At its heart, Elemental is Elizabeth Dowd.
But Elemental is also a collective of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small-business people—all passionate about creating something wildly creative, deeply human, and uniquely Elemental. We find the right people for the project and the right project for the people. As independent creative professionals, we come together by choice, not by default. But when we unite over a shared vision, there is no stronger bond.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” - Brene Brown
When you’re the ninth of eleven children, home is noisy, adults are busy, life is crazy—and it takes some imagination to define your place in all of it. That’s probably why founder Elizabeth Dowd sought refuge in the trees behind her home.
She started to notice how different it felt when the family gathered with intention—piled into an A-frame in the woods, or cooking on a campfire. And she realized that environment is everything. It sets the stage. Rewrites the rules. Pauses the universe for a second. So she set out to create places like these, where people can find a little shelter from a crazy world and help us shed our learned layers of toughness and hubris, and return to what’s elemental.
How We Work
This is where we deep dive to learn all we can about your brand’s elemental purpose and its customers’ elemental needs.
Then we begin to envision ways to connect brand, people, and place, and we translate that into a customer journey and elemental experience & design principles.
Finally, we assemble the right team to artfully bring the vision to life through human-centered environments and experiences.