Nicole is our COO and founder. She believes in beautiful and utilitarian design. Born and raised in Michigan, she spent 8 years between Los Angeles and San Francisco, before moving back to the Midwest. With over a decade of experience, her award-winning design work has been featured in publications such as PRINT Magazine, Communication Arts, Pie Books, and Vogue.
Nicole has a strange affinity for pugs, dedication to exercising, and loves eating food other people cook for her. She received a B.F.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and holds both an A.A. in footwear design and an A.A. in knitwear design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Nicole also co-founded Omelle luxury footwear and designed fancy Italian-made shoes for a while.
Zach likes to make people laugh, or at the very least chuckle. He has a decade of experience creating, fun, stupid, irreverent branded and original content. He has worked with clients such as Yahoo, Anheuser-Busch, Proctor & Gamble, the Brooklyn Nets, McDonalds, and Nestlé to create comedic, unique content across many platforms.
Zach has also written two best selling books, and made lots of weird videos that his mother doesn’t understand. He received a B.A. from New York University in film and semiotics, which is exactly as esoteric and confusing as it sounds.
Brooklyn, New York
Alli is a New Englander who decided she liked the other coast so she moved to San Francisco. Her Connecticut roots make her a natural schmoozer and she understands the importance of building and nurturing client relationships, but her adopted California vibe led her to balance work with play, deadlines with date nights, and computer time with beach time.
Alli specializes in working with food industry clients including: coffee roasters, cookie bakers, chicken farmers, fresh-pressed juiceries, tequila bars, barbecue restaurants, small corner stores, award-winning specialty food stores, and large-scale supermarkets. She helps producers with wholesale strategy, and assists brick and mortar spaces with management training and grocery operations. When not working, you can find her eating avocado toast, riding her bike, and drinking margaritas (usually in that order).
San Francisco, California
Danielle has been building websites since the days of Netscape Navigator. She began working at agencies and large media companies before founding Spark Creative, a collaborative web shop that helps small businesses build amazing web presences.
Danielle’s love for great design and clean, efficient code makes her an asset to any project. When she's not working, you can find her hanging with her daughter, in the kitchen pretending to be a chef, or creating fun side projects. Danielle has a BS in computer engineering from Michigan State University and a BS in web application development from Capella University. Her CMS tools of choice are ExpressionEngine and Craft.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Audrey approaches design with curiosity and an open mind, striving to uncover unique visual solutions. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, she can’t seem to leave the midwest and has endured exactly 5 windy Chicago winters as a resident here.
Formerly a designer at Crate and Barrel, Audrey has over 5 years of experience in the field and specializes in packaging design, with a flair for illustration. She received a BFA in graphic design from Indiana University, and has since been committed to learning as much as she can about design. Audrey’s love of local coffee fuels her work days, but in her down time she can often be found trying to pet someone else’s dog, volunteering with local nonprofits like 826CHI, and mastering the art of the cheesy pun.
Lauren combined her passions for food and the law by becoming a food lawyer. She has one of the few teams in the nation dedicated to food and beverage businesses. Her mission is to make the world more delicious by helping to ensure that good food businesses rest on solid legal foundations. She advises clients on compliance with the myriad regulations governing the production, labeling, and marketing of food and beverages. She also helps food businesses to secure their intellectual property rights through trademark registration and protection of trade secrets.
Lauren has been a practicing attorney for more than 15 years. She has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and an LLM in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Pendleton is a black pug puppy that is learning the ropes around here. You can find him snuggled in the office, napping on his pillow, or making gremlin noises and faces while probably trying to chew on something he shouldn't be. He's got a fancy name.
If you are self-motivated, organized, and can design and/or manage projects, please send us your resume, a link to your portfolio. Avoid large attachments. We hope you know a thing or two about using Creative Suite, love food, and are not shy.
Currently Intern-less, but considering opportunities for 2017 as well as building new freelance relationships.
As a small team working virtually, we deliver big. We tailor our team through partnerships with skilled photographers, developers, like-minded copywriters, and creatives in order to meet the needs of projects of many shapes and sizes.