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With more than 20 years experience, we officially opened the doors to our studio in 2003. We’re influenced by the regular cast of characters: Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, David Carson… We love Japanese graphic design too and have a great appreciation for any graphic art done by hand (sign painters and letter press for example). Matt has said he has fond memories of being completely transfixed watching his dad work in the trade of graphic design when it was done by hand, and we try to keep that spirit of art and craft alive and well in the Lab. Our goal is to offer unique perspectives and creative solutions (and award-winning work along the way) in satisfying the creative needs for a vast array of clients, from the music industry to furniture manufacturers.

We are a pet friendly studio, since there’s nothing quite like having your furry pal with you at work. Plus if there’s a client who hasn’t paid on time, large dogs come in real handy. Our dear dog Satchmo had accompanied us the entire way. She was such a great friend of 12.5 years. She is a big part of the ‘Labs’ in our studio name (and is featured in several of our studio logos). Long live Satchels.

We’re Known By The Companies We Keep.
As a full-service studio, we provide a complete spectrum of design projects for clients ranging from the music industry to furniture manufacturers who share our vision. Pfahlert Creative Labs has had the pleasure of creating work with clients such as:

Business and Industry

Mission Health • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams • Hampton by Hilton • Bob Moog Foundation • Speedball Art • Frye Regional Medical Center • Atriax Group • Broyhill Furniture Industry • Southern Furniture • CenturyLink • Starter • Reebok • Moogseum • Coldwell Banker • Chromcraft Revington  • Zagaroli Classics • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists • Catawba Valley Medical Center • International Legwear Group, Inc. • Catawba County Historical Assoc. • Hickory Public Housing


Wilco • Spoon • Phish • Band of Horses • Crowded House • Tyler Ramsey • Eric Church • Galactic • Eels • The Black Keys • Mandolin Orange • Yonder Mountain String Band • Jeff Tweedy • Debbie Harry • Empire Circus • Modest Mouse • Everest • The Honeydogs • Gomez • They Might Be Giants • The Decemberists • The Autumn Defense • Farewell Milwaukee • Guster

Music Industry

Wilco World, Inc.• Yep Roc Records • Live Nation • House of Blues • Q Prime • Superfly Productions (Bonnaroo festival) • Red Light Management • 3D Management (Los Angeles) • Constant Artists Management • Global Tour Creatives (Dublin + Los Angeles) • Tony Margherita Management (NYC + Chicago) • The Merch Collective

We’ve also managed national ad campaigns for clients ranging from national furniture brands & companies to regional hospitals.