0a0f15
0a0f15
0a0f15
0a0f15

Particle at-a-glance

We started our company with a focus on identity and experience design for clients with established and emerging brands, and have since evolved to offer our partners digital products and multimedia solutions that extend the range of creative ways they tell stories.

Particle is small and privately held. This gives us the flexibility to work fast and stay true to our business principles and aesthetic. Our designers have traditional and nontraditional advertising and graphic design backgrounds, and have honed their skills working for diverse clients, large and small, in the U.S. and abroad.

Particle believes the best marketing is a collaboration between small teams of passionate, committed experts and C-Suite decision-makers working together to uncover unique but simple brand solutions. When it comes to servicing our clients, we structure our team and the engagement in a way that best fits our client’s needs and their business goals.

We’re diverse. Our experience includes launching multicultural and general market integrated advertising campaigns, developing powerful identities and architecting smart and sustainable rollout strategies for some of the world’s best-known brands.

ffffff
ffffff
ffffff

Meet the founders

Mále Ibarra-James : Founding Partner

As chief creative officer, Mále is responsible for Particle's overall creative direction and oversees design, branding and advertising efforts. She founded Particle in 2008 after serving as associate creative director at the guerilla marketing agency Renegade, where she managed campaigns for AVAYA, BearingPoint, DoubleClick, HSBC and Panasonic. Before Renegade she spent five years at Vidal Partnership, developing advertising and promotional campaigns for DIAGEO, Heineken, CitiCorp, MasterCard and McDonald’s. Male studied at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Parsons in New York.

John James : Founding Partner

As a communications adviser John James has developed media strategies and directed marketing efforts for Viacom's MTV, Environmental Defense Fund, NYC.gov, NYU, Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation, Heineken, United Way and UFC. He also created ad campaigns for the City of New York that supported Mayor Bloomberg's landmark anti-smoking legislation and directed media relations for the late United States Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke’s Global Business Coalition. John studied politics at Yale and the American University in Cairo, and economics at Columbia's SIPA.