ABOUT

ARE Network

“Communication through Creation”

The ARE Network was founded in 2015 through a collaborative effort between creative partners. It is a future-forward initiative aimed at sourcing and combining the collective talents of the some industry’s best creatives and their many years of experience & established skills. Lead by the Directors of the design studio formerly known as Hybrid Spyder Studios, the ARE Network and its partners strive to change the industry and the methods in which clients collaborate with its suppliers and vice versa. The world is changing and becoming more complexed with advancements in every field. Our team of proficient specialists ensure every venture we embark on is supported by the latest in modern techniques & practices.

We combine economic, marketing, design and communicative thinking to develop differentiated and authentic brands for companies of all sizes. We don’t just follow what’s trending, we research the market’s demands and future directions to craft the message of any client into what consumers need to hear and which clients can deliver on. We consider each client a partner and strongly believe that our success is tied to their success. Because of this culture, we’ve had the honour of contributing to the development and strengthening of multiple brands, and have seen first-hand how the power of effective branding and communication can elevate a company’s equity; how it can rescue a business from impossible odds against competition, and how it can motivate customers and employees alike to become fullfledged brand ambassadors. We offer all tools at our disposal to guide and build our partner’s brands and realise their aspirations.

  • Advance Commercial Equipment Ltd.
  • Beyond Vitality
  • Blue Waters Products
  • bmobile
  • Electrical Industries Group
  • Event Architects
  • Fanatic Kitchen Studio
  • FireOne Fireworks
  • Kes the Band
  • Massy Stores
  • Pegasus Hotel Guyana
  • Republic Bank
  • The Supper Club
  • Tanja Wong
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
  • The University of the West Indies

CLIENT

Satisfaction

"They have a great eye for design, especially branding. Their ideas are thoughtful, designs are clean and modern and usually have a unique style. They work quickly but meticolously, and always take into consideration client's thoughts and perceptions while doing their work."Chantal Lefevre
Chantal LefevreBrand Manager @ Blue Waters Products
"These guys are creative naturals and strategically-minded. They also have the skill and experience to take a concept and execute it with a craftsman’s attention to detail. They present their work well and take feedback and input attentively. A well-rounded, solid, professional team."Kyle Maloney
Kyle MaloneyDirector/Brand Champion @ F1RST Media Ltd
"They deliver amazing work in an incredibly timely manner. The team is also incredibly personable with excellent communication. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again, or to recommend them to anyone looking for a talented, dependable and efficient creative team."Lauryn Rimmer
Lauryn RimmerBusiness Development Manager @ APM Flooring (Australia)
"ARE Network produced the official trailers for the trinidad+tobago film festival in 2014 & 2015. As the Project Coordinator for the trailers, I found working with the studio one of the easiest and most straightforward processes. They understood the complexities of our brand and messaging; and made our trailers dynamic, emotionally exciting and really helped to build up excitement for our annual film festival. They also worked closely with our music producer seamlessly. Many of our audiences raved that our 2014 ttff trailer was the best ever, so it was quite a task for Jermold & his team to beat that in 2015. I'm happy to say that they rose brilliantly to the challenge and exceeded our hopes. I fully endorse this team & will definitely be engaging their services again soon."Melvina Hazard
Melvina HazardTrinidad and Tobago Film Festival
"They've always made themselves available for quick design changes and come up with great design concepts. Perfect on time performance at a reasonable price."Michael Pereira
Michael PereiraTechnical Director @ Streamline Systems
"They rebuilt our website by combining our ideas with their professionalism to create exactly what we were looking for. They really delivered a website that fit our company and the image we needed to portray. The level of experience and thought that went into our project was amazing! We highly recommend ARE Network to anyone looking for the best customer experience and professional designs."Narideera Ali-Persad
Narideera Ali-PersadAdvance Commercial Equipment Limited
"ARE Network is very easy to work with. We hired them to design brochures and rate cards for the Lord Kitchener Auditorium in NAPA. Our interaction with the team is always professional yet pleasant. They captured the look and feel we desired for the brochures and rate cards in no time. They are incredibly creative with their designs and give you so much more than you expect. They are very attentive and follow up immediately on any questions or concerns you may have."Natasha Gittens
Natasha GittensMinistry of the Arts and Multiculturalism

PRINCIPAL

Partners

  • Jermold Compton
    Jermold ComptonManaging / Creative Director

Jermold has a deep rooted love for visual arts. With Visual Arts at his core, Jermold successfully developed a magnitude of creative communication genres to add to his growing creative talents over the years. His proficiencies include, but are not limited to, Graphic Design, Photography, Cinematography & Video Production, Motion Graphics, Editing. These skills, coupled with a B.A. in Business Management and Marketing, and a natural appetency for business development, drives his strategic vision and growth for not just ARE Network, but every client he works with. He has worked with international traditional and digital agencies alike, such as Publicis Caribbean and Toucan. Quickly rising through the ranks, he has cultivated over 10 years of experience and diverse knowledge of the creative industry. In 2013 he founded his first company which has now evolved into ARE Network, delivering exceptional brand experiences and client service.

  • Laura Compton
      Laura ComptonClient Relations & Production Manager

    Laura Compton is the life of the ARE Network and is responsible for our client/partner relationships, business development, and production management. She is an accomplished all-rounded business professional with impressive branding, marketing, and digital strategy success with global culture shifting companies, including Quiksilver, Diesel, BIllabong, Publicis, and Starlite Collection. Over the last few years, her focus has been toward business development and helping them meet the demand for technological and market progression. Her experience establishing startups in the digital and sales/retail industries in the Caribbean is a tremendously valuable asset making her a highly valued member of our core team.

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    PROCESS

    Methodology

    Research and Evaluation
    We meet with you and selected internal stakeholders to come to an understanding on what your brand is and to learn more about your organization. This session is facilitated to help identify your key target audiences, perceptions of the current brand name and identity, your current market position, customer decision-making factors and more. At the end of this session, we would have collected key internal perceptions that will shape your brand identity and we will create a summary report of our findings for you. After securing your insight, we validate your brand perceptions through market research. We gain input from your customers and compile results into a report for your review. We also evaluate key competitors’ brand positioning to ensure your brand platform is distinctive.

    We meet with you and selected internal stakeholders to come to an understanding on what your brand is and to learn more about your organization. This session is facilitated to help identify your key target audiences, perceptions of the current brand name and identity, your current market position, customer decision-making factors and more. At the end of this session, we would have collected key internal perceptions that will shape your brand identity and we will create a summary report of our findings for you. After securing your insight, we validate your brand perceptions through market research. We gain input from your customers and compile results into a report for your review. We also evaluate key competitors’ brand positioning to ensure your brand platform is distinctive.

    Ideation and Development
    Once internal and external research is complete, we summarize our findings in a creative brief for your approval. When finalized, our creative design and messaging teams go to work. We prepare varying creative directions for you to evaluate – including theming, messaging, logos, colour schemes, imagery, photography, etc. – and deliver these approaches for your review. Whichever path you choose – you are the final decision-maker in choosing the messaging and visual identity that is right for your company.

    Once internal and external research is complete, we summarize our findings in a creative brief for your approval. When finalized, our creative design and messaging teams go to work. We prepare varying creative directions for you to evaluate – including theming, messaging, logos, colour schemes, imagery, photography, etc. – and deliver these approaches for your review. Whichever path you choose – you are the final decision-maker in choosing the messaging and visual identity that is right for your company.

    Implementation and Support
    After you’ve selected your creative direction, we deliver a brand visual identity and messaging guide to facilitate brand roll-out in all your communications materials. We can collaborate with you to prioritize implementation of your brand in your corporate communications, deliver brand-compliant designs for various mediums or take on creation of any or all of your communications materials.

    After you’ve selected your creative direction, we deliver a brand visual identity and messaging guide to facilitate brand roll-out in all your communications materials. We can collaborate with you to prioritize implementation of your brand in your corporate communications, deliver brand-compliant designs for various mediums or take on creation of any or all of your communications materials.