Paul Westfall | Principal Partner
During the last 30 years, Paul has held many creative positions on both agency and client sides. From designer to owner and principal, having worked on both sides has given him an unwavering desire to first fully understand a client's business and then use that knowledge to implement forward thinking, targeted concepts that work harder and smarter for his clients. A creative idea guy who uses the left side of his brain too, Paul mixes his artistic talent with logistical abilities to build and guide creative teams that make big things happen for clients large and small.
Dave Harrison | Principal Partner
Over last three decades, Dave has owned and helped build successful printing, publishing, and marketing firms. Knowing what it takes to be competitive gives him a hands-on perspective of what drives business growth. He shares this knowledge willingly and has used his marketing talents to help clients grow small start-ups into industry leaders. A project leader that uses the right side of his brain too, Dave enhances projects with creative insight while using his extensive graphics and production background to ensure client projects, whether large or small, are finished on time and on budget.
Your work starts with us. Principals alone, we have over 60 years of hands-on marketing and publishing experience working with everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
But that is just the beginning of our experience. We have marketing professionals with years of expertise ready to start collaborating with you to make sure you always get effective, high caliber work and the results you demand. We create a team for each project pulled from a pool of highly talented designers, animators, copywriters, digital experts, brand specialists, marketing strategists and business professionals. Here are just a few of our select pros that are not too publicity shy:
Kari J. Copy and Content Specialist
Kari corrals words to inform and persuade. For 30 years she has put that talent to use for companies large and small. Kari is as comfortable writing technical articles as she is crafting pithy blogs. She finds the right voice and style for any subject matter and content type. She worked in industry, ran marketing for several companies and has consulted independently for 16 years. Kari has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. When she is not writing she is probably biking.
Rusty D. Graphic Artist and Production Specialist
If you can't find him diligently working your project, he may be restoring an old classic in his garage. Rusty is a highly creative and multi-talented Graphic Designer with a 30+ year career in overseeing the creative production process throughout all phases of project life-cycle. Skilled at vendor resourcing and interfacing with multiple team members to create and implement production, he makes sure that customers get creative answers when they need them.
Katelyn S. Graphic Designer and Branding
Katelyn taught herself Photoshop as a kid and it's been uphill ever since. After entering the world of freelance design and starting her own company in college, she graduated with a Marketing degree and always views good design through the analytic eyes of someone who understands the marketing concepts behind it. With over 15 years of experience in the Adobe suite, she can design you a logo, build your branding guidelines, layout a website, develop print collateral, make a clever infographic, build an iconography set, or draw you something cool.
Jim R. Technical and Editorial Writing
With more than 40 years of writing, reporting and editor experience, including newspapers, magazines, corporate and independent communications, Jim puts his in depth knowledge of messaging to work for you with the power of the written word. A skilled reporter, Jim has a knack for getting to the heart of a story or the best marketing angle and expounds upon it in clear, concise communications. From marketing collateral to brochures, technical papers to trade journal articles, corporate speeches to press releases, Jim has the capacity to tell your story. In other words, he has the write stuff.
Evan S. Design Engineer and Product Development
Have a brilliant idea? Have questions? Evan has answers. Evan has experience with multiple startups and has had to wear almost all of the hats to launch businesses and product lines. He can take a napkin sketch and bring back a proven prototype. For research, ideation, patenting, engineering/3D modeling/drafting, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing, Evan is a one stop powerhouse who can push your idea through the slow path to market.
Howard B. Corporate Communications Specialist
Howard is a seasoned Marketing Communication Professional, with extensive experience planning and developing marketing communications to promote sales of company products. A highly creative leader with broad experience in branding, sales support and new product launch promotion, he is especially adept at translating technical concepts and features into easily understood customer value propositions and effective sales collateral.
Melanie W. Illustrator and Storyteller
Melanie loves to draw just about everything under the sun and brings stories to life through her artwork. After years of doing illustration work to accompany news stories, she has plenty of experience turning your ideas into well-rendered realities. From comics to detailed illustration, she works in both traditional and digital media. She loves exploring her creativity coming up with original ideas to render illustrations that will best tell your story.
Erik J. Marketing and Business Development Strategist
Erik has a 30-year career in computer software for the energy industry. He has an engineering degree from the University of Texas, and has held posts in sales, sales management, as marketing director, and as a business development executive. Many companies have excellent products, but struggle to effectively bring them to market. Erik’s passion is to help design and implement overall sales and marketing strategies that enable these companies to achieve their growth and profit objectives.
Michael T. Digital and Interactive Creative Specialist
When he isn't out on the water fishing, he is helping clients get their messages and online initiatives out clearly and accurately. Specializing in interactive design, development and online marketing, he has over 15 years of experience bringing imaginative and artistic concepts, strategies and campaigns from offline to online environments.
Stephanie S. Multimedia Designer
Always searching for new inspiration and knowledge, Stephanie enjoys having new adventures traveling and attending art conferences and festivals. With a BFA in Multimedia Arts and Design, she puts this inspiration and knowledge to good use producing creative digital content for clients such as NOV, Dell, BP, Schlumberger, and National Instruments. Stephanie can assist with diverse multi-media needs including, animation, motion graphics, explainer videos, graphics and illustrations.