A Unique Consultancy
I'm Julia Machotka, freelance creative director. I bring the right team together for your project. Any project.
Ideablast is where your ideas meet the rest of the world.
Ideablast was established in 1997 when I left the design department of a high tech company to take a stab at what was next. I was constantly asked to lend my web expertise (a rare commodity in those days) and, after many such requests, my freelance career was born. I became the accidental consultant and never looked back.
I understand both the artistic and technical sides of web, mobile, print and animation. It is that breadth makes me an excellent orchestrator of projects, small or large.
My excellent creative services will keep your brand's growth ahead in the marketplace.
One of the things that makes Ideablast unique is that I work with a team of hand-picked, loyal and long-established consultants, not a staff. This lack of overhead makes prices extremely competitive, yet the output is as good as it gets. All the offerings of a large creative services agency, without the high price tag or huge ego.
I divide my time between the United States (the Silicon Valley, where the career began) and Europe (la bella Italia and beyond, where nearly the entire family lives) and my consultants represent the same global spirit.
"Ideablast has produced very creative and high quality tradeshow materials on more than a few occasions. A booth and online game that Ideablast designed attracted potential customers and kept them at the booth. Their organizational skills and persistence kept our schedule on track and gave us peace of mind. I highly recommend them."
General Manager and Group Vice President Citrix Systems
"Julia and the Ideablast team helped us develop a new logo and branding for our company. The process was professional and fun...not to mention "indulgent" of our crazy visions and perfectionism! Fantastic to work with, and the image that Sensage developed under their design direction was a drastic change for the better."
President and Chief Executive Officer Sensage
"I have worked with Ideablast for close to 3 years, on countless web design projects. And no matter how big or small the deliverable is--or how ridiculously fast our turnarounds are--the team at Ideablast is always creative, collaborative, accommodating, and easy-to-work with. All this and they are a FUN team to work with."
Global Programs Marketing Manager McAfee
"Monex and Monaco Financial have been fortunate to work with Julia and Ideablast for over 12 years. We have over 250 employees and $4 billion in transaction volume, and Julia has demonstrated a talent for getting to know the strategic advantage of each of our affiliate companies."
Chief Operations Director Monex affiliated companies
"Ideablast is my secret weapon! When my clients need a fresh, crisp, and creative look for their websites, Ideablast is my first call. Outstanding work while managing tight deadlines. A rare combination of professionalism, creativity, fun, and all-around great collaborators."