Patrick Kesler

Principal | Chief Executive Officer

“Successful creativity is an extension of happiness.”

We spend more time with our colleagues and coworkers than we do with family and friends. Therefore, life/work balance is essential to our internal culture.

For Patrick, it’s all about the experience.

As founder of Urban Emu and four startups, Patrick leads the company’s strategic vision, building meaningful customer experiences through values-driven, human-centered design. From award-winning creative solutions for global powerhouse brands to disruptive technology startups in mobile, web and software industries, Patrick values the importance of creating 360-degree cultural experiences throughout the customer journey.

His keen design, brand and digital fluency have enabled Patrick to transform complex problems into simple, effective solutions. And his reputation stretches across Fortune 500s and federal government agencies alike.

Under Patrick’s direction, Urban Emu is experiencing accelerated growth as it carves a unique leadership niche in the experience space across marketing communications.

Since founding the agency in 2007, Patrick has energized a “team member-first” business culture that inspires innovation. Named as a New Jersey Business “40 Under 40 Leader,” he uses the same hallmarks of leadership to lean into community causes, serving on a children’s oncology board and co-founding New Jersey’s Valentine Plunge fundraising event for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Urban Emu is an experience agency with a fast growing team of experience designers, facilitators, strategists, researchers, UX/UI designers, and software engineers that create innovative experiences to improve and transform businesses.

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