Cut Once


About Us

Cut Once is an integrated creative agency that invests in deep, strategic relationships with organizations seeking a leading position and thoughtful brand experience. Our work encompasses advertising, branding, graphic design, and public relations, with special expertise in education, arts and culture, health, retail, and community. Our success stories are deeply rooted in one fundamental lesson we’ve learned over many years in the business—through rigorous inquiry, elegant design, informed thought leadership, and original storytelling, we’re able to establish emotional and cognitive connections between organizations and their audiences.

A strategic partner first, we work quickly to become a complimentary, not duplicative, extension of our client's internal marketing teams, sharing in the day-to-day responsibilities and accountabilities. We embrace and apply new communication theories, strategies, and technologies to stay at the forefront of brand innovation. We use proven planning, project management, and execution methods to deliver on time and within budget. In the end, many successful partnerships have resulted in greater brand awareness and increased revenue as our clients will attest.

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We're ready to talk through a customized project scope to fit your budget and schedule. Not sure about the best way to engage? We offer short-term commitments in the form of individualized project audits which allow us to provide expert analysis and identify areas of opportunity to move your brand forward. Contact us at (717) 841-0400 to start the conversation.

Services: advertising, brand messaging, branding, digital, editorial design, environmental design, graphic design, marketing strategy, naming and brand identity, photography and illustration, retail and packaging design, wayfinding and signage, website design, website development


  • AIGA | the professional association for design
DAThis firm is an adopter of the Designers Accord


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Academy for Educational Development
  • Science Channel
  • theCOUNTERcorps (fashion)
  • The Art Institutes
  • The Endocrine Society
  • University and College Designers Association (UCDA)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • American Shakespeare Center
  • The Hormone Foundation
  • Record Breaking Gifts
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF)
  • Harvest Moon Farms



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