Nicole 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
Joe is from the Internet. He is what happens when someone spends over 20 years staring at that beautiful glowing screen. The Internet is Joe’s personal rabbit hole and he is way too deep to ever find his way back out.
While having spent the last 10 years in technology consulting, Joe has also worked in advertising, content marketing, and even managed a dogwalking company. He has an M.F.A. in writing from The New School in New York City and has been writing for most of his life. His current love is digital product creation and marketing those products through his ever-growing toolbox of SEO techniques.
Aleksa hails from Cleveland Ohio, but has called Chicago home for 7 years. She has a background in small business management, and a long history of creativity including sculpture, drawing, and dance. Aleksa assisted in opening a fitness startup in Chicago where she still teaches. Movement is a big part of her life. In fact, you’ll rarely find her sitting still.
In the midst of a career transition into the design world, she is currently earning her Master’s in Leadership for Creative Enterprises at Northwestern. If she’s not teaching, in class, or here with us, she is snuggling with her new pup, Murphy, or doodling on the corner of a page somewhere.
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.
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.