THOMASSr. Writer

THOMASThomas is a former senior columnist with the Wall Street Journal, a communications writer for JPMorgan Private Bank, and founder of the prestigious wealth-management trade journal, Family Wealth Report. He graduated with Honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and after an internship with the Associated Press in Rome, he became a staff correspondent with Dow Jones Newswires in Frankfurt. As a B2B writer, Tom draws on a love of hard work, deep analytical acumen and a clear and engaging style.

SHAWNSr. Designer

ShawnShawn is an award-winning graphic designer. He is a former art director at Apple Computer and the founding designer for Dwell Magazine. 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.

KATHYSr. Editor

KathyAs the managing editor for multiple global consulting firms, including McKinsey & Company, 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. Loves include her husband and dog, travel, literature, storefront theaters, chocolate, golf, and the Cubs.

JULIESr. Producer

JulieJulie 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”. She’s also created original content for leading brands including Sprint, Chase and Cadillac.

JOSLYNSr. Writer

JoslynAs 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. Joslyn writes from her desk overlooking the mountains of rural Southern Vermont, where she often sees deer and fox playing in her yard.

BOBSr. Writer

BobBob 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.

JOHNSr. Writer

JohnJohn 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. He is a team-oriented player, with significant project management credentials too. With this unique combination of deep experience, strategic thinking, and broad writing talent, John is ready to help B2B companies achieve their project goals, on time and on budget.

ANDYLinkedIn Expert

AndyAndy 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 understands that his clients have day jobs and don’t always have the necessary time to devote to LinkedIn activities. He has developed highly effective advanced networking strategies which maximize results and allow busy senior professionals to fully leverage the LinkedIn ecosystem. A lawyer by training, his multi-skilled experience includes recruitment, HR consulting, career transition coaching, teaching and lobbying.

EMILYSr. Designer

EmilyEmily is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She 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.

CORRIESr. Writer

CorrieCorrie 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. When she’s not busy developing marketing content, Corrie navigates the trenches of parenthood and spends any free time singing, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring historical curiosities.


MattWith 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.  When it comes to copywriting, he's known to borrow a Method actor's approach, fully immersing himself within a brand to ensure the most impactful language has been articulated.

DANSr. Designer

DanDan 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.


26 Characters Team Member - DougDoug was born in Princeton, NJ, but raised in a suburb of Minneapolis. He grew up sailing in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. In the spring and fall he and his dad would go out and take pictures. He has a masters degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. 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.

LISASr. Writer

26 Characters Team Member - LisaLisa is a writer, editor and consultant focused primarily on the investment management industry. She has nearly two decades of experience in financial services. Her investment management clients include Capital Group, Western Asset Management, Analytic Investors, Harris Financial Advisors, Beacon Pointe Advisors, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and AUM Partners. 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.


26 Characters Team Member - JennJenn 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.

RYANSr. Designer

26 Characters Team Member - RyanBorn 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. Handmade gives everything a more intimate feel. Everything from pencil renderings to hand crafted woodworks; he will use these skills whenever possible.

DREWSr. Producer

26 Characters Team Member - DrewDrew 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.

AMYVoice Specialist

26 Characters Team Member - AmyAmy 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.