While working for some of the largest non-profits and marketing agencies in the country, our team met countless people changing the world through design, innovation, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

But, being tied down to roles at larger organizations, we didn’t have the bandwidth to help scale the efforts countless projects that we felt had the potential to make huge impacts around the world.

So, we created five/four. We’re helping our clients reach their full potential by pairing modern design thinking with clear messaging.

With offices in NYC, D.C., and Nashville, we serve a wide array of clients, from corporate, non-profit and NGO, art, music, food and beverage, and entertainment.

In 1959, The Dave Brubeck Quartet changed jazz forever. Until then, most all jazz, as well as most all modern music, was written in the traditional 4/4 time signature. That year, after being inspired by traditional folk music, they released “Time Out,” an album based completely in odd time signatures.

They were inspired by something traditional and created something innovative.

The record label did little to market the album. They assumed it wouldn’t resonate with audiences. It was too different.

Much to their surprise, the album spread like wildfire. “Time Out” went platinum and became a jazz standard. The lead single, “Take Five,” written in 5/4 (five/four) time, went on to be the best selling jazz single ever.

five/four was created with that spirit in mind.