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.
Hometown: Born in Santa Monica, CA. Live in NJ close to Springsteen and Bon Jovi but have never gotten together due to scheduling conflicts.
Inspirations: Renovation of 1810 house.
Specialties: Concepting, copy, and strategic intervention.
Client Category Experience: Pharmaceutical/Biotech, High Tech, B2B, Consumer, Film, Non Profit, and Education
Clients: Pfizer, Merck, Nike, Disney, Universal, Paramount, IndyCart, Marc Jacobs.
Accomplishments: Corporate development experience – IPO, secondary offering; 1st Place, Northwest Screenwriting Competition; witnessed Lew Alcindor punch out a guy at a UCLA frat party; featured in Bruce Brown wipeout film.
Hometown: Born and raised in Memphis, TN. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
Inspirations: Mid century graphic design, vintage cinema, New York City’s No Wave scene, underground art, street art, people watching, hand drawn typography, traditional flash tattoo art, science, music, seeing fractals, geometry and randomness in nature.
Specialties: Illustration, Graphic Design, an eye for detail, spatial thinking, a strong imagination, and creative brainstorming with a team to push the creative envelope.
Client Category Experience: Motion Graphics, Print, Web, Editorial, Publishing, Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Commercial, Wealth Management, Music Videos, Broadcast, Short Films, Infographics.
Clients: Walgreens, Guinness, Heineken, Vice, Uniqlo, Google, Nike, Vogue, The Climate Reality Project, Verity Wine, Renegat Wine, Cocktail Kingdom, Sweet n Low, Keep a Child Alive, Amex, Jose Cuervo, Coca-Cola, English Premier League, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, Verizon, House of Marley, Ogilvy, Momentum Worldwide.
Accomplishments: Jumped out of a plane without dying.
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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
Hometown: Born and raised in West Virginia; currently living on Long Island.
Inspirations: Almost every boss I’ve had has been a smart, tough woman, and I’ve learned from them all. My family, the seniors I work with, magazine articles, blog posts, and caring health professionals. People amaze me.
Specialties: Reconstructing complex messages into language that a lay person can understand. Organization. Focused on strategy – who are we trying to reach with what message to get which result?
Client Category Experience: Public Health, Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Health Care Providers and Institutions, Medical Devices.
Clients: OneWorld Health, Medicines360, Novartis, Westchester Medical Center, Fougera, Nicorette and NicoDermCQ, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, American College of Gastroenterology, Allied Pediatrics of New York, Better Living Now, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) Management Services, The Amsterdam at Harborside, Medtronic.
Accomplishments: Master’s degree in Health Communication. Lead workshops in Self-Management for people with chronic conditions. Co-authored “Tips for Creating a Better Hospital Website” for the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development’s publication, Spectrum. Keep three kids, a dog, a cat, a garden and an assortment of plants thriving.
Hometown: Born in Fort Worth, TX; currently residing in Brooklyn, USA.
Inspirations: My friends, my family, traveling, exploring, setting new goals, running, life. New technology, photographs, HONY, music, Pinterest, coffee.
Specialties: Staying calm, seeing the big picture, endurance for the long haul.
Client Category Experience: Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit, Consumer, Health & Fitness, Healthcare, Managed Care, Education (K-12), Publishing, Direct Response.
Clients: Warner Books, DKNY, GAP, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Schering Plough, Ortho Biotech, Thinking Phone Networks, Brooklyn Public Library, Sàfilo Group, UN Women, GBC Health, WNBA, Scholastic.
Accomplishments: Ran 42 marathons in 30 different states (so far). Hiked Machu Picchu, the Himalayas, and Kilimanjaro. Snorkeled in Australia where I had a very brief conversation with a shark. Kayaked in Vietnam, Antarctica, AND in the Hudson River, thereafter decorated for bravery by mayor.
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
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.
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 my 3 sisters in our homemade gift contest this year.
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.
Hometown: Born in Casper, Wyoming; currently reside in Denver, Colorado.
Inspirations: My Wife, My 3 Kids, Travel, Music, Rabble-Rousing.
Specialties: Branding, Photography, Typography, Beatles Trivia.
Client Category Experience: Travel/Tourism, Luxury Property, Sports, Arts/Culture, Pharmaceutical.
Clients: Top of the Rock, The Ritz-Carlton, Mercedes-Benz, Newmark Knight Frank, Cushman Wakefield, David Wright Foundation, Pfizer, Siemens, AOL, Gencom Group, Papaya King, Morgan Stanley.
Accomplishments: Being too legit to quit.
Inspirations: Problems: Intellectual, physical, philosophical. The simultaneous complexity and simplicity of natural systems. The possibilities of technology. Space travel. Tibor Kalman. Peter Arnell. Massimo Vignelli. Phillipe Starck. My girls.
Specialties: Flights of fancy that land on the ground. Thinking things through. Fiddling with stuff to see how it works. Designing for clarity and useability in both 2D and 3D space. Branding from the inside out. Taking the long view. Storytelling.
Client Category Experience: Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Beauty, Non-Profit, Technology, Consumer, Healthcare, Broadcast, Financial Services.
Clients: DKNY, Urban Outfitters, Andrew Fezza, Fendi, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, U.S.P.S., AT&T, Compaq, Computer Associates, Symbol, HP, Gardasil, and more.
Accomplishments: Managing global brands, comprehending the incomprehensible, raising my daughters in NYC, flying the Hudson corridor.
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, Comerica, Bank of America, Del Monte, Chiquita, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Canadian Tire, Gwaltney Meats, Detroit News, Vernor’s.
Accomplishments: Launched Compaq’s direct-to-consumer division, which became their most profitable division in a matter of months. Pitched Slim·Fast account with a team of four people and won, against Ogilvy. Re-branded Slim·Fast. Achieved a Grand Premier title for my Siamese cat. Was told by the executive producer for veteran comedian, director, and Showtime’s “Inside Comedy” host David Steinberg that I was David’s favorite writer. He has yet to hire me to write anything, the bastard.
Hometown: Born in Taipei, Taiwan, currently reside somewhere in Brooklyn.
Inspirations: Animals especially my beagle, SNOOPY, fashion blogs, SHOES!
Specialties: Paying attention to details.
Client Category Experience: Fashion, Education, Non-Profit, Technology, Consumer, Food and Restaurant, Healthcare, Real Estate, Education, Publishing.
Clients: Lufthansa Airline, DirecTV, Tory Burch, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Lucky Brand, Fujitsu, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Oracle, Harbor Seafood, New York Yankees, Jorge Posada Foundation, Laurent Tourondel, OpenStax College, UN Women.
Accomplishments: Got engaged. Enough said.
Hometown: Born in China, raised in the Bronx and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Inspirations: The vibrant dynamic movement of the world’s culture, art, and fashion. The human interaction and connection of the emotional and physical experience. The organic forms that exist in nature.
Specialties: Establishing relationships and building on collaborations. Creating connection between beauty and functionality. Designing for solutions in alignment with business objectives in shaping a powerful, cohesive and seamless brand identity in the marketplace with a compelling story behind through 2D and 3D space. An eye for spotting trends and innovation.
Client Category Experience: Professional Services, Eyewear, Fashion / Retail, Handbag, Baby accessory, Textile, Consumer packaging, Retail merchandising displays, Temporary point of purchase displays, Furniture and graphic designs.
Clients: Crocs, Peter Anell, 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. Awarded in finalists for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards™ in 2009. Earned the company a design patent by inventing a unique, collapsible temporary closet-organizer with Arrow Art llc.