He has built a reputation for best-in-class brand development - accelerating the growth of early-stage businesses with a big brand approach. Marquis brand identity projects during his tenure at 25madison include Handspring Health (a mental health platform for adolescents), Harbor (a readiness app acquired by Citizen), and Pattern (a fintech app that combines human expertise and top robo tools).
During his time with the 25madison, demand for our big brand credentials + startup DNA drove the launch of 25m Create, the brand experience agency within the 25madison platform.
“Chris has been such a huge part of what we’re building at 25madison and 25m Create, not only as a Creative Director, but also as an inspiring leader to everyone on the team. He never fails to deliver incredible quality, work that is conceptually rooted, building an ownable and unique brand identity for every company we work with.” said Matthew Berberian, Head of 25madison studio and 25m Create. “But far more than that, Chris’s humility and supportive demeanor encourage the team to do the best work possible, creating a culture where we all lift each other up and continually demand the best of ourselves. The entire company couldn’t be more thrilled to have him in this new role.”
Before 25madison, Kline served as Creative Director at Wolf Ollins in New York, leading the rebrand of State Farm. He previously served as Creative Director at Red Peak where he led the brand identity development for Brighthouse Financial, the $250B MetLife spinoff. He has also worked at Redscout, The Partners, R/GA, and Interbrand on accounts including Kellogg, The Sochi Olympics, Equinox, Johnson & Johnson, Xerox and Wrigley.
“25madison and 25m Create have immense talent across all departments and a creative standard that drives everyone. The past three years here have been so special working hand in hand with an amazing team and passionate founders. I’m very excited to help lead the next chapter of 25m Create” said Kline.