Simplifying complex communications to maximize understanding and inspire meaningful audience-driven action.

Our Work


We’re a passionate group of strategists, designers, and developers that thrive on creative thinking and problem solving. Together we create some of the most client-valued communication materials — all in-house and always audience-driven.


Creating unique voices with the right tone and message supported with broad-spectrum brand systems and guidelines.

Corporate Communications

Positioning and communicating strategic, financial, and sustainability efforts to your stakeholders or to recruit, train and retain employees.

Digital Marketing

Promoting digital reputation and expanding visibility and opportunity.

Web Design & Development

From custom application building to CMS deployment, we work seamlessly with IT and marketing (or communications) teams building secure best-practice lasting platforms.

Video & Photo

Capturing original photography and video assets around the globe for decades is only the beginning. Our imaging experts create meaning photo illustrations that go beyond a simple image.

Obata is aging like a fine, red wine.

We have rich perspectives, and we only get better with age…

We have been bringing our passion for marketing and design to the St. Louis area for over 70 years. As the oldest creative agency in St. Louis, Obata has had the pleasure of partnering with some of the most iconic companies and brands since 1948.

At Obata, we are proud of the work we do and we love sharing it. Take a look at our latest collection.

01 — Featured Work

Digging Deeper

Going below the surface to uncover the right path for a new website launch.

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02 — Featured Work

Beyond Success

Fully realizing business goals always leads to real transformation and greater value in the end.

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03 — Featured Work

Display of Beauty

Making a BIG impact for a global company with modern environmental graphics.

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Let’s create something great together!

We’re eager to meet you, learn your business, and help you in any way we can. Come by the office, meet us for coffee, or conference us in — no matter how we connect, we’re always up for awesome, new partnerships.