We Have Become Vikings

We Have Become Vikings is a group of rebels, rockers, thinkers and makers combining strategy and design to help clients tell stories through any means possible — a true creative shop.

We Have Become Vikings moves across all media channels that best serve design problems and creates culture through innovation and work — we combine ideation with design thinking to create a unique amazement and wonder that exceeds expectations. 

We Have Become Vikings began in 2007 as a side project of Jason Snell. Working long hours after his 9 to 5 agency job, Jason realized his talents lay outside the large agency world working hands­ on freelancing with a variety of fortune 500 clients and small businesses alike.

We Have Become Vikings took the leap to a brick and mortar shop in 2011 in the burgeoning neighborhood of Over­-the­-Rhine. As clients and passions grew it was time to expand — enter Brandon Hickle.

We Have Become Vikings is proud to announce we will be partnering with Southpaw Prints to now offer full­-service digital and print design, as well as full printing capabilities, animation, branding, identity, web, interactive, environmental, and soft goods. WHBV plans to expand our services in the OTR neighborhood ­offering not only more creative job opportunities but the involvement of the OTR community in interactive storefronts, collaborations and a gallery shop in which to sell creative curated goods. We look forward to taking on an even more responsible active neighborhood involvement in OTR and Cincinnati, focusing local and delivering nationally.

Brandon started his own company, Southpaw Prints in 2006, where he designs and prints for numerous clients in and around Cincinnati to across the country. Small Batch, limited­ edition screen printing has become Southpaw’s bread and butter in the time of great appreciation for handmade goods. Southpaw’s capabilities have grown to handle large production runs for clients with greater needs with such clients as Instrument Skateboards, WNKU, Neltner Small Batch, Revive Skateboards and Braxton Brewing Co. Brandon started Southpaw Prints in the heart of OTR and is excited to return with a larger impact and connection to the community.

Combining our efforts, We Have Become Vikings is now positioned to carve a unique space in the digital and print creative world in and outside Cincinnati. What makes WHBV so different in the creative community is not only our incredible body of work but also our expertise in both print and digital and our passion for our neighbors and community.

We work hard and play hard, and want to make kick ass work to further our never ending passion for art, music and design. We Have Become Vikings has lent its visual expertise to several Fortune 100companies and some of the world’s most popular brands including Amazon, F1 Racing, Third Man Records and Virgin America as well as, small businesses in our neighborhood, Spun Bicycles, Lumenocity, Artworks, Charley Harper Studios and Instrument Skateboards to name a few.