Meet the Creatives
We have a team of experts that we call creatives. Our creatives excel in website development, graphic design, copywriting, videography, photography, social media marketing, branding, ad buying, and more.
Expertise: branding, writing, content creation, content marketing
Bio: Her formal training in journalism, Allison has over a decade of experience working in various writing, marketing, promotional, and leadership roles. Her experience in retail, educational, and corporate atmospheres offer a unique perspective to everyday challenges. With a keen eye for aesthetic details and a knack for finding the right words to tell a story, her mission is to help entrepreneurs elevate their brands and their businesses while staying abreast of modern marketing trends.
Expertise: social media marketing, writing, editing, content management
Bio: McKenzie graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of California San Diego. She is passionate about leveraging language and images to help you reach your audience and grow your 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, social media marketing
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: graphic design, branding, website design, content management
Bio: Cole is an experienced marketing designer creating sales flyers, catalogs, and packaging designs. As well, Cole has 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: critique of designs, photography, graphic design
Bio: A seasoned and accomplished graphic artist, designer, photographer, and illustrator, M’Liss has an extensive and in-depth understanding of print and digital media. Her projects span the scope of advertising from corporate collateral to branding initiatives. She has decades of experience in developing an artistic and professional style to create unique, beautiful, original graphics for business, education, and nonprofit organizations. Her personal art is simple and clean; fresh flowers from her garden, fruit lying on a table, nature, and wilderness — these are the inspirations and muses she uses to build happiness for herself and others in her work.
Expertise: photography, videography, editing, 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: videography, photography, editing
Bio: While earning his degree in Media Production from Oregon State University, Lucas won national awards for his marketing content and was nominated for a Northwest Emmy. From event coverage for Red Bull to behind-the-scenes projects on feature films, he can run-and-gun with his camera just about anywhere. Whether you need to capture video for corporate events or conventions, interviews or testimonials, special events or celebrations, Lucas is ready to create your desired content. He ensures high-quality results and delivers a polished product with a cinematic look into what your company can do for your clients.
Expertise: graphic design, website design, social media marketing, PR
Bio: Imogen is a graphic and web 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: writing, blogging, editing, social media marketing
Bio: A former co-owner of a printed publication, contributing writer to magazines and journals, and an experienced staff writer for blogs and other multimedia, makes Randall an excellent choice for crafting words to inspire your audience. His writing has earned him several accolades from the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Excellence in Craft Awards. An avid outdoorsman, gardener, angler, hunter, and beard farmer, Randall grew up in Alabama hunting whitetail deer and waterfowl. Now in Oregon, he frequents as much new water as he can in his free time, mostly for salmon and steelhead.
Rick & Lesa
Expertise: branding, multimedia marketing, website development, PR
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.
Expertise: editing, writing
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: branding, graphic design, illustration
Bio: Zach has been a creative professional for 17 years. With degrees in both civil engineering and graphic design, he approaches projects with process-based thinking using concrete design principles and artistic flair. His design and organizational skills have been put to good use through projects with startups, established businesses, and educational institutions. Highlights from those experiences have included illustration, exhibit design, animation, layout design, and logo development. Zach has a passion for nature and being outdoors, which is a big inspiration for his personal art.
Expertise: graphic design, branding, 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.
Expertise: sales funnels, social media marketing, website design
Bio: Melody is passionate about helping businesses and nonprofits increase their audience engagement and brand awareness using the latest social media features and trends. She is a seasoned content creator, generating leads for clients via social media, email marketing, and by developing attractive, user-friendly sales funnels and online courses. With experience in producing online videos, creating marketing collateral, and implementing successful digital campaigns, Melody is eager to help businesses generate online leads to increase sales.
Expertise: branding, digital promotions, graphic design, print/web advertising
Bio: With a degree in Art and Technology from the University of Oregon, Blake specializes in creating high volume original designs with extensive training in multimedia design, digital layout, and creative composition. She is a visual creative who specializes in powerful and memorable layouts designed to maximize your marketplace position.
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