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Desiree Almodovar
Desiree Almodovar
Creative Director, Digital
Desiree Almodovar
Creative Director, Digital

Hometown: Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Yes, this means I’m amazing at salsa.

Inspirations: Every person I know, Paula Scher, Marilyn Minter, experimental rock bands, The Bauhaus, Chrome Experiments, technology, the natural environment, outer space, women, podcasts, coffee, my cats.

Specialties: Getting things done. Marrying art with technology to craft innovative and stunning experiences. Enhancing the way brands interact with communities to create positive cultural impact.

Client Category Experience: Hospitality, Energy, Technology, Fine Art, Fashion, Education, Real Estate, Politics, Virtual Reality, Music, Film.

Clients: Autograph Collection Hotels, Google, Yahoo, Mini Cooper, Herman Miller, MTV, Comedy Central, Common Living, Carolina Nitch, Madison Square Park Conservancy, Getaway House, Soho House, Kew.

Accomplishments: Former Senior Art Director at Mayday. Founded The Inlay in 2017. Adrian Award for Renaissance Hotel strategic digital campaign. Owner of over 30,000 music tracks.

Alyson Chadwick
Alyson Chadwick
Senior Communications Strategist
Alyson Chadwick
Senior Communications Strategist
212.884.9951

Hometown: Born in San Francisco, grew up on Long Island and San Francisco. Live in Washington, DC

Inspirations: The people I work with, the causes I care about, travel and watching others do amazing things; it shows that I can do that, too.

Specialties: Writing, public speaking, media relations and creative use of social media.

Client Category Experience: Non-profits, political organizations, event planning firms, record labels and the government.

Clients: OneWorld Health, the Genocide Intervention Network, the Paul Rusebagina Hotel Rwanda Foundation.

Accomplishments: Past experience includes work for the United Nations, the Clinton White House, the US Senate and House of Representatives, four presidential campaigns and the Democratic National Convention Committee. I have climbed Kilimanjaro (and trekked to the Everest base camp). Started doing stand-up comedy three years ago. Have been working on campaigns since I was eight — that includes five presidential cycles. I am a sad Met fan, which is the most redundant sentence ever.

Carolyn Frisch
Carolyn Frisch
Motion Graphics Designer
Carolyn Frisch
Motion Graphics Designer

Hometown: Born and raised in Memphis, TN. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

Inspirations: Geometry and randomness in nature, minimalism,
avante-garde fashion, film, photography, New York City’s No Wave scene, Op-Art, people watching, hand-drawn typography, tattoo art, science, music, fractals.

Specialties: Infographics, motion graphics, concept design, typography, 2D animation, graphic design, an eye for detail, spatial thinking.

Client Category Experience: Publishing, Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Wealth Management.

Clients: Ogilvy, Amex, VICE Media, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hogarth Worldwide, Havas Worldwide, Momentum Worldwide, Harvard In Tech, Nike, Google, Uniqlo, Vogue Italia, Walgreens, Renegat Wines, Verity Wines, Special K, Cowen Group, Guinness, Bowery Wine Club, House of Marley, The Climate Reality Project, English Premier League, Jose Cuervo, Cocktail Kingdom, MTV, NBA, VH1, Coca Cola

Accomplishments: Jumped out of a plane without dying.

Patrick Gidich
Patrick Gidich
Director of Development
Patrick Gidich
Director of Development

Hometown: From Elyria, OH, the birthplace of the padded bicycle seat and hamburgers, I currently reside in West Chester, PA.

Inspirations: Dreamers who know how to make visions reality. (Elon Musk comes to mind.) Amazing design in anything from architecture to tech. Craft beer. People who are geekily passionate about stuff. The people I’m lucky enough to work with every day.

Specialties: Translating whatever a designer can dream up into reality. Knowing what my limits are and working to push them further without breaking. Keeping up with new technology and using it to help my clients stand out from the crowd.

Client Category Experience: Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Technology, Consumer, Health & Fitness, Healthcare, and Education.

Clients: Anheuser Busch, Campbell’s, J.M. Smucker Company, CoverGirl, State Farm Insurance, GSK, Rytary, Hertz, Rice University.

Accomplishments: Started doing web development before most people had even heard of it. Worked with one of the first email marketing companies back in 2000 which was acquired for $135 million. Dad to an amazing little girl.

Brian Hull
Brian Hull
Creative Director, Digital
Brian Hull
Creative Director, Digital
212.884.9953

Hometown: Raised in San Francisco, CA, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Inspirations: Multiple marketing industry design and social media blogs, my iPad and Kindle, Film, TV, Music, live events, museums, nature, NYC, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin Franklin, Warner Brother’s, Disney and Pixar animation, Pelé, Gabocorp, Wired, Google Search, family, friends and colleagues.

Specialties: Strategically-driven, big picture; channeling agnostic ideas. Creating beautiful design and powerful executions. Team inspiration, mentorship, and management.

Client Category Experience: B2B, B2C, Fashion, Beauty, Financial, Automotive, Consumer, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Sports, Real Estate, CPG, CRM, Energy, Non-Profit, Social Media & Gaming.

Clients: Hess, Bank of America, MasterCard, Related, Iams, Pur, Intel, Blue Martini, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, Canon, Vera Wang, CoverGirl, Kenneth Cole, Adidas, BCBG, The Limited, Lancôme Paris, L’Oréal and New York Racing Association.

Accomplishments: Major award magnet: Multiple OMMA, Web Marketing Association Web Awards, Pointroll, Horizon, Interactive Media Awards (IMA), Mercomm Astrid Awards and Cannes honorable mentions. Judge for theFWA.com.

Alene Jackson
Alene Jackson
Creative Director
Alene Jackson
Creative Director
212.884.9954

Hometown: Born in Syracuse, NY; currently reside in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Inspirations: Fashion, Music, Travel, Design, Humor and excellent Writing.

Specialties: Eagle eyes, multi-tasking, making even small budgets sing; coming up with a gazillion creative ideas in a heartbeat.

Client Category Experience: Entertainment, Travel/Tourism, Beauty, Fashion, Retail, Consumer Goods, Technology, Arts & Education, Healthcare, and Financial.

Clients: Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, NGLCCNY, Citrin Cooperman, Joe Torre Foundation, Top of The Rock, Eisai, Capsugel, L7z Group, USTA, REM, Guy Carpenter, Thinking Phones, UN Women, GAP, Safilo, Comcast, Museyon Guides, Brooklyn Public Library, TV Boy, Red Jacket Orchards and MAC Cosmetics.

Accomplishments: Visited over 16 countries and I’m not done yet! Great balance between work and life; amazing family and friends

Christopher Kokinos
Christopher Kokinos
Partner + Chief Creative Officer
Christopher Kokinos
Partner + Chief Creative Officer
212.884.9955

Hometown: Born in Salem, MA, currently reside somewhere in New Jersey.

Inspirations: My team, my peers, British design & web publications, industry blogs, New York City, Pinterest, Apple, my iPad, movies, television, people.

Specialties: Seeing order in chaos. Breakthrough creative and getting great creative out of my team. Envisioning the big picture for clients and putting things in perspective.

Client Category Experience: Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Technology, Consumer, Health & Fitness, Healthcare, Managed Care, Education, Publishing, and Financial.

Clients: Emirates Airlines, The City of Nice, France Tourism Board, Loews Hotels, Warner Books, DKNY, GAP, Ogilvy, Schering Plough, Ortho Biotech, Sàfilo Group, GBC Health.

Accomplishments: Former Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, NYC. Founded Fenix Design in 1996 and co-founded The Halo Project in 2003. Featured in industry publications PRINT and STEP into Design. World’s Best Uncle according to certain unnamed rugrats. Rode two 50 mile bike rides in 2012 without dying or taking anything to help me, Lance.

Shayne Mackey
Shayne Mackey
Director, Brand Strategy
Shayne Mackey
Director, Brand Strategy
212.884.9957

Hometown: West Chester, PA. But I call many places home: Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Savannah, and a park bench in Paris.

Inspirations: My friends, my creative partners, movies, Ralph Lauren, Coco Chanel, Houzz, Pinterest, the beach, London, Paris, NYC, architecture

Specialties: Seeing the big picture, creating a fully-realized environment and universe for a brand; anticipating the end product and pursuing every step to ensure the journey is as effective as the end result.

Client Category Experience: Pharmaceutical, Retail, Fashion, Non-Profit, Technology, Finance, Legal, Consumer, Healthcare, Managed Care, Sales Training and Development, Education.

Clients: Teva Pharmaceuticals, IMPAX Pharmaceuticals, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Schering Plough, Ortho Biotech, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Tethys Bioscience, Portola Pharmaceuticals, AWM Global Advisors, Grace Aberdean, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Legal Arts, GBC Health, Containers to Clinics.

Accomplishments: Danced with the Rockettes at Radio City at age 10 and didn’t get kicked. Completed two masters graduate programs by age 35. Ranked in top 30 in US as an Amateur Equestrian with the United States Equestrian Federation, and never met Ann Romney. Listed in Who’s Who in Graphic Design.

Jaimie Maguire
Jaimie A. Maguire
Creative Director, Digital
Jaimie A. Maguire
Creative Director, Digital
212.884.9956

(but my friends call me JAM)

Hometown: San Francisco

Inspirations: Clean lines, crisp design, photography, cover art, typography, DIY, patterns (visual and human).

Specialties: Presenting complex information in neat, tidy packages from mobile through to 10-ft experience. Drawing from the best of the past to shape compelling, modern designs and the friendliest user-experiences.

Client Category Experience: Enterprise, Start-ups, Technology, Lifestyle Brands, CPG, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Health & Wellness, Non-Profit, Education.

Clients: Microsoft, MSN, Microsoft TV, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cisco, Starbucks, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Nike, BMW, eBay, ZT Amplifiers, Zumiez.

Accomplishments: When I moved to San Francisco, I packed everything in the trunk and my car didn’t even make it. It’s buried off the highway in Needles, California. After a short ceremony, I started a successful design business and now work sans auto with some of the best innovators in the industry.

Justine Miller
Justine Miller
Art Director
Justine Miller
Art Director

Hometown: Grew up near the Jersey Shore. No, I don’t know Snookie. Now living in Buffalo, NY. Brrr.

Inspirations: Getting off the computer and getting outside with my puppy, teaching typography at a college level, my colleagues, my students, all things Swedish including licorice, design-focused blogs, home-design blogs, exploring cities, and conversations over copious amounts of coffee. And of course, my newborn daughter.

Specialties: Mapping out tons of information into something well-designed and digestible, typography, multi-tasking, creative project management.

Client Category Experience: Automotive, Luxury, Experiential Marketing, Consumer, B2B, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Sports & Entertainment.

Clients: Mercedes-Benz USA, Nike, Diageo, Under Armour, World Cocoa Foundation, MetLife, Bayer, Novo Nordisk, Gatorade, NBA, Dell Computers, June and January.

Accomplishments: On the winning team for 2016 Best Consumer Experience by Event Marketer. Teaching typography at a college level. Hosting my city’s chapter of Ladies, Wine, & Design, a monthly salon. Giving birth to my daughter.

Mozell Miley-Bailey
Mozell Miley-Bailey
Senior Communications Strategist
Mozell Miley-Bailey
Senior Communications Strategist
212.884.9962

Hometown: Born in Angeles City, Philippines; raised in Queens and reside in downtown Manhattan

Inspirations: Films, music, travel, architecture, wild nature, old photographs of my loved ones; gastronomic adventures, wine, New York City, Asia, Paris, television, friends and family; entrepreneurs, risk takers, James Baldwin, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera; laughter, originality, vulnerability, the NY Times, children, and meeting new people.

Specialties: Envisioning a story out of anything. Culture vulture with an appetite for more. Drive, passion and ability to inspire.

Client Category Experience: Consumer, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Non-Profit, Academia, Fashion, Health & Fitness, Arts, Publishing.

Clients: (Previous companies of employment: ABC Television, Time Inc., Sony Pictures Television/Harpo “The Dr. Oz Show,” Homage PR), PATH, OWN

Accomplishments: Award-winning short filmmaker, dancer, lived in Paris running own PR/production company with clients from abroad; lead campaigns on over 40 highly rated television programs & specials on ABC; sky dived (once), loving wife/aunt/daughter, and delightful party host

Christine Meyer, Producer
Christine Meyer
Producer
Christine Meyer
Producer

Hometown: Born and raised on Long Island. Currently residing in Baltimore.

Inspirations: My family, my friends, creative people, technology, photography, colors, nature.

Specialties: Promotions, social media, thinking outside of the box while staying on task.

Client Category Experience: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Retail, Food, Hospitality, Financial Services, Interactive Media.

Clients: Digitas Health, Shire, Amgen, Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, Smithsonian, JCPenney, United Retail Group, Campbell’s Soup Company, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, First Data Financial Services, Western Union, Univision Interactive Media.

Accomplishments: Beating all three of my sisters in our homemade gift contest last year.

N. Sedef Onder
N. Sedef Onder
Managing Partner + Strategist
N. Sedef Onder
Managing Partner + Strategist
212.884.9959

Hometown: Born in Kentucky; raised in Northern VA; current home in Manhattan.

Inspirations: Technology, social enterprise, entrepreneurs, minimalism, music, art, dance, literature, no limit poker, bike rides, David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water,” her mother.

Specialties: Skating where the puck is going. Connecting the dots. Zigging while others zag. Positioning strategy and communications.

Client Category Experience: Technology, Social Enterprise, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, Non-Profit, Consumer, Fashion/Retail, Professional Services, B2B

Clients: Microsoft, IBM, America Online, American Express, Automated Data Processing (ADP), Mapquest, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, CITRONELLE, The City of Nice, U.S. Department of Transportation, Brooklyn Public Library, Medicines360, Solstice Sunglass Boutiques, Sàfilo Group, UN Women, GBC Health.

Accomplishments: Founded CLEAR, formerly The Halo Project. Built and led #1 fastest-growing technology practice as ranked by PR Week. Finished #10 during WSOP ladies event. Twice. Contributor to Advertising Age. Ending up a fox rather than a hedgehog.

Willie Petersen
Willie Petersen
Art Director
Willie Petersen
Art Director
212.884.9964

Hometown: Born in Casper, Wyoming. Seasoned in New York City. Living in Denver, Colorado.

Inspirations: My wife, my three kids, travel, music, and all things nerdy.

Specialties: Photography, Retouching, Branding, Typography, Beatles Trivia.

Client Category Experience: Sports & Fitness, Travel & Tourism, Luxury Properties, Arts & Culture, Pharmaceutical.

Clients: Touchstone Energy, Top of the Rock, The Ritz-Carlton, Mercedes-Benz, Nite Ize Newmark Knight Frank, Cushman Wakefield, David Wright Foundation, Pfizer, Siemens, Papaya King, Morgan Stanley.

Accomplishments: Made the Kessel Run in 13 parsecs.

Rachel Silver
Rachel Silver
Creative Director, Copy
Rachel Silver
Creative Director, Copy
212.884.9941

Hometown: Everywhere and nowhere, baby.

Inspirations: I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the smartest, nicest, funniest people in the business. I try to emulate them.

Specialties: Making work fun for everyone. Distilling mindboggling amounts of information into a simple, elegant, relevant message. Nurturing young creatives. Remembering the words to songs. Never losing sight of the objective. Strategic thinking. Exhaustively researching everything from my clients’ competition to where to find the best truffled egg toast in New York.

Client Category Experience: Technology, software, telecom and Internet service providers, pharmaceutical, non-profit, legal services, consumer, food, financial, healthcare, retail, B-to-B, hospitality, tourism, economic development, liquor, real estate, cosmetics, fashion, automotive, publishing. Did I leave anything out?

Clients: HP, Compaq, Slim•Fast, British Airways, Mercedes-Benz, Marriott, Computer Associates, Hilton, City of Virginia Beach, AT&T, Ameritech, Rice University, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Del Monte, Chiquita, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Detroit News, Vernor’s, Safilo.

Accomplishments: Launched Compaq’s direct-to-consumer division, which became their most profitable division in a matter of months. Re-branded Slim•Fast. Snagged a Grand Premier title for my Siamese cat. Maker of the world’s best roasted chicken. Have not received a speeding ticket since the early 90s.

Heather Stickell
Heather Stickell
Creative Director, Digital
Heather Stickell
Creative Director, Digital

Hometown: Born in Baltimore, MD, currently residing in New York.

Inspirations: Fine arts, Russian avant-garde graphic design, my fellow designers, German design, industry blogs, New York City, Pinterest, movies, television, and people in general.

Specialties: Finding unique solutions to complex problems. Seeing the forest for the trees.

Client Category Experience: Museum/Fine Arts, Fashion, Technology, Consumer, Health & Fitness, Non-Profit, Education, Publishing.

Clients: Show-Score.com, Smithsonian Magazine, Air and Space Magazine, Lemelson Center, Tribal DDB, Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Condé Nast, McKinsey Academy, New York Times, About.com, Urban Daddy, The Shops @ Columbus Circle, Movecoach/Runcoach, Happify, LGBT Cancer Network, Bookish, DotMenu.

Accomplishments: Founded StixDesign in 2013.

Brenda Zheng
Brenda Zheng
Creative Director, Industrial Design
Brenda Zheng
Creative Director, Industrial Design
212.884.9963

Hometown: Born in China, raised in the Bronx, and currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

Inspirations: Global culture, art, and fashion. Human interaction. The intersection of emotional and physical experience. The organic forms that exist in nature.

Specialties: Establishing collaborative relationships. Marrying beauty with functionality. Meeting business objectives through powerful, cohesive and seamless brand identities that exist in both 2D and 3D space. Spotting trends. Leveraging new and innovative technologies to create new packaging and products.

Client Category Experience: Professional Services, Eyewear, Fashion & Retail, Handbags, Baby Accessories, Textiles.

Clients: Crocs, Peter Arnell, Tura Optical, Lulu Guinness, Marcolin Eyewear (Guess International), Jones New York, Marchon, B. Robinson Optical, Judith Leiber, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, AGI Klearfold, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Bacardi Global Brands, Pepsi, and Arrow Art.

Accomplishments: Founded Sortir Design Collective in 2014. Finalist for 2009 Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Earned Arrow Art a design patent by inventing a collapsible, temporary closet organizer.