19 IDEAS | Design, Development, Marketing and PR

About us

19 IDEAS is a New York State Woman-Owned Business that brings a creative approach to marketing and communications. It’s work with purpose. We were established in 2011 by Katie Krawczyk as a company of one, with the intent of working with like-minded clients who have a passion about their work and whose mission helps advance our community. Today, we’re doing just that as a full-service agency, offering creative solutions in the fields of marketing, public relations, design, and web and software development.

With inspiration and tireless determination,
we strive to unlock possibilities for our clients.

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The value of values

As individuals we’re driven by a core set of values and beliefs. It’s what makes us who – and what – we are. 19 IDEAS is an expansion of those values, placing emphasis on collaboration, inclusion, innovation and community. Upholding these ensures a happy team – and happy clients.

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Our team

We’re comprised of creators, visionaries and entrepreneurs fueled by the power of an idea (and a lot of coffee, if we’re being honest). We’re a collective of former freelancers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit servants, agency wonks, corporate mercenaries and government cogs. Now we’re here, assembled as one, doing what we love.

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Our space

It’s true. Creativity and inspiration are often a product of your environment. It was with that in mind, along with a deep connection to our community, that we chose to set up our shop in the Essex Art Center on the west side of Buffalo. The space screams artistry, originality and imagination. It’s just a cool ass place to spend the day.

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Why 19?

We’re asked a lot about the origin of our name. The truth is, there are a lot of reasons. No, not 19 reasons, but enough to tell a number of different stories.

Can you pick out the only reason that has no correlation to our name?

It was originally intended to be 9 IDEAS but margaritas on
the beach got us thinking bigger.

Yes!

Margaritas and sunshine is a powerful combination.

Extensive research shows that it takes upwards of 19 times to come up with a brilliant idea.

No!

Not even close. Anyone can have a great idea, anytime, anywhere.

The original design for the 1800s Buffalo Belt Line railroad was 19 miles long with 19 stops.

Yes!

Buffalo and its history is an inspiration for our team and our work.

The great Joe Sakic wore the number 19 on his hockey jersey.

Yes!

Dan’s all-time favorite hockey player is Joe Sakic.

19 is a prime number.

Yes!

Like us, there’s something special about prime numbers.

Written in roman numerals, XIX, is a palindrome.

Yes!

Who doesn’t love a good palindrome? This was once considered as a branding strategy.

Pong

When we’re not hard at work, we’re hard at play. Ping pong tops the list for office recreation. And like our work, we take it very seriously. Check out our leaderboard below, and if you think you or your office is up for a friendly competition, sign up and let’s get it on. Just watch out, we’ve got game.

Challenge Us

Office vs Office
or One-on-One

We're Game