Strategists, Artists, Doers

Before you build a bridge, you have to know why you’re crossing the river, and then design the right structure to achieve success.

Geeks who love energy and learning how ____ gets done.

Having a great idea is just the start. We’re proud to work with clients that dig in to build a better world.

Strategic storytellers on a mission.

We’re proud to support the innovators who are digging in to build a better world.

Supporting the Builders of a More Sustainable Future 

Elevating infrastructure brands

Essense Partners is proud to have worked with a wide variety of innovators working on critical infrastructure projects and supporting service and technology providers. You know, the organizations modernizing the services we all depend upon.

Communicating your impact

Effective communication is vital to maintaining and growing stakeholder support. We work with you to develop and implement thoughtful strategies reinforced by various tactical marketing solutions. 

Enhancing social connection 

Social media channels offer innovative brands the opportunity to engage with different audiences directly. Effective social campaigns benefit enormously from a media mix that is both “geek and chic.” 

Building trust 

Younger audiences are particularly concerned about your operations’ social and environmental impacts. We uncover your responsible investment practices and build a strategy and tactical plan to share the positive effects you are making and how you can help them be part of making positive change. 

Our Leadership Team

We have a purpose-driven culture and are committed to supporting our diverse and talented team to make an impact through their respective areas of expertise. We believe in transparency, integrity, and lifelong learning and actively foster those ideals through professional development and our committed, supportive leadership team. 

David Barnum

“I’ve been known to joke, ’Yeah, this is why I went to art school‘ when refining a business model, building digital products or analyzing data. In other words, I love tech, and I live to apply design thinking to solve business challenges.”

Wesley Holmes

“The clean energy transition is more of a cultural shift than it is a technical one. My purpose is helping people to understand clean energy technology and discover their own sense of purpose in contributing to positive change.“

Simiao Yu

“Design is not just creating pretty visuals, it’s more about solving problems and creating lasting value.”

Mindy Tang

“Quality over quantity paves the way for lasting success and fulfillment.”

Andrew Thompson

“As an experienced designer, I love working with our talented team to develop visuals that are esthetically pleasing and that meet and exceed client’s business objectives.”

Craig Shelton

“From concept to final delivery, we specialize in bringing ideas to life. Helping our clients create all manner of videos in this ever-evolving energy landscape. ”

James Lindstrom

“We help our clients create value along the journey to sustainability and responsible investing. We do so by activating and amplifying their potential to deliver and promote positive outcomes for all stakeholders.”

Weaving a Balanced
Tapestry of Work and Life 

Nerdy and Creative

Our team thrives at the intersection of geekiness and artistry. We dive deep to understand complex systems and technologies better to craft artful stories and visual assets that foster support from stakeholders. 

Collaborative and supportive

We believe good ideas can come from anywhere – including our clients. We open up our process – particularly in the early stages of development – to allow all contributors to participate in surfacing the best thinking. 

Driven by Passion

By supporting innovators and builders, our work also supports the transition to a more equitable and sustainable future. 

Empowered growth

We believe in and commit resources to our team’s professional development. 

Work/Life Balance

We actually hate this term, but not the intent. The language  suggests that work-life and personal life are in opposition when the truth is that individuals are at their best when these aspects of our lives are interwoven. In practice, that means we make space for our team to take a break when they feel less than inspired and give them the support they need to overcome challenges on both fronts. 

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