1919: Form following function


It’s not a new idea, it’s time tested and as true today
as it was when the Bauhaus art movement began in 1919.

What’s your story?

Let us help develop and deliver yours.


Latest Work:
The Signature Clubs

The Signature Clubs

Ritz-Carlton Residences

Ritz-Carlton Residences

D.R. Horne

D.R. Horne

About 1919

1919 is a creative studio specializing in lifestyle brands. The foundation of our work is storytelling. Inspired by the Bauhaus philosophy of “form following function” we identify the brand attributes, benefits and competitive differentiation and help our clients to tell their brand’s story in a compelling and consistent way across all media. Our goal is to be collaborative, cost-effective and nimble creators as well as problem solvers.


Nick Wollner

Founder, Brand Therapist and Copywriter

Experienced at bringing unique creative ideas from concept to realization, Nick Wollner is a skilled orchestrator of teams of talented, swift practitioners of the persuasive arts. Since founding 1919 in 2001, Nick has developed and produced campaigns for clients such as Sundance, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Papa John’s Pizza, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail Resorts, the New York Jets, Lilly Pulitzer, and ImClone Systems.Prior to founding 1919 Nick was founder and president of Crossroads Films, one of the largest TV commercial production companies where he produced two feature films, numerous TV programs, music videos, and literally thousands of television commercials.

Alison Lew

Partner, Creative Director

Alison believes that successful work means finding creative solutions that communicate the unique personality of each organization or project, and that this does not happen without intelligence, vision, and a finely tuned obsession for details.For almost 20 years, Alison has been producing distinctive and award-winning art direction and design for publishing and corporate clients such as The Ritz-Carlton, Sur La Table, Rizzoli, Lilly Pulitzer, Bon Appetit, KPMG, American Express, among many others. She specializes in lifestyle and culinary, and her work is distinctly warm, stylish and smart.As creative director at 1919 Alison is our lead art director and designer for brand identity development, print and digital production.

David McGoldrick

Partner, Executive Producer 1919 Films

David has vast experience in both short and long form film and video production and has traveled the world to create custom programming for a variety of clients including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, American Airlines, United Airlines, AIG, Chubb, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Lilly Pulitzer, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Papa John’s, The New York Lottery, Scholastic Entertainment and Vail Resorts. David is currently working on a documentary called “Heaven Stood Still” about the late rocker Willy DeVille.