An independent creative agency located in the heart of NE Minneapolis.

5IVE Team

The Driving Force Behind Our Work

Since our humble beginnings, our purpose has remained the same – provide services that create value, identify opportunities, and build relevancy. We choose to work with independent, socially conscious and human-centric brands – the disruptors, the game changers, the startups, and the leaders who see the need for transformation towards a world that is sustainable, empathetic, and community-oriented.

Whether you are changing the world or changing your industry, we are here to partner with those who care to make a difference.

5 Guiding Principles

Respect for the human experience is essential for the integrity of creative ideas.

Inspiring positive change is what fuels our creative process.

Collaboration is the key to our success and our ability to move brands forward.

Open communication is not only key to collaboration, but vital to sharing stories, building connections, and reaching success.

Being an active participant in our community is built into our business practices.

5IVE Team

“You can never solve a problem on the
level on which it was created.”

– albert einstein

  • Interactive Experience

  • In today’s digital world, interactive is not an exception, it’s the norm. Being connected and part of a conversation is constant. Developing meaningful experiences is at the core of our communication strategies. By utilizing in-depth research and analytics, we enable our clients to cut through the clutter and connect with consumers at the right moments with the right messaging.
  • Strategy

  • Brands are powerful, contextual systems that require ongoing self-evaluation, awareness of audience needs, and clear business goals. By focusing on consumer insights and brand differentiation, we develop strategies that leverage opportunities, increase engagement, establish social integration, and solidify support. We provide clients with competitive advantages and marketing solutions that lead to growth, visibility, and strong positioning.
  • Brand Development

  • Brand development is the process of creating engaging narratives and visual systems that can connect, inspire, and grow audience participation. We believe that brands are constantly evolving, which requires a contextual approach to communication, visualization, and audience representation. Branding is about creating experiences and a reflection of the unique expertise, aspirations, and interactions that bring a vision to life. We build brands that are functional, exciting, and agile.

Our Team

5IVE was founded by Boriana Strzok and officially opened their doors in 2011 with a simple goal to break barriers, disrupt the status quo, and build brands that inspire human connection.

From opera singers to golf pros, anthropology to paradigm shifts, nonprofits to distilleries, and complex ideas to simple solutions, 5IVE is about all 5 senses and everything inbetween.

We are community-centric, socially conscious, business savvy, creatively rebellious insight seekers who are always ready for a creative challenge, a productive collaboration, a good day of hard work, and a healthy dose of laughter.

5IVE Team