CHA Creative is a consultancy offering editorial and marketing communications services for corporate, small business, and individual clients.

In today’s fast-paced digital media, content often appears as templated, copy-paste click bait, and is quickly forgotten.

I believe there is a better way.

Grounded by journalism, CHA Creative puts accuracy, detail, and fairness into its core. The principles are simple. Speed and SEO are guidance, not the solution. Authenticity and respect must be earned, not bought. Those who are right, not those first to react, rise to the top of conversation. Your message—your very reputation among your customers and community—is what matters.

This is the foundation of successful communication.

Writing

  • News + Investigations
  • Features + Lifestyle
  • Reviews
  • Press Releases
  • Corporate Comms
  • Annual Reports

Photo + Video

  • Product
  • Studio
  • Action
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Travel

Design

  • Logo
  • Identity + Branding
  • Graphics
  • Layout
  • Printing + Prepress
  • Coding + User Interface

Marketing

  • Strategy
  • Market Analysis
  • Content Management
  • Promotion
  • Social
  • Event Planning

Clifford Atiyeh

Principal, CHA Creative

Born to a mechanical engineer and a writer, maybe it’s only natural I’ve embraced the creative and technical mindset. My decade-plus career in automotive journalism—a visual, emotional passion for complex machines—tells me I’m the sum of my parents. It explains why I see every photograph and story as art, yet cannot rest until every detail is closest to perfection. It’s why, in all things, I am united by the craft of words and the pleasing order of design.

I grew up with personal computers when they were a small luxury. When I enrolled at Boston University in 2003, mass communication splintered in two. I reported for print newspapers while coding websites. I designed promotional mailings and Flash UIs. I put down my Kodak film for good after I completed my journalism degree and joined The Boston Globe. But I never abandoned the discipline of print media—to be clear and concise in limited space and even more limited time, its permanence, and from that, the responsibility to send the right message and do it right the first time. I follow this process for every project, in every format.

I’ve been independent since 2012—writer, photographer, designer. I’ve traveled the world, put hundreds of bylines into dozens of media outlets, helped market corporations large and small, and reinvented myself more than a few times. I work with some very talented people who inspire me and get the job done. They like working with people who value creative artists. If you’re that person, and can do better than the big-budget agencies who think they know your business better than you, we should talk. Both sides of my brain will listen.

Creative partners

Colleen B. Reilly

Photography + Marketing

I’m happy that, through photography and writing, I can celebrate the world we live in. Crafting images that touch your heart and make you pause to take a deeper look is what I strive to achieve in every image that I create for myself, or for you.

Sharing stories that give you more details about a place, people or event conveys greater depth to an image and creates a better understanding of what you see. When I worked as a marketing executive & consultant, it was always my goal to tell a compelling story through the happy marriage of strong visuals and words to inform, entertain, and inspire people.

I’m still doing this today. My images capture a special, unique or beautiful moment in time and place that you will want to treasure and share.

It is such a joy for me to look through the camera lens and appreciate the rich details, shapes, and colors that exist around us. Whether I am shooting a mountain landscape, wildlife closeup, interesting architecture, flowers, or a favorite model, capturing that unique moment is what I love to do best.

Michael Venn

Video + Filmmaking

Michael is a director and producer whose background in music led him into the film world. He made his writing and directorial debut in 2010 with the award winning short film “Dark Scribbles,” which premiered in the short film corner at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was an official selection at film festivals internationally.

In 2012, Michael produced and co­-directed the award-winning feature documentary “In Danger of Being Discovered.” In 2014, he wrote and directed a series of four music videos for the Grammy Ballot nominated singer/songwriter Lizzy Marella. Michael’s recent documentary, the feature film “The Heroin Effect,” featured on PBS. He was nominated for a regional Emmy at the 39th Boston/New England Emmy Awards for “It’s Time. Let’s Talk” and won the 2017 New Hampshire Filmmaker of the Year award. He started Venn Creative Media in 2018, and works with many clients including CarGurus, Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Cartender, Amatus Recovery Centers, Blueprint Recovery, and the Portsmouth Police Department.

Daniel Bates

Web Development + Design

Daniel is a creative-minded web designer and front-end developer with over 12 years of professional experience in web design, eCommerce, email marketing, graphic design, brand identity, and user experience design.

Daniel is a creative-minded web designer and front-end developer with over 12 years of professional experience in web design, eCommerce, email marketing, graphic design, brand identity, and user experience design.

Daniel is a creative-minded web designer and front-end developer with over 12 years of professional experience in web design, eCommerce, email marketing, graphic design, brand identity, and user experience design.