We are a team of high-caliber creatives, strategic thinkers and tenacious problem solvers. Never rusty. A tad quirky… and always a blast to work with. Meet the crew:
Rusty George | Creative Principal
Rusty applies over 25 years of creative wisdom to supervise a team of highly-skilled artists and thinkers producing compelling brand experiences for a variety of clientele. When not guiding clients through the studio's brand process, he can be found speaking at any number of regional conferences on the importance of telling a strong story through visual communications.
Secret To the Universe: It’s held together by duct tape.
Carlos Lozano | Art Director
Carlos is an impressively diverse art director & designer who pushes his team to develop solutions that are visually exciting and innovative. His multidisciplinary skill set was honed while working with some of the top names in the fight sports industry where he unleashed creative that packed a serious punch and sometimes a kick. He is fueled by an aggressive intake of coffee, self criticism, and the need to deliver the best creative for the client and their audience no matter what. He is also accepting donations to take a sweet vacation to Bali.
Secret To the Universe: Failing Upwards
Hana Kato | Art Director
Hana’s life as a creative first came to light when her school district offered to purchase her rendition of a Matisse painting while she was in 6th grade — an offer she refused. While attending Western Washington Universities’ design program, Hana developed a solid foundation in visual thinking and critical analysis. Eventually she made her way down to Tacoma, where she chased her dreams of merging design and social justice by working for Tacoma Community House. Hana brings to the table a background in nonprofit marketing, solid design skills, expertise in UX and front-end programming, and an endless capacity for learning and drinking tea.
Secret To the Universe: Dancing
Julie Burr | Strategist
Julie cut her teeth as an account coordinator, and has been in the biz longer than she would like to admit. Her on-the-job education and jump-into-the-deep-end business approach have driven marketing strategies for companies ranging from small business consultants to Fortune 500 companies. Part marketer, part runner, part self-contained energy source, Julie brings marketing strategy to life (and she's one heckuva bowler).
Secret To the Universe: Enthusiasm is contagious.
Jennifer McCorkle | Account Manager
Jennifer is a client-centric Jedi who utilizes the Force in order to represent and maintain the client’s objectives. Her proficiency in account management cuts across industries, from manufacturing to IT. She uses her powers of organization and multi-tasking for the greater good and can be found obsessing over the details, keeping an eagle eye on budgets and timelines, and rooting for UW. GO DAWGS!
Secret To the Universe: It’s far better to spoil the ending than to wait for the surprise.
David Kimball | Digital Marketing Manager
With a background in IT marketing, David loves all things digital. Following his graduation from Northwest University, he worked with Microsoft as a brand ambassador and presenter until his interest in digital strategy lead him to the doors of RGC. You’ll find at least 3 active screens on his desk full with video rendering, email coding, or website analytics. In his free time, he enjoys podcasting, symphonic metal, and competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Secret To the Universe: Dry humor and dank memes
Erica Riker | Creative
As a kid in Upstate New York, curating her own 25¢ marker-and-paper solo shows, Erica knew she needed to work in the arts. After honing solid visual ideation skills during her design studies in NY, she moved from coast to coast collaborating with artists along the way and learning invaluable problem-solving and technical skills working with both self-taught and seasoned designers, molding her into the multifaceted designer she is today. Erica cherishes the responsibility of creating compelling visual voices for every client, and she is constantly gaining inspiration from the newest design trends, the timeless classics, and really hot chicken wings.
Secret To the Universe: Warm cats
Sarah Terry | Creative
Sarah is a designer, perfectionist, food enthusiast and lover of RPGs. Interested in art at a young age, she studied Graphic Design in Orlando, Florida and went on to work for agencies in the area. Hungry for a change of scenery, she later moved to the west coast. Sarah's expertise is in branding and identity design and illustration, and she is always striving to learn about other aspects of design. When she's not glued to a sketchbook or computer screen, Sarah plays video games, reads comics and attempts to cuddle with her cat.
Secret To the Universe: Sleeping in
Seeking | Copywriter
Skilled In Campaigns, Marketing, Content Strategy
Candidates Only Please.
In addition to strong copywriting skills you must have a robust knowledge of branding and advertising, social media and new media marketing. You will also be relentlessly curious, imaginative, conceptual and driven to own our clients’ challenges, dreams, goals and pain points. You will be interacting directly with the Creative Team, participating in brainstorming conversations and critique sessions, developing everything from slogans to headlines, body copy, website content, blog posts, plus many more duties. Experience and a passion for marketing and creating brand loyalty is a must.
- Help the creative team (led by Art Director) develop an excellent story that encapsulates the spirit and essence of each client’s brand and defines the purpose and strategy behind every project
- Collaborate with creative team to produce effective work for a variety of clients across multiple media types including print, digital, outdoor, television, radio, and collateral, and others
- Help the agency win new business through bold, innovative work, as well as effective presentations. Assist with proposal language and development
- Translate concepts to compelling content in a variety of tactics, from website copy to social media posts, blogs, catalogs or sell sheet descriptions, just to name a few
- Proofread all communications developed by the agency and ensure information accuracy
- Maintain a positive attitude and continually contribute to a positive, productive and inspirational environment
- Strong writing skills in both strategic and creative capacities- developing campaign messaging (headlines, taglines, copy, etc)
- Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in English or communications and agency experience is a plus, as well as experience in manufacturing, transportation or human resources industries
- Understanding of latest communications trends (social media, digital media, SEO)
- Must be solution-oriented and not afraid take initiative and push innovative ideas
- High organizational skills
- Ability to self monitor time and record via company’s time tracking software
If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to email@example.com
No phone calls please.
PLEASE NOTE: E-mailed or physically mailed correspondence only. An automatically sent link from your Linked In profile displays a lack of initiative unworthy of our ideal candidate and will be immediately discarded. Unsolicited phone calls are not appreciated. Thank you!
Kitura George | Operations Manager
Kitura is a super-organized, uber-detailed, list-making, budget watching asset to the company. She also happens to be the wife of the infamous Rusty George. Her past work-including wedding planning and community relations-make her an expert at keeping us focused on the big picture.
Secret To the Universe: Confidence is like lip gloss, all you have to do is put it on.
Leah Ettenhofer | Creative
The youngest member of the design team, Leah earned her place by interning at RGC. Her performance showed skill and innovation and she gained a position even before graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle. Since then, her design skills have grown to include web design and front-end development. When she’s not staring at a computer screen, she likes to go to the gym and lift heavy things, and put them back down again.
Secret To the Universe: Read more books. Have better grammar. Win.
Jacquelyn Marcella | Traffic Manager
Jacquelyn ensures that all projects follow an orderly and timely flow through the shop. Surrounded by a team of big picture visionaries and high-level thinkers, she knows it’s all in the details and works to make sure even the “small stuff” isn’t overlooked. She occasionally takes a break from her relentless focus on meeting deadlines to master the precise art of baking cookies.
Secret To the Universe: When in doubt, add garlic.
Crissy Pagulayan | Accounts Director
Crissy's experience in account management includes working in agencies small and large from the beautiful Pacific Northwest to the Isle of Hawaii. Her role is to be the main point of contact for you. She schedules internal and external meetings, manages project budgets and timelines and acts as your advocate when allocating shop resources. When she is not leading a team of stellar account managers, you can find her giving pony rides to her preschooler, feeding her baby, making dinner for her husband and walking the dog…all at the same time.
Secret To the Universe: Jazz hands
Chris McInerney | Creative Director
Chris brings over two decades of experience of creating award winning brands, packaging, web and interactive experiences. He has worked with companies ranging from boutique wineries to Fortune 100 corporations. When he’s not busy solving the world’s design problems, you can find him cruising in his classic convertible truck.
Secret To the Universe: Design is a good idea
Sir Winston | Ruler on High
Some think Sir Winston’s main responsibility is keeping the floor clear of spilled popcorn. Others think it’s his alerting the team of any nefarious activities out the back window. But we all know his main purpose is to be included on our website as one of the team members in order to annoy haters who think having dogs on a creative agency website is passé. Woof. woof.
Secret To the Universe: Begging