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we target your message

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we secure your spot

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we provide a new direction

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we are acquire, we will move you forward

Acquire Visual is a marketing design studio focused on enhancing identity and underscoring presence. Think of us as your creative half…your secret weapon…your imaginative partner who listens, thinks, then transforms good ideas into great visuals. And great visuals into unforgettable communications.

We’re here to help your business. Whether you’re launching a product line or refreshing a brand…developing a logo or building a robust communications program…creating an online presence or an ad series that truly moves the consumer. Let us help you capture the tonality and essence of who you are and what you want to say.

From the corner store to the boardroom, every organization, needs connection. The ability to garner attention, deliver a message and make impact. You need to shine. To be heard. To be remembered. Let us help you leave an indelible impression.

Since 1990, we’ve helped a well-rounded roster of clients build their brands. The big and not so big – national non-profits and local educational institutions…start-ups and medium sized businesses. We loved every assignment.

Our approach? We immerse ourselves in your business, consistently providing fresh thinking, one-on-one attention and the right amount of risk-taking…to create impactful communications that move people and product.

We extend our core services through strategic partnerships with copywriters, photographers and specialized programmers. These alliances allow us to handle almost any unique project requirement – from a specialized database for an e-commerce site that handles 3,500+ products to a 60-page annual report that needs interviewing and heavy editing on a tight deadline.


John Maki

Owner / Creative Director

A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), with over 25 years of expertise in design and production for print, web and electronic communications. He is a native of Minnesota and co-owns Character Development Books and Toys with his wife, Jackie.


Jesse Spacco

Graphic Designer / Web Developer

A graduate of Drexel University, with over a decade of knowledge in design and programming. He hails from Maryland and is a musician and fine artist who lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and two young children.



Office Dog / Greeter

The uber friendly canine administrator who boasts more than 5 years experience in sleeping all day and occasionally stealing post-its out of the trash. Rescued from a bad situation in Philadelphia, she holds no grudges and lives happily for today.




Navigational mapping, design, programming and SEO strategy for B2B and B2C, content-managed web sites. read more



Design, production, print purchasing and distribution strategies for brochures, magazines, annual reports, direct mail and all forms of business collateral. read more



Logo development and design, stationery packages, signage and all core components of internal and external identity. read more



Strategy, design and production for e-mail, banner ads, print campaigns, direct mail, brochure/flyers and other promotional collateral. read more

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