Case Studies

EPSA Rebrand

Case Study



The first SPOKEx event was more than a success. Dozens of curious, motivated individuals streamed into the SPACES NoMa conference room last night for a few hours of mental exploration on the convergence of design...

A Dock-Free DC

Washington, DC—October 9, 2017—Spoke spots new, colorful community bikes around the city. The ever-colorful city of Washington, DC has upped its cyclical ante, allowing new bike share companies into the market. The Metro DC-owned Capital...

Spoke and New York Code + Design Academy Reunite

Washington, DC—September 12, 2017—Spoke and the DC Campus of the New York Code + Design Academy are partnering together for a co-branded, 3-part panel series on October 19, 2017. Spoke is a DC-based creative agency...

Spoke Attends ContraryCon 2017

Washington, DC—September 15, 2017—Spoke designer Mallory O’Conor and copywriter Tom Littrell absorb industry wisdom from emerging and veteran creators alike at ContraryCon — an “anti-conference hosted by ISL that exposes unique thinkers while elevating the...

Washington, DC—September 11, 2017—The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has partnered with Spoke to brand their engagement efforts in September’s National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) campaign. Historically, AAS has acted as a repository for facts,...

New York Code + Design Academy Visits Spoke

Washington, DC—July 7, 2017—The New York Code + Design Academy paid Spoke a visit to chat about the future of creative branding. We’re ‘building the ship as we sail’ and constantly on the lookout for...

Washington, DC—May 1, 2017—We are proud to announce our recent partnership with DC-based investment firm Height Securities. “The finance and investment industry offers a unique set of design and technology constraints that we are excited...

Creative Consultant Vincent Wanga Joins Spoke

Washington, DC—January 18, 2017—Spoke, a boutique agency based in downtown DC, starts the new year with a significant addition to its team. Minneapolis-based designer and creative consultant Vincent Wanga joins Spoke as Partner and Creative...


Sam C. Bays

Founder + CEO

As Founder and CEO, Sam directs agency growth and manages alignment across the company’s multiple service verticals. He is also deeply engaged in client projects and leverages his background in marketing and digital strategy to deliver tangible results. Prior to launching Spoke he worked in multiple DC agency environments, managing clients across the spectrum of government, international nonprofit, and Fortune 500 commercial industries.

Outside of Spoke, Sam writes about entrepreneurship and regularly speaks on topics related to marketing and business growth. He lives in the Northeast DC neighborhood of Brookland with his wife and a greyhound named Tayles.

Vincent Wanga

Partner +
Creative Director

After several years as principal of a successful independent creative consultancy in Minneapolis, Vincent joins Spoke with over a decade of professional and agency experience. Having worked on initiatives for a diverse constituency of clients from newly founded to the Fortune 500, his fine arts background and acutely refined design aptitudes add tremendous value and expertise to our team.

An avid architecture and travel enthusiast, Vincent has explored many of the world’s great cities, drawing rich creative inspiration along the way. When not working obsessively on client creative, he’s engaged in the community, co-organizer of a large fellowship of Creative Professionals and constantly plotting his next travel destination.