studio

our space and the people who create in it.

talent

Relationships matter most.

We don’t have clients. We have partners that we collaborate with side by side. You know your business, Slate Shepherd knows how to bring a brand to life. A memorable brand experience is the result of a partnership that believes in the magic of creativity and the logic of a grounded business solution.

As a team of talented and diverse specialists, we meld story, design, and entertainment with progressive thinking to inspire clients and amaze audiences. We challenge, push, elevate, and collaborate early and often. We believe every idea is valid and continually challenge the status quo.

Partner with us.

meet drew

Equal parts brand strategist, creative director, architect, designer, and illustrator

His career took off in 2003 at SEV Architects in Nashville. It was there that he learned the joys of the tiny, eye-crossing details of architecture. In 2005, he went back to UNC Charlotte for a masters in architecture, where he was roasted in his first thesis presentation but ultimately won multiple best in-class awards. While getting his masters, he worked for Perkins + Will, and learned how to lead a 3 day creative workshop. He came back to SEV in 2008 and won multiple ULI architecture awards for his designs. In 2010, Drew had an opportunity to take his building expertise and transition to a career in experiential design. He hasn’t looked back since.

In 2021, he formed Slate Shepherd and has begun building a stellar design studio with top tier talent.