our space and the people who create in it.


Relationships matter more to us.

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 progressing thinking to inspire clients and amaze your audience. 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, was roasted in his first thesis presentation but ultimately won multiple best in class awards. While there, he worked for Perkins + Will, and learned how to lead a 3 day charette. He came back to SEV in 2008 and won a few ULI architecture awards for his designs, and then jumped ship and started working for an experience design firm in Nashville in 2010.

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

Slate Shepherd understands the value of relationships. They were easy to work with, energetic and creative. Their ability to craft a story and help us build a unique brand was impressive to watch.