Meet the Creatives
We call our team of experts creatives. Our creatives are professionals in their particular skillset from website development, graphic design, copywriting, videography, photography, social media marketing, branding, email marketing, and more.
Expertise: social media marketing, writing, editing, content management
Bio: McKenzie graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of California San Diego. She supports our Creative Director as our Creative Assistant, and is passionate about leveraging language and images to help businesses reach their audience and grow their business. A Salt Lake City native, McKenzie enjoys reflexive literature, making squelchy synthesizer sounds, and espousing the merits of the cowbell.
Expertise: graphic design, illustration, website design, branding
Bio: Cole is an experienced marketing designer creating sales flyers, catalogs, and packaging designs. As well, they have worked as a Creative and Technical Director overseeing content management and brand management, including layout and publication design. Cole loves working with excited business owners who are ready to elevate themselves and their businesses through targeted, unique marketing campaigns. Born and raised in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley, Cole is nerdy about layout, design, and problem-solving.
Expertise: graphic design, illustration
Bio: A graphic design degree from Oregon State University combined with three decades in design and marketing for Linn-Benton Community College, concurrent with freelance work, means Joe has a rock-solid base of experience and an appreciation for the local community. Joe is passionate about creating bold designs that quickly and effectively get the message across, with just the right amount of content and engaging imagery for powerful visual storytelling. Joe has been drawing all his life, his early years filled with cartooning, illustration, video creations, and music.
Expertise: videography, video editing
Bio: An accomplished young Hispanic creator, Lucas won national awards for his marketing content and was nominated for a Northwest Emmy while earning his Media Production degree. From event coverage for Red Bull to behind-the-scenes projects on feature films, he can create the stellar content you’re looking for. Whether you need to capture video for corporate events or conventions, interviews or testimonials, special events or social media content, Lucas is ready to capture it all. He ensures high-quality results and delivers a polished product with a cinematic look into what your company can do for your clients.
Expertise: copywriting, copyediting, blogging
Bio: AWAI certified copywriter specializing in web content, social media, and email sequences, Lynne has a BS in Journalism, Masters in Library Science, and certification in persuasive copywriting. She has been writing professionally for the last three years, after a long and diverse career in libraries, software sales, and Montessori education. Her breadth of experience in business, with a variety of industries, brings immense value to the clients she serves. She is also a trained Montessori teacher with a passion for helping businesses and organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Expertise: photography, videography, communications/PR
Bio: Christopher’s background is in journalism earning his degree from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. From portraits to candid event photography, his work has won him awards covering topics ranging from houselessness to Native American land rights. His journey began as a storyteller behind the pen that shifted into a passion for visual storytelling. Chris’ focus is now on capturing moments behind a lens that will last for a lifetime. Translating feelings into words from behind the camera is what he believes allows people to climb into a story and feel the emotions portrayed in an image.
Expertise: graphic design, branding, photography
Bio: Ari is a graphic designer and photographer based in Corvallis. A current graphic design major with a minor in photography at OSU, she specializes in simple, flat style logo designs and branding packages as well as portrait photography. Her accolades already include being a featured photographer in a magazine, winner of an international t-shirt design contest, and founding her own freelance business. With an Oregon Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, Ari looks forward to helping small businesses and individuals develop or reimagine their brand image.
Expertise: social media marketing, branding, graphic design
Bio: Imogen is a graphic designer, social media marketer, and PR manager for luxury lifestyle clients around the globe. By taking an objective look at the industry and key audiences, Imogen helps businesses articulate their purpose, proposition, and personality. Her passion lies in developing brand identities and designing and executing digital campaigns that captivate the hearts and minds of your target audience in order to drive sales. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she has spent the last decade living and working in cities including Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam, and San Diego.
Expertise: aerial photography, videography, editing, writing
Bio: Chance is an FAA-licensed Part 107 commercial drone pilot that works with several editing programs such as Premiere Pro, Lightroom, and Photoshop. With five years of experience flying drones and creating content for various media outlets, he has a knack for finding the perfect shots from above. Chance has flown for local real estate brokers, large sporting events, and worked on set in San Diego for Harley Davidson. He believes that taking to the skies always provides an interesting, refreshing perspective for any marketing project, and is excited to help motivated entrepreneurs take their visual marketing to the next level.
Expertise: copywriting, social media marketing, blogging
Bio: Jyssica is the founder and CEO of a ladies-first social media and communications agency, and the co-founder of a woman-focused networking community of creative entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She is a content marketing expert focused on email marketing, blogging, and social media strategy with an emphasis on Instagram. When she’s not on a photo shoot or helping clients boost their social media game, she’s likely reading about astrology, dancing with her cats in the kitchen, or trying to keep her houseplants alive.
Rick & Lesa
Expertise: social media marketing, digital advertising, branding
Bio: Lesa and Rick have a combined 35 years of marketing experience having worked with brands such as T-Mobile, Lexus, Motorola, Sony PlayStation, Oberto, and Nokia. They have managed over $4 billion dollars in marketing and media investments and have launched over 300 new products including the Sony PlayStation 4 console and the Toyota Tundra. They have also managed several high-profile partnerships including working with the NFL, LPGA, PGA Tour, and NASCAR across various brands and products. They currently work as marketing consultants for businesses looking to navigate the digital landscape and connect with consumers in meaningful ways that generate positive growth.
Bio: Jim offers you more than 40 years of experience in publishing. He’s written more than 300 nonfiction books for young readers. He’s edited another 500 or so titles, ranging from picture books and young adult dystopian novels to memoirs and guidebooks. For 17 years, he published the Seattle-based, award-winning Northwest Runner magazine. He’s also written light verse, online ad copy, venue and event descriptions, and hundreds of free articles for the Seattle Times and other publications, even the first piece of original fiction in Runner’s World. He definitely knows his way around a sentence and can help make yours even better!
Expertise: graphic design, email marketing, social media marketing
Bio: Jana earned her Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota and has lived in the Willamette Valley for over 20 years. Her experience spans from designing print, digital, and multimedia advertising campaigns with a knack for simplistic storytelling. A free spirit herself, Jana enjoys collaborating with zany thinkers and risk-takers to create strong, unique imagery catered to the mission of her clients. She is a visual artist, mbira enthusiast, and poet.
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