Elevating the cannabis industry
one brand at a time.

Who We Are.

Wick & Mortar is positioned as a cannabis-focused boutique branding agency. The core services we provide include branding, strategy, copywriting, packaging design, packaging production, and website design. Additional services we can offer include marketing, consulting, photography, videography, and advertising. Wick & Mortar will compete against other competitive agencies through a plethora of experience, deep-rooted relationships and compassion for the cannabis industry.

OUR VALUES

Transparency

Transparency is key when it comes to building a business in an emerging industry. We lead by example, eager to share our knowledge and our network to help new businesses achieve success in cannabis and beyond. This openness gives us an unparalleled ability to spark powerful connections among clients as they forge new paths in different parts of our industry.

OUR VALUES

Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is not only crucial to our health and relationships, but it also improves our productivity, and ultimately performance. Put simply, if your people don’t view work as a chore, then they will work harder, make fewer mistakes and are more likely to become advocates for your brand.

OUR VALUES

Process

We are activists in the cannabis world, passionate about bringing legitimacy and respect to the plant and the people who love it. We consider ourselves ambassadors of weed, guiding it into the mainstream market in a way that informs and inspires.

OUR VALUES

Critical Thinking

The cannabis industry is experiencing unprecedented interest and investment. The possibilities seem limitless – and they are, for those with the confidence to distill the overwhelming number of options into a streamlined, long-term strategy. We continually push ourselves and our clients to think critically, using our experience to help them identify the purest expression of their competitive advantage.

OUR VALUES

Collaboration

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to using cannabis, we believe this is also true of launching a new brand or business. Our work starts with getting to know our clients, and continues collaboratively as we build brands that are authentic, inspiring, and one-of-a-kind. We bring our clients along in our process as we refine their product lines, ensuring that every aspect is a reflection of the brand’s core mission and values.

OUR VALUES

Dedication

As the world’s longest-running cannabis agency, we are driven by our dedication. We stop at nothing to uncover elegant, strategic solutions for our clients. We go beyond brand design in even the most simple aspects of our work, providing tailored guidance and industry expertise to ensure that our brands launch successfully, on-time, and with the right consumer target.

OUR VALUES

Accountability

We believe that accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions. We recognize that accountability breeds responsibility and will ultimately lead to happier clients and better work.

OUR VALUES

Transparency

Transparency is key when it comes to building a business in an emerging industry. We lead by example, eager to share our knowledge and our network to help new businesses achieve success in cannabis and beyond. This openness gives us an unparalleled ability to spark powerful connections among clients as they forge new paths in different parts of our industry.

OUR VALUES

Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is not only crucial to our health and relationships, but it also improves our productivity, and ultimately performance. Put simply, if your people don’t view work as a chore, then they will work harder, make fewer mistakes and are more likely to become advocates for your brand.

OUR VALUES

Process

We are activists in the cannabis world, passionate about bringing legitimacy and respect to the plant and the people who love it. We consider ourselves ambassadors of weed, guiding it into the mainstream market in a way that informs and inspires.

OUR VALUES

Critical Thinking

The cannabis industry is experiencing unprecedented interest and investment. The possibilities seem limitless – and they are, for those with the confidence to distill the overwhelming number of options into a streamlined, long-term strategy. We continually push ourselves and our clients to think critically, using our experience to help them identify the purest expression of their competitive advantage.

OUR VALUES

Collaboration

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to using cannabis, we believe this is also true of launching a new brand or business. Our work starts with getting to know our clients, and continues collaboratively as we build brands that are authentic, inspiring, and one-of-a-kind. We bring our clients along in our process as we refine their product lines, ensuring that every aspect is a reflection of the brand’s core mission and values.

OUR VALUES

Dedication

As the world’s longest-running cannabis agency, we are driven by our dedication. We stop at nothing to uncover elegant, strategic solutions for our clients. We go beyond brand design in even the most simple aspects of our work, providing tailored guidance and industry expertise to ensure that our brands launch successfully, on-time, and with the right consumer target.

OUR VALUES

Accountability

We believe that accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions. We recognize that accountability breeds responsibility and will ultimately lead to happier clients and better work.

Our Team

Jared Mirsky

CEO / Founder

Name

Jared Mirsky

Title

CEO / Founder

Background

Since 2009 Jared Mirsky and his award-winning cannabis-focused branding agency, Wick & Mortar (Formerly Online Marijuana Design) have been featured in over 15 magazines including Entrepreneur Media, Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN Money, Geekwire, The Dieline, High Times, Dope Magazine, NW Leaf Magazine, Leafly, Cashinbis, Top 40 under 40 in Marijuana Venture Magazine, and most recently the Dope Magazine Industry Award Winners for “Best Cannabis Design Firm,” two years in a row.

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Living The Dream

James Zachodni

Chief Operations Officer

Name

James Zachodni

Title

Chief Operations Officer

Background

James Zachodni was the Co-founder and Creative Director at Dope Media. A former world elite flair bartender, James was inspired to found DList Magazine in 2007 to showcase the bar, restaurant, fashion and nightlife scenes of greater Seattle, Washington. DList quickly became the tastemakers publication of choice, working with Fortune 500 brands and producing groundbreaking events drawing tens of thousands of attendees, including scores of A-list celebrities. In 2012, James was one of the founding owners of Foundation Nightclub which was quickly recognized as a Top 100 Nightclub in the World by DJ Magazine. James left the club in 2015 to focus fully on DOPE Magazine which was acquired by High Times in September of 2018. Today, James is leading a new division of Wick & Mortar and lending his branding expertise to their extensive client list.

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Cat Nap

Derek Muller

Creative Director

Name

Derek Muller

Title

Creative Director

Background

Derek is a gentleman and a scholar. With a degree in graphic design (WWU) and a passion for video production, he wears many hats in the Wick & Mortar office. Literally and metaphorically. Breaking into the Cannabis industry as a video producer for Leafly, Derek has worked with a multitude of companies and even co-founded a few of his own. A native to the Northwest, his experience is primarily in the cannabis, fashion and music industries.

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Hakuna Matata

Jay West

Director Of Development

Name

Jay West

Title

Director Of Development

Background

Jay bridges the gap between form and function with a breadth of experience that covers design, marketing and development. As a successful entrepreneur in his own right, he has the vision to help bring your project from concept to a successful digital representation of your business that drives the results you are after. With over 15 years of web and app development experience, you can rest assured that you will end up with an easy to use and highly functional product.

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Cosmos

Bryce Foster

Project Manager

Name

Bryce Foster

Title

Project Manager

Background

Bryce has a strong background in management and leading projects, from start to finish. He holds a B.S. dual degree in Management and Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and has worked with financial institutions, fashion startup, and philanthropies. Bryce has a passion for cannabis, and helping clients make their dreams into reality. In his free time, he likes to chill out with his African Grey Parrot.

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Airika

Kellin Holmes

Senior Designer

Name

Kellin Holmes

Title

Senior Designer

Background

Kellin Holmes is a multifaceted designer and staunch problem solver from Seattle. He’s versed in a range of design disciplines; from the material world of print & packaging, to the living breathing realm of motion & UI. Today, Kellin is Sr. Designer at Wick & Mortar, building brands from the ground up. Basically living the dream. In his free time, Kellin enjoys live music, cooking, graphic novels, and frequent visits to his childhood Lego collection.

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Spuddy Gunther

Blazey

Cat Behavior Consultant

Name

Blazey

Title

Cat Behavior Consultant

Background

Blazey is the secret sauce of Wick & Mortar. In her view, the entire team exists to serve her, and hey, she’s probably right. No matter what service you work with Wick & Mortar for, rest assured Blazey has the final say on all our strategies and designs.

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Golden Gardens

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