Full name

Fran Sharkey


Principal, CEO


Long Island, NY


Good things come in small packages, so don’t be fooled by our size. We do big things for companies. We’re a small, creative, advertising and marketing design studio, based in Long Island, New York, with great ideas and lots of experience—actually over 25 years of industry experience!

Sharkey Advertising builds brands with inspired marketing materials and effective websites that function as well as they look. Simply put, We’re good at what we do. In good I mean like a fresh from the oven chewy chocolate chip cookie!

Experience, intuition, creativity, and brand development expertise makes for a successful project. We provide complete print and online solutions, engaging the user with design and interaction that clearly communicates your message and a feeling; creating a connection between you and your audience. Every project is approached with enthusiasm and passion generating creative solutions that are innovative, engaging and relevant. We love details, we believe they make the difference.

Our own success story can be attributed to many things, but we like to think it’s because of our friendly attitude, intuition and amazing design sense. Working closely with our clients, we often act as an extension of your company, completely immersing ourselves in your business which is paramount to supporting and strengthening your brand and business message. That’s where creativity that exceeds expectation thrives.


Every corporate identity should tell a unique story. Sharkey Advertising focuses on brand design, brand development and helping our clients build brand equity. Brand strategy must be managed over time and Sharkey Advertising can help make sure that your company stays loyal to your brand. We focus on user experience, creation of visual impact, and strong brand communication, ensuring that your brand experience is clear. We create a look, feel and voice that is unique, insightful and effective. We approach each project with creative and strategic thinking. Whether your challenge is creating a new brand, merging brands, or refreshing your brand, we offer knowledge and expertise in branding guidance that clearly communicates a selling message to move your brand forward.

Design is communication. It creates a feeling and conveys a message to the user. Sharkey Advertising lives and breathes great design. Great design is a combination of beautiful aesthetics and intuitive actions. We listen, we think, we create. We learn everything we can about your company, your industry, and your competition. We use what we learn and apply what we know – about design, marketing and technology – to create meaningful stories that spark the imagination, appeal to the senses, and inspire action. You can only make one first impression. Make it a good one. Good design, persuasive copy and stunning photography will inform, entice, motivate and influence decision-makers.

While web trends come and go, we have held to our core values – great visual design, intuitive user interfaces, and content creation that speak to each client’s message and brand. We provide complete online solutions – engaging the user with design and interaction that is easy to navigate, simple to manage and user-friendly while accurately representing your company to effectively promote your business and sell products or services online. We work with you from the beginning to make your brilliant ideas into internet realities. Whether you need a marketing blog or a full redesign and content management system, we have the insight and ability to deliver a site specifically designed to reach your customers.

Sharkey Advertising offers its clients expertise in media planning, buying and tracking. We use these three disciplines to evaluate all potential vehicles to decide on the most effective environment for your message. We know what media should cost and negotiate hard so our customers always get the best value for their marketing dollars. Our clients are assured of optimal media reach, proper frequency and cost-effectiveness and ultimately top results for every dollar invested.

Contact us today about how Sharkey Advertising can move your company to a higher level of performance and results!

2015 ALC Website Design , Hermes International Creative Award