Meet some of our Characters

 

 

Our collective members have worked at some great companies:

 

   
                                    
                                
                  
 
 

Joslyn (Writer)

As a writer and editor, Joslyn helps create content for entrepreneurs, B2Bs, startups, and enterprise organizations. Digital content marketing is her comfort zone, and she’s written for technology companies big and small, as well as those in the finance, manufacturing, real estate, and health/wellness orbits. Her writing has been published on Google’s blog, TechCrunch, Venture Beat, McSweeneys, and the New York Times. Click here to see Joslyn's experience and work samples.

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Bob (Writer)

Bob is a content strategist and copywriter with nearly three decades of experience in financial services, insurance, health care and medical device marketing. He knows his way around these highly regulated industries and has produced compelling content for dozens of exacting clients. His strengths include bringing a distinctly creative approach to marketing, writing effectively and intelligently in a range of styles to appeal to specific target audiences, and working collaboratively to produce high-quality work that gets results. Click here to see Bob's experience and work samples.

Julie (Video Producer)

Julie is a two-time Emmy award-winning producer that has more than 15 years of experience developing, creating and executing compelling content for multiple platforms including television, digital interfaces, music and sports news, radio and corporate video content. Julie was an integral member of the teams that launched “Tyra Banks” and “Steve Harvey”. Click here to see Julie's experience and video samples.

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John (Writer)

John is a veteran marketing content manager, senior-level copywriter, content and messaging strategist, and SEO keyword researcher with over 25 years of experience in providing award-winning services for a wide variety of leading B2B companies. John’s strongest specialties are in technology, financial, and healthcare. However, he has worked in a broad range of other B2B industries too, including many global organizations, and over 30 companies in the Fortune 500. Click here to see John's experience and work samples.

Shawn (Designer)

Shawn is an award-winning graphic designer. A former art director at Apple Computer and the founding designer for Dwell Magazine, he opened his own studio in 2008. His work includes everything from branding to illustration, and has been recognized by prestigious design competitions, magazines, and books. In addition, Shawn has taught courses in publication design, typography, and identity design. Click here to see Shawn's experience and work samples.

Kathy (Editorial Manager, Editor, and Proofreader) 

As the managing editor for multiple global consulting firms and a trade book publisher, Kathy has edited everything from risk management thought leadership to rock and roll books. Known for having high quality standards, she keeps one eye on the details and the other on the big picture. A Grinnell College grad, she’s from Iowa, but Chicago is home. Click here to see Kathy's experience.

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Andy (LinkedIn Expert)

Andy is a LinkedIn marketing and professional branding coach, he runs a popular LinkedIn centric blog which attracts thousands of monthly visitors. His focus is on helping individuals to present powerfully via the LinkedIn platform. He has developed highly effective advanced networking strategies which maximize results and allow busy senior professionals to fully leverage the LinkedIn ecosystem. Click here to see Andy's experience and work samples.

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Lauren (Writer)

Lauren is a Milwaukee-based writer, journalist and content strategist. She started her career as a reporter and editor before transitioning to PR and content marketing. She has worked with clients across industries, from health care to higher education. A seasoned wordsmith and content marketer, Lauren uses her reporting skills to ask questions that help clients identify their core messages. She has penned op-eds, blog posts, press releases, social media posts and more on behalf of brands and C-suite executives. Click here to see Lauren's experience and work samples.

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Emily (Designer)

Emily received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked for multiple Chicago based Architecture/Interior Design firms in various branding strategy groups. She focuses on print and experiential graphic design and helping companies communicate within their workplaces to convey messages, tell their story, and engage employees and visitors. Click here to see Emily's experience and work samples.

Corrie (Writer)

Corrie brings 20 years of well-rounded marketing communications experience, not to mention a great deal of enthusiasm, to her content marketing strategy and copywriting work. With a multi-channel portfolio including countless blog posts, direct mail kits, white papers, web pages, emails, social posts, and more, Corrie’s industry specialties include financial services and insurance, healthcare, and enterprise technology. Click here to see Corrie's experience and work samples.

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Dan (Designer & Director)

Dan is an art director and branding designer working predominately in digital marketing. His approach to problem solving is firmly rooted in minimalism, relying heavily on the core semiotic elements of a given project’s messaging and imagery. Along with logos and identity items, his strength lies in micro web content that utilizes animation, film, and photography. Click here to see Dan's experience and work samples.

Doug (Photographer)

Doug was born in Princeton, NJ, but raised in a suburb of Minneapolis. He has a masters degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, but still can’t spell to save my life. He teaches part-time at Columbia College Chicago and lives in a quaint burg just outside the city limits of Chicago. He's worked for companies as large as International Paper and as small as some local free newspaper you find in a coffee shop. And he loves anything that gets him traveling. Click here to see Doug's experience and work samples.

Lisa (Writer)

Lisa is a writer, editor and consultant focused primarily on the investment management industry. She has nearly two decades of experience in financial services. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics and Literature. Lisa began her career working in advertising agencies, specifically in account planning and consumer research. Lisa believes that the more you understand your audience, the better your writing will be. Click here to see Lisa's experience and work samples.

Jenn (Photographer)

Jenn is a Chicago based lifestyle and brand photographer. She specializes in environmental portraiture that reflects your personality and elevates your brand authentically. She also provides custom style stock photography that can be used on your website and in social media to communicate your service offerings and some of the intangible aspects of your business. Click here to see Jenn's experience and work samples.

 

Ryan (Designer)

Born and raised in New Hampshire and very proud of his New England upbringing, The 'Live Free or Die' motto is well rooted. Classically trained in Visual Communications from the Art Institute, Chicago. He also studied abroad at the Basel School of Design HGK (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst) in Basel, Switzerland. As much as he adores beautiful design that is digitally rendered, handmade works have a huge influence on his design process. Click here to see Ryan's experience and work samples.

Drew (Video Producer)

Drew is a producer, writer, and editor living in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Having created for clients with an international reach, Drew's work has been seen in several continents across the world. His experience in video production includes over 15 years of concept development, script writing, voiceover performance, and line producing for a variety of projects including short films, company promos, and special events advertising. Click here to see Drew's experience and work samples.

Amy (Voice Over Artist)

Amy brings creativity from her background in advertising and marketing, including experience with copywriting, media planning/buying, and strategic and promotional planning. Her knowledge of both the business and the creative side gives Amy a unique perspective and a sincere commitment to her clients. Click here to see Amy's experience and listen to her work samples.

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Matthew (Writer)

With nearly two decades of experience, Matt’s wealth of advertising and marketing knowledge is almost as impressive as his fervent passion for caffeine, music, literary fiction, sneakers and cynicism. While rooted in digital, he applies this discipline across all channels, showcasing an entirely 360 approach so that his communications are seamless, cohesive and universal. Click here to see Matthew's experience and work samples.

Richard (Writer)

Richard is a professional ghostwriter, Senior LinkedIn Branding Expert, and blogger. His passion is to help businesses and individuals strengthen their brand, establish their credibility and prove their expertise. Richard has written and published 63 books on a variety of subjects (including 2 bestsellers), ghostwritten 16 books, and authored over a thousand of articles for blogs and social media. Click here to see Richard's experience and work samples.

Jes (Designer)

Jes is a Chicago based Designer/Creative Director. Her work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print and the Webbys. Her design philosophy is grounded in a relentless sense of detail, innovation, and a belief that all design elements must fundamentally relate to the core communication goals of clients and the behavior of their audiences. Most of all, a simple, clean interface & design always puts a smile on her face. Click here to see Jes's experience and work samples.

Marcus (Writer)

Marcus is a twenty-year creative veteran, copywriter, and live-action director. He’s worked for the big global agencies in London, San Francisco, Singapore and Denver. He’s run a creative department inside a Fortune 500 company and honed his craft at a boutique video production company. Marcus is a deep strategic thinker who always wrings the unexpected from the written word. He delivers insightful and imaginative concepts and copy for every project he works on. Click here to see Marcus's experience and work samples.