WHo we are
We are a strategic and highly creative team with an eye for impeccable execution. We create brand experiences that connect with your audience to drive your business forward.
We create a memorable and effective image of your company by combining the right tools, techniques, talent and touch points to resonate with your prospective clientele.
Your work starts with us. Leadership alone, we have more than 60 years of hands-on marketing and publishing experience working with promising startups to Fortune 500 companies. But creative, forward-thinking leadership is just the beginning of our experience. We build effective teams from a pool of expert talent with a passion for problem solving. People driven by curiosity, creativity and results – highly talented designers, illustrators, animators, writers, UX and UI developers, digital experts and marketing strategists. Business professionals we have worked with for a long time. Creative professionals that continually deliver effective, high caliber work and the results you need to help your business grow.
Paul Westfall | Principal Partner
During the last 30 years, Paul has held many creative positions, from designer to creative director to owner and principal. Having worked on both agency and corporate client sides across many industries has given him an unwavering desire to first fully understand a client’s business and then use that knowledge to implement well-grounded, forward thinking 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 the 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 are finished on time and on budget.
“It is not considered great creative WHork unless it places the benefits of our client brands, consistently and cohesively, front and center with their customers and delivers relevant, measurable results.”
B2B – Built for Business
Kari J. Writing 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.
Melanie W. Storyteller and Illustrator
Melanie loves to draw as much as she loves to write and brings her stories to life through both language and illustration. After years of doing illustration work to accompany news stories, she has plenty of experience turning your ideas into well-rendered and well-written realities. From intriguing storylines 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.
Chris H. Digital Development Strategist
Chris is an IT Executive and Entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in information technology. Chris founded CMH Technology Consulting, Inc. in 2010, to provide information technology consulting to small and mid-size companies. Chris has held CTO/CIO positions for Closerv, LLC, Lenox Financial Mortgage, The Griddd, Inc., Cogent Closing Associates. Chris has also been involved with a number of startups in social media, healthcare, and legal services, and has extensive knowledge with getting new businesses “off the ground”. Formerly a Delivery Project Executive with IBM, Chris spent 10 years managing service delivery for large IT outsourcing contracts, in US and Europe. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.
Ken K. Video Production Storyteller
Ken is passionate about telling your story in an innovative and cinematic way. He consistently finds fresh, creative solutions to touch and motivate your audience. As a producer and director, Ken prides himself on the professional relationships he develops with his clients. He is tech savvy and well organized, with an eye for detail, and is committed to delivering superb client service.
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, in 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.
Scott P. Corporate Communications Specialist
Scott 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.
Paul P. Video and Digital Interactive Specialist
When he isn’t out shooting video, 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 10 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.
Lynne H. Graphic Designer
With her marketing degree in hand, Lynne always views good design through the analytic eyes of someone who understands the marketing concepts behind it. With over 20 years of experience utilizing design software to develop napkin concepts sketches , she can design you a logo, build your branding guidelines, lay out a website, develop print collateral, make a clever infographic, build an iconography set, or draw you something cool.
Rusty D. Graphic Designer and Production Specialist
If you can’t find him diligently working on 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 the 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.
Jim R. Technical and Editorial Writing
With more than 40 years of writing, reporting and editor experience, including newspapers, magazines, and 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.