Powerful, engaging and strategic communications

Blue Hot Creative is a graphic design and communications company specializing in solutions that exceed expectations.

Our creativity, expertise and collaborative style deliver powerful, engaging and strategic communications that elevate your business and your brand.

Through solid strategies, clear messaging, clean design, and captivating imagery, Blue Hot develops interactive and print materials ranging from websites, branding and marketing collateral to identities, sustainability reports, and history books.

We work with clients across diverse industry sectors, serving professionals in Fortune 500 corporations, private companies, major academic institutions and start-up organizations. 


Frank James

Principal and Creative Director


612-810-5541, direct


John Matheson

Principal and Creative Director


612-581-2312, direct



Areas of focus


  • Web sites
  • Online newsletters
  • E-mail campaigns

Brand identity

  • Identity systems and guidelines
  • Logos
  • Business tools


  • Capabilities brochures
  • Marketing collateral
  • Direct mail
  • Package design


  • Sustainability communications
  • Company magazines
  • Annual reports
  • View books
  • History books


  • Company and investor presentations
  • Event and conference materials



  • 3M
  • American Medical Systems (Boston Scientific)
  • Ames Construction
  • Avicenna
  • Cardiovascular Systems
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Data Recognition Corporation
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America
  • G&K Services (Cintas)
  • Graco
  • Hormel Foods
  • M. A. Mortenson Company
  • Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA)
  • Navab Brothers
  • Network Guidance 2.0
  • ATK (Northrop Grumman)
  • O2 Design
  • Patterson Companies
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • SeaChange
  • St. Jude Medical (Abbott)
  • The Toro Company
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Valspar (Sherwin-Williams Company)
  • Värde Partners
  • Whitebox Advisors